lesson plans


"ArtisanCam is a free interactive web site which introduces children (mainly 7-14 year old pupils) and their teachers to the world of contemporary visual art.

ArtisanCam provides an insight into the lives of contemporary artists. Using a mixture of video and interactive activities, we introduce children to the world of contemporary visual art before encouraging them to have a go themselves in fun and exciting ways.

The website is divided into the Artists Zone, which contains classroom-based activities and the Activity Zone, which is full of games and fun interactive activities, designed to encourage children to continue their learning at home.

ArtisanCam has been designed to help teachers deliver a creative curriculum and inspire young artists of the future. All of our activities support the national curriculum in specific areas at Key Stage 2 and 3." This web site also offers very detailed information for lesson plans such as targeted learning goals.

You can find an interview with the ArtisanCam originator and Content Director Keith Alexander as part of the MEDEA Showcase of ArtisanCam: http://www.medea-awards.com/artisancam.

Table of contents: 

- artists
- art form
- workshops
- activities
- teachers
- all teachers' notes
- cross curricula
- feedback and evaluation
- links
- notes / activities
- notes / artists
- teachers' views

Per artist teachers and children are given segmented videoclips with interesting themes such as:
- timelapse
- techniques
- classroom workshop
- gallery
- influences
- questions
- teachers

These segments show the process of making a work of art, the thoughts behind it, ...


LeMill calls itself a web community for finding, authoring and sharing learning resources: LeMill is a web community of (in 2008) 3178 teachers and other learning content creators. At the moment LeMill has 1468 reusable learning content resources, 300 descriptions of teaching and learning methods, and 480 descriptions of teaching and learning tools.

Table of contents: 

The site is divided in the categories Content, Methods, Tools, Community.

Media Literacy for Prevention, Critical Thinking, Self-Esteem

Dr. Peter DeBenedittis is dedicated to creating a cultural revolution around media.This website contains research, information and educational materials about how media literacy is used for science-based prevention and internet safety.

Table of contents: 

• Special reports
• Alcohol Toys
• PeterD’s Papers
• Links & Resources

Client Services
• Book a Speaker
• Meeting Planners’ Page
• Presentation samples
• Speaker’s Calendar
• PeterD
• Rate Sheet
• Client List
• Request Demo Tape

Venues & Topics
• Conferences & Keynotes
• Workshops & Training
• College LEctures
• Middle & High Schools
• Internet Safety & Cyberbullying
• Tobacco Prevention
• Underage & Binge Drinking
• Body Image & Eating Disorders
• Parenting
• Violence Prevention
• Nutrition & Obesity Prevention
• Self Esteem & Sexuality
• Social Norms

Educational Material



Help the cause

System requirements: 
Adobe Reader, Flash

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







ATiT, VideoAktiv Project




10 modules


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:
Logistical Information
Biographical Summary
Reviews and Comments
Screenings and Festivals

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

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.

Table of contents: 

- 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..."

- 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.

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

• 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)

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

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


• Care for kids
• Education News




System requirements: 
Adobe Reader


"Brightstorm is an online learning network for teens, teachers and parents. We founded the company with the belief that great learning starts with great teaching and wanted to give every student the opportunity to learn from the world's best teachers. We've assembled recognized teachers from around the country to develop video-based classes, offered in short, personalized formats that map to the way teens consume digital content. Each of our courses cover the core topics commonly taught in high school subjects across the United States and are designed to help high school students in classes where they need additional help in order reach their full potential and do better in school. Our courses complement in-school learning - helping teens fill in gaps and cement their knowledge to improve grades.

For students, they're given the choice of teachers and the opportunity to learn from some of the best teachers. With an on-demand format, students can go at their own pace, choose their own order, and easily jump to any section in the video to parallel their own class to tailor to their own learning needs. Each course includes interactive quizzes, facts as well as bonus materials like practice problems and study guides that they use with the videos to gain a deeper understanding of the subject.

"Free sample episodes are available, but you have to pay to view a course.

Table of contents: 

- Algebra II
- AP U.S. Government
- AP U.S. History
- Geometry
- SAT Critical Reading
- SAT Math
- SAT Writing
- U.S. History
- Writing


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