Children's Media Project
Children’s Media Project is an arts and education organisation focusing on media and technology. Our mission is to create a teaching/learning environment where artists, educators, community activists and especially children and youth can learn to interact with the media arts both as creators and critical viewers.
Media Literacy Clearinghouse
A web site designed for K-12 educators who want to:
- learn more about media literacy
- integrate it into classroom instruction
- help students read the media
- help students become more media aware
Canal Educatif (“on demand educational channel”) is a collaborative web platform which offers a series of free and innovative educational videos connected to the high school level curriculum. Targeted at teachers, students and families, it is intended for after-school work by students, for use during class time and to foster discussion between different generations.
In French: "Canal Educatif est un project collaboratif visant à constituer le premier patrimoine de vidéos éducatives pour les jeunes et leurs parents à domicile. Enseignants, étudiant ou expert vous pouvez y participer et jouer les passeurs de culture."
An interview with Erwan Bomstein-Erb, founder and Director of Canal Educatif, is available as part of the MEDEA Showcase on Canal Educatif: http://www.medea-awards.com/canal-educatif. He states that he founded Canal Educatif, in order to dramatically improve the access of students to culture through web 2.0 technologies.
Science & Innovation
Media Education Foundation (MEF)
The Media Education Foundation produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical reflection on the social, political and cultural impact of American mass media.
* videos to purchase with video previews
* study guides
View the trailer for this film on You Tube / video preview on MEF site
In this section:
Reviews and Comments
Screenings and Festivals
UNISCIENCE - science brought to you
This site shows visitors a collection of videos, shot at the European Planetary Science Congress 2008 in Münster, Germany. EPSC 2008 is the third international planetary science conference organised by the European Planetology Network, EuroPlaNet, financed by the European Commission. Visitors can view this "new video narrowcast service, that will give you an impression of a selection of every day's talks, with interviews with some of the speakers, younger and more senior, as well as the general ambience at the charming conference site."
Video Blogging for Teachers
Ideas about using video blogs in education.
BBC Learning Zone Broadband Class Clips
Find out about these video and audio teaching resources for primary and secondary school teachers. The Learning Zone provides rich audio-visual material for use in primary schools, secondary schools and colleges. These short videos have been selected to match the curriculum. They can be used in many ways; from the stimulation and engagement of students to the delivery of very specific learning points. The material is drawn from the Learning Zone and elsewhere in the BBC. These videos are tagged with keywords to find the appropriate video easily.
The videos are divided into primary and secondary levels and according subjects.
Each video lists
- Key Info
- Ideas for use in class
- Background details
- Video options
Media Education Wales
Media Education Wales supports media and moving image education through resources, training, events, projects, research and consultancy.
We specialise in
* making film-making easy
* helping children and adults to learn about film language
* film and moving images in the curriculum
Discovery Education streaming
"Discovery Education streaming is a digital video-on-demand and online teaching service to help improve students' retention and test scores; it is aligned to U.S. state and provincial standards."
In the subsection for Science for instance, students can browse and work actively with several interactive games / videos and experiments: On its web page http://discoveryeducation.com/products/science/middle.cfm you can try out one item of the following interactive sources:
- Interactive Videos (with hotspots which give more information when you hover over items)
- Integrated Science Simulations
- Virtual Labs (interactive games about acids & bases for instance)
- Explorations (for instance mixing colors with light in an interactive experiment)
- Science Sleuths, where students solve open-ended science mysteries using clues and resources such as interviews, photos, articles, graphics, and more. Each episode features important life, earth, and physical science concepts
In the mix
Your issues. Your interests. Your favorite celebs. In the Mix, the national award-winning TV series for teens and by teens, brings you all of it...and gets everyone talking. We're on-air every week on PBS.
• Teen buzz
• Media buzz
• Teacher and parent buzz
• Awards we’ve won
Shows (including accompanying material such as transcripts, fact sheets,…)
Behind the scenes
• From the staff
• Host bios
• Intern Diaries
• Program funders
• Contact us
• Episode Reviews
• Comments from Educators
• Complete Program Catalog
• Program listing by category
• Order Program videotapes
• Off-Air taping rights
• Lesson Plans and discussion guides