Archive for the ‘Video’ category

November 20th, 2009

The co-founder of Wikipedia has launched a Web site designed to offer free access to thousands of education-related videos for students ages 3-18.
Larry Sanger, who helped create Wikipedia and has since left the organization, says the new site,, will allow students and teachers to sort through a library of online videos by content, and pick out what they need. Topics range from math and science to history. The site is meant to house and organize videos that are free and available online, yet which most people don’t know how to find.
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TED Talks Sugata Mitra: Can kids teach themselves?

January 26th, 2009

Speaking at LIFT 2007, Sugata Mitra talks about his Hole in the Wall project. Young kids in this project figured out how to use a PC on their own — and then taught other kids. He asks, what else can children teach themselves?


Sibelius Student Composer Of The Year

June 16th, 2008

Could you be an Oscar-winning film composer, a world-famous orchestral composer or a jazz pioneer?
Well, here’s your chance to make your talents known. Enter the Sibelius Student Composer Of The Year competition and you could get your composition heard by some living legends and win some amazing prizes including once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

After a fantastic start in 2007 our composer competition is back, and this time there are three musical genres to choose from plus an incredible line-up of judges and prizes.

Choose Film, Classical/Contemporary or Jazz and compete in one of two age categories: 10-16 and 17-18. Good luck!
Please note: Entries do not have to be created in Sibelius. Audio/video files created in other programs are welcome.

Hear last year’s winning entries »
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BBC resources round up.

February 20th, 2008

BBC Schools
Learning resources for home and school

Supports KS1, KS2, KS3 and GCSE exam revision

Learning Zone Broadband
rich audio visual material for use in primary and secondary schools from the BBC schools programming archive. Recently launched, very much in development and will continue to evolve and increase content over the next 3-5 year.

BBC Blast
Inspires, supports, develops and showcases the creative arts for young people aged 13-19. Lots of resources and ideas for pupils and teachers.

BBC News School Report
The opportunity for secondary schools to broadcast live news, aimed at 11-14 year olds. Fantastic supporting resources for teachers including lesson plans.

BBC Me and My Movie
CBBC me and my movie is a unique film-making initiative inspiring and enabling primary children to make movies and tell their own stories.

February 15th, 2008

Ever needed to download a Youtube video for classroom use? Or need a Youtube video in a different video format? is a dynamic web 2.0 application, that offers a better way to search and watch YouTube videos. Not only but you can download YouTube videos! You can use the site to search through a huge collection of videos from various video sharing sites and when you find something you like the site will download and convert it to a file type of your choosing all from the same website. You can also use the site to store and group videos for use at your convenience.

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ICT BETT Show, Olympia January 2008

February 8th, 2008

A video round up of some the new developments at BETT 2008.

Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

February 1st, 2008

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining (and profoundly moving) case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it. With ample anecdotes and witty asides, Robinson points out the many ways our schools fail to recognize — much less cultivate — the talents of many brilliant people. “We are educating people out of their creativity,” Robinson says. The universality of his message is evidenced by its rampant popularity online. A typical review: “If you have not yet seen Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk, please stop whatever you’re doing and watch it now.”

BBC Learning Zone Broadband Clip Library

January 30th, 2008

BBC learning zone
The Learning Zone provides rich audio-visual material for use in primary and secondary schools and colleges. These short videos have been selected to match the curriculum; they can be used in many ways, from the stimulation and engagement of students to the delivery of very specific learning points. Try searching by subject and topic or by keyword. Link

Making the News

January 30th, 2008

Making the News is a free online publishing system for education that enables news to be published, broadcast and accessed over the World Wide Web. Text, images, animation, video and audio can be easily submitted to the MTN website via a simple-to-use submission form.

MTN is very simple to use. Upload video, text, images, podcasts etc through a single clean submission form. Pupils and Teachers will master the process in minutes.

Each school can have its own home page and account and it is all FREE.

MTN Home Page | YHGFL Home Page | Support Materials

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Digital Video at Wootton

January 10th, 2008

The children of Wootton St Andrew’s Church of England Primary school have produced two videos:
1) A contribution to The RE Project: A tour of Wootton St Andrew’s Church.
2) A video covering the development of their skipping activities.
(You may be prompted for your Teacher Zone username and password when viewing these videos