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Case studies

The case studies show different ways that filmmaking was integrated into the academic context.

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Genesis and Genre - Since film was a core part of the module, students spent a considerable part of their classroom time studying films and learning about filmmaking. They worked in groups to produce short dramatised sections of novels and plays by Galdós.

Understanding Law II - Students were asked to make a group-based presentation in an electronic format of their choice - video, podcast, screencast or a combination. Students had a two-hour workshop on shooting and editing, then worked independently.

Architecture - Post-graduate architecture students were offered the opportunity to use filmmaking as part of a large final project. They worked with a Norwegian filmmaker and had professional help in the form of 'master-classes' from Sheffield based filmmakers, then went on to make their own films.

Filming Shakespeare - Students were encouraged to creatively interpret a section of a Shakespeare play. Working in groups they storyboarded, directed and edited, with the support of a film crew.

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Claire Allam (content) & Danny Monaghan (design), Learning Development and Media Unit, University of Sheffield

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2007

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4 case studies

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Digital Storytelling Project

This page provides hands-on experience on developing digital stories, outlines the challenges and advantages of media production in education; discusses strategies for integrating media into the curriculum, offers suggestions and online resources for producing video in the classroom with minimal resources and equipment, describes students' experiences with documentary storytelling, using telecommunication tools, and showcases their projects.

Also included: downloadable guidelines (.doc) to make an animation / movie with Powerpoint slides and Windows Movie Maker to enable teachers to create their own animations with sound.

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"Wendy Adeniji finds 3T's impressive Sonica a real step forward for language learning"

From 2010 all key stage 2 pupils should have the opportunity to learn a foreign language. However, the caveat is that not all KS2 teachers will feel confident in being able to teach this. French might seem to be the safe option, but because Spanish is one of the four major world languages, the Department for Education and Skills commissioned 3T Productions to produce Sonica, a multimedia software package which covers two years' worth of Spanish teaching for non-specialist teachers.

A html-based version of this article: http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=2061698

eStream study guides, tutorials and research material

eStream (Increasing the use of Streaming technology in school education in Europe 2003 - 2006) gathered a collection of useful resources such as study guides, tutorials and research material about streaming technology in school education.

eStream was a transnational project which aimed at promoting the use of Streaming technology in school education. This included technical and organisational aspects as well as the usability and the didactical impact. The eStream partnership, composed by institutions from 6 European countries, targeted at all staff involved into school education, teachers, decision makers, experts and educational multimedia publishers.

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eStream Consortium

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2006

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The filmmaker's toolkit

This toolkit provides practical help and inspiration for students and staff interested in making films. With manual: online or downloadable as PDF (33 pages).
* Video technology has become easier to use, more available and far cheaper than ever before. More and more people are making their own videos and publishing them on the web, as YouTube testifies. But how do you get beyond ‘point and shoot' and what is the relevance of video production to education?
* Digital Video can be used in a number of ways in the classroom and the case studies show examples of a wide range of applications, together with student comment and reflection.
* The toolkit gives an overview of the filmmaking process, from initial idea to equipment needed to burning your DVD. It has been developed over several years and provides information and points to consider when making a film with an educational application in mind.
* The filmmaker's toolkit (downloadable as PDF) can be used as a standalone resource, in combination with workshops, or it can be more fully embedded into the learning and teaching of specific modules.

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The toolkit
1 Preparation
* organising your thoughts
* storyboarding
* scripting
* describing shots
* preparing to shoot

2. Production
* using a camera
o moving shots
* shooting sequences
* lighting
o 3 point lighting
* sound recording
* white balance
* conducting interviews

3. Editing
* logging
* editing process
* special effects
* sound and music
* music copyright
* outputting your film

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Claire Allam (content) & Danny Monaghan (design), Learning Development and Media Unit, University of Sheffield

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2007

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33 pages

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Virtual E-Race-ing through Digital Discoveries

This is a list of Media Activist Organizations. Blogpost from 2005

Digital Storytelling Cookbook

"In all communities, in all cultures, stories evolve from the culinary experience. Making media, like making a meal, requires guidance, learning from our friends through the sharing of recipes and from those who spend their professional lives in the kitchen. We have helped over 10,000 people mine stories from their lives and personal media archives. Our cookbook shares our experience, some recipes and some humour to help you get started with your own storytelling experience.

