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Joining MovingVoices
We invite you to JOIN IN by:

  • viewing the films in the library and discuss the cultural issues they raise
  • creating your own videos and showcasing them in the iEARN Gallery (http://media.iearn.org/gallery)
  • sharing the film library website with other teachers, parents and community members
  • exploring the cultures of the countries in the films
  • engaging in collaboration with students and teachers in the countries through iEARN and other educational networks
  • registering at http://media.iearn.org/request if you're not already part of iEARN

    Each year, videos are accepted in the different themes. Some recent themes have been:
       •What I would like the world to know about my school (continuing from Phase 1)
       •Moving Vocations (profiles of 21st century jobs)
       •Moving Forward (profiles of local people working to solve 21st century problems)
       •Moving Waters (stories about importance and quality of community water and action remedies)

    We urge teachers to consider joining the MovingVoices online learning environment within the iEARN.org network. The course is equally exciting for both students
"We learned how to use a video camera and how to edit a video. We also learned how to develop our ideas and how to work in groups. It was interesting to get to know other children from different countries, it was very exciting."
and teachers
"I could integrate the teaching of English as a foreign language to this project. The course helped me integrate the project with content standards, in developing comfort and confidence using online forums, meet other teachers, develop technology skills and new ideas for teaching."

MovingVoices is an actual online/computer-based movie-making course, coupled with an interactive support network. It provides educators and learners with a unique opportunity to share experiences with other MovingVoices classrooms around the world.

Teachers tell us that the experience was the key to bridging a number of learning curves for meaningfully integrating digital video technology into their classrooms.

The MovingVoices Online Professional Development Course
iEARN plans to offer the MovingVoices course twice each year. During this time, both facilitators and participants get to know each other, and share thoughts, insights, and experiences. Together, they shape and construct the learning that evolves from their interaction and collaboration, forming their own community of practice. Given the technical know-how required to produce videos for the World Wide Web, the importance of expert facilitation cannot be over-emphasized.

The MovingVoices online course is now credited as in-service or contact hours/credits for US teachers in New York City, Delaware, Washington State, Rhode Island and New Jersey.

Whether independently or with other MovingVoices course participants, the process of learning through the production of a MovingVoices video becomes a shared experience, a common endeavor, a collaboration that offers new inroads towards cross-cultural awareness and understanding, and hopefully, that rare privilege to make a lasting and sustainable difference in the quality of life on the planet. This is the essence of MovingVoices.

After producing your video, you can upload it to the MovingVoices Album within the iEARN Collaboration Centre Gallery for review and inclusion in the library of searchable videos. You will be instructed on how to submit your video.

Please send us an e-mail if you would like to join MovingVoices. We welcome you and hope you will join us!
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