MEDEA Highly Commended 2010 : Water Project H2Ooooh!
The MEDEA Awards organisers announced the names of the 6 entries that have been Highly Commended in the 2010 competition, of which the Water Project H2Ooooh! TV-series of 3D cartoon animations, devised by Gruppo Alcuni in collaboration with the UNESCO Venice Office and Rai Fiction.
The MEDEA Awards were launched in November 2007. The aim of the MEDEA Awards is to encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media (audio, video, graphics and animation) in education. The awards also recognise and promote excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources.
For this year’s choice of the Water Project H2Ooooh! TV-series of 3D cartoon animations as entry, the judges acknowledged that :
“Storytelling is a very common educational experience that teachers propose to their students in order to develop a variety of skills, and they believed that creating movies on the basis of scenarios developed by the learners themselves is a great initiative. Interactive multimedia technologies provide new means to support story authoring and the transmission of concepts through cartoons is a good way to promote values such as friendship, cooperation and teamwork, as well as problem analysis.
The project seems to start from concrete problems in the world in which we live and tries to promote from an early age (especially targeted to young children) good learning in this area. H2Ooooh! shows a creative project which teaches science, ethics, story creation and working in groups. Given their work with a professional team it is clear that the producers are aiming for high standards both pedagogically and visually.”
Read the article : http://www.medea-awards.com/showcase/water-project-h2ooooh
UNESCO Venice Office You Tube channel with 52 episodes (Languages : English, Italian)