Rewordify is a powerful, free, online software that improves reading, learning, and teaching. This site can intelligently simplify difficult English, for faster comprehension, effectively teach words, for building a better vocabulary, help teachers save time and produce engaging lessons and help improve learning outcomes
Useful tools for teachers for a more inclusive classroom by SENnet
SENnet is the Special Educational Needs Network that brings together decision-makers and practitioners supporting young people with disabilities in mainstream schools. The network connects, informs and supports those using technology to improve access to learning for young people with special educational needs. After three years' work, the partners have produced useful resources for every teacher.
Research, policy and practice
New learning environments
Teacher competence development
Workshop “Developing documentaries in schools”
Educational Radiotelevision (EduTV) organised the MEDEAnet workshop “Developing documentaries in schools” on 5-7 April 2013 in Athens, Greece. The workshop was dedicated at primary and secondary level teachers who already have a prior experience in video production, basic knowledge in ICT, and Web 2.0 tools.
Lead speaker of the workshop was the Film director and Media Educator, Maria Leonida. She focused on methodologies related to documentary, exploring how various tools and resources can be used to enhance creativity in schools and finally understanding how documentary can be a multimodal, effective, informative and expressive medium. During the 3-day workshop the 24 participants learnt about ways to refine their shooting and editing techniques, enhance their creative techniques, focus on methodologies and educational content that could make teaching exciting and attractive to young people.
Sofia Papadimitriou (EduTV, Greece) presented the whole activities of the MEDEAnet project and how to publish and disseminate videos in social media and embed them in learning environments.
In addition, two successful webinars were held on Saturday and Sunday morning, exchanging experiences of creating videos with other European teachers. Sally Reynolds (ATiT, Belgium) first presented the history of MEDEA Awards and the experience of teachers’ training in media and the challenges that are emerged. In particular, Annamaria Lisotti (Italy) talked about the recordings of Science experiments in the classroom with her pupils and Anca Irimina (Romania) presented the use of video in a vocational school of Romania and her relevant experience. An active discussion was developed after their presentations, providing a good opportunity for the participants to ask questions about best practices of using the video in classroom settings.
Workshop report, slides, video
eduMedia Share: multimedia content for teachers and students
eduMedia Share is a cool place for teachers to host and share visual and interactive resources. At eduMedia Share you can:
Upload your media (images, animations, videos), Discover and download interesting resources
WatchKnow - Free educational Videos
To provide a world-class, online domain on which educators can store, categorize, and rate the best, K – 12 educational videos on the Internet today. And to make this service FREE so teachers, parents and students everywhere may have access to those videos.
Teachers, instructors and educators may suggest videos for inclusion into the directory, and then to review, approve, and assign those videos into appropriate categories using a wiki framework and philosophy. The videos are the highest quality found on the Internet, cover all major educational topics from elementary to secondary schools (or age range 1 – 18), and are Kid Safe because they are vetted by teachers.
School world.Tv: multimedia education platform
SchoolsWorld is a multimedia platform, providing innovative and informative content for everyone involved with or wanting to be involved in schools. Besides all the content from Teachers TV, there is something for everyone: videos, interactive games, work sheets, fact sheets, information and latest education news. There's also opportunity to get involved in great competitions and daily polls.
4teachers : integrating technology into a classroom
4Teachers.org works to help integrate technology into a classroom by offering online tools and resources. This site helps teachers locate online resources such as ready-to-use Web lessons, quizzes, rubrics and classroom calendars. There are also tools for student use.
Assessing Technology Planning
Assessing Web Resources
Assessing Technology's Impact
Evaluators & Reports
Moving Image Techniques
The website introduces children and teachers to moving image techniques.
The aim of the website is to assist in the teaching and creation of simple animation films by 5 short stop motion videos and guidelines explaining 5 different techniques to create moving images. The website has been created for school children aged 9 - 13 years old, although it can also be useful for other age groups.
It offers primary school students background information and guidelines to get started in creating an animation film themselves. It has also been used in the classroom to create films within a specific unit and during art classes, and has also been extensively used in adult education seminars and workshops. Teachers use the site to familiarise themselves with the techniques prior to introducing the topic in their classroom, as well as to show it to their students. The website materials have also been used during lectures of student teachers, helping their understanding of the media as well as creation of their own films.
3. Oö. Jugend-Medien-Studie 2013
This study gives an overview about the changes in the use of media by 11- to 18-year-olds from Upper Austria. It shows that the popularity of smartphones has increased considerably and that young people use media more independently and more consciously compared to the last studies. This study includes the points of view of the young people themselves as well as of their parents and teachers.
2. Oö. Jugend-Medien-Studie 2011
This study gives an overview about the changes in the use of media by 11- to 18-year-olds from Upper Austria. It shows that about 50% of the interviewed youth are into reading; popular kinds of media include television, computers and mobiles. This study includes the points of view of the young people themselves as well as of their parents and teachers.