When we’re not creating our own media-rich lesson plans to support teachers in the classroom, we’re surfing the web to see how other teachers and trainers are using new media to inspire and engage their students. The KQED Education site is a “new teaching and learning media hub for students and educators alike, where amplifying youth voice and making media support civic engagement and real-world media literacy.”
Bookmark their site for the upcoming school year if you’re searching for free professional learning opportunities, standards-linked lesson plans, classroom project ideas, and trusted, award-winning videos.
Another fantastic online resource we suggest diving into is openculture.com, which has a collection of over 1,100 FREE education movies to present to your students. One favorite of ours is Powers of Ten, a combination of production by designers Ray & Charles Eames, musical score by Oscar-winner Elmer Bernstein, and narration by quantum physicist Philip Morrison to illustrate outer space, inner space, and our place in them.
As you begin to fill your classroom calendar for the new school year, keep our FREE media arts education offerings in mind! Find complete information about our in-classroom presentations and teacher professional development via the button below.
–Media Education team