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Digital Storytelling

Series of resources to help you get started with digital storytelling across the curriculum. Includes lesson plans and useful materials that can be used with different levels of pupils,

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Horizon Reports

All Horizon Reports from The New Media Consortium are now archived and freely available in LearnTechLib. These reports have charted the progress of different learning innovations over recent years and provide a useful resource when looking at different technologies and services.

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The New Media Consortium

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2017

Make Internet TV

This is a guide with step-by-step instructions for recording and publishing internet video. Make Internet TV is suitable for many levels of experience; just jump right in at the chapter that suits you.
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Equipment: Get the right gear for your projects.
Shoot: Techniques for capturing audio and video.
Edit: Transform raw footage into something sweet.
License: Don't let copyright hold you back!
Publish: Make it available to a billion people.
Promote: Get watched.

The resource is not very up to date and refers to some outdated technology but the main principles of video production are still valid and they are explained in such a simple manner that this site is perfect starter for the novice.

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Equipment: Get the right gear for your projects.
Shoot: Techniques for capturing audio and video.
Edit: Transform raw footage into something sweet.
License: Don't let copyright hold you back!
Publish: Make it available to a billion people.
Promote: Get watched.

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The Participatory Culture Foundation.

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Media Literacy Booster Pack

This collection of resources provided by NewseumED offers tools to tackle eight pressing challenges, from recognising bias and propaganda to leveraging your role as a media contributor. You need to sign up first but once you do, access is free.

6 iPad apps for self-learners

This short list with links comes from 'Educational Technology and Mobile Learning' and provides links to some of the best-known online learning resources including TED and iTunesU.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Infographic on the use of Concept Maps in Education

This infographic and guide on concept maps is posted by 'Educational Technology and Mobile Learning' and provides a quick and handy guide to why concept maps are useful. The link also contains a link to 9 concept mapping tools that you can use in class.

Online safety resources

Netsafe which works to support online safety for students in New Zealand launched this collection of resources for Safer Internet Day 2018. On the same page you will also find their very useful Staying Safe Online Guide.

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Netsafe New Zealand

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Creating Vision Boards

This website provides a guide and resources to help you organise your students to set up digital vision boards using Google slides or Google drawings

A Field Guide to 'Fake News' and other information disorders

Public Data Lab and First Draft collaborated to develop this free, open-access guide to help students, journalists and researchers investigate misleading and viral content, memes and trolling practices online. The five chapters of the guide describe a series of research protocols or “recipes” that can be used to trace trolling practices, the ways false viral news and memes circulate online, and the commercial underpinnings of problematic content. Each recipe provides an accessible overview of the key steps, methods, techniques and datasets used.

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Public Data Lab and First Draft

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Critical Thinking Workbook

The Critical Thinking Workbook helps teachers develop mindful communication and problem-solving skills for their students with a variety of different games and activities. It has activities that are adaptable to any grade level.

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