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Media Smart

Media Smart develops and provides, free of charge and on request, educational materials to primary schools that teach children to think critically about advertising in the context of their daily lives.
Our materials use real examples of advertising to teach core media literacy skills.

Table of contents: 

Kids
• About us
• Games
• House Hippo
• Quiz
• What do you think?
• Downloads

Parents
• Media Glossary
• Media literacy and your child
• Tell us what you think

Teachers
• Our materials
• Media literacy skills & curriculum links
• Order our materials
• Evaluation Research
• Feedback

About
• Media literacy core skills and learning objectives
• Key documents on media literacy
• Expert group
• Our research
• Supporters
• What others say about us
• Take up in schools
• Facts and figures
• Reviews
• Watch our infomercial
• FAQs
• Contact us

System requirements: 
Adobe Reader, Flash

Just Think

Flipping the Script is a project of Just Think, a media education nonprofit that has been working with youth and educators since 1995. Just Think teaches young people to understand, evaluate, and create media messages. We deliver vital programs that foster critical thinking and creative media production, believing that the independent voices of youth can powerfully impact local and global communities.

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About
• Board
• History
• Mission
• Newsletter
• Partner
• Sponsored Projects
• Staff

Support
• Donate
• Sponsors
• Volunteer

Programs
• After School
• Family Education
• International
• Media Ed Art & Lit
• Past Programs
• Peer Healrh
• Ignite your mind
• Youth Media
• Educators

Resources
• Alternative Media
• Going green
• Links to think
• Media Guides
• Quick Facts
• Teaching Tools
• Youth Resources

Curricula
• Changing the world
• Flipping the script
• Health and media
• Hidden heroes
• Poetic License
• Senior Year

Products
• Accessoires
• Publications
• USB-TV

Media
• Associate blog
• Education blog
• Founder blog
• Press Released
• YME blog
• Youth Media

System requirements: 
Adobe Reader

In the mix

Your issues. Your interests. Your favorite celebs. In the Mix, the national award-winning TV series for teens and by teens, brings you all of it...and gets everyone talking. We're on-air every week on PBS.

Table of contents: 

The Buzz
• Teen buzz
• Media buzz
• Teacher and parent buzz
• Awards we’ve won

Shows (including accompanying material such as transcripts, fact sheets,…)

Behind the scenes
• From the staff
• Host bios
• Intern Diaries
• FAQs
• Program funders
• Credits
• Contact us

Celebs

Schedules

Feedback

Educators
• Episode Reviews
• Comments from Educators
• Complete Program Catalog
• Program listing by category
• Order Program videotapes
• Off-Air taping rights
• Lesson Plans and discussion guides

Story of Stuff

Annie Leonard explains how "stuff" or waste affects our communities at home and abroad. "The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world." The video can be divided into chapters, explains concepts with simple examples and in a humorous way.

KIDSNET

KIDSNET helps children, families and educators intelligently access the educational opportunities available from television, radio and multimedia sources. KIDSNET does this by encouraging media literacy in children and a commitment to educational excellence in broadcasters.

Table of contents: 

What is KIDSNET?
KIDSNET Philosophy
Media Guide
Media News
Teacher Guides
KIDSNET Blog
KIDSNET Calendar

System requirements: 
Adobe Reader

BBC Video Nation Network

"Your views and experiences on camera and online"

Video Nation is based on the social research organisation Mass Observation, set up in 1937. Their aim was to create an "anthropology of ourselves" by studying the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain. They did this by recruiting a team of observers and a panel of volunteer writers. The Mass Observation archive is currently kept at the University of Sussex, and you can find out more at their Mass Observation website.

Video Nation enable everybody to produce a short video for the web. Video Nation edits the content but hands over control and the final publishing decision to the creator. Video Nation has local production teams who provide all the training and advice contributors need to film successfully. The site also looks for particular subjects or aspects of life and invites contribution from its users.

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Video Nation enable everybody to produce a short video for the web. Video Nation edits the content but hands over control and the final publishing decision to the creator. Video Nation has local production teams who provide all the training and advice contributors need to film successfully. The site also looks for particular subjects or aspects of life and invites contribution from its users.

