lesson plans

TrueTube

TrueTube is a website for schools with videos, lesson plans and assembly plans for PSHE, RE and Citizenship at Key Stages 3 & 4.

Launched in 2007, TrueTube now has a repository of high-quality short films on social, moral and ethical issues, made by young people. Many of the films are accompanied by lesson plans to support their use in the classroom.

You can view an introductory video to TrueTube here: http://www.truetube.co.uk/hidden-theme/training-vids/intro-to-truetube

Table of contents: 

- Body & Health
- Crime
- Culture
- The Earth
- Ethics &Religion
- Global
- Jobs & Money
- Relationships
- Society

Twig

Twig is a comprehensive set of brand new 3 minute films, combining rigorous research with stunning visuals to support inspirational science teaching in the classroom or at home.

You can find films through a mindmap mapping all films related to the subjects Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Earth Science. Each subject is linked with 2 categories of films: core films that highlight the key curriculum learning points of a topic, and context films that encourage more general learning and contextual application of the learning points in the core films.

In mid-2011 the website contained over 500 films, including footage from the BBC. Twig can be used by teachers in class and by pupils from 8 years old at home. Each film includes lesson plans, supporting learning materials, and quizzes exploring the core learning points.

Table of contents: 

Biology
- Adaptation and Evolution
- Being Human
- Cells and DNA
- Ecosystems
- Human Body
- Our Health
- Plants

Chemistry
- Atoms and Bonding
- Chemical Industries
- Periodic Table
- Reactions

Earth Science
- Earth's Resources
- Geology
- Human Impacts
- Weather

Physics
- Electricity and Circuits
- Energy and Radioactivity
- Forces
- Our Solar System
- Universe
- Waves

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Twig World Ltd.

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National Digital Learning Resources (NDLR)

The NDLR mission is "to promote and support Higher Education sector staff in the collaboration development and sharing of learning resources and associated teaching practices".

A key impact of the NDLR service is to support greater collaboration in developing and sharing of digital teaching resources and associated teaching experience across all subject disciplines and communities of academics and to promote good practice use and re-use of existing resources.

The aims and objectives of the NDLR service:
• To support individual, group and community HE sector staff in the collaboration and sharing of digital learning resources and associated teaching practices across all subject disciplines in all Irish HE Institutions
• Provide a repository platform for storage, search and retrieval facilities for shared resources
• Provide a Community Portal to showcase and support communication and collaboration across subject areas and institutions
• Support coordination of collaboration within and across different subject communities through the SMART CoPs and partner institutions
• Promote usage and sharing of digital resources and associated teaching expertise through national programme of training and events
• Support open access digital rights management of teaching resources

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National Digital Learning Resources (NDLR) supported by the Higher Education Authority (HEA).

Year

up-to-date

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Project Look Sharp

An initiative to promote and support the integration of media literacy into classroom curricula at all grade levels and instructional areas, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of media literacy education in the schools.

System requirements: 
Adobe Reader

Virtual workshop on creating a video for educational purposes

This virtual workshop reflects the real life (VideoAktiv) as much as possible but leaves room for flexible individual access to the content and supportive resources. Participants normally start with module 1 and finish with module 10. However there is always the possibility of moving from one module to another in a different order, where for example certain modules are familiar to the participants. All pages can be viewed at any time of the workshop.

Deze virtuele workshop weerspiegelt het echte leven (VideoAktiv) zo goed mogelijk maar laat ruimte voor een aangepaste individuele toegang tot de inhoud en de ondersteunende resources. Deelnemers starten normaalgezien met module 1 en sluiten af met module 10. Toch is er altijd de mogelijkheid om te van de ene naar de andere module over te stappen in een andere volgorde, wanneer bijvoorbeeld bepaalde modules herkenbaar zijn voor de deelnemers. Alle pagina's kunnen worden bekeken op elk ogenblik van de workshop.

