eduMedia Share: multimedia content for teachers and students
eduMedia Share is a cool place for teachers to host and share visual and interactive resources. At eduMedia Share you can:
Upload your media (images, animations, videos), Discover and download interesting resources
Timelines.tv: history repository
Repository of history videos and media documentations organised as timelines.
Since 2010 Timelines.tv has offered an invaluable free-to-use resource for students, teachers and life-learners.
Now the BAFTA award winning resource is available on mobile devices with new resources.
JISC Infokit: Planning Your Video Production
This infokit released by Jisc Digital Media provides a step-by-step guide to planning and preparing your video shoot.
The infokit begins with a brief look at the pros and cons of using video to support teaching and learning, discusses video pedagogy and then moves onto the planning and writing of the content. It then considers the resources needed for the video, including personnel, locations and equipment, as well as the importance of establishing all of the steps needed to complete the production and their interdependencies.
Budgeting, scheduling and legal and health and safety issues are also covered to ensure that you can work within pre-agreed budgets and timeframes and people are kept safe. Finally, it looks at the importance of reflection and evaluation upon the conclusion of a project as a way of both increasing your knowledge and contributing to the success of future productions.
In addition to discussing all the aspects of planning a video, the infokit provides links to a number of resources, including reference works, a budget spreadsheet and model release forms.
1. What is Video Production?
2. Why Video Production in Education?
3. Specific Activities
3.1 Videoing Groups
3.2 Videoing Lectures
3.3 Shooting on Location
3.4 Conducting Interviews
4.2 Tripods and Other Camera Supports
4.3 Microphones & Headphones
4.5 Lights and Light Stands
5. The Shoot
5.1 Before You Start
5.3 Evaluating a Location
5.4 Media and Battery Requirements
5.5 The Get-in & the Get-out - Considerations, Health and Safety
5.6 Setting Up the Camera
5.7 Shot Selection
5.8 Videoing Supporting Materials
5.9 Loose Ends
5.10 Legal and Ethical Considerations
6. Getting Good Pictures
6.1 Holding/steadying the camera with a tripod
6.2 Holding/steadying the camera without a tripod
6.3 Viewscreen vs. Viewfinder
6.5 Fixed Focus
6.7 Lighting for Autoexposure
6.9 Crossing the Line
7. Getting Good Sound
9.1 Delivery via Management Systems or Third Parties
9.2 Common Methods of Online Delivery
9.3 Popular Delivery Platforms
10. Legal Considerations
10.1 Why Bother?
10.2 What Aspects of the Video Have Rights?
10.3 Types of Rights
10.4 Managing Your Rights Information
10.5 Incorporating Materials Made by Others
10.6 Creating Your Own vs. Sourcing Free Materials
10.7 Ethics and Libellous Content
10.9 When is a Participant Not a Participant?
10.10 Clearance Forms
10.12 Licensing Your Media
11. In Summary
SignMedia - Interactive learning resource
This is a website for Deaf Media Professionals who want to improve their written English skills. An online learning resource that teaches elements of broadcast media industry-specific English through Sign Language video and interactive tasks.
The video narrative and gameplay immerses learners into an alternative reality where learners start to work for the fictional Deaf production company Sunrise Media Productions as the production manager for the soap opera ‘Beautiful Days’.
The resource has been designed primarily as a vocational tool for Deaf media professionals, but can also benefit Deaf media students and other Sign Language users who wish to develop their written English at an intermediate level or learn media specific signs. Hearing people with a professional or personal interest in sign languages can also benefit from an extensive Sign Language glossary of Media terminology – the first of its kind.
The Learning Tool is signed in British, Italian and Austrian Sign Languages.
Moving Image Techniques
The website introduces children and teachers to moving image techniques.
The aim of the website is to assist in the teaching and creation of simple animation films by 5 short stop motion videos and guidelines explaining 5 different techniques to create moving images. The website has been created for school children aged 9 - 13 years old, although it can also be useful for other age groups.
It offers primary school students background information and guidelines to get started in creating an animation film themselves. It has also been used in the classroom to create films within a specific unit and during art classes, and has also been extensively used in adult education seminars and workshops. Teachers use the site to familiarise themselves with the techniques prior to introducing the topic in their classroom, as well as to show it to their students. The website materials have also been used during lectures of student teachers, helping their understanding of the media as well as creation of their own films.
Film English - language learning resource site
A website created by Kieran Donaghy, that uses short films to promote cineliteracy - the ability to analyse and interpret moving images - in the language classroom. It is a resource bank containing over 90 lesson plans for teachers designed around moving images.
It is aimed at elementary and advanced learners and their teachers. It is very user-friendly, legible and well organised. The lessons are categorized by topic, level and age appropriateness and include homework and follow-up activities. There is a glossary of common film terms and links for teachers and students to related sites. For ease of use the short films and worksheets are embedded into the site. The teachers do not need to download anything, they only need internet access, a computer and a data-projection in the classroom.
Creating video in a virtual world for language educators
Using videos in the real life classroom is a great motivator for language learners.
The Camelot project ( CreAting Machinima Empowers Live Online language Teaching and learning) 2-year EU funded project for language educators to learn how to create videos (machinima) in virtual worlds. (Dec 2013-Nov 2015). it aims to promote the role of video production in language teacher training. It is innovative in that it takes one of the latest technologies – machinima – and uses it to empower 21st century language learning and teaching through the use of a) user-generated video content, b) a task-based language teaching approach based on learner engagement, authenticity and creativity, and c) an online community of practice in which open educational resources (OERs) are available via a repository.
Multimedia Development - Controlling Audiovisual Objects
Multimedia Development – Controlling Audiovisual Objects learning object aims to provide participants with the skills to build successful multimedia projects. The control of media elements is explored, with emphasis on vector graphics, video and sound.
Multimedia Development - Project Management
Multimedia Development – Project Management learning object aims to provide participants with the skills to build successful multimedia projects. The management of multimedia projects is stressed.
Multimedia Development - User Interface Design
Multimedia Development – User Interface Design learning object aims to provide participants with the skills to build successful multimedia projects. Interaction design and the control of media elements are highlighted.