Review a PDF copy of the introductory chapters of our Digital Storytelling Cookbook (2.1 MB)"

Table of contents: 

Preface
1 Stories in Our Lives
2 Seven Steps of Digital Storytelling
3 Approaches to Scripting
4 Storyboarding
5 Digitizing Story Elements
6 Introduction to Photoshop Elements
7 Introduction to Final Cut Express

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PDF reader

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Joe Lambert, Center for Digital Storytelling. Contributions by Amy Hill, Nina Mullen, Caleb Paull, Emily Paulos, Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Daniel Weinshenker

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2010

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978-0-9726440-1-3

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40 pages (excerpt)

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A Model for Integrating Video in Project-based Education, Training and Community Development

Media Action Projects is a practical guide for teachers, pupils and parents who want to use video in education, training and community development. The clear twelve stage model helps facilitators and teachers to support groups as they research, produce and show audiovisual texts. The model has been used successfully throughout Europe and Africa in settings ranging from primary schools to universities, from community groups to liberation movements.

Related articles on the same page:
# Real Communication with Video.
# Some Considerations on the Use of Video in Communicative Actions.
# Organizing the Different or Colonizing the System world.
# The Right to Information on Local Markets.
# Introduction to Freinet teaching methods. Interview with the principal of the Freinet school in Hoofddorp,Holland.
# Students Make Audiovisuals Themselves: How it can be done.
# "AH! ERNESTO!" A great short story on education by the famous writer Marguerite Duras. Enjoy it!
# Using video in as an instrument in communication, applying feedback and feed-forward.

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Dirk Schouten and Rob Watling

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1997

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ISBN 0 85359 209 8

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97 pages

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6.912 Introduction to Copyright Law

This course is an introduction to copyright law and American law in general. Topics covered include: structure of federal law; basics of legal research; legal citations; how to use LexisNexis®; the 1976 Copyright Act; copyright as applied to music, computers, broadcasting, and education; fair use; Napster®, Grokster®, and Peer-to-Peer file-sharing; Library Access to Music Project; The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act; DVDs and encryption; software licensing; the GNU® General Public License and free software.

For course documents see left sidebar on the linked website.

Table of contents: 

1 Introduction; Basics of Legal Research; Legal Citations
2 LexisNexis®; 1976 Copyright Act
3 Copyright applied to Music, Computers; Napster®; Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
4 Software Licensing; DVDs and Encryption

Learners as producers: Using project based learning to enhance meaningful learning through digital video production.

This paper discusses an initiative that utilised a combination of "Project based Learning" and a "Learning with Technology" approach. Project based learning emphasises group work and knowledge construction whereas learning with technology emphasises using technology as a tool to promote thinking. A Digital Video (DV) Camp project was organised at the Hong Kong Institute of Education with twenty teacher education students to explore how technology could enhance meaningful learning in a project based learning environment. The objective of the project was to investigate how students could learn with Digital Video technology through collaborative project based learning activities. The paper discusses how students utilised DV technology in small groups to produce two DV outputs - a one minute introduction of their group members and a three minute DV on a specific topic. Student feedback and evaluation was positive in relation to the approach and feedback was used to reorganise another DV camp in the subsequent year. Implications for the approach are discussed.

Table of contents: 

* Introduction
* Project based learning
* Learning with technology
* Digital video camp
* Learner as producer
* Design of DV Camp
* Learning environment
* Participants
* Meaningful activities utilised in the DV camp
* Outcomes of the DV Camp
* Evaluation
* Conclusion
* Acknowledgements
* References

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Vincent H.K. Hung, Mike Keppell and Morris S.Y. Jong, Centre for Integrating Technology in Education, Hong Kong Institute of Education

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2004

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9 pages

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