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Podcastomatic

Podcastomatic is a website that allows to instantly convert (and play) websites and blogs to podcasts. The podcasts can be listened to in streaming web or be downloaded using iTunes or other podcast players.
Podcastomatic is designed to play audio with an English accent.

Video Modeling: A Visual Teaching Method for Children with Autism

The techniques described in Video Modeling form an easy-to-use method for developing and strengthening communication, academic, play, social and self-help skills in children with autism. Parents, educators, friends, and relatives with access to a camcorder may be able to make a difference in the life of a child with autism simply by creating videos.

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Liisa Neumann

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2004

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# ISBN-10: 0615113109 # ISBN-13: 978-0615113104

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113 pages

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The Director in the Classroom - How Filmmaking Inspires Learning

Offering a fun voyage of discovery for learners of all ages, The Director in the Classroom provides the "Why" for digital video in the classroom in a clear and concisely written book. The Director in the Classroom examines how filmmaking engages learners and explores how the process of filmmaking fosters the development of personal, social and higher-order thinking skills.

Digital filmmaking can empower students with the tools, skills and confidence to take creative control of their research projects. This book identifies how today’s digital cameras and software tools are revolutionizing filmmaking and enhancing learning in the classroom, and investigates curriculum connections and strategies for meeting standards and provides examples of successful video projects from K-12 and beyond.

The Director in the Classroom also provides you with strategies for assessing video projects, dealing with copyright issues, and project ideas.

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Nikos Theodosakis

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2001

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# ISBN-10: 1930870116# ISBN-13: 978-1930870116

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336 pages

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Making Movies - Learn how to edit video and create professional-looking DVDs.

PC Magazine is the Independent Guide to Technology. This article (january 2005, p. 147-162) by Jan Ozer "teaches amateurs the basics of video editing and DVD authoring, and reviews 20 applications to help us get the job done."

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* Video editing
* DVD authoring
* Reviews

Teaching Science for All Children: An Inquiry Approach (with "Video Explorations" VideoWorkshop CD-ROM), MyLabSchool Edition (4th Edition)

Organized around the four key areas of the learning cycle—Exploration, Explanation, Expansion, and Evaluation—the fourth edition continues to integrate the National Science Education Standards throughout. It provides methods for future teachers to foster awareness among their students of the nature of science; to implement skills in the classroom using science inquiry processes; and to develop in their students an understanding of the interactions among science, technology, and society.

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Ralph Martin, Teresa Franklin, Jack Gerlovich, Colleen Sexton

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2004

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# ISBN-10: 0-205-46471-8# ISBN-13: 978-0-205-46471-5

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640 pages

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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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144 pages

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Using Authentic Video in the Language classroom

Using film and video in the classroom is motivating and fun but can be daunting for the teacher. This book guides and supports teachers with plenty of practical suggestions for activities which can be used with drama, soap opera, comedy, sports programmes and documentaries. Many of the activities will lend themselves for use with DVD and webcasts.

Table of contents: 

Introduction
Part A
Video Drama
• Introduction
• Full-length feature films
• Other video drama
Non-fiction video
• Introduction
• Programmes about real life
• Short sequences and promotions

Part B
Activities with authentic video
• Video comprehension
• Activities (sorted alphabetically)
• Glossary

Pay Off! Analysis to learn and produce your own film

Pay Off! is an educational introduction to moviemaking tools that aims to support and encourage teachers so they dare to start analysing films and let their pupils produce a movie teachers. Pay Off! consists of a 40-minute DVD and a teacher's manual giving a thorough walkthrough of the essential moviemaking tools with guidelines to understand how to get you message through when making a movie. The teacher's guide includes many tasks for students to engage in when they have to learn film-making and analysis.

After viewing a chapter, pupils and teachers can discuss and reflect, and before the time of testing, the teacher can use the DVD to prepare for it. The teacher's guide includes many tasks for students to engage in when they have to learn film-making and analysis. It gives students an insight into the shooting and editing of a film, and how students can use editing tools to create their own production.

In 2006 Pay Off! participated in the Danish competition "Det gyldne Snit 2006" and won the Jury´s special prize: http://www.fsknet.dk/da/node/474?q=node/504. You can find more (English) information about this project on the MEDEA Showcases that is dedicated to it: http://www.medea-awards.com/pay-off.

Table of contents: 

Videoclips from the film "Anton"
Videoclips with audio
Pupils working on clips
Results of the students' work
Tips for film production in a class

Tools & Skills:
Image Cropping
Perspective
Camera Movement
Cutting Types
Sound etc.

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Grethe Grønkjær, GeGe Publishing and Production Company, Denmark

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INgeBEELD

CANON Cultuurcel of the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training launched the INgeBEELD project (INgeBEELD means “in images” or “imaginary”). INgeBEELD is divided into 4 seperate subprojects with different target audiences.

INgeBEELD 1 (3-8 years) familiarises young children with the different building blocks of audio-visual media through five short films and engages pupils in how to look at things and communicate about the experiences. INgeBEELD 2 (6-14 years) aims to bring about the delivery of audio-visual teaching at school that is adapted to the living environment of different age groups.

It focuses on experimental film, video art and shorter audio-visual creations and introduces the basic principles of network culture and the new media. In these tasks, various media are integrated that are now omnipresent: mobile phone, mp3 player, computer games. INgeBEELD 1 and 2 are delivered in boxes with materials such as richly-illustrated textbooks, prints/drawings and photo materials, enriched with digital materials such as online assignments and DVDs with animations, cartoons, video. Young people learn to creatively express themselves by making music and sounds, drawing, playing drama and using video

INgeBEELD 3 (12-18 years) is a website that contains 4 modules, challenges and materials for all types of secondary education. Teachers can find many ideas and have access to any audio-visual tool to set up or complete their activities.

INgeBEELD4 (for teachers in training and in practice) is in a test phase and plans to make these teachers multimedia literate via a ‘media wisdom’ platform. Visitors discover the possibility of working (themselves) on this via five different worlds consisting of audiovisual clips, films and games, all connected with each other. Indirectly students and schools can then benefit from the media wisdom.

The platform on media wisdom was created in Dutch, but some of the content is in English (or translated). English versions of some clips on the platform are also available on youtube at Ambrosia’s tafel channel: www.youtube.com/user/ambrosiastafel

Table of contents: 

# INgeBEELD 1 (online and in a box)
# INgeBEELD 2 (online and in a box)
# INgeBEELD 3 (online)
# INgeBEELD 4 (online, in test phase)

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CANON Cultuurcel of the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training

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2009

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Opettaja.tv

YLE is Finland's national public service broadcasting company and Opettaja.tv is its service for teachers both on TV and on-line. YLE Teema is broadcasting Opettaja.tv for a few hours on five days of the week, offering teaching material for class work as well as to serve teachers' further education and professional development. Most Opettaja.tv TV programmes are also available online.

The web site offers a great amount of audiovisual teaching material and tools for its use in class. The web site also serves as a discussion forum for teachers and as a platform for the exchange of teaching material.

Opettaja.tv is made in cooperation with headteachers and the Finnish National Board of Education.

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