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Audiolingua – mp3 repository for language learning

Audiolingua is a collaborative bank of authentic audio resources, recorded by native speakers, for a freely pedagogical or personal use, according to the rights of use which are detailed in the legal notice. Its aim is to train oral comprehension for anyone who would like to improve this language skill and to provide language teachers with authentic resources.
The mp3 files are classified according to the reference levels defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. You can listen to the audio files online, download them one after another or also register to the podcast.
Audiolingua contains recordings in 10 languages.

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German: 699 Resources
English: 756 Resources
Arabic: 25 Resources
Chinese: 89 Resources
Spanish: 459 Resources
French: 485 Resources
Italian: 145 Resources
Occitan: 39 Resources
Portuguese: 78 Resources
Russian: 188 Resources

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Regional Centre of Pedagogical Documentation (C.R.D.P) in the Académie of Versailles

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KidsTube - free educative video resources for your students

KidsTube is a free educative video resource for educators featuring thousands of approved and filtered videos, images and blogs: all of them are kids safe and/or specifically meant just for kids.
The website also allows to upload one’s own videos and create groups or join others’ groups and engage in educative discussions in such an awesome community of people.
It is possible to browse and watch videos without being registered. The registration is needed, though, to upload and share videos. The user-friendly interface makes the website simple to use.

i-create

An open collaborative learning environment of youth creation, supporting experimentation, creativity, exchange and production of ideas which actively promotes school communities’ projects.
The second generation of Greek Educational TV is a multimedia platform connected to social networks which offers students and teachers the environment and the tools to design and create their own multimedia projects.

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Betty Tsakarestou, Ast Professor, Dept of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University, Sofia Papadimitriou, Digital and Social Media, Educational RadioTelevision, Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs, Greece

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2011

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War on Waste

Green Schools 'War on Waste' is a light-hearted short video about environment and recycling, created in 2010 by young pupils from primary school St Francis School, Priorswood, Dublin in collaboration with NearTV, Near Media Co-operative (Ireland). The pupils taking part in the video explain the importance of recycling and what type of waste can go into the different recycling bins used in Ireland. Because the Dublin City Council decided to put recycling bins into a local Travellers site for the first time (Travellers are an indigenous minority group in Ireland), pupils of the school that were also Travellers were involved in the making of this video to make them aware of the importance of these recycling bins.

The video was shown as part of lessons on the environment and recycling. As this was a community project with a particular emphasis on encouraging young people and their parents to recycle, a viewing was arranged in the school for everyone to watch the video. Near TV believes, that by creating a sense of occasion for the young people and their parents, they would see the importance in recycling and bring with them this new knowledge into their homes and daily life.

A more detailed description of the project is available in the Showcase on the MEDEA Awards website: http://www.medea-awards.com/showcase/green-schools-war-on-waste

I animate and I communicate (@ni & m@te) + I integrate (Make @ wiz)

These are 2 project websites created in 2008 by the Free primary schools Meulebeke in Belgium (http://www.sintamandusmeulebeke.be) in relation to an eTwinning project.

For “I animate and I communicate” (http://www.sintamandusmeulebeke.be/animations/aniandmate.htm) the twin @ni (a girl) and m@te (a boy) want to travel around the world and so they visit children’s classroom, school, city or country. Children from all over the world create animations to present their environment, culture and their way of life. They turn into @ni and m@te (two stick figures) and choose a view or scenery of the country or region where they live as the background of the animation.

For “I integrate” the project website is called “Make @ wiz” (http://www.sintamandusmeulebeke.be/myworld/makeawiz.htm) in which children dream about the future and try to build a better world step by step and 'stone by stone'. One team discovers a problem, makes a wish and the other team works out a solution. The children create animations showing their ideas and possible solutions to world problems after which they are shown on the website by the funny wizard 'Wizzy'. The topics range from protection of nature, environmental pollution, famine, children’s rights, racism, immigration to road safety.

Interesting Ways

The Interesting Ways to ... are online presentation, created by Tom Barrett, giving good classroom ideas and tips about the ways to use multimedia, devices and ICT tools for teaching.

Some examples are: 45 Interesting Ways to use your Pocket Video Camera in the Classroom (http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/45-interesting-ways-to-use-you...); 32 Interesting Ways to Use an i-Pod Touch in the Classroom (http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/32-interesting-ways-to-use-an-...); 62 Interesting Ways to Use an i-Pad in the Classroom (http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/62-interesting-ways-to-use-an-...).

62 Interesting Ways to Use an i-Pad in the Classroom

This presentation, created by Tom Barrett, contains some tips about the different ways a i-Pad could be used in a classroom context, though apps for making music, practicing letter formation, editing images...

See also: 45 Interesting Ways to use your Pocket Video Camera in the Classroom (http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/45-interesting-ways-to-use-you...), 32 Interesting Ways to Use an i-Pod Touch in the Classroom (http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/32-interesting-ways-to-use-an-...), and the other Interesting Ways (http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/interesting-ways).

32 Interesting Ways to Use an i-Pod Touch in the Classroom

This presentation, created by Tom Barrett, contains some tips about the different ways a i-Pod Touch could be used in a classroom context through Math apps, Google maps, Voice Memo and other apps.

See also: 45 Interesting Ways to use your Pocket Video Camera in the Classroom (http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/45-interesting-ways-to-use-you...), 62 Interesting Ways to Use an i-Pad in the Classroom (http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/62-interesting-ways-to-use-an-...), and the other Interesting Ways (http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/interesting-ways).

Moviestorm

Moviestorm was founded in 2003 by Cambridge entrepreneurs Matt Kelland and Dave Lloyd. They began researching into emerging forms of media, and in particular, innovative ways in which game technology could be applied to non-game environments and media. Moviestorm offers an affordable suite of software tools easy to use, that combine to form a full-featured movie-making environment for a broad range of people who have the need for an inexpensive, fast and simple means of making high quality animated movies.

The manual for schools to learn to use Moviestorm is available in the following resource: http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/making-movies-with-moviestorm-...

Multimedia Training Videos

Multimedia Training Videos is a series of free and open educational resources for learning a variety of multimedia and ICT tools. It was created by members of the MSc in Multimedia of the University of Westminster.
The project is a joint collaboration between Joint Information Systems Committee-JISC, Higher Edcuation Academy and University of Westminster Education Initiative Centre. You can read more about the OER project at the following site: Open Educational Resources Site http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearning/oer.aspx.

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