MEDEA Awards 2011

Launched in November 2007, the annual MEDEA Awards are designed to encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media  in education. The awards also recognise and promote excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources, recognising and rewarding different aspects of the field of media in education and its importance in a European context. This year 9 outstanding entries were selected from around Europe including…

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Some New Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom

We are all aware of the benefits of the collaborative web tools like blogging, social media, podcasting but I have been looking for some new Web 2.0 tools that I think teachers would find useful. I discovered quite a few but I will save some for future postings – I don’t want to overload your creativity!!Here are a few I think you should investigate – all free of course! For…

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Digital Cre8or

​ Digital Cre8or is a new and exciting course where both teachers and pupils can learn all about creating and sharing digital media. The Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology has setup Digital Cre8or Ireland as a not for profit organisation that offers the British Computer Society’s Digital Cre8or award to teachers and pupils in Ireland. The Digital Cre8or award is a Level 4 award of the National…

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An Online Introduction to Photography from SOURCE

​‘An Online Introduction to Photography’ is for 16 – 18 year olds students studying Art and Design or Media Studies and has been developed in consultation with art teachers who teach this age group. The project aims to increase student’s critical awareness of how photographic images are used in society and the variety of strategies that photographers use to produce work. Three themes are covered:‘Portraiture and the human form’, ‘Landscape’…

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