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8 Reasons why Siren’s Clip Library Saves you time and improves delivery

1, Real life examples of child behaviours

Real life video examples of child behaviours are an asset for training anyone involved in the support and development of children during their formative years from 0 – 5 years (and beyond)

2, If a picture speaks a thousand words…

If a picture paints a thousand words, video provides the added dimension that brings theory and concepts to life. At a time when placements are increasingly difficult to arrange, being able to study children in detail, in situations where they feel most comfortable is crucial.

3, Easily find what you need

The clips are easily searchable to filter and select the clip you need. You can also view clips organised by categories into easy to use playlists.

4, From Attachment to Metacognition

The video clips cover a wide range of subject from attachment and brain development, to effective learning and setting up a forest nursery. If you can’t find what you need get in touch and our team will help you select what you need.

5, Keep up to date

The Early Years Clip Library is updated with new material frequently and you, your team and your students will have access to any new material with your active license.

6, Choose information clips

Many of the clips in the library are information based. They consist of documentary footage of children in real situations with a voice over that describes what is happening, how the children are learning, and how the adults, environment and materials are supporting the child’s learning.

7, Pick observation clips

There is a range of observation style video clips that have no voice over so that you can allow students to practice observations. These clips are also very versatile during lectures and seminars for re-enforcing your message or learning point.

8, Follow a child over time

Child studies – some of the video clips follow specific children over a period of time making them perfect for more in depth study of child development.

You and your team can access and use the early years video clips with your students in a number of ways.

Access for staff teams

You can have an individual or team account for any of your staff or tutors. Account holders can use the footage during lectures and seminars through the Siren Films Early Years Clip Library website. You can use the site to search for video clips that compliment your seminar. Each user can build their own playlists and save videos for ease of use. These playlists can be shared among users within your team.

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Access for students

You can allow students to access the materials in a number of ways:

1. Learners accounts

You can give access to students via a learners account. Students with an account will have access to all of the Early Years Clip Library materials via the Siren Films website. You can share playlists you have created with students. Students can use the clip library for their own educational purposes including presentations.

2. Embedding into your LMS

You can embed any of the clips in the Early Years Clip Library into your virtual learning systems or internal intranets. For ease of use staff can use the Siren Films Early Years Clip Library website to search and select relevant clips.

3. Open access Library account

You can allow students enrolled at your institution to access the Early Years Clip Library materials with an open access password which can be managed and handed out via your Library staff.

4. IP address

We can offer access via IP address and ezProxy which means full and simple access fro staff and students with no need for additional passwords.

5. Coming soon… Single Sign On

We are currently in the process of setting up integration with SSO via the UK federation, Shibboleth and Open Athens. The site will be updated as soon as this is available.

The learners licence options will cover a specific number of students to able to access the materials within one academic year. It will allows students to access the materials in the Early Years Clip Library via all of the three options. You can choose which delivery option suits you best or choose a mix. 

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Lindy Cookson, University of Sunderland Lead

""An invaluable support to lectures, seminars and observation workshops. The videos provide an excellent range of real life examples of children's development, play and learning which can be used to encourage students' understanding and application of theoretical perspectives. They have been used to support teaching at all levels on our Childhood and Early Years Studies degree programme. Students have found them particularly useful as a resource to practice their observational skills and techniques.""

Lindy Cookson, University of Sunderland Lead