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Filmography - Education: Educational technology

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of March 2011

K-12 Educational technology

Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of March 2011.

Most streaming videos listed are available exclusively to AU students, staff and faculty after an online authentications by AUID#.

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Blogging in the Classroom. 2009. (29 min.). Blogs may be driving print journalists out of business, but they're doing wonders for the teaching profession. This program helps educators learn more about blogging and the best ways to integrate it into the classroom. Showing how blogs help communicate ideas and connect readers worldwide, the video focuses on the benefits of blogging for both teachers and students. Specific topics include blogging strategies for increasing student motivation, reading comprehension, writing skills, collaboration, and healthy social interaction. Viewers will also learn about blogging for course announcements, reading assignments, professional development networking, student journalism, and other purposes. Streaming video.

Digital Divide: Teachers, Technology, and the Classroom. 2000. (120 min.). As the digital revolution sweeps across America, many young people are experiencing what has come to be known as the digital divide. The first hour of this program examines the push to wire America's schools, addressing crucial issues such as integration of technology into curriculums, budget trade-offs that leave low-tech subjects starving for scarce funds, and the need for ongoing hardware and software support. In the second hour, more experts, innovators, and students look into the question of community and home access to computers and the Internet. In addition, they explore the fundamental alienation felt by many girls and students of color in the computer arena, and stress the importance of fostering a climate of inclusion. Streaming video.

Digital nation. 2010. 1 videodisc (87 min.). "Within a single generation, digital media and the World Wide Web have transformed virtually every aspect of modern culture, from the way we learn and work to the ways in which we socialize and even conduct war. But is the technology moving faster than we can adapt to it? And is our 24/7 wired world causing us to lose as much as we've gained?  In Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier, FRONTLINE presents an in-depth exploration of what it means to be human in a 21st-century digital world."-- Frontline website. DVD 7000

Disconnected: A Month Without Computers. 2009. (60 min.). No email, no Facebook, no blogging. No Google for researching term papers, even. From here on out it's pencils, spiral notebooks, typewriters, and good old-fashioned library books. What twenty-something in his or her right mind would partake of such insanity? Answer: three college students who have volunteered to spend 30 days without touching or using a computer. Documenting their digital detoxwith equal parts humor and angst, this film examines the ubiquitous presence of technology in 21st-century society while exploring, in a reassuring way, the natural resourcefulness with which Andrew, Caitlin, and Chel confront their ordeal. Viewable/printable instructor and student guides are available online. Streaming video.

E-learning in Education. 2008. (21 min.). The revolution in information and communication technology and its eager adoption by the Millennials has created significant teaching opportunities-and challenges-for instructors. This program aims both to inform and to inspire educators as it encourages them to make e-learning an integral part of the instructional mix. The evolution of youth communications in the 21st century; implications of multi-literacy, such as technology-enhanced lateral thinking; the educational potentials of computers, cell phones, and mp3 players both in and out of the classroom; and approaches to creating a top-down, school-wide culture of collaboration and learning are discussed. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. Streaming video.

Easy Ways to Use E-Learning. 2009. (28 min.). As e-learning assumes a growing role in professional development, many teachers remain unsure about how to incorporate it. Meanwhile, students use technology in nearly every aspect of their lives and largely expect e-learning to be a part of their education. This program helps beginning and veteran teachers stay relevant in the area of instructional technology, providing practical, stress-free examples of successful e-learning. Viewers discover how laptops, handheld devices, interactive whiteboards, and cameras can be used in the classroom environment to enrich the student's experience and boost his or her academic development. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. Streaming video.

Going Online in Your Classroom. 1999. (58 min.). The Internet is bringing new possibilities to education. This program introduces the terms and techniques needed by students and teachers alike to use Internet technology with confidence. In addition, instructors share some of their creative lesson plans that incorporate the Internet as a means of collaborative communication through videoconferences, chat rooms, and e-mail; as a gateway to cyber-libraries; as a platform for virtual field trips; and as an instant online publishing tool for Web sites and intranets. Administrative issues such as Acceptable Use Policies, Netiquette, and content filtering are also addressed. Streaming video.

