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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.

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# 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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Project-based learning with multimedia

SRI International's Center for Technology in Learning evaluated the Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project from 1995 to 2000. The evaluation examined three aspects of the Multimedia Project: its dissemination across various schools and districts, its impact on teaching practice, and its effects on student achievement. This page is designed to offer the evaluation findings to specific audiences: Technology Coordinators and Administrators, Teachers, Students and Parents, Business Partners, and Researchers. There are also Quick Links to the full evaluation reports, slide presentations, research and evaluation tools, and related research into education and technology.

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Overview and Administration
Includes Overview, Directory, Research & Evaluation information
PBL with Multimedia Topics
Many topics on Project-Based Learning supported by Multimedia including the Scoring Rubric
Curriculum and Activities
Specific activities, Curriculum ideas, technology guides, and CD-ROM technical support
Classroom Examples
Database of Example Projects, Analysis of Projects
Interact
Communicate with other teachers and administrators about PBL+MM
Find
Search and Site Map

Tech Support
for the PBL with Multimedia CD-RO

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Real Player

Media Education

“Media Education: A Kit for Teachers, Students, Parents and Professionals” has been published in English and French by UNESCO. The kit is partly a product of the MENTOR project initiated by UNESCO and supported by the European Commission.

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Proposal for a Modular Curriculum
Handbook for Teachers
Handbook for Students
Handbook for Parents
Handbook for Ethical Relations with Professionals
Internet Literacy Handbook
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Glossary of Selected Terms for Media Education
References, Resources and Good Practices
Contributors

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Adobe Reader

102 Very Teachable Films

This book features a subject index and summaries of 102 popular movies to help teachers use films as part of their teaching material. Teachers will find valuable help in previewing and selecting movies as part of their ESL/EFL curriculum, along with suggestions for related activities, notes on special audiences and considerations, and information to help them locate the movies.

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Elizabeth Mejia, Joseph Kennedy, Maida Kennedy Xiao

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1995

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# ISBN-10: 0131068245 # ISBN-13: 978-0131068247

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224 pages

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Learning from History / Lernen aus der Geschichte

Learning & Teaching offers teachers and other educators a free-of-charge resource pool of educational materials and methodological ideas. This website provides web seminars on themes in the field of historical and civic education, presented by experts from both academic and practical teaching contexts. As a registered user, you can take part in web seminars in real time and ask your own questions. Members can also share their own materials.

This website has four main areas: Learning & Teaching (in German), Participating & Networking, Learning Online & International Dialogue.

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Acrobat Reader, QuickTime

Video in Theory and Practice: Issues for Classroom Use and Teacher Video Evaluation

A paper about getting the most educational value out of viewing videos in the classroom and providing special attention to evaluation. Including useful guidelines for pre-activity, activity, and post-activity: how to implement video practically, time-wise and goal-oriented into a lesson plan.

"Video is an educational media with a foremost place in current and future education,
even in the context of growing interest in ‘interactive multimedia’. Through
thoughtful planning, video instruction can be used to promote ‘interactive’ learning,
in the best sense of the word – the sense of active learning described in this article.
Videos can be used to help promote student curiosity, speculation and intellectual
engagement. They can help promote group learning discussions and activities allowing
learners to use knowledge they already have and higher-order cognitive skills
required to extend their knowledge. In combination with other instructional strategies,
videos can allow learners to make their own input into learning experiences
and to realize the personal importance of learning itself. It is up to the teacher to
develop processes and circumstances to get the most ‘interactive learning’ value
from video and to help bring the video experience into the real world of the student
as learner."

Table of contents: 

Introduction
Are videos inherently more effective than other types of learning resources?
Strengths of video
Instructional design in video - what research says
Background to video utilization techniques - Active Learning
General Principles of Video Use in the classroom
Pre-Activity: Preparing for the viewing experience
The Activity: General aspects of viewing the video
The Activity: Using video to promote active learning
Post-Activity: Activities to consolidate the video viewing experience
Evaluating educational videos
Positives to look for during video evaluation
Flags to look for during video evaluation
Discussion/Summary

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PDF reader

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David Denning, InNATURE Productions and University of Victoria

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10 pages

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ExploreLearning - experience Math & Science with Gizmos

ExploreLearning offers a catalog of modular, interactive simulations in math and science for teachers and students in grades 6-12. These simulations are called Gizmos, which are flexible to support many different teaching styles and contexts and designed as supplemental curriculum materials that support state and national curriculum standards; in addition, Gizmos help teachers bring research-proven instructional strategies to their classrooms.

"Watch one of our demonstration movies. In particular, the "Introduction to ExploreLearning" movie is perfect for the first-time visitor to ExploreLearning. (It runs about 8 minutes but covers everything.) In addition, we have five Teaching with Gizmos movies that show how you might teach a specific lesson using Gizmos."

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ExploreLearning

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up-to-date

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over 450 simulations

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Lehrer Online

Lehrer-Online offers its users everything related to using digital media in education: teaching materials, media reviews, link collections, ...

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News/Education/Media Literacy/Dossier

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Acrobat Reader, Powerpoint, Real Player,…

Opettaja.tv

YLE is Finland's national public service broadcasting company and Opettaja.tv is its service for teachers both on TV and on-line. YLE Teema is broadcasting Opettaja.tv for a few hours on five days of the week, offering teaching material for class work as well as to serve teachers' further education and professional development. Most Opettaja.tv TV programmes are also available online.

The web site offers a great amount of audiovisual teaching material and tools for its use in class. The web site also serves as a discussion forum for teachers and as a platform for the exchange of teaching material.

Opettaja.tv is made in cooperation with headteachers and the Finnish National Board of Education.

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.

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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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Flash Player

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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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