Teacher-guide for screening the YouthDocs videos in school
The screening of the YouthDocs videos is considered to be a collective classroom activity involving discussions between students and collaborative decision-making by small groups of students. Individual screening of the videos on tablets or laptops would actually invalidate the cinematic character of this activity.
As a start to the activity, you may form two groups of students to assist you during the implementation:
• Organizing committee: 3-4 students to assist you in organizing the screening and the voting event. It is advisable to choose students known to be especially interested in information technology, having experience in the use of digital tools. If you already collaborate with a colleague specialized in information technology, it would be helpful to organize the event with him/her.
• Reporters' committee (3-4 students) to be responsible for taking photos during the event. Starting from the moment that all students gather together in the screening hall through to the final voting of the groups' choices, all activity phases may be recorded in as many still photos as they feel necessary. After the event however, the reporters committee should chose only 20-25 photos which -in their opinion- best describe the whole event. They may even add some written comments wherever necessary and create a short PowerPoint presentation that will be accessible to all the students of the school. This PPT would also be available for uploading on the Youthdocs platform.
Important tips for organizing the event:
• The screening material (twelve 5'-10'minute videos created by students during the second year of the YouthDocs project). To download the screening material, please follow the DOWNLOADING procedure. After completing the downloading procedure you may create a separate file of all the YouthDocs videos with their related information (i.e. title of each video, identification as a drama-video or a media video, identity of the school that produced it, class/age of the students that created it). It is advisable that some members of the Organizing Committee would go through all the downloaded videos (preferably on the same computer that will be used during the screening) so that they can be sure that no technical problems appear either on the picture or on the sound of each video. If a technical problem is found, it is safer to download these videos again.
• The screening hall: usually the hall where all school events take place will be used. It is required that some darkening of the hall will be available through curtains, blinds or darkening shades on the windows. Deep darkness is not necessary, but if light from a window falls directly on the screen, the whole screening event will be ruined. Needless to say, a video projector will be necessary.
• The screen: no special kind of screen is required. Even a white wall can be sufficient. However, for audiences larger than 20-30 students, small portable screens or classroom interactive screens less than 1.5 m in length should be avoided.
• The sound: a very important aspect of a successful screening is the quality of the sound. The sound of the videos should be loud and clear. Usually in schools the events-hall is equipped with an amplifier and a speaker system. It is advisable to avoid using a pair of small laptop speakers.
• Trial screening: the day before the screening event, the Organizing Committee should try to run a trial screening of one or two videos to ensure that no picture or sound problems will affect the projection. For example, the position and brightness of the projector, connections between various equipment, the clarity of the sound etc. should all be checked. If any such technical appear during the actual event, it would be very difficult to deal with them.
The event procedure:
All students in the hall should form small groups of 3-4, so that they can discuss their opinions before their group votes. We recommend that the 12 videos be shown as a mix of 5'minute (media) and 10'minute (drama) videos rather than showing all the videos of one type followed by all the videos of the other type. It would also help, right from the start, to explain to the students the procedure phases:
• there will be a continuous screening of the first six videos
• there will be a short brake to explain the three questions on which the small groups will vote (each small group votes only once for each question):
• Which one of the 12 videos would we choose to show to a friend?
• Which one of the 12 videos would we choose to show to our parents?
• Which one of the 12 videos would be the most weird video and the one that we would like to discuss further?
• the voting will take place later (after the screening of all the 12 videos). Each small group will submit only one vote which will be agreed upon by all members of the group after they have expressed their personal opinions and reached a collaborative decision
• there will be a continuous screening of the remaining six videos
• the voting by all small groups will take place. Please refer to the voting form.

Normally, if an Internet connection is available in the screening hall, the voting can take place online. Each small group (3-4 students) can discuss and agree on their vote for each of the three questions, after which they may proceed to submit their voting form. If an online connection is accessible to each small group, groups may vote at the same time. If only one or no online connection is available in the hall, then the members of the Organizing Committee should collect all the groups' votes on some kind of written form and upload them later.
(the videos)

All 12 videos bellow, are student productions from the Second Year of implementation of the YouthDocs project:
Altogether six 5'minute videos and six 10'minute video-recorded dramas (as indicated)
Altogether six productions from Greek schools and six productions from Turkish schools (as indicated).