SCIENCE EXPLAINED IN ONE MINUTE!
Universitat Rovira i Virgili’s (URV) Unit of Scientific Communication made a series of 12 educational videos to answer common questions, which can be very easily integrated in science lessons.
What is interesting about those one minute-long videos, is how they manage to answer diverse questions in the field of science in a simple, understandable way with the help of illustrations and animations. Those videos are an excellent resource for anyone who is interested in knowing more about science topics such as the function of pharmaceutical to the biological components of lichens and biodiesel.
Happy Onlife is a toolkit, including a game, for children, parents and teachers, aimed at raising awareness of the risks and opportunities of internet and promoting the best online practices. The game and toolkit are proposed as work in progress to be extended with the contributions of all stakeholders applying innovative research methods for formal, informal and participatory education in the use of digital technologies with children aged between 8 and 12.
MEDEAnet webinar: MEDEA Awards 2013; Storytelling and Music
MEDEAnet organised a webinar with winners and finalists of the MEDEA Awards 2013 to celebrate the MEDEA Awards 2013 and share good practices on producing and using educational media with people interested in finding out more about innovative practices in media-enhanced education. In this webinar winners and finalists presented their submissions which focus on storytelling and music for learning and teaching.
This webinar was held on Thursday 23 January, 4 pm CET and attended by 24 particpants from 9 countries.
To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/content/medea-awards-2013-storytelling-...
MEDEAnet webinar “Researching Media Literacy in Europe”
Several large scale studies have been carried out in recent years into the topic of media and film literacy in Europe. This webinar highlights a number pointing to their main findings, conclusions and recommendations. Studies discussed include the one carried out by the EMEDUS (European Media Literacy Education Study) project team, which will be presented by project manager José Manuel Pérez Tornero and Laura Cervi, from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona in Spain. Further on MEDEAnet partners Nicoleta Fotiade (ActiveWatch, Romania) and Sofia Papadimitriou (Educational RadioTelevision of Ministry of Education, Greece) highlight the main findings in the report: "Charting Media and Learning in Europe" produced by the MEDEAnet team, which will report specifically in its second year on the extent to which media literacy is incorporated into curriculum design for compulsory level education and to charting organisations actively engaged in this process and examples of good practice.
This webinar was held on 28 November, 4-5 pm CET and attended by 27 participants from 11 countries.
To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/content/researching-media-literacy-in-e...
MEDEAnet webinar “Media-supported language learning”
Language teachers at every level have been quick to spot the potential of media as a learning tool both on and offline. In this webinar two language teachers share their experience with media-supported language learning. You have the chance to get to know how media can be used to enhance language teaching and what you have to consider if you want to integrate media in your courses. The speakers in this webinar were Ina Gray, a lecturer at the Language Centre of the University of Wismar, Germany and Kieran Donaghy, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.
This webinar was held on 10 October at 16:00 CET and was attended by 25 particpants from 12 different countries.
To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/content/media-supported-language-learni...
SVEA Web 2.0 Guidelines
The SVEA guideline offers tips on how to implement social media in the management process of training institutions, as well as an orientation for trainers who want to use such tools in their courses. Some important issues connected to copyright and privacy are also discussed.
2.1 How to implement social media in the knowledge management process of your training institution?
2.2 Organisational Preconditions
2.2.1 What infrastructure is needed to start using web 2.0 in your institution?
2.2.2 What impact does the integration of social media in the organisational
setting of your institution have on your staff policy?
3.1 Changing roles
3.2 How to implement successful e-learning 2.0 courses
3.2.1 For what educational purposes can you use social media tools?
3.2.2 Which online learning methods exist?
3.2.3 How to structure a course when using social media tools,
and what role do you, as a trainer, have in each course phase?
3.2.4 How can you moderate/mentor activities during the online phase?
3.2.5 How to organise feasible evaluation?
3.2.6 How to achieve high-quality learning results?
3.3 What are the main important legal issues to be respected when using social media
tools in the training environment?
3.3.1 Protecting IPR in your work
3.3.2 IPR in the work of others
3.3.3 Creative Commons
3.3.4 Privacy issues
3.3.5 Dos and don’ts
On this website you can learn foreign languages in a fun way: listen to popular songs and fill in the blanks. Test your knowledge of vocabulary in a fun way with music.
Choose language interface (SP, EN)
Choose song language
This section of the website of the Spanish Secretary of State for Culture collects a number of resources and pieces of information about Intellectual Property (IP) with a particular reference to the issues arose with Internet. Among them, reports, statistics and publications about IP, news and links about events such as the World day for IP 2012, guides, catalogues and more.
The information in this section of the website is aimed to a general public, but there are also specific sections for young people, museums and educational institutions.
Esta sección de la página web de la Secretaria de Estado español para la Cultura recoge una serie de recursos e informaciones acerca de la propiedad intelectual (PI) con una atención particular a las cuestiones surgidas con Internet. Entre ellos, informes, estadísticas y publicaciones sobre la PI, noticias y enlaces sobre eventos como el día Mundial de la PI 2012, guías, catálogos y más.
La información contenida en esta sección del sitio web está dirigida a un público general, pero también hay secciones específicas para los jóvenes, los museos y las instituciones educativas.
Presentación. Gestión en el Ministerio. Líneas de Actuación
La Propiedad Intelectual
Definición. Sujetos. Derechos. Mecanismos de protección. Preguntas más frecuentes
Entidades de gestión colectiva. Direcciones y tarifas. Informes de gestión
Lucha contra la Piratería
Registro de la Propiedad Intelectual
Organización y direcciones. Objeto. Solicitudes de inscripción. Publicidad registral. Solicitud Telemática
Centro de Documentación
Tiching is a free Spanish platform dedicated to education. It collects teaching resources and a social network has formed on top of this service. At present collected resources are more than 83000. The website is available in all official languages of Spain and in English. Tiching is aimed at the whole education community: teaching staff, students, families, publishers and anybody related in some way to the world of education.
Two search engines are provided. The internal one gives a number of options to refine researches, including language, skills, level of education, etc. The second search engine can be installed in external WordPress websites and blogs to perform searches in Tiching directly from there.
The social network has been designed for the education community and is formed by more than 25000 people collaborating from all over Spain.
There are many types of digital educational content in Tiching: activities tutorials, projects, teachers guides, etc. They are provided in many different formats such as video, text, image, interactive activity, etc.
Each content file contains:
• Basic information: title, description, image, tags, language, short URL, creator;
• Validation: it’s the internal validation process through which every resource passes when uploaded
• Thanks: it’s a feedback about the usefulness of a resource
This website promotes the use of film in the language classroom, suggesting movies with age specifications, lesson plans, and including a film language glossary and film links to help both teachers and students.
The three main objectives of Film English are:
- promote the critical and creative use of film in the language classroom
- promote cineliteracy, the ability to read critically and evaluate moving images, in the language classroom.
- promote creativity amongst both teachers and students.
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- Intermediate (B1)- Advanced (B2.2)
- Pre-intermediate (A2) – Intermediate (B1)
- Upper intermediate (B2.1) – Advanced (B2.2)
- Upper-intermediate (B2.1)- Advanced (C1)