Video in the classroom
Suggestions and resources on how integrate Video Production in the Classroom and students!
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Find free videos from Teachers TV to view and for download. Teachers can view relevant videos on teaching and learning in early years, primary, secondary and whole school, as well as films to help with continued professional development.
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.
Free SFX: sound effects
Free SFX website offers a wide collection of professional sound effects and music, contributed by companies and individuals around the world and made available to audio enthusiasts and production companies alike. Everyone who has contributed to the site has agreed to the freeSFX.co.uk license agreement and philosophy: these sounds are available for anyone to use in their productions.
The SFX team welcomes new members to the community that can upload their own quality sound effects or music (As long as you are the copyright owner of the sounds you wish to upload or have the copyright owners full permission to distribute them).
Overstream: free online subtitle editor
Overstream is a free online editor for creating and synchronizing subtitles to any online video (YouTube, Google Video, MySpace Video, Veoh, Blip.tv, Archive.org and Vimeo.com), store subtitles on the Overstream server, and send the link to the subtitled video to other users, friends or colleagues.
Overstream supports all languages, however, in order to work, the language must be installed on the viewer's computer.
For more information, visit the FAQ section of the webste http://www.overstream.net/help.php
ScienceDump is a source for popular science videos and pictures. Its intention is to bring fun, art and passion into Science. It is difficult to assess how many videos or other multimedia are available on the site but it must be a few hundred, all from different sources like National Geographic or TED Ed. By registering you will receive emails with regular updates on new and popular videos. You can also suggest new videos yourself. The site does not give a lot of information (or rather almost none) but the videos are what they promise: fun and interesting and learnful.
The site contains documentaries, infographics, science bits that are funny or arty, and much more.
Videos are available in the follwoing categories:
Bizarre - Oddities
Computer - Internet
Robotics - Engineering
You can follow ScienceDump on Facebook, Twitter or Google+, suggest content or join discussions on the site.
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INgeBEELD - Media wisdom and literacy platform
INgeBEELD’s aim is to educate children, youth and adults in media wisdom or media literacy, and it is divided into 4 different educational pathways with a specific target audience: 1) 3-8 year old children – an offline box, 2) 6-14 years youngsters – an offline box, 3) 12-18 years – online website and 4) an online platform for teachers in training and in practice, which is also open to anyone who wishes to learn more about the field of media literacy and media wisdom: media users, educators and parents, teachers, academics, artists, etc.
Educational users of the platform can be inspired by these projects.
The platform aims to ensure that people in the class will learn to:
Active (Do it yourself)
SignMedia - Interactive learning resource
This is a website for Deaf Media Professionals who want to improve their written English skills. An online learning resource that teaches elements of broadcast media industry-specific English through Sign Language video and interactive tasks.
The video narrative and gameplay immerses learners into an alternative reality where learners start to work for the fictional Deaf production company Sunrise Media Productions as the production manager for the soap opera ‘Beautiful Days’.
The resource has been designed primarily as a vocational tool for Deaf media professionals, but can also benefit Deaf media students and other Sign Language users who wish to develop their written English at an intermediate level or learn media specific signs. Hearing people with a professional or personal interest in sign languages can also benefit from an extensive Sign Language glossary of Media terminology – the first of its kind.
The Learning Tool is signed in British, Italian and Austrian Sign Languages.
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.
Film English - language learning resource site
A website created by Kieran Donaghy, that uses short films to promote cineliteracy - the ability to analyse and interpret moving images - in the language classroom. It is a resource bank containing over 90 lesson plans for teachers designed around moving images.
It is aimed at elementary and advanced learners and their teachers. It is very user-friendly, legible and well organised. The lessons are categorized by topic, level and age appropriateness and include homework and follow-up activities. There is a glossary of common film terms and links for teachers and students to related sites. For ease of use the short films and worksheets are embedded into the site. The teachers do not need to download anything, they only need internet access, a computer and a data-projection in the classroom.