TrueTube is a website for schools with videos, lesson plans and assembly plans for PSHE, RE and Citizenship at Key Stages 3 & 4.
Launched in 2007, TrueTube now has a repository of high-quality short films on social, moral and ethical issues, made by young people. Many of the films are accompanied by lesson plans to support their use in the classroom.
You can view an introductory video to TrueTube here: http://www.truetube.co.uk/hidden-theme/training-vids/intro-to-truetube
Twig is a comprehensive set of brand new 3 minute films, combining rigorous research with stunning visuals to support inspirational science teaching in the classroom or at home.
You can find films through a mindmap mapping all films related to the subjects Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Earth Science. Each subject is linked with 2 categories of films: core films that highlight the key curriculum learning points of a topic, and context films that encourage more general learning and contextual application of the learning points in the core films.
In mid-2011 the website contained over 500 films, including footage from the BBC. Twig can be used by teachers in class and by pupils from 8 years old at home. Each film includes lesson plans, supporting learning materials, and quizzes exploring the core learning points.
MEL SIG Podcasting Resources
The UK-based Media Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group (MEL SIG) brings together practitioners from higher and Further Education in the UK to share their experience and expertise in the uses and benefits of podcasting (both audio and video) to support learning and teaching.
They have emerged from the Podcasting for Pedagogic Purposes Special Interest Group and have a wealth of useful resources available on their wiki (http://pppsig.podomatic.com) for people interested in using podcasting for teaching purposes, both staff and student generated. These resources include ideas and examples of podcasting, research papers and practical advice.
BUFF is an international film festival for young people, which has been running annually in Malmö, Sweden for 27 years.
his week-long festival includes a media education seminar arranged by the association Filmomediepedagogik.se (http://www.filmomediepedagogik.se/) which is a non-profit organisation given the task of stimulating and distributing film and media teaching activities.
In the archive you can find a lot of films from the past editions: http://www.buff.se/katalog/kategori_eng.asp?Year=2011&Serie=38#filmarkiv
MoLeTV - Media on-demand
This media on-demand service is aimed primarily at staff and students in post-16 education colleges in England although it also welcomes all organisations involved in education including schools.
MoLeTV allows users to upload media in most of the common formats - AVI, MP4, MP3, Windows Media, Quicktime
and FLV and will convert to Adobe Flash Video for streaming, Windows Media, MP4 and 3GP.
MoLeTV is part of the Mobile Learning Network MoLeNET (http://www.molenet.org.uk), a unique collaborative approach to encouraging, supporting, expanding and promoting mobile learning. Collaboration at national level involves participating institutions and the Learning and Skills Council LSC (http://www.lsc.gov.uk/) sharing the cost of projects introducing or expanding mobile learning and the LSN (http://www.lsnlearning.org.uk/) providing a support and evaluation programme.
Learning on Screen Awards - Entries 2011
Here you can find a full list of entries to the 2011 Learning on Screen Awards held in London on Thursday 24th March 2011, which celebrate and reward excellence in the use of moving image and related media in learning, teaching and research.
British Pathe enables schools to download video from over 3500 hours of historic news clips.
On the website you can view and buy films and still photographs from the entire archive of 90,000 videos covering newsreel, sports footage, social history documentaries, entertainment and music stories from 1896 to 1976.
Whereas all professional usages require a licence fee, free "preview" facilities are also offered on this site.
Unlocking the Archives
Unlocking the Archives brings together three of the UK’s most prestigious collections combining documents from The National Archives, film from the British Film Institute and photographs from English Heritage.
PLURAL+ Video Competition
PLURAL+ is a video competition organised by the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations in cooperation with partners around the world that aims to involve youth in addressing the key challenges in their communities related to migrant integration, inclusiveness, identity, diversity, human rights and social cohesiveness.
You can register to view the 2009 entries which are included on the UNESCO audiovisual e-platform where you will also find a fascinating selection of programmes that really highlight the power of video in addressing core social questions around the globe.
European Southern Observatory Videos
On this page you can find a lot of videos from the ESO (European Southern Observatory) – Astronomy made on planet Earth.
You can also find ESOcast (http://www.eso.org/public/esocast.html), a video podcast series dedicated to bringing the latest news and research, exploring the Universe's ultimate frontier with Doctor J, a.k.a. Dr. Joe Liske. The ESOcast is offered for download in several formats: standard (.mov, .mpeg, .mp4, .m4v) and HD (High Definition).