Everyone will have watched a broadcast or film at school and here we have some sources and ideas that we hope educators will find valuable.
Learning on Screen
The About Us page says, “Learning on Screen is a charity and membership organisation. We are experts in the use of moving image in education, delivering online academic databases, on demand video resources, training, information and advice. Our work is developed through communication with our members and through the findings of our specialist research unit, providing the higher and further education sector with trusted and scholarly audiovisual services.”
If you want to dive straight into the resources go to http://bufvc.ac.uk/gateway
This website uses film to support learning across a range of subjects and age groups. Its homepage says, “This website and its library of resources is accessible, free of charge, for teachers and their students across the UK.”
Click on the Resources tab to explore the available ideas and teachers notes.
In happier times the British Pathe films were available for free to be used creatively via the regional grids for learning. Nowadays the clips can still be purchase but are available to watch for free at https://www.britishpathe.com The variety is astonishing and can deliver meaning where words are hard to find.
http://www.africam.com gives a class a chance to visit African countryside in real time. There are several webcams in parts of South East Africa which broadcast live. Because animals do not arrive or leave at convenient times it is possible to have email alerts and also a daily highlights video. When watching live the first 30 seconds after going to a site are advertisements. These are inevitably of the sort shown on commercial television but to be on the safe side it is best to activate the chosen camera a short time before it is needed so that advertisements are not seen
In an insightful document Ian Rae has discussed the power of song and its influence in both the areas of memory and fresh learning. He also points to his resources at TES that are available to use. Read the document here.