Wild Web Woods - Online Game
Wild Web Woods is a online game commissioned by the Council of Europe and designed to help children learn basic Internet safety rules. The game also promotes such key concepts and values underlying the work of the Council of Europe as democracy, respect for others and children’s rights. The game, mainly for children between 7 and 10, is available in more than 20 languages and is supported by a teacher’s guide to assist educators in helping children to use the Internet safely and responsibly. The Guide is structured in eight lessons which provide educators with explanations, tips and practical exercises for children on topics such as managing online identity, learning about children’s rights, how much time they should spend online, privacy and security.
Nanoyou is a source of materials and resources on the topic of Nanoscience, the study of phenomena and manipulation of materials at the nanoscale, where properties differ significantly from those at a larger scale. The nanoscale ranges from 100 nanometres down to the atomic level, where a nanometre is a millionth part of a
millimetre. This European Commission supported project provides a variety of videos and other multimedia like power-point presentations, posters, picture galleries and art projects related to nanoscience and NT that can be
used in education.
amara (powered by Universal Subtitling)
amara (formerly known as Universal Subtitles) is a community platform that allows for easily captionning and translating of the videos one produces, by seeking assistance from the viewers. Subtitling not only increases the geographical appleal of the vides by adding language versions, but also has the additional advantage of making videos accessible for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. The subtitling (translation and subtitle text addition) is done by volunteering viewers, like a wiki: easy, free and fast with no software to install. As of today August 15 2011) over 117000 videos have already been subtitled with Universal Subtitles.
Amara gives individuals, communities, and larger organizations the power to overcome accessibility and language barriers for online video. The tools are free and open source and make the work of subtitling and translating video simpler, more appealing, and, most of all, more collaborative.
The benefits of captioning and subtitling are immense:
- Captions make videos accessible for viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing
- Translations make it possible for all of us to watch video in languages that we don't speak
- Video creators get: better SEO, more views, access to a far bigger (potentially multilingual and global) audience, accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing viewers, and more
Amara is composed of three main parts:
- A subtitle creation and viewing tool (aka the widget)
- A collaborative subtitling website
- An open protocol for subtitle search/delivery
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The Green Energy
The Greek programme “Green Energy” is an educational documentary created in 2008 by the Educational RadioTelevision of the Greek Ministry of Education about renewable sources of energy.
It is available on TV, DVD and the Internet and it highlights the types of “green energy” that can substitute petroleum and petrolic byproducts in Mediterranean countries are demonstrated in an educational Centre of Renewable Sources of Energy. Pupils of secondary schools can view this documentary as part of their environment education, but teachers can of course use the video continuously in other lessons and throughout the year.
By viewing this documentary and discussing it in class, pupils can:
- get to know the types of green energy (solar energy, wind energy, geothermic energy and biomass)
- learn how they are utilized
- realize the environmental, economical and social consequences in modern societies
- promote green energy as a shield to climate changes.
A detailed English description of the project is also available in the Showcase on the MEDEA Awards website: http://www.medea-awards.com/showcase/the-green-energy
The Viducate Network is an initiative to promote video education across all educational sectors in Europe.
Their vision is: "Viducate is concerned with the development of active citizenship in intercultural contexts at all levels of formal and informal education. Video and multimedia form the core of this non-prescriptive pedagogy of production in the information society."
On the website you can find a lot of interesting documents about the use of Media in Education and a video gallery.
You can also subscribe and receive the Viducate monthly newsletter.
Knowledge Pills Methodology is a new method of education strengthening professional competences by the usage of short multimedia advises (knowledge pills). The main tool of KPM is a short instructional movie – presenting how to conduct certain activities in the work station, by reproducing day-today tasks in a appealing format.
The main aim of the Knowledge Pills project is the transfer of the Knowledge Pills Methodology (KPM) to be used by knowledge moderators in SMEs of Poland, Spain and Greece. It makes possible the efficient education of employees conducted in-company. Another goal is to conduct pilot phase of KPM use for Polish and Spanish companies, gathering feedback from knowledge moderators and SMEs participating. The project also fosters understanding of the use of the innovative learning processes and introduces learning exchange mechanisms between the project partners, beneficiaries and training institutions.
You can find a lot of examples of Pills in the Multimedia section: http://en.edupills.eu/knowledge-pills/multimedia/
A detailed PDF document about Knowledge Pills Methodology applied to Small and Medium-size Enterprises is available at the following webpage: http://en.edupills.eu/wp-content/docs/kpm_en.pdf
Eurogene: Open Access Learning Resources for Genetic Medicine
Eurogene is an e-learning system in the domain of genetics that provides free multimedia learning resources in nine languages for statistical, medical and molecular genetics and delivers them to students and professionals. The Eurogene content includes presentations, reviewed research articles, images, videos and learning packages submitted by world-leading geneticists.
On this website you will find a link to the webcasts of conferences and public meetings in your domain of interest organised by the European Commission
The Europeana online portal was launched by the President of the European Commission in November 2008 and currently provides access to over 19 million objects from European libraries, museums, archives, galleries, and audiovisual collections.
These objects include:
- Images - paintings, drawings, maps, photos and pictures of museum objects
- Texts - books, newspapers, letters, diaries and archival papers
- Sounds - music and spoken word from cylinders, tapes, discs and radio broadcasts
- Videos - films, newsreels and TV broadcasts
More than 1,500 heritage institutions contribute cultural content in Europeana. Their number and geographic coverage are steadily growing.
The objects relate to science, media and art. They are available in different formats (text, images, audio/video, etc.) and in every European language.
Streaming Media in the Classroom
This is a review written by the eStream partnership, published on the 14th June 2004.
This handbook provides teachers (and pupils), decision makers, educational support staff in schools as well as content developers and distributors with information about state of the art streaming media technologies in education. It highlights the opportunities for their practical use in education, and offers practical, hands-on information for everyone interested in planning a streaming activity. The publication includes a selection of educational projects applying streaming media, as well as relevant tools from all over Europe and beyond.
It gathers best-practises and endeavours both technological and pedagogical issues around the educational use of streaming media.
Also available in Greek and German.
1. Report outline
2. Executive Summary
4. Streaming Explained
5. Streaming in Education
6. Creating Streamed Materials
7. Standards and Multimedia Formats
8. Future Developments
11. Networking and Support Consortia
13. Further Resources