media in education

Film Awards and Prizes - University of Leicester

This web page is a list of some interesting educational films produced by Jon Shears and Carl Vivian who both work in Multimedia Services in IT Services of the University of Leicester. Their expertise in creating educational films and teaching materials, and for designing and teaching film production modules has been internationally recognised: here you can find some of the winner films.

LUTube - University of Leeds channel

LUTube is a service from the Leeds University that allows staff and students to share and watch online videos. On the website you can find a lot of different educational and informative kind of videos.

History for Music Lovers on Youtube

History for Music Lovers is a Youtube channel with a collection of music videos made for history and literature teaching and performed on the backing track of very famous songs, like this one about King Arthur (on the music of "Nature boy" by Eden Ahbez) or this one about the Ancient Minoan Civilization on the tones of "Creep" by Radiohead.
See also their Facebook page ( and follow them on Twitter (!/historyteacherz).

Table of contents: 

53 videos (2012/02):
William the Conqueror ("Sexyback"...
Viva Roma No. V ("Mambo #5" by Lo...
The Vikings ("Personal Jesus" by ...
The Trojan War ("Tainted Love" by...
The Spanish Inquisition ("(Keep F...
The Mahabharata ("Abracadabra" by...
The French Revolution ("Bad Roman...
The Crusades ("Eyes Without a Fac...
The Canterbury Tales ("California...
Renaissance Man ("Blister in the ...
Prehistoric ("Toxic" by Britney S...
Pompeii ("Bang Bang (My Lover Sho...
Napoleon ("Gone Daddy Gone" by th...
Mummification ("Good Riddance (Ti...
Mary, Queen of Scots ("Jenny from...
Martin Luther ("Manic Monday" by ...
Makers en partners
Macedonia ("My Sharona" by the Kn...
Leonardo da Vinci ("Dear Prudence...
Joan of Arc ("Seven Nation Army" ...
I'm a Knight ("Friday Night" by L...
History for Music Lovers
Henry VIII ("Money, Money, Money"...
Elizabeth I ("She's Not There" by...
Constantine ("Come On, Eileen" by...
Cleopatra ("Fergilicious" by Fergie)
Chinese Dynasties ("Vogue" by Mad...
Charlemagne ("Call Me" by Blondie)
Black Death ("Hollaback Girl" by ...
Beowulf ("99 Luftballons" by Nena)
Anne Boleyn ("Girl" by the Beatles)
Ancient Minoan Civilization ("Cre...

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SchoolTube is a free video sharing website, approved by over a dozen National Education Associations for use in K-12 schools. Their mission is to provide educators and students a safe and fun video sharing environment to enhance their classrooms and learning experiences. Videos are student produced and moderator approved through a innovative Chain of Accountability process.

An assortment of new student and teacher created content is available on daily from lots of categories, and it can be used by students, teachers, administrators, and school-related associations.

UWTV - University of Washington TV

UWTV is a multi-platform media organization connecting the region and the world to the University of Washington on air, online and via mobile devices. UWTV programs are available to watch on demand and via live webstream through the website, as well as iTunes U and YouTube. On the website you can also find a lot of educational videos, searching in the video library or browsing by subject.

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Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Computer Science and Engineering, Health and Medicine, Husky Sports, K-12 and Education, Physical Sciences, Social Sciances

iSchool Africa youth press team

iSchool Africa is a project started with World Cup 2010 aiming to bring the best available education technology and practices to schools in South Africa. The Youth Press Team involves teams in more than 20 schools across South Africa using Apple technology to create newsworthy video content for TV.

On the website you can find a lot of videos created by students in South Africa and hosted on YouTube, like this one giving some useful tips on how to carry out a interview:

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:

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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:

JISC MediaHub Blog

MediaHub is a new JISC-funded service, which makes available collections:
- held by MediaHub. You can view and download the videos, images and sounds, if your college or university subscribes to MediaHub. Institutions can subscribe to MediaHub via the JISC Collections website.
- held on websites that can be accessed by any internet user, without a password.
- held on websites that may require a password for access. You will link from MediaHub to the external website, then login (if you have a valid password), to view or download the resource.

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.

Table of contents: 

Business, Italian, Maths, Geography, Religion, Home Economy, Irish, Science, Technology






Transition Year Students of Ratoath College, Co. Meath


PrestoSpace - Digital Preservation of audio/visual material

PrestoSpace ( is an EU project which aims to enable any European archive owner, from small collections to the largest, to manage an autonomous and realistic patrimonial policy, including preservation and exploitation of digital assets, in order to bring together industry, research institutes and stakeholders at European level to provide products and services for bringing effective automated preservation and access to Europe’s diverse audiovisual collections.

The outcome of the project is "Digital Preservation of audio/visual material", a website for archive owners, academics and the public alike, which provides a first point-of-call for information on the migration and digital preservation of audio/visual works. The site is a repository of the information and experience gained in the PrestoSpace project. You can find information ranging from the tutorial to the academic on planning and executing a digital preservation project and the technologies and processes involved. You will also find training videos, management tools and links to online resources and events in the field of digital preservation.

To find out about the following project, PrestoPRIME, go to

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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