You can search the site by subject, features, locality, contributors' surnames, region and the title of the video. Each video lists Title, Contributor, Length, Date, Source, Country, Categories
An example of a feature is REMEMBRANCE 1918 - 2008: "There are very few people left who can remember the end of World War One first hand. But ninety years on many peoples' lives are still affected by the war which was meant to 'end all wars'. This series of Video Nation films take a personal look at some of the ways people have been touched by the Great War."

Video Nation also lists several guidelines to improve your filming skills: (http://www.bbc.co.uk/videonation/filmingskills/)
- RECORDING SOUND
- FILMING YOUR SURROUNDINGS
- THE "HOLLYWOOD SHOT"
- LIGHTING THE SUBJECT
- FILMING CONVERSATIONS
- FILMING ACTION
- FILMING A "PIECE TO CAMERA"
- LIGHTING YOURSELF
- DEALING WITH INTERRUPTIONS

System requirements: 
Seems to be only available in UK

KQED education

"KQED Education Network engages with community and educational organisations to broaden and deepen the impact of KQED media to effect positive change"

The Education section gives more information on how to use media for education through:
* Featured Lesson Plan
* Examples of digital storytelling

And if you log in, you can access media resources for education.

On the Digital Storytelling section (http://dsi.kqed.org/index.php/inspirations) you can find out more about
* Annual Digital Storytelling Contest and Festival for high school students
* Featured Projects such as youth stories from South Africa created at the 5th World Summit on Media and Children.
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* Digital Storytelling: Watch stories, explore narrative, investigate new technologies and check out resources that have to do with digital storytelling. Including Mobile Projects such as "'Scape the Hood", the first gps-enabled mobile media project:
"Scape the Hood was conceived and designed as a locative storytelling project for the Digital Storytelling Initiative at KQED for the opening of the 8th annual Digital Storytelling Festival. We convened a group of storytellers, artists, and technologists to envision what this project could be. It became a narrative archeology experiment, combining digital storytelling and emerging technology by overlaying a virtual landscape on the physical world. As originally designed, the audience walks the streets and listens to the neighbourhood stories, taking in the sights, sounds, and smells from both the physical and the virtual world."

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Early Learning
• Early Childhood Educators
o Hands On Literacy
o Workshops
o A place of our own workshops
• Parents & kids
o Media as a learning tool
o Reading Rainbow
o Sesame Street View & Do
o Workshops
• Community Partners
• KidsWatch
• PBS Kids Raising Readers

Educators
• Arts
• Science
• Social Studies/Language Arts
o Election Resources
• Post Secondary Education

Digital Media Center
• Media Literacy
o Key Concepts
o Framework
o Glossary
o Resources
o Copyright & Media Education
o Video for English Learners
• Teachers’ Domain

Community Engagement

Curriculum Bank
• Adult Learning
• Language Arts
• Math
• Media Studies
• Science
• Social Studies
• Study Skills/ESL
• Visual & Performing Arts
• Visual & Performing Arts: Literary Arts

System requirements: 
Adobe Reader, Quicktime

Mexican Student Builds Eco-Video Game

TreeHugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. The article on this site mentions José Carlos Rivera, a student studying computer science at the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education in the city of Guadalajara, who has designed a game entitled Ship Shop, offering players a kind of eco-justice perhaps unattainable in the real world, according to the Mexican daily Reforma.

Link

Format

Language

Country

Level

Author

Eliza Barclay for treehugger.com, a Discovery company

Year

2008

Length

1 page

Tags

MediaLiteracy.com

The mission of MediaLiteracy.com is to increase awareness of the need for media literacy and of the many resources available for teaching it.

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News
Library
Free Stuff
Community
Jobs/Grants/Degrees
Calendar
Signup for eNews

System requirements: 
Adobe Reader

National Geography - Video

This is a collection of hundreds of free videos from National Geographic, featuring animal videos, news videos, weather videos, nature videos, kids videos, world music videos and other most popular video content including shark videos.

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Videos by Category:
- Animals
- Daily News
- Environment
- Kids
- Music
- Science & Space
- Specials
- Travel & Cultures

Sponsors

MediaSite Echo360 Kaltura
Barco

Organisers