Video in Social and Professional Learning Networks
The presentation regards the ways and the benefits of publishing and disseminating videos in social networks and the development of Professional Learning Networks (PLN) as a direct consequence.
Video is a "social object" inspiring and motivating students, cultivating dialogue, rating, polls and sharing in learning communities. Enabling school communities to present and disseminate their projects could make them available to each citizen. Therefore, video activates the students’ participation and communication, enhancing their creativity and collaboration.
Furthermore, video is a "learning object" supporting interactions, providing opportunities to gain an insight into ideas, content and events, engaging in conversations with people all over the globe who share similar interests, passions, problems and experiences.
Workshop “Developing documentaries in schools”
Educational Radiotelevision (EduTV) organised the MEDEAnet workshop “Developing documentaries in schools” on 5-7 April 2013 in Athens, Greece. The workshop was dedicated at primary and secondary level teachers who already have a prior experience in video production, basic knowledge in ICT, and Web 2.0 tools.
Lead speaker of the workshop was the Film director and Media Educator, Maria Leonida. She focused on methodologies related to documentary, exploring how various tools and resources can be used to enhance creativity in schools and finally understanding how documentary can be a multimodal, effective, informative and expressive medium. During the 3-day workshop the 24 participants learnt about ways to refine their shooting and editing techniques, enhance their creative techniques, focus on methodologies and educational content that could make teaching exciting and attractive to young people.
Sofia Papadimitriou (EduTV, Greece) presented the whole activities of the MEDEAnet project and how to publish and disseminate videos in social media and embed them in learning environments.
In addition, two successful webinars were held on Saturday and Sunday morning, exchanging experiences of creating videos with other European teachers. Sally Reynolds (ATiT, Belgium) first presented the history of MEDEA Awards and the experience of teachers’ training in media and the challenges that are emerged. In particular, Annamaria Lisotti (Italy) talked about the recordings of Science experiments in the classroom with her pupils and Anca Irimina (Romania) presented the use of video in a vocational school of Romania and her relevant experience. An active discussion was developed after their presentations, providing a good opportunity for the participants to ask questions about best practices of using the video in classroom settings.
Petros Michailidis, the winner of MEDEA Awards in the category “User-Generated Educational Media” last year, presented via Skype the ways he creates videos with his pupils and how he integrates this process in the curriculum.
Educatube is a website where everyone can publish educational videos that can be used in class, mainly aimed to teachers, parents and students from Primary, Secondary and VET education in Spain.
Videos are divided in the following main subjects: Languages, Science, Social Science, Education, Art.
edmediashare.org has been launched by JISC Digital Media and provides a location for learners and educators to share the online video they use combined with information on the context in which they use these resources. Video on the site can be embedded into VLE’s, blogs – anywhere on the web.
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