Integrating Media into the Classroom: Practice and Case Studies. 2005. (30 min.). Welcome to the multimedia learning environment! In this video, middle school, high school, and college media specialists and instructors invite viewers into the classroom to see for themselves how colleagues are tapping into the power of media to improve teaching and enhance learning. Drawing on their direct experience, they offer practical advice, tips, and examples to show how to use media to support instructional strategies, develop ideas on teaching, and engage students. Program segments include Why Use Media,Choosing Media,Preparing Media for the Classroom,During and After,and Case Studies-footage of real educators who are really putting theory into practice. A viewable/printable viewing guide is available online. Correlates to National Education Technology Standards for Teachers from the International Society of Technology Education. A Cambridge Educational Production. Streaming video.

Integrating Media into the Classroom: Theory and Research. 2005. (28 min.). To be able to integrate as many of the multiple intelligences as possible into a single codified approach is extremely powerful and beneficial,says media theoretician Lou Fournier Marzeles. In this video, he and other recognized experts review the history of educational media and then clearly state the case for media as a powerful-and highly effective-classroom tool. By using a lot of images in the classroom, are we really going to raise our test scores?asks Dr. Lynell Burmark, author of Visual Literacy: Learn to See, See to Learn. The answer to that is unequivocally Yes.Program segments include History and Context,Supporting Research,Delivery Modes and Methods,What Media Can Do for My Students,and The Future of Media in the Classroom.A viewable/printable viewing guide is available online. Correlates to National Education Technology Standards for Teachers from the International Society of Technology Education. A Cambridge Educational Production. Streaming video.

Kids and Computers. 2000. (22 min.). The high-tech revolution is led by children, many of whom possess skills that baffle their parents. From chat rooms to Web pages to kid-created Internet companies, this video explores computer-assisted learning and the value of the virtual classroom. Streaming video.

Learning: From Socrates to Cyberspace. 1998. (64 min.). This program provides an overview of the history of education and distance learning, including an extensive interview with Professor Neil Postman from the first television classroom of the 1950s, Sunrise Semester. From there, the program explores various case studies involving distance learning: a homeless women gets her GED; a handicapped woman graduates from college; and a choreographer puts together a Net dance course by combining images of life-forms with virtual reality. The founder of the first M.S. degree in information systems talks about how it is used by corporations to train young executives. Linda Harrison, author of the Virtual You guidebook to learning on the Internet, talks about how teachers can shape the educational environment to include distance learning. Various experts discuss the future of on-line education. Streaming video.

Learning with Interactive Whiteboards. 2009. (30 min.). Used increasingly in schools around the world, interactive whiteboards give teachers extraordinary new ways to reach students. This program introduces the interactive whiteboard, explains how it works, and demonstrates specific ways it can be used in the classroom. Viewers will learn about typical board interfaces such as pen or touch-screen, what other tools and technologies can be used in conjunction with whiteboards, and what types of practical whiteboard applications teachers might prefer depending on lower-grade or high-school settings. The interactive whiteboard's ability to reduce a teacher's workload is also discussed. Streaming video.

Meeting the Needs of All Students with Technology. 1999. (69 min.). Technology equalizes learning opportunities and expands learning challenges for a wide range of students. Using compelling classroom footage, this program features innovations that are empowering all types of learners. Examples of adaptive technology for physically and visually challenged students include IntelliKeys, TouchWindow, Braille 'n Speak, and audio-based computer software. For those in gifted and talented programs, high-tech role-playing scenarios and multimedia projects help them to sharpen critical thinking skills. And for students in need of tutoring, there is even the Homework Hotline satellite TV show. Streaming video.

Podcasting in the Classroom. 2009. (24 min.). Using three simple ingredients-a microphone, audio software, and server space-anyone can publish lectures, readings, and performances on the Internet. So what's stopping teachers from incorporating such an exciting new technology into the classroom? This program helps educators realize the power of podcasting and put it into action. Viewers will learn how podcasts can disseminate class lectures, additional lecture notes, and study guides while opening up alternative teaching perspectives, bridging the gap with disabled learners, and building media literacy. Also included are resources for searching and finding existing podcasts, such as public radio directories and websites that serve as podcast archives. Streaming video.