And the oscar goes to... is an e-Twinning project created in 2012 by Petros Michailidis of 5th Primary school of Alexandroupolis in Greece together with Christelle Vouillot from Ecole Primaire de Rolampont in France. In this project 8-9 year old pupils from the 3rd grade in France worked together with 11-12 year pupils from the 6th grade in Greece to create short videos on topics such as traditional food and customs, but also bullying and hooliganism. Through the video production and storytelling they learned to express themselves in a new way and were made aware of international collaboration.
MEDEA Awards 2016
On Wednesday 18 March, the M&L Association and the Educational Radiotelevision will organise a webinar on "Greek winners in the Medea-Awards 2014". The aim of the MEDEA Awards is to encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media in education. The awards also promote excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources.
This year the European Collaboration Award was given to Digital Stories created by the 1st Primary School, Sparta in Greece and Vuorentaustan School, Ylöjärvi in Finland in the framework of an etwinning project and represented at the Awards Ceremony by Maria Alexandra Koumanakou. A second prize for the audience favorite was given to the highly popular "To Pantopoleion" - The Grocery Store, submitted by Safer Internet Hellas & Art Productions, Greece and will be presented at the webinar by Dr Veronica Samara, coordinator of the Greek Safer Internet Center.
The one-hour webinar will focus on best practices of using media and in particular videos for learning. Specifically, two speakers will present their approach in using media to promote safe navigation on the web and also to encourage collaboration through digital storytelling. To find more info & register, click here.
Digital Prevention Platform and Un autre monde / Eine andere Welt win top prizes at MEDEA Awards 2014
This year the MEDEA Professional Production Award went to The Digital Prevention Platform produced by Saffron Interactive Ltd for the Against Violence and Abuse (AVA) service in the UK working to end all forms of Violence Against Women and Girls. The overall prize for the MEDEA User-Generated Award went to Un autre monde/Eine andere Welt, a joint submission from Albeck Gymnasium Sulz in Germany and Collège Frédéric Hartmann, Munster in France.
The winners were announced during the MEDEA Awards Ceremony which took place as part of the Media & Learning Conference in the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training Headquarters in Brussels. This year the competition attracted 237 entries from 29 countries.
To read more about the MEDEA Awards 2014 Winners and the Finalists, check out the latest press release.