Video & Education News

Launch of Iraqi Educational TV

UNESCO recently announced the launch of Iraqi Educational TV. This service is available on Nile-Sat, a regional satellite service. UNESCO’s Iraq office has played a pivotal role in the creation of Iraqi Educational TV by designing quality distance learning tools and developing The School Curricula Website. The website consists of digitalized textbooks, educational TV lessons and interactive web-based lessons. Designed to serve Iraqi students primarily, the broadcasts and website could also be used in other countries to serve students unable to attend school, Internally Displaced...

Brussels Declaration: Media Literacy for All

This declaration offers a range of recommendations related to education actions to be initiated, to the media competences of any citizen to be developed, to the access of citizens to media education, research and European policies. Last December, 300 experts from more than 30 European and other countries gathered in Brussels to participate in the international conference “Media Literacy for All”. It was organised by the High Council for Media Education (CSEM) of the French-speaking Community of Belgium, within the framework of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the...

Lots of interest in EduTubePlus at the BETT show

The demonstration of EduTubePlus at this year's BETT show in London attracted a lot of attention. EduTubePlus was one of the many exhibits at this year's BETT show, arguably the largest education technology exhibition in the world which offers plenty of opportunities to view, touch and test all that is new in the industry. The EduTubePlus stand was in a very good location and plenty of interested people dropped by to take a look at the demnstration of the ETP platform that was running throughout the day on the stand.

Irish Schools' Film Festival rewards young film-makers

The Irish National FÍS (Film In Schools) Film Festival took place on 3 November at Dublin City University with over 800 children and their teachers attending from across the country. The President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, was in attendance to award the overall winners, St Aiden’s NS, Sligo with the Aileen MacKeogh Award. The winning film was entitled “Awful Arabella”. In addition to this, award-winning producer Cathal Gaffney, from Brown Bag Films, also presented twenty-five other awards to the children. The FÍS project is an initiative designed to introduce...

EMINENT Conference in Copenhagen 8-10 November

EMINENT is the annual conference organised by European SchoolNet which attracts senior level representatives of most European ministries of education and other policy-makers with a specific interest in the use of ICT in schools. This year the EMINENT conference is being organised as an open event in conjunction with Uddannelsesforum (Education Forum), a major symposium which attracts more than 2,000 key people from the entire educational sector in Denmark including policy makers, teachers, ICT coordinators. Uddannelsesforum is organised by UNI-C, The Danish IT Centre for Education and...

Japan Prize and CrossMedia Forum 20 - 27 October in Tokyo

The world's largest and arguably most prestigious international contest for educational media takes place in the NHK Broadcasting Center, Shibuya, Tokyo. This year, the contest received 409 entries from 226 organisations from 64 countries/regions. The CrossMedia Forum provides an opportunity to experience the latest educational media and to meet other media professionals from around the world and offers many learning opportunities for people in the field of media and education. Find out more from the Japan Prize website.

Free-to-use, video-rich history resource available

Timelines is a relatively new, 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 and has been augmented recently with the addition of a history of smallpox through time as well as journeys in the American West. Timelines also includes a rich supply of secondary resources including photos and supporting texts..

Free Access to Film Documents

Providing quick and easy access to multiple thousands of film historical documents as preserved in 15 European film archives and cinémathèques – that’s the aim of the European Film Gateway EFG), which will go online in October 2010. Alongside documentaries, newsreels and feature films,unique collections of film stills, set photos, posters, film set drawings, text documents and sound material will also be searchable. The EFG project, initiated by the Association des Cinémathèques Européenes (ACE) and led by Deutsches Filminstitut - DIF in...

Scientix – a New Portal for Science Educators

Scientix is a new web portal targeted towards teachers, researchers, policy makers, local actors, parents and anyone interested in science education.   Scientix gives access to multimedia-rich teaching materials, research results and policy documents from European science education projects financed by the European Union and by various national initiatives. This new portal is available in six languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Polish and will give access to the main findings of European science education projects financed by the European Union.  

MediaEd: Teaching about Film, Media and Film-Making

MediaEd is a website full of teaching ideas, lesson plans and project reports.   MediaEd includes examples of student work, details of where you can get support and training or where you can find workshops or education screenings for students. It is intended for people who are involved or interested in teaching and learning about media and moving images in schools and informal and adult education. It is also a site for sharing resources and experience and finding out about what support is available. MediaEd is run by Media Education Wales.