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Listen Up!

Listen Up! is a youth media network that connects young video producers and their allies to resources, support, and projects in order to develop the field and achieve an authentic youth voice in the mass media.

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• Submit media

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• Network directory
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• Festival guide
• Youth media in practice
• Research links

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VideoLectures

The project Videolectures.Net was created at Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, Europe in early 2002 in synergy with the global trends and more formal efforts by the European Union in creating a Knowledge Economy and Information Society.

Nowadays VideoLectures.NET is a wide ranged free and open access educational video lectures repository. The lectures are given by distinguished scholars and scientists at the most important and prominent events like conferences, summer schools, workshops and science promotional events from many fields of Science. The portal is aimed at promoting science, exchanging ideas and fostering knowledge sharing by providing high quality didactic contents not only to the scientific community but also to the general public. All lectures, accompanying documents, information and links are systematically selected and classified through the editorial process taking into account also users' comments.

The training materials were initially limited to those being developed within the FP5, FP6, and FP7 European Framework Programs, where the web based portal Videolectures.Net is being used as an educational platform for several EU funded research projects such as PASCAL NoE, ECOLEAD NoE, SEKT IP and different organizations, among others Xerox Parc, British Telecom, Max Planck, Fraunhofer Institute, Australian National University and Carnegie Mellon. The range of countries involved and languages used varies from Europe, USA, Taiwan, Australia, Ukraine, Russia and Brazil.

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* HOME
* MOST POPULAR
* LATEST LECTURES
* CATEGORIES
* EVENTS: workshops, conferences
* PEOPLE: list of all authors
* INTERVIEWS
* TUTORIALS
* CONTACT US

Learners as producers: Using project based learning to enhance meaningful learning through digital video production.

This paper discusses an initiative that utilised a combination of "Project based Learning" and a "Learning with Technology" approach. Project based learning emphasises group work and knowledge construction whereas learning with technology emphasises using technology as a tool to promote thinking. A Digital Video (DV) Camp project was organised at the Hong Kong Institute of Education with twenty teacher education students to explore how technology could enhance meaningful learning in a project based learning environment. The objective of the project was to investigate how students could learn with Digital Video technology through collaborative project based learning activities. The paper discusses how students utilised DV technology in small groups to produce two DV outputs - a one minute introduction of their group members and a three minute DV on a specific topic. Student feedback and evaluation was positive in relation to the approach and feedback was used to reorganise another DV camp in the subsequent year. Implications for the approach are discussed.

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* Introduction
* Project based learning
* Learning with technology
* Digital video camp
* Learner as producer
* Design of DV Camp
* Learning environment
* Participants
* Meaningful activities utilised in the DV camp
* Outcomes of the DV Camp
* Evaluation
* Conclusion
* Acknowledgements
* References

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Vincent H.K. Hung, Mike Keppell and Morris S.Y. Jong, Centre for Integrating Technology in Education, Hong Kong Institute of Education

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2004

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9 pages

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Fischbowl

Karl Fisch is the Director of Technology for Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado.

Les TIC en Classe

'Les TIC en Classe' is French for "ICT in class". It is an interactive DVD, produced and published in 2007 by the Ministry of Education in France, to motivate teachers to use ICT in the classroom. 37 films (5-7 minutes) allow the viewer/teacher to "enter" and participate in a class. Each film is supplemented by interviews with the teachers and students, educational materials and relevant links.

The DVD shows with concrete examples and situations the contribution and advantages of digital services and tools to learning, to show the actual activities of students and to encourage teachers to use the many accompanying documents (on the DVD or available online) and extend the use of ICT and examples shown in the videos.

The DVD was chosen as a medium because it allows teachers to easily access the multimedia content that interest him/her (movies, interviews with teachers or pupils, PDFs and links) and it can be viewed on any computer and all types of operating system (even old versions). The DVD features a dual navigation to discover the contents by subject in primary and secondary education (French, mathematics, modern languages, etc ...) or to browse by theme: background materials (on for instance interactive tables), involved psycho-motoric learning goals or resources, …

Presented at numerous meetings and in many institutes of teacher training, the DVD was a big hit among the teachers so it was reissued in 6000 copies, a special edition targeted at primary education and an English version of 10 films (http://www.educnet.education.fr/en/videos/ict-uses) were made in 2008 and 2009.

Project media is a DVD, but the movies and materials are also available online: http://www.educnet.education.fr/canal-educnet and DVDs are sent to teachers who request it via e-mail: usages-sdtice@education.gouv.fr. A MEDEA Showcase was also dedicated to this educational package: http://www.medea-awards.com/les-tic-en-classe.

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Primary education
Secondary education
Exhibitions and symposia
Resources

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Department of Information and Communication Technology in Education (SDTICE) of the Ministry of Education in France

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2007

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32 videoclips

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Kent ICT Blog

Kent Teachers Blog was part of the Kent NGfL website (http://www.kenttrustweb.org.uk/kentict/kentict_home.cfm). The aim of the Kent NGfL website is to support both teachers and pupils in the use of ICT across the curriculum by providing pages of resources, lesson ideas and links to 'safe' websites on the internet.

INgeBEELD

CANON Cultuurcel of the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training launched the INgeBEELD project (INgeBEELD means “in images” or “imaginary”). INgeBEELD is divided into 4 seperate subprojects with different target audiences.

