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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

Brightstorm

"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.

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

TES Connect - Teaching and Video Resources

The TES Connect is a social network that allows teachers to network, share and recommend resources including videos, and search for jobs.

The TES Connect Resources includes teaching resources all created and uploaded by other teachers in the TES community for everyone to share. With separate subject channels for every type of teacher, there are all kinds of classroom materials including lesson plans, videos, PowerPoints, games, puzzles, worksheets and tutorials.

Today, with more than 2.7 million registered online users in over 276 countries and territories, it is the world’s largest online network of teachers. More than 3.6 million resources are downloaded from the TES website a week, with eight TES resources downloaded a second.

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You can search on keywords and via categories:

- Subject (a few examples are:)
- English
- Physical education
- ICT
- Modern foreign languages
- French
- Citizenship
- Geography
- Drama
- Key Stage
- Special needs
- Whole school
- Resource Type
- File Type

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

British Film Institute (BFI) - Teaching Film and Media Studies

BFI Education publishes a growing range of teaching packs, teaching guides (many of which are free)and resources to support the use of moving image media in schools. These resources also include full lesson plans and sheets.

Particularly aimed at teachers new to Media Studies post-16, the series provides a wealth of information and new ideas for all teachers involved with the teaching of AS and A level Media Studies, (OCR, AQA and WJEC), AS and A level Film Studies (WJEC), GNVQ/AVCE, Btech, Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers, and Lifelong Learning courses.

Inblikken van Lessen

The project "Inblikken van lessen" is about teachers making informative video's. In 2007 12 teachers from 2 highschools developed (with support) their own professional videoclips. 16 best practices, a handbook and instructional flyer are downloadable from this web page.

Het project "Inblikken van lessen" gaat over leerkrachten die informatieve video's maken. In 2007 ontwikkelden 12 leerkrachten van 2 middelbare scholen (met hulp) hun eigen professionele videoclips. De 16 beste oefeningen, een handboek en een flyer met instructies kunnen worden gedownload van deze website.

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This site shows 16 best practices / videoclips, an instructional flyer and a handbook (PDF, 38 pages):
Creating Videoclips in Education
Fase 1: The idea
Fase 2: The script
Fase 3: Shooting your clip
Fase 4. The editing
Fase 5. The rap

System requirements: 
Streaming video Use in your class Filming yourself Projects Video sources Video dictionary Video platform About Videoplein

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

Sponsors

MediaSite Echo360 Barco

Organisers