awareness raising

Food Force, the First Humanitarian Video Game

Food Force serves as a classroom tool for teaching about hunger. From the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian agency, Food Force is a free educational video game telling the story of a hunger crisis on the fictitious island of Sheylan.

Comprised of 6 mini-games or “missions”, the game takes young players from an initial crisis assessment through to delivery and distribution of food aid, with each sequential mission addressing a particular aspect of this challenging process.

This site also provides teachers with resources to make their lesson plans.

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Author

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Year

2005

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game and resources

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Free Rice (web vocabulary)

Free Rice is an online vocabulary game where guessing the correct meaning of a word triggers a donation of rice to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). It covers a whole range of subjects and players are now be able to test their knowledge of multiplication, world capital cities, chemical symbols, foreign languages and even the styles of famous painters. Every correct answer generates a donation of 20 grains of rice to WFP.

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United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Year

up-to-date

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game

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Learning from History / Lernen aus der Geschichte

Learning & Teaching offers teachers and other educators a free-of-charge resource pool of educational materials and methodological ideas. This website provides web seminars on themes in the field of historical and civic education, presented by experts from both academic and practical teaching contexts. As a registered user, you can take part in web seminars in real time and ask your own questions. Members can also share their own materials.

This website has four main areas: Learning & Teaching (in German), Participating & Networking, Learning Online & International Dialogue.

System requirements: 
Acrobat Reader, QuickTime

Cable in the classroom

Cable in the Classroom is the U.S. cable industry’s education foundation. Its mission is to foster the use of cable content and technology to expand and enhance learning for children and youth nationwide.Cable in the Classroom advocates for the visionary, sensible and effective use of media in homes, schools, and communities.

Table of contents: 

Teachers
• A Teacher’s Story
• How to get cable in your school
• Cable’s Educational TV programming and web resources
• Recording highlights monthly calendar
• Online Video
• eLECTIONS (interactive broadband game about running a political campaign)
• Windward (Interactive learning game about bearing the weather)
• Shakespeare (multimedia exploration of S.’s language and how his words have changed over the ages)
• Cable in the Classroom Magazine
• Threshold Magazine
• Media Smart
• Cable’s Leaders in Learning Awards
• Newsletters
• CIC Podcasts
• News
• Events
• FAQs

Parents
• Cable Resources for Learning
• Monthly Calendar of programming
• eLECTIONS
• Windward
• Shakespeare
• Media Smart
• Cable’s Leaders in Learning Award
• Newsletters
• Cable in the Classroom Magazine
• CIC Podcasts
• News
• Events
• FAQs

Cable Resources for Learning
• On Cable TV & Web
• Recording Highlights
• Online Video
• Search TV Listings
• Learning with Cable
• Copyright & Recording
• Get Classroom Cable
• Newsletters
• Parent Tips
• Cable Company Locator
• Broadband Games
• DTV Transition

Publications

Media Smart
• Media Smart –Teachers
• Media Smart – Parents
• Digital Ethics
• Digital Safety
• Awards
• Media Smart Newsletter
• Learn More
• Point Smart. Click Safe.
• Polls & Surveys

System requirements: 
Adobe Reader

Media Literacy for Prevention, Critical Thinking, Self-Esteem

Dr. Peter DeBenedittis is dedicated to creating a cultural revolution around media.This website contains research, information and educational materials about how media literacy is used for science-based prevention and internet safety.

Table of contents: 

Research
• Special reports
• Alcohol Toys
• PeterD’s Papers
• Links & Resources

Client Services
• Book a Speaker
• Meeting Planners’ Page
• Presentation samples
• Speaker’s Calendar
• PeterD
• Rate Sheet
• Client List
• Request Demo Tape

Venues & Topics
• Conferences & Keynotes
• Workshops & Training
• College LEctures
• Middle & High Schools
• Internet Safety & Cyberbullying
• Tobacco Prevention
• Underage & Binge Drinking
• Body Image & Eating Disorders
• Parenting
• Violence Prevention
• Nutrition & Obesity Prevention
• Self Esteem & Sexuality
• Social Norms

Educational Material

Contact

Calendar

Help the cause

System requirements: 
Adobe Reader, Flash

The New Mexico Media Literacy Project

Media literacy - the ability to critically consume and create media - is an essential skill in today's world. Media literacy education seeks to give kids and adults greater freedom by empowering them to access, analyze, evaluate and produce media.

Table of contents: 

Why media literacy?
Media literacy concepts
Text & Subtext
The language of persuasion
Deconstructing media
Deconstruction gallery
Creating counter-ads
Looking beyond the frame
Making media
Independent media
Taking action
Links

System requirements: 
QuickTime

Project Look Sharp

An initiative to promote and support the integration of media literacy into classroom curricula at all grade levels and instructional areas, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of media literacy education in the schools.

System requirements: 
Adobe Reader

Teaching Media Literacy

This website is designed to support the book Teachingmedialiteracy.com: A Web-Linked Guide to Resources and Activities. In the book, links are cited according to a numbering system by chapter and topic.

Table of contents: 

Chapter 1: Goals and curriculum frameworks for media literacy instruction
Chapter 2: Uses of new media in media education
Chapter 3: Film techniques
Chapter 4: Critical approaches to responding to media texts
Chapter 5: Studying media representations
Chapter 6: Media ethnography
Chapter 7: Film, television & music genres
Chapter 8: Studying advertising
Chapter 9: Studying the news
Chapter 10: Integrating media into the English curriculum

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

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 and Exhibitors

MediaSite Kaltura Panopto
Ubicast WebClip2Go Kalyzée
Matrox Rapidmooc Crowdbeamer

Organisers