media literacy

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.

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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




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

Making Movies - Learn how to edit video and create professional-looking DVDs.

PC Magazine is the Independent Guide to Technology. This article (january 2005, p. 147-162) by Jan Ozer "teaches amateurs the basics of video editing and DVD authoring, and reviews 20 applications to help us get the job done."

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* Video editing
* DVD authoring
* Reviews

Videos bringen Leben in den Unterricht!

article about the usage of video in a primary school

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Acrobat Reader


MediaEd is the site for media and moving image education in the UK. On this site you'll find teaching ideas, lesson plans and project reports, examples of student work, details of where you can get support and training or find workshops or education screenings for your students. MediaEd is currently still under construction so your feedback would be really useful.

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Get started with…
• Teaching about film
• Teaching film-making
• Media literacy

• Teaching ideas
• Student work
• Resources
• Organisations
• Discussion
• What’s on

Reframing literacy

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Adobe Reader (optional)

Listen Up!

Listen Up! is a youth media network that connects young video producers and their allies to resources, support, and projects in order to develop the field and achieve an authentic youth voice in the mass media.

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Screening room
• Watch Media
• How to submit
• Submit media

• Network directory
• Network map
• Join us

• Production tools
• Funding tools
• Festival guide
• Youth media in practice
• Research links

• News
• Events
• Festival calls for entry
• Funding
• Jobs


About us

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Adobe Reader, Quicktime

Technology, Video Gaming, and the Future of Schools

"Literacy In Digital Technology Is The New Generation Gap"
K-12 schools often find themselves resisting the latest technologies in order to preserve their existing methods of teaching and learning. When students begin to use cell phones, iPods, instant messaging, social networking sites, or massively multiplayer gaming, schools often respond with bans and filters to restrict student use. But students don’t stop finding innovative uses for the new technologies--they just do it outside of school. As a result, teachers and school leaders keep the integrity of their instructional programs but continue to fall behind the technological learning curve, and find it more difficult to integrate new learning tools in their classrooms.

Filme und Videos im DaF-Unterricht

Collection of ideas for the usage of video in teaching German as a foreign language.

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About Didactics and methodology
Overview: usage of videos in „German as a foreign language“
Can-do statements: understanding radio or TV programs and movies (GER)
Opportunities of the ZUM-wiki
Ideas for using video in class
• Short movies (understanding, educational material, further ideas)
• Animated cartoons (movie as a write pulse)
• Music video clips

News broadcasts


Youtube and German as a foreign language

Learning materials (movies, Internet as a resource, other)

Practical tools (determining starting moment of a youtube-clip; using “Moviemaker)


The Clemi (centre for liaison between teaching and information media) is part of the French Ministry of Education. It was created in 1983 with the mission of "promoting especially by means of training activities, the multiple use of news media in teaching with the aim of encouraging a better understanding of the world by pupils while simultaneously developing critical understanding."

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Se former
Semaine de la presse et des médias dans l’école
Dans les classes
Productions des eleves
Centre de documentation
Ressources et publications
International et recherche
Clemi TV
Sites des antennes régionales


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.

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

System requirements: 
Adobe Reader

Practical DV Filmmaking - 2nd Edition

"Written for the beginner, Practical DV Filmmaking guides you thorough the process of making a film with low-cost digital equipment: from development through to production, post-production and distribution. While the technical tools you need are fully explained, the book concentrates on filmmaking principles throughout, illustrating how these tools can be used to achieve stylistic approaches for innovative filmmaking. The book assumes no background knowledge in either technology or filmmaking and is divided into four key areas: development, production, post-production, distribution."

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