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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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The filmmaker's toolkit

This toolkit provides practical help and inspiration for students and staff interested in making films. With manual: online or downloadable as PDF (33 pages).
* Video technology has become easier to use, more available and far cheaper than ever before. More and more people are making their own videos and publishing them on the web, as YouTube testifies. But how do you get beyond ‘point and shoot' and what is the relevance of video production to education?
* Digital Video can be used in a number of ways in the classroom and the case studies show examples of a wide range of applications, together with student comment and reflection.
* The toolkit gives an overview of the filmmaking process, from initial idea to equipment needed to burning your DVD. It has been developed over several years and provides information and points to consider when making a film with an educational application in mind.
* The filmmaker's toolkit (downloadable as PDF) can be used as a standalone resource, in combination with workshops, or it can be more fully embedded into the learning and teaching of specific modules.

Table of contents: 

The toolkit
1 Preparation
* organising your thoughts
* storyboarding
* scripting
* describing shots
* preparing to shoot

2. Production
* using a camera
o moving shots
* shooting sequences
* lighting
o 3 point lighting
* sound recording
* white balance
* conducting interviews

3. Editing
* logging
* editing process
* special effects
* sound and music
* music copyright
* outputting your film

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Claire Allam (content) & Danny Monaghan (design), Learning Development and Media Unit, University of Sheffield

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2007

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33 pages

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Handbook on Digital Video and Audio in Education - Creating and using audio and video material for educational purposes

This is a comprehensive guidebook for those who consider creating and using audio and video material for educational purposes in higher and further education.

The Handbook contains over a hundred pages of information about all aspects of using digital video and audio in education, including links to other useful resources. It is directed to both new and experienced users and contains theoretical, empirical and practical chapters that help you in deciding why, when and how to use digital video and audio in education. Whether you have existing material or want to create new videos, this handbook is a Must-Have!

With practical tips and guidelines to help you prepare, record and edit a video, software introductions, best practices, digital video databases, streaming media, links and a project web site: http://www.videoaktiv.org.

Table of contents: 

1. How to use this handbook
2. Table of contents
3. Why I use video with my students
4. Thinking about educational video
5. Using existing material
6. Creating new material
7. Tips for producing video
8. Distributing the material
9. How to acquire the necessary skills
10. Further resources
11. Bibliography

This handbook is yours, so of course you decide how to make the best possible use of it. However, we tried to conceive it in such a way that it can be used in the most flexible way, according to what we expected could be your individual needs.

Of course, you can start reading at the front cover until you reach the back. However, you can also navigate through it using the Table of Contents, which we hope is sufficiently self-explanatory so that you will find topics and issues that are directly responding to your searches.

You can also just read that part that meets your immediate need: if you are looking for a justification for the use of video in education, then the first chapter “Why I Use Video With My Students” answers your questions. If your institution or department is investigating the possibilities of using video, than “Thinking About Educational Video” may give you pedagogical ammunition in the decision making process.

For individual lecturers and course creators, the following more practical chapters may proof more useful: “Using existing material”, “Creating New Material”, “Tips for Producing Video” and “Distributing the Material”. These handholding chapters are useful if you have the basic skills for video production, distribution and use but you are looking for additional advice. If you are starting from scratch, you may consider consulting “How to Acquire the Necessary Skills”.

The final reference chapters contain “Further resources” on production of (streaming) video, and on existing archives of educational videos, as well as a bibliography.

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Marie Bijnens, Mathy Vanbuel, Soetkin Verstegen (ATiT) and Clive Young (Glasgow Caledonian University), and contributions by other VideoAktiv project partners.

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2006

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114 pages

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eduMedia-sciences

With eduMedia, teachers have access to a wide collection of educational simulations which cover all the main scientific subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and General Sciences for levels ranging from primary school pupils to university undergraduates. The teaching expertise that has gone into developing the content allows us to provide highly visual and interactive classroom material to illustrate aspects of the course which would be difficult to present using traditional media.
The eduMedia site www.edumedia-sciences.com is constantly being updated and offers to date almost 380 downloadable interactive simulations available to any teacher whose school is an eduMedia subscriber.

