MEDEAnet webinar: E-book Creation
Thanks to the multiple functionalities mobile devices like tablets and smart phones are offering it is becoming easier to let students develop their own multimedia e-book in class. In this MEDEAnet webinar you will have the chance to get to know what possibilities exist for the use of e-books for educational purposes.
In this MEDEAnet webinar you will have the chance to get to know what possibilities exist for the use of e-books for educational purposes and to let your students easily develop their own learning resources.
Andreas Sexauer from the Distance Learning Centre at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) will demonstrate the technical possibilities apps like the creative book builder are offering and how easy new learning material can be developed. He will present some results from a workshop with students during which they developed their own ebook.
Fiona Passantino, director from the App Train, will focus on the technical opportunities Apple is offering to teachers when they want to develop their own ebooks in class.
This webinar was held on 20 March and attended by 32 participants from 13 countries and was mainly aimed at teachers, educators and trainers interested in introducing eBook production in their class.
To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/content/e-book-creation-medeanet-webina...
Workshop “Developing documentaries in schools”
Educational Radiotelevision (EduTV) organised the MEDEAnet workshop “Developing documentaries in schools” on 5-7 April 2013 in Athens, Greece. The workshop was dedicated at primary and secondary level teachers who already have a prior experience in video production, basic knowledge in ICT, and Web 2.0 tools.
Lead speaker of the workshop was the Film director and Media Educator, Maria Leonida. She focused on methodologies related to documentary, exploring how various tools and resources can be used to enhance creativity in schools and finally understanding how documentary can be a multimodal, effective, informative and expressive medium. During the 3-day workshop the 24 participants learnt about ways to refine their shooting and editing techniques, enhance their creative techniques, focus on methodologies and educational content that could make teaching exciting and attractive to young people.
Sofia Papadimitriou (EduTV, Greece) presented the whole activities of the MEDEAnet project and how to publish and disseminate videos in social media and embed them in learning environments.
In addition, two successful webinars were held on Saturday and Sunday morning, exchanging experiences of creating videos with other European teachers. Sally Reynolds (ATiT, Belgium) first presented the history of MEDEA Awards and the experience of teachers’ training in media and the challenges that are emerged. In particular, Annamaria Lisotti (Italy) talked about the recordings of Science experiments in the classroom with her pupils and Anca Irimina (Romania) presented the use of video in a vocational school of Romania and her relevant experience. An active discussion was developed after their presentations, providing a good opportunity for the participants to ask questions about best practices of using the video in classroom settings.
Workshop report, slides, video