INgeBEELD 1 (3-8 years) familiarises young children with the different building blocks of audio-visual media through five short films and engages pupils in how to look at things and communicate about the experiences. INgeBEELD 2 (6-14 years) aims to bring about the delivery of audio-visual teaching at school that is adapted to the living environment of different age groups.

It focuses on experimental film, video art and shorter audio-visual creations and introduces the basic principles of network culture and the new media. In these tasks, various media are integrated that are now omnipresent: mobile phone, mp3 player, computer games. INgeBEELD 1 and 2 are delivered in boxes with materials such as richly-illustrated textbooks, prints/drawings and photo materials, enriched with digital materials such as online assignments and DVDs with animations, cartoons, video. Young people learn to creatively express themselves by making music and sounds, drawing, playing drama and using video

INgeBEELD 3 (12-18 years) is a website that contains 4 modules, challenges and materials for all types of secondary education. Teachers can find many ideas and have access to any audio-visual tool to set up or complete their activities.

INgeBEELD4 (for teachers in training and in practice) is in a test phase and plans to make these teachers multimedia literate via a ‘media wisdom’ platform. Visitors discover the possibility of working (themselves) on this via five different worlds consisting of audiovisual clips, films and games, all connected with each other. Indirectly students and schools can then benefit from the media wisdom.

The platform on media wisdom was created in Dutch, but some of the content is in English (or translated). English versions of some clips on the platform are also available on youtube at Ambrosia’s tafel channel: www.youtube.com/user/ambrosiastafel

Table of contents: 

# INgeBEELD 1 (online and in a box)
# INgeBEELD 2 (online and in a box)
# INgeBEELD 3 (online)
# INgeBEELD 4 (online, in test phase)

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CANON Cultuurcel of the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training

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2009

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Voice Recognition Technology in Education

A 40-page booklet that examines the issues and strategies to consider before attempting to use speech recognition with users with physical and communication difficulties. Sample pages of this booklet are available as a 220Kb PDF download.
The purpose of this booklet is not to provide the latest information on specific voice recognition software, nor does it attempt a critical comparison with like-for-like systems. What it does endeavour to do is provide the reader with practical information based on research and experience gained through working directly with young people at the ACE Centre, as well as information resulting from involvement in the Becta (British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) Voice Recognition Project.

Table of contents: 

Foreword
Background
Issue 1: Why use voice recognition?
Issue 2: Before starting: Training the support providers
Issue 3: Which type of software is most appropriate?
Issue 4: The importance of specific educational objectives
Issue 5: Matching the software to the individual user
Issue 6: Techniques and tips for successful implementation
Issue 7: Specific techniques for introducing voice recognition
Issue 8: Additional support for specific learning difficulties
Issue 9: Additional support for speech difficulties
Issue 10: Physical difficulties and multi-modal input
Issue 11: What equipment is needed?
Issue 12: Looking after the voice
Further reading
Some useful contacts

Beeld is taal

This article gives an introduction to implement audiovisual education and courses for children.

Dit artikel geeft een inleiding om audiovisuele educatie en les toe te passen bij kinderen.

Daisy and Drago

Daisy and Drago is an animation by 6-year old Turkish pupils under the guidance of two teachers from the Terakki Foundation Schools in Istanbul, Turkey, English teacher Miss. Özge Karaoğlu and animation teacher Mrs. Havva Kangal Erdoğan. Daisy and Drago aims to entertain young learners while they learn a foreign language (in this case English) and help them to build permanent learning in English. The pupils made drawings in their animation class, coloured them and by putting them behind each other, an animation was created. The pupils also dubbed the animation for a Turkish and an English version.

In a repetitive and funny story young children can learn to use the English phrases “I can – I can’t – Can you?” as the young girl Daisy invites her friend Drago to several of her favourite sports activities, but he can’t do them as he is a dragon and she is a human, but there is one thing that Drago can do...

By integrating Art and English lessons, pupils had the opportunity to learn and combine artistry and language skills during the production of this animation film and their audiovisual aids are now an important part of the resulting animation. They learned how to record their voices and sounds for the animation, but also to create and maintain teamwork and present their artwork to an audience.

This film has been used in English lessons as a teaching resource in English language teaching. The resulting animation is also part of lessons as Özge and Havva explain: “We have used this film in our kindergarten classes when we teach sports . Before we present the topic we show some snapshots of the video where they do different sports and we ask the kids to name them. We ask students about their favorite sports then we ask them which sports they can do. They look at the snapshots and decide what Daisy can do and what Drago can’t. After they watch the film, students role-play the story and discuss what Daisy and Drago can or can’t do. They also watch the film without the sound and then try to remember what the characters say in different scenes. Another related activity is preparing posters for the film and making puppets of the characters.” Follow-up stories were later created such as 'Daisy and Drago and the Magic Wand', ...

Daisy and Drago won the MEDEA Award for Creativity and Innovation 2009. You can watch a MEDEA Showcase about the project here: http://www.medea-awards.com/daisy-and-drago, and be sure to watch the "making of video" of Daisy and Drago’s narration: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1352486947893285486#

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Özge Karaoğlu and Havva Kangal, Terakki Foundation School

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2008

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