BBC Real News resources
The BBC has produced online resources and a programme of events and workshops to support young people identifying real news and filter out fake or false information. The free online resources include the BBC iReporter interactive game which puts the player in the role of a BBC journalist working in the heart of the newsroom, as well as video masterclasses, lesson plans and classroom activities. Developed and delivered by BBC School Report, face-to-face workshops and mentoring from BBC News journalists are also being offered to secondary educational establishments in the UK. BBC School Report is a media literacy project for 11-18 year olds; this year the focus is on giving young people the skills to check the sources, information and news they are consuming and creating. For more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
23 Things for Digital Knowledge
This is a self-directed course created by the University of Edinburgh which aims to expose researchers, academics, students, or other professionals to a range of digital tools to support their personal and professional development. It quite basic and includes a range of different tools and methods.
Own It toolkit from BBC
This is an online toolkit for 9-12 year olds' which aims to foster confidence in children as they navigate their digital lives, helping them to develop resilience and develop as happy, healthy, engaged digital citizens. Own It works collaboratively with partners both around the BBC and in the wider world to maximise its impact and reach.
Boys biggest conversation
Video from MediaSmart and FirstNews that can be used in classrooms to encourage young men, to talk about body image and the effect it has on their mental wellbeing.
Panopto guide to lecture capture
Guide from Panopto on lecture capture set ups which includes 9 examples of different lecture capture setups for various learning spaces. It also provides information on recommended audio and visual recording equipment.
A creative film interpretation of First World War records in The National Archives, UK. This film was researched, planned, created and filmed over 5 days by a group of young people and raises pertinent questions about the nature of war and human sacrifice.
SWGfL resources on Digital Literacy and Citizenship
This SWGfL website provides free materials designed to empower pupils and students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. A simple registration is required in order to access different lesson plans which address digital literacy and citizenship topics in an age-appropriate way.
Doc Academy is BRITDOC’s schools programme, providing free, easy-to-use resources for secondary school teachers. It includes 100s of short clips from critically-acclaimed films and provides: -
- Curriculum-linked lesson plans for (UK Level) KS 3, 4 & 5
- an inspiring social-action Activity Toolkit: all made by and tested with teachers
Doc Academy supports teachers to meet key literacy targets whilst engaging pupils in thinking about the world, about society and their place in it.
EJN 5-point test for hate speech
This infographic has been created by the Ethical Journalists Network (EJN) and although primarily aimed at journalists can also be used by teachers as part of their media literacy activities. The idea behind the infographic is to help navigate through the current media landscape minefield and take into consideration the wider context in which people express themselves. What is important is to focus not just on what is said, but what is intended. It’s not just a matter of law or socially acceptable behaviour; it’s a question of whether speech aims to do others harm, particularly at moments when there is the threat of immediate violence.
The Ultimate Student Guide to Images
It is a guide about images and their copyright status in UK. This Guide is aiming to reach the students for helping them gain a better understanding of copyright issues.