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The New Mexico Media Literacy Project

Media literacy - the ability to critically consume and create media - is an essential skill in today's world. Media literacy education seeks to give kids and adults greater freedom by empowering them to access, analyze, evaluate and produce media.

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Why media literacy?
Media literacy concepts
Text & Subtext
The language of persuasion
Deconstructing media
Deconstruction gallery
Creating counter-ads
Looking beyond the frame
Making media
Independent media
Taking action
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Center for Media Literacy (CML)

A pioneer in its field, the Center for Media Literacy (CML) is an educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resources nationally. Dedicated to promoting and supporting media literacy education as a framework for accessing, analyzing, evaluating, creating and participating with media content, CML works to help citizens, especially the young, develop critical thinking and media production skills needed to live fully in the 21st century media culture. The ultimate goal is to make wise choices possible.

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Kennisnet (NL)

Kennisnet Foundation ("Stichting Kennisnet") is the public ICT supporting organisation of, for and by the educational field. The foundation looks out for the interests of the Dutch educational field in the ICT area, offers supporting tools with making choices between ICT products or services and offers educational services and produces to innovate learning. Kennisnet is also the expertise center when it comes to ICT and education.
http://www.kennisnet.nl

'Stichting Kennisnet' is een openbare ICT-ondersteunende organisatie van, voor en door de onderwijssector. De stichting ziet toe op de belangen van de Nederlandse onderwijssector op vlak van ICT, biedt hulpmiddelen aan om keuzes te maken tussen ICT-producten of -diensten en biedt ook educationele diensten en artikelen om het leren te innoveren. Kennisnet is eveneens het expertisecentrum wanneer het aankomt op ICT en onderwijs.
http://www.kennisnet.nl

webcast.berkeley

Every semester, UC Berkeley webcasts select courses and events for live viewing and on-demand replay over the Internet.

Who is responsible for this service?
Educational Technology Services takes care of audio and video capture services. Information Systems and Technology manages the webcast database and streaming media serving/hosting infrastructure.

The webcast capture and archive technology is based on en.DownloadAstro.com (http://en.downloadastro.com/) - A great download site with more than 300K software and games, including professional reviews and user ratings.

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1. Courses: Podcasts and Webcasts of UC Berkeley current and archived courses
2. Events: Prominent speakers and on-campus events, live and on-demand.

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Filme im Unterricht spielerisch erschließen

Ideas about working with movies in class.

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about 20 ideas for the usage of video in class including copy templates

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Acrobat Reader

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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Adobe Reader

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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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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Case summary
Full description of the resource
Feedback form

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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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Acrobat Reader

Sponsors and Exhibitors

MediaSite Kaltura AmberScript

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