The Michelangelo project, run in 2008-2009 and funded by the European Commission in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme, developed an internet portal on European fine arts addressed to art teachers and students in European secondary schools who wish to acquire the knowledge of the most representative artists of the last 10 centuries in Europe. The focus is both on countries which are already well known for their artistic heritage and countries whose heritage is less known. The portal provides the opportunity to art students, teachers, artists and European citizens to discover the beautiful European artistic heritage through photographs, reviews, online courses and virtual meeting (for registered members), national workshops and a online Manual of Fine Arts.
Water in Ethiopia
These three multimedia activities were developed in 2009 as part of a distance learning module of the Open University (OU - http://www.open.ac.uk) in the UK. The module, ‘Environment: journeys through a changing world’ takes an interdisciplinary approach to teaching environment and sustainability to new undergraduate students of all ages. Approximately 2000 students have completed the module since it started. It will be presented for several years to come and is available throughout Europe.
The module is divided into six blocks of study that take students on a journey to six different locations around the world. Focusing on Ethiopia, these three self-contained DVD-based activities are an integral part of Block 3 of the module. Students use printed books as their primary learning source and are referred to the DVD as required. The three activities use a blend of video and other resources to teach specific aspects of water use and water resources management. By incorporating questions, they encourage students to explore the learning resources and extract key points of information.
The video components of the activities, modified for viewing without the supporting text and other resources, can be downloaded free from iTunesU: http://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/water-in-ethiopia-for-ipod/id380226151#...
A more detailed description of the project is available in the Showcase on the MEDEA Awards website: http://www.medea-awards.com/showcase/water-in-ethiopia-three-activities-...
Created by Sergio López Figueroa in partnership with Brent Council and delivered by Big Bang Lab, Unseen Voices is an interdisciplinary outreach project aiming to engage young people and the community through creative participatory practice using film archives, photographs and live original music. The project helps to create awareness of the importance of remembrance, commemoration, peacekeeping and human rights in today´s world. The main output is to connect historical and contemporary issues such as discrimination, racism and gang violence by looking at the past and creating a debate among students, teachers and the community.
In two-week workshops a group of music students learn the history of the second World War, the Holocaust and Kindertransport (youth refugees in 1939) by learning how to create a film entirely by re-using archive film footage and photography and editing digitised clips, learn where and how to research, copyright issues, make the storyboard and the film, compose the music with support of Music Leader and finally perform live at the Holocaust Memorial Day with the Unseen Voices film in Wembley Town Hall in January 2008.
At a second stage, an educational DVD was produced as a learning resource and distributed to 100 schools in the Borough including four mini documentaries of the whole process and further resources including web resources for the use of teachers and other schools.
You can also find a description of the project in the Showcase on the MEDEA Awards website http://www.medea-awards.com/showcase/unseen-voices.
Catálogo de Experiencias de Enlaces
El portal Catálogo de Experiencias de Enlaces, creado por el Ministerio de Educación de Chile, incluye experiencias pedagógicas que incorporan programas computacionales y otras tecnologías y ofrece herramientas tecnológicas educativa creadas en Chile dirigidas a promover el intercambio de buenas prácticas y desarrollar nuevas técnicas de enseñanza que mejoren la calidad de la educación en el país.
En el catálogo hay más de 100 casos exitosos y validados en la forma en que utilizan la tecnología en el interior de una sala de clases. Para facilitar la búsqueda existen diversas secciones tales como regionales, niveles y subsectores, de acuerdo a los intereses del profesor. Una vez seleccionado uno de ellos, aparece una ficha completa que incluye datos, descripciones, resultados y anexos.
Un videojuego educativo que ha sido desarrollado en Chile es Kokori: http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/kokori
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The Link Experiences Repository, created by the Ministry of Education of Chile, includes educational experiences that incorporate computer programs and other technologies and provides educational technology tools created in Chile and aimed to promoting the exchange of good practices and developing new teaching techniques that improve the quality of education in the country.
In the repository you can find over 100 successful cases. To facilitate the search there are several sections such as regional levels and other sub-levels. Each case displays a full record including data, descriptions, results and schedules.
An educational videogame developed in Chile is Kokori: http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/kokori
My Study Mate
My Study Mate is a website created by the Transition Year Students of Ratoath College, Co. Meath as part of their Digital Media Studies Class. All the resources on the website aim to help students with preparation for their exams and they are absolutely free for anyone to use. There are powerpoint presentations and video tutorials in order to create and share contents; all the videos on the website are produced with students, by students, for students.
You can also add to the database links that could be interesting for students or resources in any subject in MS Word Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher or PDF format.
Business, Italian, Maths, Geography, Religion, Home Economy, Irish, Science, Technology
The Viducate Network is an initiative to promote video education across all educational sectors in Europe.
Their vision is: "Viducate is concerned with the development of active citizenship in intercultural contexts at all levels of formal and informal education. Video and multimedia form the core of this non-prescriptive pedagogy of production in the information society."
On the website you can find a lot of interesting documents about the use of Media in Education and a video gallery.
You can also subscribe and receive the Viducate monthly newsletter.
Promotion of gendersensitive Media Education
This manual, entitled ‘Promotion of gendersensitive Media Education - Didactic Material for Use in European Teacher Education’, aims at contributing to building gender and media competence by sensitising for the perception of genderspecific differences in media education in school and teacher education and strengthening the diagnostic and self-reflective competencies of future and practicing teachers and teacher educators.
On the webpage http://www.project-game.eu/dissemination.php you can also find the manual in other languages.
A report on “The Digital World of Young Children: Emergent Literacy”
In 2010 Pearson Foundation published a report entitled "The Digital World of Young Children: Impact on Emergent Literacy” which addresses the importance of studying the effect of digital media on young minds. Written by Jay Blanchard and Terry Moore from the Arizona State University College of Teacher Education and Leadership, this
report asks as many questions as it answers, will an increased access to digital media lead young children to self-direct their own learning process? What might be the effects of added digital stimuli on attention and comprehension?
On the webpage you can download the full report in pdf format.
ENGAGE learning project
ENGAGE (European Network for Growing Activity in Game-based learning in Education) is an international portal on game-based learning, financed by the EC LLP program, where such innovative approaches can be shared with other practitioners. The portal also fosters dialogue amongst teachers and practitioners, game-design students and game industry around the topic of game-based learning.
Özge Karaoğlu's blog about educational media
This is a very nice blog by Özge Karaoğlu, who wrote the storyline of Daisy and Drago, winner project of the MEDEA Award for Creativity and Innovation 2009 (http://www.medea-awards.com/daisy-and-drago). She works as the leader of the kindergarten department and as an English teacher at Terakki Foundation School (Turkey), using new developing Web 2.0 technologies in her teaching and writing about how to use these technologies in language education on her personal blog.