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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

Voice Recognition Technology in Education

A 40-page booklet that examines the issues and strategies to consider before attempting to use speech recognition with users with physical and communication difficulties. Sample pages of this booklet are available as a 220Kb PDF download.
The purpose of this booklet is not to provide the latest information on specific voice recognition software, nor does it attempt a critical comparison with like-for-like systems. What it does endeavour to do is provide the reader with practical information based on research and experience gained through working directly with young people at the ACE Centre, as well as information resulting from involvement in the Becta (British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) Voice Recognition Project.

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Foreword
Background
Issue 1: Why use voice recognition?
Issue 2: Before starting: Training the support providers
Issue 3: Which type of software is most appropriate?
Issue 4: The importance of specific educational objectives
Issue 5: Matching the software to the individual user
Issue 6: Techniques and tips for successful implementation
Issue 7: Specific techniques for introducing voice recognition
Issue 8: Additional support for specific learning difficulties
Issue 9: Additional support for speech difficulties
Issue 10: Physical difficulties and multi-modal input
Issue 11: What equipment is needed?
Issue 12: Looking after the voice
Further reading
Some useful contacts

Digital Video Digital University (DiViDu)

This demo shows an e-learning tool on basis of which students, future teachers and dentists can analyze practice cases, learn to reflect on practice, learn to demonstrate their newly acquired competence.

As of 2012, the tool is not updated anymore.

Comenius EduMedia Awards

The Society for Pedagogy and Information or 'Gesellschaft für Pädagogik und Information' (GPI), a scientific society for multimedia, educational technology and media didactics, awards the annual Comenius-EduMedia-Awards to outstanding products in the field of ICT-supported educational media. The awards were founded in 1995 and with the Comenius-EduMedia-Awards GPI supports pedagogically, creatively and in content outstanding ICT-supported educational media.

The Comenius-EduMedia-Awards is an honorary award that is open to participants from all European countries. The awards are usually, but not exclusively presented to publishing houses and educational institutions.

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Gesellschaft für Pädagogik und Information (GPI)

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Center for Digital Storytelling - listen deeply, tell stories

"The Center for Digital Storytelling is a California-based non-profit 501(c)3 arts organization rooted in the art of personal storytelling. We assist people of all ages in using the tools of digital media to craft, record, share, and value the stories of individuals and communities, in ways that improve all our lives.

Many individuals and communities have used the term "digital storytelling" to describe a wide variety of new media production practices. What best describes our approach is its emphasis on personal voice and facilitative teaching methods. Many of the stories made in our workshops are directly connected to the images collected in life's journey. But our primary concern is encouraging thoughtful and emotionally direct writing."

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Watch Stories, view more information on workshops, programs and services or see the collection of links and resources at http://www.storycenter.org/resources.html

Video for the Classroom

Ready to integrate video into the classroom? One thing for sure... once you get started, you won’t wanna quit. So take off the lens cover of that camera, charge up the batteries, and unfold the tripod. It’s time to get started!

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Big Tipper
According to plan
The process
See what develops
No small roles
Classroom projects

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.

Table of contents: 

1. Report outline
2. Executive Summary
3. Introduction
4. Streaming Explained
5. Streaming in Education
6. Creating Streamed Materials
7. Standards and Multimedia Formats
8. Future Developments
9. Case-Studies
10. Tools
11. Networking and Support Consortia
12. Glossary
13. Further Resources

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PDF reader

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Helena Bijnens, Mathijs Bijnens, Mathy Vanbuel, ATiT for the eStream partnership

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2004

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3-9500247-3-5

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116 pages

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Virtual E-Race-ing Through Digital Discoveries: Rediscovering History Through Media Education

This study showcases best practice in the social studies curriculum, focuses on unmasking the media education in teacher education programs through the process of producing video documentaries with minimal resources and equipment.

This study focuses the participatory research based on an online course called, “Rediscovering History through Media Education.” Teachers redesigned their curriculum integrating new media and technologies. This study provides a model for teaching and learning through media education. It involves researching online resources, deconstructing curriculum, and creating documentaries and oral history projects. It especially provides research based examples, resources and tools for integrating media production into social studies curriculum. This paper offers creative strategies for producing new media and technologies in social studies curriculum with limited resources and equipment; and showcase participants' multimedia projects. This research promotes literacy through media production in teacher education, describes teacher candidates' reactions, discoveries, and experiences with media, and showcases their multimedia projects. It is based on the participatory research conducted on teaching media
production classes and investigated over one hundred educators in seven different states. "

A blog also exists: http://e-race-ing.blogspot.com.

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American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) URL: http://www.aacte.org

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4 pages

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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.

Related articles on the same page:
# 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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Free Science and Video Lectures Online

This blog is a link repository to video lectures on a wide scale of subjects.

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Some of the available Lectures

* Physics
* Nanotechnology
* Mathematics
* Computer Science (CS)
* Programming
* Electrical Engineering
* Mechanical Engineering
* Chemistry, Biology and Life Sciences
* Cognitive Sciences
* Economics and Economy
* Business and Management
* History
* Psychology
* Medicine
* Anatomy and Physiology

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