school reform

Technology, Video Gaming, and the Future of Schools

"Literacy In Digital Technology Is The New Generation Gap"
K-12 schools often find themselves resisting the latest technologies in order to preserve their existing methods of teaching and learning. When students begin to use cell phones, iPods, instant messaging, social networking sites, or massively multiplayer gaming, schools often respond with bans and filters to restrict student use. But students don’t stop finding innovative uses for the new technologies--they just do it outside of school. As a result, teachers and school leaders keep the integrity of their instructional programs but continue to fall behind the technological learning curve, and find it more difficult to integrate new learning tools in their classrooms.

Teachers TV

Teachers TV was the digital channel for everyone who works in schools. Its programmes covered every subject in the curriculum, all key stages and every professional role – from teaching assistant to headteacher. You could watch it on digital cable and satellite and programmes are also available anytime, on-demand and for free on this website. Sadly, along with many other well-known UK agencies active in the education and training sphere including Becta, Teachers TV has fallen foul of cutbacks in UK spending. From the end of March 2011 this terrific source of free education videos and resources aimed at the professional development of teachers has no longer been available.

Luckily its resources are now available on
- TES: http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/tes-connect-video-resources
as well as other repositories:
- Promethean Planet: http://www.prometheanplanet.com/en-gb/professional-development/best-prac...
- Teachers Media: http://www.teachersmedia.co.uk
- SchoolsWorld: http://www.schoolsworld.tv/videos
- Teachfind: http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/teachfind

Table of contents: 

videos
key stages
subjects
news
whole school issues
tv guide
learning journeys
groups
associates
help

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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Format

Language

Country

Level

Author

Steven Goodman

Year

2003

ISBN

# ISBN-10: 0807742880 # ISBN-13: 9780807742884

Length

144 pages

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Video in the classroom

Video in the Classroom was founded in 2003 by Mathew Needleman to focus on video production in the elementary grades. The site was recently relaunched to showcase the work of elementary educators from across the country and provide additional how-to information, additional links, and a complete redesign.

Table of contents: 

About
View Films
Make Films
Blogs
Podcast

Edutopia

Edutopia is the tangible embodiment of our vision. Through the Edutopia.org Web site, Edutopia magazine, and Edutopia video, we spread the word about ideal, interactive learning environments and enable others to adapt these successes locally. Edutopia.org contains a deep archive of continually updated best practices, from classroom tips to recommendations for districtwide change. Allied with a dedicated audience that actively contributes success stories from the field, our mission relies on input and participation from schools and communities.

Table of contents: 

Core Concepts
• Overview
• Integrated Studies
• Project Learning
• Technology Integration
• Teacher Development
• Social and Emotional Learning
• Assessment
Sections
• Video Library
• Teacher Training
• Edutopia Magazine
Submit Videos
Edutopia Membership
Edutopia Video News
Download Free
Edutopia Videos
on iTunes U
What Do You Think?

System requirements: 
Flash Player

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

Project-based learning with multimedia

SRI International's Center for Technology in Learning evaluated the Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project from 1995 to 2000. The evaluation examined three aspects of the Multimedia Project: its dissemination across various schools and districts, its impact on teaching practice, and its effects on student achievement. This page is designed to offer the evaluation findings to specific audiences: Technology Coordinators and Administrators, Teachers, Students and Parents, Business Partners, and Researchers. There are also Quick Links to the full evaluation reports, slide presentations, research and evaluation tools, and related research into education and technology.

Table of contents: 

Overview and Administration
Includes Overview, Directory, Research & Evaluation information
PBL with Multimedia Topics
Many topics on Project-Based Learning supported by Multimedia including the Scoring Rubric
Curriculum and Activities
Specific activities, Curriculum ideas, technology guides, and CD-ROM technical support
Classroom Examples
Database of Example Projects, Analysis of Projects
Interact
Communicate with other teachers and administrators about PBL+MM
Find
Search and Site Map

Tech Support
for the PBL with Multimedia CD-RO

System requirements: 
Real Player

Digital Video in Education

Describes the production of digital video from a teacher's and a student's pov

Table of contents: 

Student Process
• Plan
• Produce
• Present

Teacher Process
• Plan
• Coordinate
• Assess

Equipment

Internet Resources

System requirements: 
Adobe Reader

Free Science Videos and Lectures Free Education Online is Possible!

Collection of free scientifical videos for educational purposes.

Table of contents: 

Video Categories
* Animals
* Astronomy
* Biology
* Chemistry
* Genetics
* Physics
* Technology
* Water Life
* Weather
Recent Videos
Recent Lectures

MediaEd

MediaEd is the site for media and moving image education in the UK. On this site you'll find teaching ideas, lesson plans and project reports, examples of student work, details of where you can get support and training or find workshops or education screenings for your students. MediaEd is currently still under construction so your feedback would be really useful.

Table of contents: 

Get started with…
• Teaching about film
• Teaching film-making
• Media literacy

Find…
• Teaching ideas
• Student work
• Resources
• Organisations
• Discussion
• What’s on

Reframing literacy

System requirements: 
Adobe Reader (optional)

Sponsors and Exhibitors

MediaSite Kaltura Panopto
Ubicast WebClip2Go Kalyzée
Matrox Rapidmooc Crowdbeamer

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