Table of contents: 

The following modules are included

1. Intro – What are the relevant materials for producing an audio-visual production?
2. Streaming – What is this and how can we use this?
3. Recordings – How to prepare and how to start
4. Capture – How to capture the recordings into the editing programme?
5. Edit – How to edit the recorded material?
6. Publish – How to publish a movie?
7. Exercises – Some exercises to put the theory into practice.
8. Showtime – Useful examples and templates.
9. Project plans – Examples for some courses with video materials about different topics.
10. Sources

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ATiT, VideoAktiv Project

Year

2006

Length

10 modules

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Media Education Foundation (MEF)

The Media Education Foundation produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical reflection on the social, political and cultural impact of American mass media.

Table of contents: 

* videos to purchase with video previews
* study guides

For example:
View the trailer for this film on You Tube / video preview on MEF site
In this section:
Summary
Logistical Information
Biographical Summary
Reviews and Comments
Screenings and Festivals
Articles

Australian Children's Television Foundation

The ACTF is committed to providing Australian children with entertaining media made especially for them, which makes an enduring contribution to their cultural and educational experience.

Table of contents: 

About us
• Introduction
• Staff
• Board of Directors
• Annual Report
• Corporate Plan
• Submissions/Articles
• ARACY

Distribution
• Introduction
• Producation Search
• Team
• Contact

Learning Centre
• Introduction
• Teaching Materials
• Search
• Advanced Search
• Senior Resources
• Catalogue
• Education News
• Kahootz
• Professional Development
• Contact
• ACTF Schools (About, Advisory Schools, School Resources)

Productions
• Introduction
• Awards and Reviews
• ACTF Production Websites
• Productions

Funding
• Introduction
• Types of support
• Funding Approvals
• Applications
• Other Resources
• Kids 360

Links

News
• Care for kids
• Education News

Shop

Contact

Search

System requirements: 
Adobe Reader

BBC Schools - Learning resources for home and school

This site consists of games, guides, … for kids at home and in school. It also provides information for parents and teachers. Students can check out chats, message boards and more to learn in a pleasant way.

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Pupils
Pre-school
- A variety of games and activities for young children from CBeebies programmes.

Primary subjects - Ages 4 - 11
- Subjects: Art, Geography, History, Languages, Literacy, Music, Numeracy, PSHE, Science, and other subjects
- Example: "Off By Heart: Compete to become the UK poetry recital champion!"

Secondary subjects - Ages 11 - 16
- Subjects: Art, Business Studies, Citizenship, Design & Technology, English, Geography, History, IT, Languages, Maths, Music, PE, PSHE, RE, Science, Study - Skills, Other
- Example: "Student Life: Crash Course Comic -Eight students embark on a school trip..."

16+
- Subjects: General Studies, Geography, History, Languages, Maths, Science, Other Subjects

Student pages:
- Student Life homepage
- School Issues
- Careers & Choices
- Debate
- Revision & Skills
- Book Club
- Games
- Message boards

Teachers pages with key stages

Parents pages:
- Help with School Work
- Help with Home/School Life
- Games and Worksheets

Revision Guide

National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)

The National Association for Media Literacy Education (formerly Alliance for a Media Literate America) is a national membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of media literacy education in the United States. While much of this website showcases the programs and activities of NAMLW, this section provides information on NAMLE as a national non-profit organization - its history, how it runs, by-laws & policies, elections, boards and more.

Metro Magazine

Metro magazine is published by the Australian Teachers of Media, (ATOM). ATOM also publishes Screen Education magazine; study guides and education kits; The Moving Image series of monographs; and web sites for feature films, documentaries and television programs. ATOM also runs The Education Shop and The Speakers’ Bureau.

Table of contents: 

Magazines
• Metro Magazine
• Screen Education
• Writers
• Style Guide

Resources
• The Education Shop
• Study Guides
• Moving Image

Services
• NFSA’s Schools Program
• Screening PD & Seminars
• The Speakers’ Bureau
• EnhanceTV ATOM Awards
• Email Lists

System requirements: 
Adobe Reader

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