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Scratch is a tool for teaching coding which is useful also because of the strong Scratch user community. The environment makes learning coding with Scratch more like that of learning a higher-level programming language. When people learn to code in Scratch, they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas. Available in more than 40 languages.

The Ultimate Student Guide to Images

It is a guide about images and their copyright status in UK. This Guide is aiming to reach the students for helping them gain a better understanding of copyright issues.

Open Colleges Writing and Communication

This Australian online educator provides specialised writing, editing and media-related training to aspiring authors, editors and journalists. For more than a quarter of a century, the Australian College of Journalism delivers expert tuition in professional writing and editing, freelance journalism, professional editing & proofreading, creative writing, professional scriptwriting and more.

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MEDEAnet webinar "Meet the winners of the MEDEA Awards 2014"

This webinar was held on 11 December 2014 16:00-17:00 CET and was attended by 22 participants from 15 countries.
The webinar featured the winning entries in the MEDEA Awards 2014 which were the Digital Prevention Platform and Un autre monde/Eine andere Welt.

The Digital Prevention Platform, winner of the MEDEA Award for Professionally Produced Educational Media, is produced by Saffron Interactive Ltd for the Against Violence and Abuse (AVA) service in the UK which is working to end all forms of Violence Against Women and Girls. It is presented by Toby Harris from Saffron Interactive Ltd & Joanna Sharpen from AVA, they do not only talk about the entry itself and how it was produced but also about how it might be taken up and used in other parts of the world.

Winner of the MEDEA Award for User-Generated Educational Media Award is Un autre monde/Eine andere Welt, a joint submission from Albeck Gymnasium Sulz in Germany and Collège Frédéric Hartmann, Munster in France based on the experiences of a virtual exchange project that operates using simulations taking place in Second Life. It is presented by Stephanie Wössner from Albeck Gymnasium Sulz, Germany who highlights the value of using this type of tool to really engage students when learning a foreign language.

To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/medea-awards-2014-webinar

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MEDEAnet webinar "Programming as creativity"

As ICT and digital media are an integrated part of our daily life it’s important to show young students on what’s behind these tools and what it means to develop your own app or game. More and more teachers start to integrate elements of programming and coding into their class settings not only to teach the students on how to code but also to stimulate their creativity in creating their own games.

Within this one hour webinar you get an introduction on how teaching programming can enrich your teaching by being introduced to some interesting best practice cases. This webinar was attended by 30 participants from 15 countries.
This webinar addresses teachers, educators and people interested in getting to know more about programming in schools.

To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/content/programming-as-creativity-medea...

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MEDEAnet webinar: Remembrance education and the role of media

Remembrance is an integral part of nowadays western society. Societies experienced defining tragedies, and likewise modern nations have a certain responsibility for crimes that happened in the past. Recognizing this and discussing appropriate ways to deal with it is part of remembrance or civic education. Of course, also in this field media can help to support innovative types of learning and teaching.
This webinar took place on Thursday 18 September 2014, 4-5pm CET and was attended by 42 participants from 17 countries.

The first speaker was Tim Plyming, Executive Producer for BBC Learning. He talked about what the BBC has been doing both the formal and informal learning space.
The second speaker was Elsa Coupard, editorial coordinator at Ina Hypermedia Studio She presented INA, National Audiovisual Institute, which is a repository of all French radio and television audiovisual archives.

To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/content/remembrance-education-and-the-r...

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MEDEAnet webinar: Flipping the Classroom to shift from passive to active learning. An example based on LAMS

The webinar will focus on the educational model «Flipping the classroom» and the innovation that it brings to education. We will present the methodology, the pedagogy behind it, the strengths and how this new trend in educational practices, approaches the challenges of education in 21st century. Using technology to provide students “control of their interactions” has a positive effect on student learning. It increases the ability to review parts that are misunderstood, which need further reinforcement, and/or those parts that are of particular interest. LAMS could be an important factor of the flipped classroom as it can be used to provide: i) opportunities for interaction in and out of class, ii) key content for students to access at their own convenience and to suit their pace of learning and iii) immediate feedback for teachers and students.

To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://media-and-learning.eu/content/%CE%B1%CE%BD%CF%84%CE%B9%CF%83%CF%8...

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MEDEAnet webinar: Social Media Use in the Classroom

Social media can be a very powerful tool that supports innovative types of learning and teaching. In this one-hour MEDEAnet webinar you will get an overview on how educators in schools can use social media to enrich teaching and learning in various different ways and what has to be considered.

This webinar took place on Thursday 22 May 2014 and was attended by 43 participants from 19 countries.
The first speaker was Gabriella Cseh, Head of Public Policy for Central and Eastern Europe for Facebook. She talked about a recently published guide on how to integrate Facebook in classroom and other formal as well as non-formal learning settings (see: http://www.ednfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/Facebookguideforeducator...).
The second speaker was Gijs Palsrok, a second generation teacher of English. He presented the practical side and describe how to integrate social media in the classroom. He will focus on using social media tools for instructions, Q&A (students and teacher) and testing.

This session helps you to understand the possibilities and challenges social media is offering and how it can be used in a fruitful and educationally valuable way. This webinar is aimed at teachers, educators and media producers interested in social media for learning.

To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/content/social-media-use-in-the-classro...

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MEDEAnet Webinar: Digital Ethics

As great as the internet is, it also involves new challenges when it comes to concepts of right and wrong. Digital ethics is dealing with the social code on the internet. What is appropriate “digital” behavior? What have teachers to consider when using media in education? In this MEDEAnet webinar Donald Heider from the Loyola University, Chicago, USA and Natasha Whiteman from the University of Leicester, UK will introduce you to the concepts of digital ethics and how it can be applied in the classroom.

This webinar was held on 10 April 2014 and was attended by 36 people from 10 countries.

To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/content/digital-ethics-medeanet-webinar...

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MEDEAnet, Donald Heider, Natasha Whiteman




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MEDEAnet webinar: E-book Creation

Thanks to the multiple functionalities mobile devices like tablets and smart phones are offering it is becoming easier to let students develop their own multimedia e-book in class. In this MEDEAnet webinar you will have the chance to get to know what possibilities exist for the use of e-books for educational purposes.
In this MEDEAnet webinar you will have the chance to get to know what possibilities exist for the use of e-books for educational purposes and to let your students easily develop their own learning resources.

Andreas Sexauer from the Distance Learning Centre at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) will demonstrate the technical possibilities apps like the creative book builder are offering and how easy new learning material can be developed. He will present some results from a workshop with students during which they developed their own ebook.

Fiona Passantino, director from the App Train, will focus on the technical opportunities Apple is offering to teachers when they want to develop their own ebooks in class.

This webinar was held on 20 March and attended by 32 participants from 13 countries and was mainly aimed at teachers, educators and trainers interested in introducing eBook production in their class.

To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/content/e-book-creation-medeanet-webina...

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