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Project Look Sharp

An initiative to promote and support the integration of media literacy into classroom curricula at all grade levels and instructional areas, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of media literacy education in the schools.

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Case studies

The case studies show different ways that filmmaking was integrated into the academic context.

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Genesis and Genre - Since film was a core part of the module, students spent a considerable part of their classroom time studying films and learning about filmmaking. They worked in groups to produce short dramatised sections of novels and plays by Galdós.

Understanding Law II - Students were asked to make a group-based presentation in an electronic format of their choice - video, podcast, screencast or a combination. Students had a two-hour workshop on shooting and editing, then worked independently.

Architecture - Post-graduate architecture students were offered the opportunity to use filmmaking as part of a large final project. They worked with a Norwegian filmmaker and had professional help in the form of 'master-classes' from Sheffield based filmmakers, then went on to make their own films.

Filming Shakespeare - Students were encouraged to creatively interpret a section of a Shakespeare play. Working in groups they storyboarded, directed and edited, with the support of a film crew.

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Claire Allam (content) & Danny Monaghan (design), Learning Development and Media Unit, University of Sheffield

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2007

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4 case studies

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Video Modeling: A Visual Teaching Method for Children with Autism

The techniques described in Video Modeling form an easy-to-use method for developing and strengthening communication, academic, play, social and self-help skills in children with autism. Parents, educators, friends, and relatives with access to a camcorder may be able to make a difference in the life of a child with autism simply by creating videos.

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Liisa Neumann

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2004

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# ISBN-10: 0615113109 # ISBN-13: 978-0615113104

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113 pages

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Good Practices Database

This is a database with resources on the use of (streaming) audio and media in education. You can browse or use search for specific keywords.

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Full description of the resource
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VideoAktiv Project

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2006

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50 articles

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Video-Arbeit lohnt sich!

Article about using video in an academic secondary school with focus on economics.

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Teaching Media Literacy

This website is designed to support the book Teachingmedialiteracy.com: A Web-Linked Guide to Resources and Activities. In the book, links are cited according to a numbering system by chapter and topic.

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Chapter 1: Goals and curriculum frameworks for media literacy instruction
Chapter 2: Uses of new media in media education
Chapter 3: Film techniques
Chapter 4: Critical approaches to responding to media texts
Chapter 5: Studying media representations
Chapter 6: Media ethnography
Chapter 7: Film, television & music genres
Chapter 8: Studying advertising
Chapter 9: Studying the news
Chapter 10: Integrating media into the English curriculum

Creative activity and its impact on student learning - issues of implementation

(Abstract) The use of filmmaking as a creative learning tool within the academic curriculum has been pioneered at the University of Sheffield. Filmmaking has been found to promote a lively, exciting and challenging environment in the classroom. It produces highly motivated students and makes learning fun by giving them a sense of empowerment and achievement. Perhaps more importantly, it allows students to tap into their creativity and imagination - abilities identified by many as the passport to a successful future. This paper covers a number of examples which describe the benefits to student learning; these include close engagement with their subject leading to insight and deeper understanding, as well as a range of transferable skills. This successful practice is looked at in relation to issues of assessment, evaluation and cost. Using a methodological approach that employs qualitative feedback interviews with students as research data, as well as referring to the literature, it presents a case for sustainable implementation.

Published in journal Innovations in Education and Teaching International, Volume 45, Issue 3 August 2008 , pages 281 - 288.

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Claire Allam, Learning and Teaching Services, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

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2008

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DOI: 10.1080/14703290802176196

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7 pages

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Towards a learning organisation - Reviewing technologies for company training

Towards a learning organisation' brings human resource managers up-to-date with the various applications that are open to them, such as Electronic Learning Environments, Web based training, Videoconferencing, etc.
This handbook provides user-friendly information about emerging technologies for training, checklists and other decision-making tools.
Based on broad experience and peppered throughout with case studies and examples from leading European companies and institutions, it also offers plenty of background information including an onverview of network options as well as a handy glossary and further resources list.
Related: http://openlibrary.org/b/OL3993552M

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# Introduction
# Foreword: Network Infrastructure
# Chapter 1 : Video and Audio
# Chapter 2: CDs, DVDs and Hybrids
# Chapter 3: Video Conferencing
# Chapter 4: Electronic Mail
# Chapter 5: Electronic Learning Platform
# Chapter 6: Web-based Training
# Resource, Reading and Reference List

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Mathy Vanbuel, Annemie Boonen, Jean-Joseph Scheffknecht

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2000

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ISBN-13: 9789058670724

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132 pages

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Using video with "Pharmaceutical Science/ Phamarcochemistry and social issues"

Article from the Good Practices Database's "finest selection" by the VideoAktiv project. Students Chemistry and students Pharmacochemistry from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands) worked together in small teams and video-interviewed experts on their own chosen topics. Afterwards a digital discussion took place.

Look again

The guide includes advice on how to manage teaching and learning film in early years settings, classrooms and across the school, a model for learning progression, and an extensive list of further resources and resource providers.

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Introduction
The case for Moving Image Education for 3–11 year-olds
Basic Teaching Techniques
Moving images and literacy
Founding Stage curriculum links
Moving Images across the curriculum
Managing teaching and learning
Becoming cineliterate
Resources
Glossary

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British Film Institute Primary Education Working Group 2002-2003

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2003

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1-903786-11-8

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64 pages

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