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eduMedia

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up-to-date

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650 animations (2011)

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Media Watch

Our goal is to challenge abusive stereotypes and other biased images commonly found in the media. Media Watch, which began in 1984, distributes educational videos, media literacy information and newsletters to help create more informed consumers of the mass media.

Table of contents: 

Top News
About
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Gallery
Lectures
Links
Multimedia
Events
Archives

Vorbereitende Überlegungen zur Unterrichtspraxis IV, Video/Film

Interviews with experts about how to "teach film".

Table of contents: 

Gespräch mit Christine Dollhofer (Interview with C.D.)
Gespräch mit Stefan Kurowski
Gespräch mit Gustav Ernst
Further exercises
Allgemeine Überlegungen zur Unterrichtbarkeit vonVideo/Film (General considerations about teachability of video/film)

System requirements: 
Acrobat Reader

BioVisions

Research in the biological sciences often depends on the development of new ways of visualizing important processes and molecules. Indeed, the very act of observing and recording data lies at the foundation of all the natural sciences. The same holds true for the teaching and communication of scientific ideas; to see is to begin to understand. The continuing quest for new and more powerful ways to communicate ideas in biology is the focus of BioVisions at Harvard University.

The potential of multimedia in the area of biology education has yet to be fulfilled. Indeed, multimedia as a means of imparting biological information is years behind its use in other areas such as entertainment. BioVisions is meant to close this gap by combining the highest quality multimedia development with rigorous scientific models of how biological processes occur. In addition, this new generation of science visualizations are not meant to simply be simulations or mirrors held up to reality, rather they are designed with a specific pedagogical goal in mind. This means that each decision made on how to represent a given biological process also includes consideration of how best to visually communicate particular aspects of the process.

BioVisions is based on a collaborative community of Harvard scientists, teaching faculty, students, and multimedia professionals. It is directed by Dr. Robert A. Lue, who founded BioVisions with generous and continuing support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Harvard University.

System requirements: 
Apple Quicktime Player and/or Flash Macromedia Plugin

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Harvard University.

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2007

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17 videos

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Media Smart

Media Smart develops and provides, free of charge and on request, educational materials to primary schools that teach children to think critically about advertising in the context of their daily lives.
Our materials use real examples of advertising to teach core media literacy skills.

Table of contents: 

Kids
• About us
• Games
• House Hippo
• Quiz
• What do you think?
• Downloads

Parents
• Media Glossary
• Media literacy and your child
• Tell us what you think

Teachers
• Our materials
• Media literacy skills & curriculum links
• Order our materials
• Evaluation Research
• Feedback

About
• Media literacy core skills and learning objectives
• Key documents on media literacy
• Expert group
• Our research
• Supporters
• What others say about us
• Take up in schools
• Facts and figures
• Reviews
• Watch our infomercial
• FAQs
• Contact us

System requirements: 
Adobe Reader, Flash

Teaching for Understanding : A Guide to Video Resources

This book describes and illustrates recent videos portraying teaching practices that are consistent with the most recent research on learning and teaching and with professional standards. The guide serves effectively as a stand-alone resource or as a companion to the Theories of Learning and Teaching report and summary, for those who wish to use videos in support of instructional improvement and teacher professional development.

Table of contents: 

Section I: Overview of Types and Uses
Section II: Things to Keep in Mind
Section III: Resources and Research

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Judith W. Segal, Elizabeth J. Demarest, Andrea I. Prejean

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2006

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# ISBN-10: 0810611503# ISBN-13: 978-0810611504

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35 pages

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6.912 Introduction to Copyright Law

This course is an introduction to copyright law and American law in general. Topics covered include: structure of federal law; basics of legal research; legal citations; how to use LexisNexis®; the 1976 Copyright Act; copyright as applied to music, computers, broadcasting, and education; fair use; Napster®, Grokster®, and Peer-to-Peer file-sharing; Library Access to Music Project; The 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act; DVDs and encryption; software licensing; the GNU® General Public License and free software.

For course documents see left sidebar on the linked website.

Table of contents: 

1 Introduction; Basics of Legal Research; Legal Citations
2 LexisNexis®; 1976 Copyright Act
3 Copyright applied to Music, Computers; Napster®; Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
4 Software Licensing; DVDs and Encryption

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