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eSchool News

First published in March of 1998, eSchool News is a monthly print and digital newspaper providing the news and information necessary to help K-20 decision-makers successfully use technology and the internet to transform North America’s schools and colleges and achieve their educational goals. The newspaper is read by more than 300,000 school leaders, and the companion web site is visited by more than 500,000 unique visitors each month, including over 250,000 registered members.

On the website, there is also a recently launched student video network: http://www.eschoolnews.com/video/

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Students in the director's seat: Teaching and learning across the school curriculum with student-generated video.

Several links and papers concerning student-developed digital video. Schuck, S. & Kearney, M. (2004). Students in the director's seat: Teaching and learning across the school curriculum with student-generated video. (This study was funded by a UTS Industry Links Research Grant with Apple Computers Australia. )

Project Description
This project investigated the value and use of student-generated digital video for enhancing pedagogy in K-12 schools. It aimed to identify, examine and analyse pedagogical practices in relation to use of this technology in five case schools. A further aim was to articulate the principles, contexts and approaches underlying these practices. An understanding of the practices and approaches which enhance or constrain pedagogy in these five cases will contribute to a future larger study. Principles of good practice developed in this study will be used to inform future research on models for enhancing pedagogy with digital video in education.

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"Wendy Adeniji finds 3T's impressive Sonica a real step forward for language learning"

From 2010 all key stage 2 pupils should have the opportunity to learn a foreign language. However, the caveat is that not all KS2 teachers will feel confident in being able to teach this. French might seem to be the safe option, but because Spanish is one of the four major world languages, the Department for Education and Skills commissioned 3T Productions to produce Sonica, a multimedia software package which covers two years' worth of Spanish teaching for non-specialist teachers.

A html-based version of this article: http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=2061698

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

British Film Institute (BFI) - Teaching Film and Media Studies

BFI Education publishes a growing range of teaching packs, teaching guides (many of which are free)and resources to support the use of moving image media in schools. These resources also include full lesson plans and sheets.

Particularly aimed at teachers new to Media Studies post-16, the series provides a wealth of information and new ideas for all teachers involved with the teaching of AS and A level Media Studies, (OCR, AQA and WJEC), AS and A level Film Studies (WJEC), GNVQ/AVCE, Btech, Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers, and Lifelong Learning courses.

Les TIC en Classe

'Les TIC en Classe' is French for "ICT in class". It is an interactive DVD, produced and published in 2007 by the Ministry of Education in France, to motivate teachers to use ICT in the classroom. 37 films (5-7 minutes) allow the viewer/teacher to "enter" and participate in a class. Each film is supplemented by interviews with the teachers and students, educational materials and relevant links.

The DVD shows with concrete examples and situations the contribution and advantages of digital services and tools to learning, to show the actual activities of students and to encourage teachers to use the many accompanying documents (on the DVD or available online) and extend the use of ICT and examples shown in the videos.

The DVD was chosen as a medium because it allows teachers to easily access the multimedia content that interest him/her (movies, interviews with teachers or pupils, PDFs and links) and it can be viewed on any computer and all types of operating system (even old versions). The DVD features a dual navigation to discover the contents by subject in primary and secondary education (French, mathematics, modern languages, etc ...) or to browse by theme: background materials (on for instance interactive tables), involved psycho-motoric learning goals or resources, …

Presented at numerous meetings and in many institutes of teacher training, the DVD was a big hit among the teachers so it was reissued in 6000 copies, a special edition targeted at primary education and an English version of 10 films (http://www.educnet.education.fr/en/videos/ict-uses) were made in 2008 and 2009.

Project media is a DVD, but the movies and materials are also available online: http://www.educnet.education.fr/canal-educnet and DVDs are sent to teachers who request it via e-mail: usages-sdtice@education.gouv.fr. A MEDEA Showcase was also dedicated to this educational package: http://www.medea-awards.com/les-tic-en-classe.

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Primary education
Secondary education
Exhibitions and symposia
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Department of Information and Communication Technology in Education (SDTICE) of the Ministry of Education in France

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2007

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4 Things Good Teachers do to Get Students REALLY Involved in Projects

“Almost all of the students in classrooms K-12, and a large percentage of students in colleges are ‘digital natives,’ or students who grew up with ubiquitous access to digital media.”

Jeff VanDrimmelen uses his experience in the classroom to list 4 essentials to motivate and enthrall students. Furthermore, he showcases an example of a students’ project called MacBeth Wars, which was first discussed on Infinite Thinking Machine (http://www.infinitethinking.org/2007/04/itm-7-show-tell.html).

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4 Things to Get ‘Digital Native’ Students REALLY Involved
1. Make the Final Product SHAREABLE!
2. PROJECT’S, not Assignments!
3. Encourage students to use POPULAR TECHNOLOGIES they are familiar with!
4. Give the Student’s OPTIONS!

Digital Video in Education

This is a segment of Keith Lightbody's continously updated web site (http://www.zardec.net.au/keith/index.html) of which he says "This site is about helping everyday people use technology to do a quality job - quicker, easier, smarter! The focus is on achieving good solutions cost-effectively, calmly and simply. I aim to help the 80% of people who just want learning technology to be easy to use and reliable."

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1. Quick Start
2. Curriculum Benefits
3. Recent Advances
4. Possible Uses
5. Buying Camcorders
6. Project Planning
7. Video Production
8. Video Output 9. Software Tips
10. Camcorder Tips
11. Hardware Tips
12. Glossary
13. Helpful Resources
14. Site Credits

Teaching Youth Media : A Critical Guide to Literacy, Video Production, and Social Change

This book explores the power of using media education to help urban teenagers develop their critical thinking and literacy skills. Drawing on his twenty years of experience working with inner-city youth at the acclaimed Educational Video Center (EVC) in New York City, Steven Goodman looks closely at both the problems and possibilities of this model of media education.

Responding to our national concern about adolescents, literacy, media, and violence,Teaching Youth Media:

* Describes the changes schools and after-school programs need to make in order to create a media education that empowers students to change their world.
* Explores the intersection of literacy and culture as youth learn to analyze information from a variety of sources, including television, newspapers, books, films, school, church, and lives outside of school.
* Features case studies of students and teachers engaged in making video documentaries at EVC and in an alternative high school.
* Illuminates the practical day-to-day challenges faced by professional developers and teachers working to change the way education is practiced in their classes and schools.
* Looks at the profound "disconnect" that results when teachers and curriculum fail to recognize the social and cultural contexts in which urban students live.
* Explores the critical thinking and technical video arts skills students develop as they learn to collaboratively conduct interviews, research, shoot, log, and edit their documentaries.

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Steven Goodman

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2003

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# ISBN-10: 0807742880 # ISBN-13: 9780807742884

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HotMath - Free Sample Math Videos

This video repository site is a subsection of the HotMath web site, and to view videos you have to subscribe and pay a fee. There are however a few sample free videos, in which a lively person explains a few concepts of math with 2 perspectives: one of the talking head (Picture-in-Picture) and one of the board on which he's writing.

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