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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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VideoAktiv Project




50 articles


Video-Arbeit lohnt sich!

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

System requirements: 
Acrobat Reader

Teaching Media Literacy

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

Table of contents: 

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

DNA from the beginning

DNA From the Beginning is organized around key concepts of classical genetics, molecules of genetics, and genetics organization and control. The science behind each concept is explained by animation, image gallery, video interviews, problem, biographies, and links.

This site and its sections or chapters include references, images and a bit of information on several key figures in these areas such as Mendel, Miescher, Levene ...

The feature "option" is a basic game / quiz in which your knowledge is tested.

Table of contents: 

3 Main sections:
- Classical Genetics
- Molecules of Genetics
- Genetic Organization and Control

Each topic has subsections:
- animation
- image gallery
- video interviews
- problem
- biographies
- links

More detailed index:

System requirements: 
Flash Player and QuickTime

6.912 Introduction to Copyright Law

This course is an introduction to copyright law and American law in general. Topics covered include: structure of federal law; basics of legal research; legal citations; how to use LexisNexis®; the 1976 Copyright Act; copyright as applied to music, computers, broadcasting, and education; fair use; Napster®, Grokster®, and Peer-to-Peer file-sharing; Library Access to Music Project; The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act; DVDs and encryption; software licensing; the GNU® General Public License and free software.

For course documents see left sidebar on the linked website.

Table of contents: 

1 Introduction; Basics of Legal Research; Legal Citations
2 LexisNexis®; 1976 Copyright Act
3 Copyright applied to Music, Computers; Napster®; Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
4 Software Licensing; DVDs and Encryption

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.

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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.

Table of contents: 

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

System requirements: 
Acrobat Reader







British Film Institute Primary Education Working Group 2002-2003






64 pages


Australian Children's Television Foundation

The ACTF is committed to providing Australian children with entertaining media made especially for them, which makes an enduring contribution to their cultural and educational experience.

Table of contents: 

About us
• Introduction
• Staff
• Board of Directors
• Annual Report
• Corporate Plan
• Submissions/Articles

• Introduction
• Producation Search
• Team
• Contact

Learning Centre
• Introduction
• Teaching Materials
• Search
• Advanced Search
• Senior Resources
• Catalogue
• Education News
• Kahootz
• Professional Development
• Contact
• ACTF Schools (About, Advisory Schools, School Resources)

• Introduction
• Awards and Reviews
• ACTF Production Websites
• Productions

• Introduction
• Types of support
• Funding Approvals
• Applications
• Other Resources
• Kids 360


• Care for kids
• Education News




System requirements: 
Adobe Reader

Inside Cancer - Multimedia Guide to Cancer Biology

The different aspects of cancer are touched upon through animations, video with narration / sound effects or only slides/audio with doctors and researchers (transcript available).

This site also offers the option of Teacher Center, "to help your students understand how modern molecular and cellular genetics are integrated into ideas about cancer diagnosis, prevention, and treatment." By registering teachers receive access to the Inside Cancer Atomizer, a tool for building custom multimedia presentationswith content from Inside Cancer and other DNALC Internet sites.

Besides that there is also the Inside Cancer Lesson Plan Wiki community at where teachers can view, share and discuss related lesson plans.

Table of contents: 

- Hallmarks of Cancer
- Causes and Prevention
- Diagnosis and Treatment
- Pathways to Cancer

Sitemap lists all subsections:

System requirements: 
Flash Player

Audio/Video Courses

This site is a subsection of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

What is MIT OpenCourseWare?
MIT OpenCourseWare is a free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT. There is no registration or enrollment process because OCW is not a credit-bearing or degree-granting initiative.

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For all the different Departments' courses:
# Complete video lectures
# Complete audio lectures
# Faculty introductions
# Sample video lectures
# Sample audio lectures
# Special features
# Student-created contentt
# Image Galleries

Sponsors and Exhibitors

MediaSite Kaltura Panopto
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