Tag Archives: digital video


The following list of websites show teachers demonstrating and reflecting on the practical use of ICT in the classroom; these examples have been recorded through video.

These links are provided as examples of working with ICT but their inclusion does not indicate the authors of the site are recommending them as best practice.

Tim Rylands – Myst: computer games in education

Primary school teacher Tim Rylands uses the computer game Myst to engage his pupils in areas such as creative writing, speaking and listening, music and art.

See BECTA’s overview and the Teachers TV review of Tim’s work on YouTube.

Teachers TV


  • Innovation – New Ideas in Primary ICT. At Clunbury Primary School (Shropshire), Headteacher Andrew Davis has introduced laptops, podcasts, blogs, camcorders and portable games consoles into the curriculum. http://www.teachers.tv/video/27308
  • KS3/4 Design and Technology – The Future’s Handheld. In this programme Year 10 pupils at Saltash.net Community School, near Plymouth, spend two days testing out specially adapted software on PDAs. http://www.teachers.tv/video/3306
  • Personalised Learning with ICT2. This programme looks at a pilot with 8 schools in Dudley using pda’s, two schools are highlighted and examples of use include animation in French classes. http://www.teachers.tv/video/168
  • Secondary ICT – Personalised Learning with ICT3. What are the issues involved in being at the cutting edge of ICT development in secondary schools? Various teachers discuss the innovative use of ICT. http://www.teachers.tv/video/169
  • Secondary ICT SOS – PDAs and Webcams. This programme focuses on ICT resources such as PDAs and webcams, which some teachers have found useful in teaching. http://www.teachers.tv/video/3209
  • Web Literacy. ICT consultant working with year 9 pupils in examining 3 websites – one on the holocaust, Martin Luther King and Victorian robots. In the first part he asks pupils what they think about the sites followed by a teacher led deconstruction of the sites. http://www.teachers.tv/video/5425
  • ICT and Literacy Issues. Two teachers and an ICT consultant discuss measures to improve teaching literacy with ICT in a primary school. http://www.teachers.tv/video/157
  • 2D animation. Two teachers using animation in the classroom, one through an after school film club and the other as a 3 day workshop. http://www.teachers.tv/video/2743
  • KS1/2 Art -3D Animation. This programme explores how 3D animation can be used to help deliver both ICT and Art units of the curriculum to Key Stage 2 pupils. http://www.teachers.tv/video/2744 Other resources and links are available at: http://www.teachers.tv/video/2744/resources
  • KS3/4 English and Media – teaching Media: Analysing an Advert. In this programme the teacher works with a Year 10 class analysing the Levi’s Midsummer advert, which sets words from A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the streets of contemporary Los Angeles. http://www.teachers.tv/video/2554Other resources and links are available at: http://www.teachers.tv/video/2554/resources
  • Two Media Stories: The Advert and the Soap. Featuring the recent A Midsummer Night’s Dream Levi’s advertisement in full and clips from the BBC hospital soap Holby City. This programme is designed for use by English and Media Studies teachers with students. http://www.teachers.tv/video/2559Other resources and links are available at: http://www.teachers.tv/video/2559/resources
  • KS3 History – Critical Analysis. Year 9 pupils hone their critical analysis skills by examining the 1916 film Battle of the Somme. Part of a World War One in-depth study this lesson focuses on the higher order skill of inference. http://www.teachers.tv/video/1486Other resources and links are available at: http://www.teachers.tv/video/1486/resources
  • Science Tube – Light Show. In this episode of Science Tube, we take an in-depth look at the properties of light. Through time-lapse and animation from space, the Day and Night show highlights the differences in the 24 hour cycle. http://www.teachers.tv/video/12102Other resources and links are available at: http://www.teachers.tv/video/12102/resources
  • Secondary ICT SOS – Internet Researching and Podcasting. In this episode of Secondary ICT SOS, we provide some great advice on using both the internet and podcasting effectively in the classroom. http://www.teachers.tv/video/3207Other resources and links are available at: http://www.teachers.tv/video/3207/resources
  • ICT for the Non-Specialist – Virtual Worlds. The use of virtual worlds in the classroom is investigated. http://www.teachers.tv/video/30858 Other resources and links are available at: http://www.teachers.tv/video/30858/resources

Moving Image Arts

AS, A2 and from Sept 2009 GCSE

Moving Image Arts (MIA) is a qualification in the art of the moving image which has been introduced to schools across Northern Ireland by CCEA (the Council for the Curriculum and Examinations). Following the successful introduction of the pilot at AS-Level in the 03/04 and 04/05 academic years, the A2-Level syllabus has been taught from September 2005. MIA has been extended to A2 and from September 2009 it will be taught at GCSE.

There are teaching resources available for teachers and pupils studying Moving Image Arts on the Creative Learning in the Digital Age website, and CCEA’s MIA microsite.

A Filmmaking how to

This section has links to practical guides of how to use video cameras, different editing software, camera angles and shots


This BBC guide is comprehensive and easy to understand. It includes analysis of film shots, lighting and types of camera. There are videos from BBC programmes with voiceover explaining what the director was trying to achieve. This site is useful for the more advanced user.  http://www.bbctraining.com/modules/5915/index.htm


NEELB tv has a comprehensive list of publications and support materials relating to film production.


The CBBC Me and My Movie website gives a practical introduction to filmmaking aimed at children aged 6-14.

There is a 34 page guide pdficonsmall to get you started with introductory material on what you need, advice on how to make a drama, camera shots, shot sheet, filming tips, documentaries, animations and editing.


This paper, on the BECTA site, looks at digital video including methods of and devices for, capturing, editing and delivering digital video.


This site, set up by Tom Barrance in Wales and funded by the BFI, is a site specifically designed for teachers and provides practical information on teaching film, film-making and media literacy with examples of teaching ideas including case studies showing how to teach specific films, eg. Whalerider, as well as software suggestions. http://www.mediaed.org.uk/


UKfilmNet is a not-for-profit company Limited by Guarantee with the sole purpose of the creation and delivery of the best possible resources, learning materials and support for teachers and learners of film and media in the UK.

It aims to  build and extend more formally on the initial ideas, resources and approaches used in the development of www.sharedteaching.com, an online educational website community of teachers and students developed by the same team behind www.ukfilmnet.org.

There is an online forum and access to content is only available after registration.

Digital Video as a tool for changing ICT Learning in Schools and teacher education

This project is a follow on from previous work. The project aims to “identify examples of digital video which provide exemplars of what the researchers see as ICT for transformational learning in contrast to ICT being more focused on substituting or amplifying existing teaching and learning practices’. The researchers have confirmed that it is their intention to identify examples of good practice in ICT both in Initial Teacher Education and among teachers. They agreed to contact colleagues in the University of Limerick who offer an MA in Digital Media in Education.