PLURAL+ Video Competition
PLURAL+ is a video competition organised by the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations in cooperation with partners around the world that aims to involve youth in addressing the key challenges in their communities related to migrant integration, inclusiveness, identity, diversity, human rights and social cohesiveness.
You can register to view the 2009 entries which are included on the UNESCO audiovisual e-platform where you will also find a fascinating selection of programmes that really highlight the power of video in addressing core social questions around the globe.
European Southern Observatory Videos
On this page you can find a lot of videos from the ESO (European Southern Observatory) – Astronomy made on planet Earth.
You can also find ESOcast (http://www.eso.org/public/esocast.html), a video podcast series dedicated to bringing the latest news and research, exploring the Universe's ultimate frontier with Doctor J, a.k.a. Dr. Joe Liske. The ESOcast is offered for download in several formats: standard (.mov, .mpeg, .mp4, .m4v) and HD (High Definition).
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
Learning Technology on Scoop.it
Here you can find a very interesting collection of highly relevant articles about media and learning from around the web, curated by Nik Peachey.
The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere. On the website there are a lot of materials and resources available free of charge, like an extensive library of 2.100 videos, covering K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history.
Students can make use of the video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web; coaches, parents, and teachers have unprecedented visibility into what their students are learning and doing on the Khan Academy.
The OneMinutesJr project
The OneMinutesJr project gives young people between 12 and 20 years of age from many corners of the globe the
opportunity to express themselves, speak out and learn audiovisual skills to communicate across borders, languages
and distances through 60 second videos.
The OneMinutesJr project now contains more than 2000 video clips and provides a fascinating insight into youth culture and interests around the globe. Supported by the European Cultural Foundation, the One Minutes Jr. Foundation and UNICEF amongst others, the one minute videos on the project web site vary a great deal, some have been sent in by individuals, others are results from workshops where young people are taught video production, editing and publishing skills.
Timelines is a high-quality resource available to schools and others interested in history with a particular emphasis on British history. The sophisticated timeline planner provided by Timelines allows visitors move between timelines to explore parallel events. It also includes a rich supply of secondary resources. This site has been augmented at the end of 2010 with the addition of a history of smallpox through time as well as journeys in the American West. The history of smallpox won a BAFTA at the BAFTA Children's awards of 2010.
This free-to-use resource is based loosely on the British history curriculum.