MIL - Media and Information Literacy
The United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC) and UNESCO have joined efforts developing a multi-lingual clearinghouse focusing on Media and Information Literacy (MIL). The clearinghouse’s aims at facilitating access to MIL resources on any language, creating at the same time a global network of MIL practitioners. Content can be uploaded by all registered users.
The goal is to provide a user-friendly tool which will help educators, researchers, policy makers, young media makers, and students to find the information they are looking for in a timely and organized manner. You will find information and direct links to ORGANIZATIONS from around the world that are active and are relevant to media literacy education. You can search by keywords or limit and better target your search by specifying language, country, other topics, type, etc. You can also use the world map and while having an overview of a particular area you can also identify the country you would like to search regarding media literacy education.
Content can be uploaded by all registered users. The resources can be uploaded in many different languages: French, German, Russian, Catalan, Portuguese, etc.
inGenious – Teaching practices for engaging science lessons
inGenious, the European Coordinating Body in STEM Education, brings together teachers and industry to excite students about maths and science subjects. inGenious identifies and shares free teaching practices developed by industry, including industry visits, hands-on experiments, games and competitions.
You can learn about the educational activities industry has developed to help pupils understand the world of work and hear from teachers who are piloting industry education activities.
Teachers Media is a global provider of online professional development services for the education sector. On Teachers Media users can search and navigate the Teachers TV archive, stream all the 3500 Teachers TV videos at the highest quality, access and download documents and other resources linked to the videos.
The approach is based on developing reflective practitioners and encouraging professional development that is collaborative and focused upon real school practice. This approach is vital to sustainable improvement in teaching and learning.
The Teachers TV archive will always remain free to stream, however they will be charging for some services in the future, helping to cover operational costs. At present, Teachers TV videos are only AVAILABLE TO USERS IN THE UK.
Teaching with Comic Life 2, a guide to using Plasq’s Comic Life 2 in the Classroom
This free ebook is a teaching guide to using Plasq’s Comic Life 2 in the classroom, a digital story telling application. The guide covers the idea of visual story telling and communicating a narrative with only 6 photos. According to the author, the simple graphical user interface and intuitive drag and drop workflow makes Comic Life a perfect tool for classrooms both at primary and secondary level.
The guide includes a task: in small groups pupils will write and communicate a story using only eight photos and the Comic Life Application (you can buy from http://www.plasq.com).
Introduction to Comic Life 2
Story Telling with Comic Life
Writing your Story
Telling a Story Comic Life
Step 1 : Select your layout Template
Step 2 : Importing Images
Step 3 : Adding Image Effects
Step 4 : Adding Text
Exporting and Sharing
Using Bluetooth to transfer Photos and Comics
Transferring Files with Bluetooth
Connecting with DigMo!
National Digital Learning Resources (NDLR)
The NDLR mission is "to promote and support Higher Education sector staff in the collaboration development and sharing of learning resources and associated teaching practices".
A key impact of the NDLR service is to support greater collaboration in developing and sharing of digital teaching resources and associated teaching experience across all subject disciplines and communities of academics and to promote good practice use and re-use of existing resources.
The aims and objectives of the NDLR service:
• To support individual, group and community HE sector staff in the collaboration and sharing of digital learning resources and associated teaching practices across all subject disciplines in all Irish HE Institutions
• Provide a repository platform for storage, search and retrieval facilities for shared resources
• Provide a Community Portal to showcase and support communication and collaboration across subject areas and institutions
• Support coordination of collaboration within and across different subject communities through the SMART CoPs and partner institutions
• Promote usage and sharing of digital resources and associated teaching expertise through national programme of training and events
• Support open access digital rights management of teaching resources
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.