use in class


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The National Archives Experience


1jour1actu - Des outils pour mieux comprendre l'info

The French website 1jour1actu - Des outils pour mieux comprendre l'info contains hundreds of contents (articles, videos, activities, dossiers, games, interactive sheets) on many different topics, ranging from Art, Literature, History, Biology, Science, to media literacy, sport, actualities.
The contents are aimed at the use in primary education classrooms. Each content is composed by attractive images, clear and short texts and a list of related contents for further deepening.
The teacher section provides them with “The highlights of the week”, files to download for the use in the classroom and an overview of the news and activities of the week.

MEDEA2020 Workshop about use and reuse of video in learning and teaching

These are the recordings of the MEDEA2020 Workshop on use and reuse of video in learning and teaching. It took place in Turin on 20th-21st April 2012. The workshop was aimed at teachers and others interested in the topic. Some videos are in English, some in Italian.
Different experiences were shown during the workshop, as well as use and good practices of European media archives and elements about the policy of reutilization of video packs.


Queste sono le registrazioni del workshop MEDEA2020 sull'uso e il riutilizzo del video nell’apprendimento e nell’insegnamento. Il workshop ha avuto luogo a Torino dal 20 al 21 aprile 2012 ed era rivolto a insegnanti e altre persone interessate al tema. Alcuni video sono in inglese, gli altri in italiano.
Durante il workshop sono state mostrate esperienze diverse, le buone pratiche di utilizzo degli archivi mediatici europei ed alcuni elementi in merito alla politica di riutilizzo degli imballaggi video.

Table of contents: 

Summary of MEDEA2020 workshop in Torino

• Introduction to the MEDEA Awards - Sally Reynolds, ATiT, Belgium (MEDEA2020 partner)
• Making video in school - Antonio Mandarano, Istituto Avogadro,Torino, Italy (MEDEA Awards 2011 Finalist)
• Creating and Using video in school - Cinzia Chelo, Scuola Media Brofferio, Asti (MEDEA Awards 2011 Finalist)
• Making creative use of news to build media literacy with school children, making your own news, young people presenting their own news - Helen Shreeve, BBC, UK (MEDEA Awards 2010 Winner)
• Unlocking the European media archives, what can users find and what can't they find? Examples of good practice - Marco Rendina, Cinecittà LUCE, Italy (EUscreen and Europeana project partner)
• Policy of re-use - Eleonora Pantò, CSP, Italy (MEDEA2020 partner) and Alessandro Bernard (videomaker)
• The use of moving images in education: examples of past and present - Mathy Vanbuel, ATiT, Belgium (co-founder MEDEA Awards and EUscreen project partner)






MEDEA2020 Project, CSP




10 videos, total duration: 2:53:08



BrainNook is an online platform containing over a hundred educational games based on important concepts in the critical foundational subjects of Math and English Grammar, mostly appropriate for children 6 to 11 years old but suitable for any age.
Elementary school children can play these games while exploring colorful virtual worlds, safely competing and interacting with other children, and solving puzzles. On the website there are also sections specifically for parents and teachers, who can use it as a tool to keep their students learning even outside the classroom.


Animoto provides an array of tools for creating videos in the classroom. Educators can apply for a free Animoto account for use in the classroom to create presentations incorporating images, video clips, music and text.

With the Cinematic Artificial Intelligence technology, Animoto analyzes and combines user-selected images, video clips and music, taking into account every nuance of a song - the genre, song structure, rhythm, instrumentation, and vocals. Animoto automatically orchestrates a custom video mixing relevant messaging, statistics and quotes among the pictures to educate the audience. Videos can be shared via email, on a blog/website, exported to YouTube, or downloaded to a computer for use in presentations.


The online service Edublogs, created in 2005, hosts blogs and provides custom blogging platforms to individual teachers, school districts and hundreds of thousands of students.

Within this platform, teachers can easily create and manage as many student blogs as needed, engaging students in their learning and enhance instruction through collaboration, student portfolios, and different classroom uses. Blogs can be completely private or open to the public and since Edublogs only host education related content, they are allowed by most school filters. Features also include discussion tools, video embedding, Facebook and Twitter integration, and calendars.


LearnBoost’s is a free all-in-one solution allowing teachers to manage their classroom by offering a gradebook, a software for managing and creating lesson plans, tracking attendance, maintaining schedules, sharing contents with parents or students, integrating Google Apps including calendars, tagging of Common Core Standards, and more. It is available in 11 different languages.

Chemistry: All About You

Çhemistry: All About You - Teach chemistry in a fun and innovative way is a website whereteachers can find chemistry resources to organise activities in the classroom around the video "Chemistry: All About You" developed by the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) in partnership with UNESCO and IUPAC. The objective is to propose tools for an innovative and multi-disciplinary approach of chemistry teaching.
Video, teachers'guidelines, lesson plans, documents and experiment modules are available on the website.


e-Bug is a free educational resource for classroom and home use that makes learning about micro-organisms, the spread, prevention and treatment of infection fun and accessible for all students.

The website is divided in three sections for Junior Students, Senior Students and for Teachers, where lesson plans, student worksheets, activities and presentations are available. All activities and plans have been designed to complement the National Curriculum. The student pages complement the teacher resources by providing online games, revision pages and more to continue the learning experience at home.

EU-HOU Hands-on Universe

The EU-HOU project ("Hands-On Universe, Europe. Bringing frontline interactive astronomy to the classroom") is a collaboration of hundreds of teachers and scientists from 14 countries with the purpose of creating a way for students to get excited by science, primarily through the use of astronomy.

This project developed hands-on exercises (available at in lot of different languages, designed to promote an active learning by giving student real astronomical data to find a new planet, explore volcanos on the moons of Jupiter, classify stars, or weigh a galaxy. Each exercise comes complete with detailed instructions for how easily display, analyze, and interpret the data in the classroom, using the free software SalsaJ, downloadable at

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