Mission V

My class have been given a great opportunity to participate in the re-launched Mission V project. Mission V was previously run during the 2011-2012 school year.  Mission V provides the opportunity for primary pupils to learn through a game based environment. The pupils will be empowered to learn programming skills in a highly creative environment. Instead of pupils being users of ICT (using social media, playing games, etc.) they will…

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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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Thinking about books in a new light

This morning I came across a tweet from the Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning website entitled, Books You Can Play With and Games You Can Read: The New Market in Young Children’s Book Apps, and it got me thinking on the implications these new devices might have on children’s literacy levels now and in the future.  If you have not visited the Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning website…

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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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Challenges for Media Literacy Promotion

Report Highlights Challenges for Media Literacy Promotion in Ireland A research report issued last week by the Dublin Institute of Technology’s Centre for Social and Educational Research (CSER) has made a series of recommendations regarding the development of public policy for media literacy in Ireland. Commissioned by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) through its Media Research Bursary Scheme, and undertaken by Dr. Brian O’Neill and Dr. Cliona Barnes, the…

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Get Creative with EuroCreator

​EuroCreator is an educational initiative designed to encourage students and teachers throughout Europe to create at least one piece of media. The EuroCreator website provides a platform for students and teachers to share student created media such as videos, animation and music.  Students receive feedback and a signed certificate from the EU Commissioner. The website provides useful video exemplars and “how to” tutorials for teachers who have never before participated…

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