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Teachers TV

Teachers TV was the digital channel for everyone who works in schools. Its programmes covered every subject in the curriculum, all key stages and every professional role – from teaching assistant to headteacher. You could watch it on digital cable and satellite and programmes are also available anytime, on-demand and for free on this website. Sadly, along with many other well-known UK agencies active in the education and training sphere including Becta, Teachers TV has fallen foul of cutbacks in UK spending. From the end of March 2011 this terrific source of free education videos and resources aimed at the professional development of teachers has no longer been available.

Luckily its resources are now available on
- TES: http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/tes-connect-video-resources
as well as other repositories:
- Promethean Planet: http://www.prometheanplanet.com/en-gb/professional-development/best-prac...
- Teachers Media: http://www.teachersmedia.co.uk
- SchoolsWorld: http://www.schoolsworld.tv/videos
- Teachfind: http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/teachfind

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videos
key stages
subjects
news
whole school issues
tv guide
learning journeys
groups
associates
help

Television Goes to School

Subtitle: The Impact of Video on Student Learning in Formal Education.

A resource provided by the Education Department of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the benefit of Public Broadcasters and Educators throughout the United States. Created by EDC’s Center for Children and Technology.

"Today’s children are growing up surrounded by television and video. Visual media is already an essential component of classroom instruction, with almost all teachers employing video in some form in their teaching. As the presence of broadband, digital media, and streaming video increases, the likelihood is that video will become an even more essential classroom resource. Classroom resources these days must be backed by research. The passage of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires that instructional resources must demonstrate evidence of effectiveness. As a result, scientifically-based research is more important in education than ever before.

This report focuses on key questions concerning the relationship of television to learning, and provides examples drawn from current television research to demonstrate television’s effect on student achievement. A set of practical recommendations are also provided so that broadcasters and educators can maximize the effectiveness of video in the classroom."

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Executive Summary
Report Rationale
A Brief Overview Of The History Of Tv Research
Watching Television
Learning From Tv
Classroom Uses Of Video And Television
Using Classroom Television To Support Specific Academic Disiplines
Teaching With Television
Helping Teachers Teach With Television
Looking Ahead
Bibliography
Web Resources

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Corporation for Public Broadcasting

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2004

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NHK Creative Library

A collection of remarkable video bits about various subjects of interest, from wildlife to Japanese culture. Easily reusable because mostly without comentary voice over. Good production quality. As the site in entirely in Japanese it is difficult to browse the site but with Google Translate the site can be accessed with little difficulty.

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Audiences' judgements of speakers who use multimedia as a presentation aid: a contribution to training and assessment

Abstract: Multimedia technology in principle may help speakers to deliver more effective presentations. The present study examined what effectiveness might mean in terms of audience reaction. Understanding that may help educators to use multimedia more effectively themselves and to help their students to do so. Descriptors were elicited from audiences in response to a total of 56 live presentations in which speakers used multimedia as a presentation aid. Forty-two rating scales were defined. A total of 20 presentations were rated using the scales, with the scales presented in one of two different random orders. The order did not appear to affect the ratings. A factor analysis suggests that three factors may be most important in describing the audiences responses. The first describes audience assessment of how well researched and informative the presentation seemed. The second concerns the design of the multimedia, including how creative and imaginative it was. The third reflects how entertaining and how much fun the audience felt the experience as a whole to be. The results suggest a three-factor model that might be useful when designing multimedia-supported presentations, for providing proactive guidance and feedback when training speakers, and for assessment purposes.

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Bruce Christie, Jenny Collyer, London Metropolitan University, UK

Year

2005

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ISSN-0007-1013

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22 pages

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NATURE Online

NATURE Online is the Web companion to a broadcast series where visitors can stream full episodes of NATURE programs, watch behind-the-scenes videos with filmmakers and producers (also available at iTunes), view program excerpts (also available on YouTube), and find fun interactive content, teacher lesson plans, and more. The videos are segmented, tagged and provided with user comments.

Thirteen has a separate tab "For Educators" where it collects its educational materials available free of charge to the elementary and middle school teachers in America. These include a Teacher’s Guide, classroom poster, DVD of select NATURE episodes, and take-home activities. A NATURE comic book for children ages 10 to 12, also free, is distributed through retail outlets, education centers and museums nationwide, including the American Museum of Natural History.

Table of contents: 

Browse Nature through
* Current Season
* By Animal
* By Topic
o Animal Behavior
o Environment & Conservation
o Humans & nature
o Living Places
* Interactives & Extras

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Fred Kaufman, William Grant, Thirteen WNET NEW YORK on PBS

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up-to-date

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Edutopia

Edutopia is the tangible embodiment of our vision. Through the Edutopia.org Web site, Edutopia magazine, and Edutopia video, we spread the word about ideal, interactive learning environments and enable others to adapt these successes locally. Edutopia.org contains a deep archive of continually updated best practices, from classroom tips to recommendations for districtwide change. Allied with a dedicated audience that actively contributes success stories from the field, our mission relies on input and participation from schools and communities.

Table of contents: 

Core Concepts
• Overview
• Integrated Studies
• Project Learning
• Technology Integration
• Teacher Development
• Social and Emotional Learning
• Assessment
Sections
• Video Library
• Teacher Training
• Edutopia Magazine
Submit Videos
Edutopia Membership
Edutopia Video News
Download Free
Edutopia Videos
on iTunes U
What Do You Think?

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Free Science Videos and Lectures Free Education Online is Possible!

Collection of free scientifical videos for educational purposes.

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Video Categories
* Animals
* Astronomy
* Biology
* Chemistry
* Genetics
* Physics
* Technology
* Water Life
* Weather
Recent Videos
Recent Lectures

Videos bringen Leben in den Unterricht!

article about the usage of video in a primary school

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Classroom Video

Classroom Video Ltd specialises in the production and supply of educational DVDs to schools and Further Education colleges here in the UK and to International schools teaching the UK National Curriculum overseas. The majority of programmes come complete with teachers’ notes to help with lesson and homework planning, and a full programme summary. All programmes are available on DVD and are available on preview for assessment prior to purchasing.

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Video material sorted by subject

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Acrobat Reader, Flash

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