Sunday, December 30, 2007

Did you know 2.0?

What implications has that for us as media educators?

Saturday, December 01, 2007

The use of video in Universities

A short interview with José Fernandes from the Best Educational Committee (Porto, Portugal).

Friday, November 30, 2007

BBC News School Project

"BBC News School Report gives 12 and 13-year-olds from
UK schools the chance to make their own TV, radio or online news at
school and to broadcast it for real."


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Monday, November 19, 2007

AYV Youth Work Gallery

A youth project sponsored by the software company Adobe tryint to empower young people in underseverved communties around the globe.

Click here for more information and some interesting video clips.

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

What is media literacy?

A short video from high school students from the U.S..
Comments welcome.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

New Miro Player / Democracy Player

The new Miro Player can be downloaded from the miro web. The free open-source player offers the possibility to watch lots of channels and also offers the possibility to offer your own material through a RSS feed. Youtube videos can be downloaded directly.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

EU March Media Course filling up

The next teacher training course in March 2008 for teachers from Europe is filling up and I can't take application from participants from all countries anymore. Please check the "General Update" page to find out if you can still apply or if the quota has been fulfilled already.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

New Apple entry level software with AVCHD codec

Apple's new iMovie '08 seems to be the first entry level editing package with the High Definition AVCHD codec included.
Please let us know if you have any experience with the software and an AVCHD camera.

Link to Apple.

Friday, August 10, 2007

New teacher training courses in Berlin in 2008 and 2009

Four new courses have been accepted by the European Commission and we can offer all courses again in Berlin. The courses are designed especially for history and language teachers and look into the link of media education and video production with these subjects.
You need to contact your National Socrates / Life Long Learning Agency to find out about the application procedure. Once your application is accepted you will get a grant to cover most expenses including the full course fee.

Here is the course page.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Digital Storytelling for teachers?

A short interview with Outi Vellacott from HI8US London about the possibilities of Digital Storytelling within the school:

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Teacher Tube - Youtube for teachers

An American video streaming initiative for teachers. Different channels for different school subjects link with our 'Media education across the Curriculum' initiative.

Watch the 'What is media education' video on teachertube:

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Join in the task 'Transportation'

'Transportation' - the first task from the 2007 Berlin Media Course with the first contribution online. Join in with your school with five images about 'transportation'.

The contribution from Bielsko / PL:

Interview with Oscar Stringer

Oscar has specialised in the production of short video animations. He works together with schools mainly in England. Watch the short interview to get an idea what it is about and go to his website for more information.

Oscar's website.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

New courses for teachers from Europe

New courses will take place in March 2008 and May 2009. Check out the course page to find out more about the course. You can apply for funding at your National Socrates (Life Long Learning) Agency.

Course page

eTwinning Camp Sicily 2007

An exciting camp with the eTwinning 2007 winners from Spain, Poland, Lithuania, Italy, Czech and Slowakia. A media educational workshop "Media Education across the Curriculum" was offered for the teachers.

Check out the eTwinning blog for more information:

eTwinning Camp 2007

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Berlin Media Education Course April 2007

A short video clip "History - His Story" from last weeks teacher training course with teachers from ten European countries. The course was based on the work of the MEAC project and concentrated on the themes of the MEAC project.
New courses for European teachers will take place in 2007 and 2008
Here are more infos about the courses.
Here are more videos.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

European Week of Media and Diversity

European Week of Media and Diversity
Edition 2007: Equal opportunities for all!
From 19 to 25 March 2007

An Interview with Ed Klute who is behind this initiative:

More infos.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Video editing for Linux

Finally some video editing software for Linux? 'Kino DV' works with digital video cameras and various video files. Has somebody used this software already? Comments?

homepage Kino DV

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Online image module ready

The online image module is ready. Experiment with the different image controls and observe how meaning can change.

Here is the link.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Speech Bubbles DVD available

The Speech Bubbles DVD contains a selection of all Speech Bubbles programmes - 70 minutes of material with moderations in all nine project languages. The DVD has English subtitles. Contact us if you would like to receive a copy of the DVD. There is a 5 Euro postage charge within Europe.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Promoting Health through Media Education

A video article from the University of Missouri / St. Louis:

Satelliten - Swedish Video School

A Swedish example of a school with integrated video work from Malmö:
(all in Swedish - but you can check out the video clips)

Joost - new online television

The founders of Skype are currently developing a new television online platform and claim to succeed all existing platforms.
You can enroll as a beta tester on their website:

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Theses on New Media and the City

An interesting thesis from Geert Lovink about possible transformations of urban spaces through digital technologies.

You find it on his blog here.

TV advertising online

A collection of TV advertising can be found here: