Press Review : Tools, tools, tools…

During students are in working progress for editing their web documentary, a Press Review concerning apps for iPhone and iPad about video and online social medias.

8 of the best iOS apps for shooting and sharing video—beyond Vine and Instagram – The Next Web

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Let’s imagine you’re not toting a dedicated video camera or DSLR, but rather are using the the ever-present smartphone camera in your pocket. While you can always call on Instagram or Vine for shooting and sharing video, there are so many other cool video apps out there—some free, some costing a few dollars—that it’s worth broadening your field of view to include these eight innovative selections.

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Horizon

To read : http://thenextweb.com/creativity/2014/03/18/10-best-ios-apps-shooting-sharing-video/
A list of tools about curation as a simpler alternative to blogging
Simply put, content curation involves taking content from other reputable websites and using it to create a piece of information that is useful to your target audience. Typical examples of content curation would include top 10 lists that discuss the best blog posts or marketing campaigns of the year. Curation can also mean the act of using sentences or paragraphs from other writers.
It’s for your PLE.
http://blog.keeping.com/content-curation/
You search an alternative to padlet ? Try mural.ly

And here, an educational exemple’s padlet concerning First World war (in french): http://fr.padlet.com/wall/fdywbwi4zh

Some personal considerations about this IP

Dear students, teachers and finally friends, during my trip back to Switzerland, I take time to write some personnal considerations about this IP. I share with you. All the best for the two last days and all the following.

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After a successful first edition, this second edition of the IP Generation Y brings me great satisfactions. I will resume here. But first thank you a lot, dear students, for your works and implication since the first day. It was a pleasure and honor to be in Liège with you.
Student involvement was very impressive during the workshops. I read summaries of the first week. This summaries indicated that if the students had not asked many questions during the lectures, they had nevertheless followed with interest and attention. As the first week was well balanced between discoveries of tools, workshop using social medias and theoretical contributions. Thank you to them!
This IP is generally denser than the first edition. It should be noted how students manage to keep up. I am delighted to see their final work
The mine visit was also a very interesting time especially emotionally. This visit brought a welcome breath in bringing us out of the urban space to integrate the campaign and a former industrial environment. Both evocations of a time near and far from us, compared with an old industry and technology, replace human in a dimension that transcends us. And what will become of our today’s technologies and their users in thirty or forty years ? Will we replaced these guides? And to evoke deeply which memories with our visitors ?
To return to the IP, such a session is also beneficial for teachers. Not only because it allows us to exchange between us and the students, but also because it exceeds the theoretical understanding of Generation Y to see this generation work in practice. I was even more impressed this year by their relationship and their use of social medias. As such, the exercise asking them to define their generation, and the realization of their video Liege, allowed me to see some sort of connections with their inner world and their practical involvement in the work. Stronger and interesting than any theorizing about them. I hope they can and will find their own way and develop it in school system.
In addition, this year the trade with students HELMo were more numerous and instructive. In dealing with technology and education, there was overall as a gap between these students and those of the IP HELMo . A signal that the question of the evolution of the school system is far from won, whatever the age of the teachers. We are still far to implement BYOD in school !
At the end, never forgot the human adventure in which every day we are engaged. Our diversity enrich whole of us. May we always keep openminded.
Just another day in paradise ! 😉

Day ten: visit from “WAHA TV”

An active teaching program integrating video making and broadcasting + discussion with the students and teachers who created the tool: Thomas JUNGBLUT and Isabelle COLIN (CAV, Liège) and Emmanuel CHAPEAU (Lycée WAHA, Liège)

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Home site WAHA TV

The website of WAHA TV is a project from the Lycée Waha (in cooperation with CAV-Centre AudioVisuel Liège) – an alternative school with about 800 students. The website is completely managed by the students (about 12-15 years old). The aim is to make a webdocumentary to share their works with parents and other people.

Here is an example from works from the students:

Pros/cons of that kind of projects:
+ motivation, engagement
+ promotion for the school
+ group project, collaboration
+ students learn media competence, media literacy
– needs time and content
– needs to be updated
– copyright
– technical difficulties
– evaluation and grading process

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What are the steps to realise such a website:
– idea (came from the students)
– definition and philosophy of a blog, a webtv
– learning process (observation, analyse, creation)
– what’s wordpress, what’s cms?
– create a ‘web tree’
– create a name and a logo (observation – what is the audience, what are the goals?, analyse, creation)
– what is web-design? create a wordpress layout
– technical step: wordpress back-office

Here you find the video of the working process for the website of WAHA TV, a democratic process:

Thank you to WAHA TV project leaders and students !!

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Day nine : Blegny’s mine | Visit underground

On the afternoon, we go in the older’s time and visit the Blegny’s mine.

Located between Liège and Maastricht, Blegny-Mine is one of the four authentic coalmines in Europe with underground drifts accessible for the visitors trhough the original shaft.

Situated at – 30 and – 60 meters, they allow a complete discovery of the procass of coal winning.

Since july 2012, Blegny-Mine and the 3 others majors mining sites in Wallonia (Le Bois du Cazier, Bois-du-Luc et Grand-Hormu) are recognized by UNESCO AS A WORLD HERITAGE SITE.

The students will have to share the impressions of their visit on the IP’s blog and FB page.

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The arrival

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The installations

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The students

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Ready to descend

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Ready to descend (2)

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Ready to descend (3)

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Underground (2)20140318-182642.jpgOur guide with dynamite !

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Day nine : Social media & teaching | The Teaching

Teaching a lesson to HELMo students: giving practical examples about “The use of social media & teaching”
Goals :

  • to present, in a real practical way, several methods and/or tools to teach with new (social) media
  • the lesson must be multicultural -> understandable by non-english speaking students

Examples: languages with Quizzlet, maths with Geogebra, short novel writing with a blog, playing chess with Twitter…

Organization : 10h30 – 12h00

ROOMS 114/220/224                
group 1/3/5        = 10:30->10:45         
group 2/4/6        = 10:45->11:00        

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Presentation Group 1

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Students’HELMo at room 114

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Presentation Group 2

11:00->12:00 = in debating groups: after your lesson, you will have to meet and discuss with the HELMo students in order to make a SWOT analyzis about every example you proposed. Those discussion groups will be smaller: about 6-9 students.

Debats room 114
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To be publish :

  • a link to your presentation (in respond at this post)
  • the SWOT analysis (take a picture! and publish it on Facebook’s IP page).

Thank you !