Teamie is a cloud-based social platform that makes learning collaborative & fun, enables educators to engage & teach, and drives performance & behavior.
Teamie gives the possibility to create a social network for your institute with online classrooms populated with the respective students & teachers. This will create a safe & secure platform to share, discuss, collaborate and learn.
Teachers can create lessons and quizzes easily using a simple but rich editor, or by simply uploading content (audio, video, documents). All the created content is saved as part of the Knowledge Bank and can be reused eventually, not to restart from scratch.
Teamie supports online assignments (uploaded as files, or written on the rich editor), and objective type questions which are automatically graded, while the subjective one's can be graded online, without having to download the documents.
With a variety of standard and custom reports to choose from, teachers and students can identify areas of strengths & weakness, and as the management get a dashboard view of the performance of the overall institute.
There is also a bulletin board where all important notifications are posted or any announcement from the teachers.
Engaging Student and Teachers through Video Creation
Abstract: This poster discusses how, through a video competition, opportunities are created for students and teachers to pursue and express their ideas. Literature has shown that video production promotes learning at each stage of the video production process. Teachers were trained on media production in order to build their expertise in the area. By passing on these skills to their students, the students learn to be more media literate, respect intellectual property rights, and put forward their messages in a more responsible manner. Interviews have revealed that students and teachers have both benefited from the video competition. The competition has succeeded in reaching out to students and teachers to play a more active role in creating media instead of being mere passive media users.
Schools Digital Media Awards (SDMA)
The Schools Digital Media Awards (SDMA), previously named the Schools Video Awards (SVA), is an annual competition for teachers and students with several media categories such as audio and animation. SDMA is organised by the Educational Technology Division, Ministry of Education and the School of Film and Media Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
This competition aims to achieve the following:
- provide students with a platform to express themselves creatively through different media - video, animation and audio
- provide teachers with a platform to engage in media production for educational purposes
- promote the values of teamwork and collaboration among students and teachers
- enhance the development of media literacy among students and teachers
The website also includes a few useful checklists and templates regarding legal issues such as IPR and filming in public: http://sdma.edumall.sg/sdma/slot/u140/sdma2012/resources.html.
There are also some video-editing workshops listed on the website: http://sdma.edumall.sg/sdma/slot/u140/sdma2012/workshops.html