Resources and ideas for media literacy and education.
Thursday, May 3, 2007
Online media lessons
Recently I have found a couple of new online banks of media lessons. One is at the Adobe website - the Adobe Digital Kids Club. This site provides a number of lesson ideas for practical video production. One of the things I like about it is that it focuses on practical video production projects that can be achieved directly in the school environment in relatively short periods of time.
Another is the Open Educational Resources site, which provides examples of lesson plans covered by a Creative Commons licence. This is a site with a number of tools for searching for and sharing educational resources across the curriculum. A search for "media literacy" or "film", for example, presents many lessons related to these topics.
I am a media literacy educator at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. I teach in the Film and Media Curriculum units in the Bachelor of Education Degrees.
I'm involved with media education through Australian Teachers of Media, Qld and through syllabus and assessment implementation for Queensland Studies Authority committees.
My research is in the area of media education and identity formation, particularly in relation to participation with new media.