Moviestorm was founded in 2003 by Cambridge entrepreneurs Matt Kelland and Dave Lloyd. They began researching into emerging forms of media, and in particular, innovative ways in which game technology could be applied to non-game environments and media. Moviestorm offers an affordable suite of software tools easy to use, that combine to form a full-featured movie-making environment for a broad range of people who have the need for an inexpensive, fast and simple means of making high quality animated movies.
The manual for schools to learn to use Moviestorm is available in the following resource: http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/making-movies-with-moviestorm-...
45 Interesting Ways to use your Pocket Video Camera in the Classroom
This presentation, created by Tom Barrett, contains some tips about the different ways a video camera could be used in a classroom context, like filming school tours or recording science experiments.
A Dutch translation of this presentation is available through KlasCement: http://www.klascement.net/docs/13395/?set_language=4 (free registration required).
See also: 32 Interesting Ways to Use an i-Pod Touch in the Classroom (http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/32-interesting-ways-to-use-an-...); 62 Interesting Ways to Use an i-Pad in the Classroom (http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/62-interesting-ways-to-use-an-...), and the other Interesting Ways (http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/interesting-ways).
The Divis project (Digital video streaming and multilingualism) is a European funded Project that run from October 2008 to September 2010. It aims to encourage, motivate and equip both teacher trainers and practising language teachers to include video production in their teaching.
The official report of the project is available here:
Initial research was undertaken to establish how teachers feel about the use of video production and what skills and experience they had in this area. From the results of the research, the project team developed a online guide to address the teachers' needs, introducing creative and non-conventional teaching methods and samples to support implementation of video work in the classroom as well as providing technical support. The manual is available in many languages on the following webpage:
On the Divis project website, you can also find very good examples of usage of videos, photo stories, dramas, and television news in education. There is also a useful technical support section:
Photo story, Video words, school presentations, drama, television news, technical support, Video gallery, download guide
Teaching with Comic Life 2, a guide to using Plasq’s Comic Life 2 in the Classroom
This free ebook is a teaching guide to using Plasq’s Comic Life 2 in the classroom, a digital story telling application. The guide covers the idea of visual story telling and communicating a narrative with only 6 photos. According to the author, the simple graphical user interface and intuitive drag and drop workflow makes Comic Life a perfect tool for classrooms both at primary and secondary level.
The guide includes a task: in small groups pupils will write and communicate a story using only eight photos and the Comic Life Application (you can buy from http://www.plasq.com).
Introduction to Comic Life 2
Story Telling with Comic Life
Writing your Story
Telling a Story Comic Life
Step 1 : Select your layout Template
Step 2 : Importing Images
Step 3 : Adding Image Effects
Step 4 : Adding Text
Exporting and Sharing
Using Bluetooth to transfer Photos and Comics
Transferring Files with Bluetooth
Connecting with DigMo!