ICT in education
Wideo is an online platform providing the users with a way to create, edit and share their videos for free. The service is web-based so the only requirement is a browser. Users can choose (or upload) the images, fonts, animations, videos and audios. By uploading one’s own audio it is possible to make videos with voiceover explanations.
The system is currently in Beta version.
MEDEA2020 Workshop about use and reuse of video in learning and teaching
These are the recordings of the MEDEA2020 Workshop on use and reuse of video in learning and teaching. It took place in Turin on 20th-21st April 2012. The workshop was aimed at teachers and others interested in the topic. Some videos are in English, some in Italian.
Different experiences were shown during the workshop, as well as use and good practices of European media archives and elements about the policy of reutilization of video packs.
Queste sono le registrazioni del workshop MEDEA2020 sull'uso e il riutilizzo del video nell’apprendimento e nell’insegnamento. Il workshop ha avuto luogo a Torino dal 20 al 21 aprile 2012 ed era rivolto a insegnanti e altre persone interessate al tema. Alcuni video sono in inglese, gli altri in italiano.
Durante il workshop sono state mostrate esperienze diverse, le buone pratiche di utilizzo degli archivi mediatici europei ed alcuni elementi in merito alla politica di riutilizzo degli imballaggi video.
Summary of MEDEA2020 workshop in Torino
• Introduction to the MEDEA Awards - Sally Reynolds, ATiT, Belgium (MEDEA2020 partner)
• Making video in school - Antonio Mandarano, Istituto Avogadro,Torino, Italy (MEDEA Awards 2011 Finalist)
• Creating and Using video in school - Cinzia Chelo, Scuola Media Brofferio, Asti (MEDEA Awards 2011 Finalist)
• Making creative use of news to build media literacy with school children, making your own news, young people presenting their own news - Helen Shreeve, BBC, UK (MEDEA Awards 2010 Winner)
• Unlocking the European media archives, what can users find and what can't they find? Examples of good practice - Marco Rendina, Cinecittà LUCE, Italy (EUscreen and Europeana project partner)
• Policy of re-use - Eleonora Pantò, CSP, Italy (MEDEA2020 partner) and Alessandro Bernard (videomaker)
• The use of moving images in education: examples of past and present - Mathy Vanbuel, ATiT, Belgium (co-founder MEDEA Awards and EUscreen project partner)
Joannis-Sajnovics and the transit of Venus
Joannis-Sajnovics is a Facebook page managed by Ágota Lang, a physics high school teacher in Sopron (Hungary), and her students. It is set up as Joannis-Sajnovics' diary so we can relive his travels in the 18th century from Hungary to Finland to observe the Transit of Venus - when Venus passes in front of the Sun as seen from the Earth. Posts are published as if by Joannis-Sajnovics himself, just like a travel journal.
Ágota and her students are also making an online game, the Hell Game, which will be available soon.
More information on the Transit of Venus, which will occur again in June 2012 and will be the last visible to people of our time, can be found on the Vimeo channel "Our last Transit of Venus": http://vimeo.com/channels/ourlasttransitofvenus. Videos on this channel include a teaser for a documentary film, presentations by leading scientists and outreach people from Europe and the US, as well as videos made by the students from the Széchenyi István Gimnázium (Sopron, Hungary, project co-funded by the European Planetology Network).
Khan Academy on YouTube - Español
A repository of videos in Spanish language made by Khan Academy. In their YouTube channel, lots of videos on different school subjects are available for teachers. Some topics are: Probabilidad, Biologia, Khan Academy, Estándares California Álgebra, Estándares California Geometría, Algebra ejemplos desarrollados, Desarrollo de Matemáticas, Trigonometría, Geometría, Algebra, Pre-Algebra, Física, Aritmética, Química.
Utubersidad is a Spanish project which collect on the website the links to more than 10.000 educational videos published on YouTube, divided into several school and university subjects (see the table of Contents below).
They also have recordings of lectures, documentaries and conferences.
the website is also available in English.
Educatube is a website where everyone can publish educational videos that can be used in class, mainly aimed to teachers, parents and students from Primary, Secondary and VET education in Spain.
Videos are divided in the following main subjects: Languages, Science, Social Science, Education, Art.
Infinite Learning Lab - Learn with Professor Garfield
Infinite learning Lab is a repository of fun animations on different topics: Life Skills (cyberbullying, self-esteem, onione safety, giving back, diversity,...), English and Science. Children can watch the short videos and then answer to the related quiz.
HippoCampus was designed as part of Open Education Resources (OER), a worldwide effort to improve access to quality education for everyone. HippoCampus content has been developed by some of the finest colleges and universities in the world and contributed to the National Repository of Online Courses (NROC), another MITE project. NROC makes editorial and engineering investment in the content to prepare it for distribution by HippoCampus.
Lots of resources, presentations and videos, can be browsed by topic: Arithmetic, Algebra & Geometry, Calculus & Advanced Math, Statistics & Probability, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science, Economics, History & Government, Psychology, Religion.
BrainNook is an online platform containing over a hundred educational games based on important concepts in the critical foundational subjects of Math and English Grammar, mostly appropriate for children 6 to 11 years old but suitable for any age.
Elementary school children can play these games while exploring colorful virtual worlds, safely competing and interacting with other children, and solving puzzles. On the website there are also sections specifically for parents and teachers, who can use it as a tool to keep their students learning even outside the classroom.
Animoto provides an array of tools for creating videos in the classroom. Educators can apply for a free Animoto account for use in the classroom to create presentations incorporating images, video clips, music and text.
With the Cinematic Artificial Intelligence technology, Animoto analyzes and combines user-selected images, video clips and music, taking into account every nuance of a song - the genre, song structure, rhythm, instrumentation, and vocals. Animoto automatically orchestrates a custom video mixing relevant messaging, statistics and quotes among the pictures to educate the audience. Videos can be shared via email, on a blog/website, exported to YouTube, or downloaded to a computer for use in presentations.