Created in 2008 by BBC News, BBC News School Report gives 11-14 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience. Using lesson plans and materials from the BBC News School Report website, and with support from BBC staff, teachers help students develop their journalistic skills to become School Reporters. Materials include lesson plans by BBC News reporter Huw Edwards and accompanying videos.
MEDEA Award 2008 finalist
Showcase video of the project Canal Educatif including interview with Erwan Bomstein-Erb
This collaborative web platform offers a series of free and innovative educational videos connected to the high school level curriculum. Targeted at teachers, students and families, it is intended for after-school work by students, for use during class time and to foster discussion between different generations.
What the judges said of this entry:
“This learning object repository of media objects is an excellent resource for teachers and students. The subject matter is highly focused and the learning resources are all of very high aesthetic, production and pedagogical quality. The ability to make comments for the developers to receive feedback (and hence improve their materials) is good practice. Users can also share ideas, viewpoints, etc. The fact that the service (and all of its content) is offered free is worth highlighting. The narrative approach is an excellent idea and appealing and contributes to contextualising the learning and teaching.”
About Erwan Bomstein-Erb
Erwan Bomstein-Erb is the Founder and Director of Canal Educatif (“on demand educational channel”), a collaborative web platform, which offers a series of free and innovative educational videos to teachers, students and families.