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Representations in Media Studies

Representations in Media Studies

This visually-engaging and informative resource is perfect for helping Media students to understand the key concept of Representations. Through a range of different and interesting tasks , students learn to identify and understand representations at work in the media, and become familiar with key terms such as 'stereotyping; and 'aspects of character.' The learning journey is progressive and step-by-step, allowing for bite-size chunks of progress to be evident and regular intervals. Students learn to: - Understand that everyone sees images and ideas differently; - Define the key terms 'representations' and 'stereotypes;' - Understand some common representations and stereotypes; - Analyse the reasoning and effects of different representations; - Analyse how different characters are represented in a key media text. The key media text that I have chosen for the main analysis task is the movie 'Warrior' (2011) starring Tom Hardy, but the resources can be easily adapted to suit different media texts should you choose to. All images are licensed for commercial use and are cited on the final slide of the presentation.
TandLGuru
Media Key Concepts - Help-sheets/Posters

Media Key Concepts - Help-sheets/Posters

These handy help-sheets have been employed by Media Studies teachers and teachers of literacy across the curriculum in order to build students' vocabularies, and assist their Media Studies analysis. There are help-sheets for each of the main concepts of Media: - Representations - Audience - Media Language and Forms - Institutions Each help-sheet defines what the key concept is (and gives examples), details the key terms and ideas to consider when looking at this area, and offers key questions for students to contemplate and kick-start their analysis. There is also a short example of analysis for each key concept in order to model some of the language, in addition to a variety of other hints and tips. These help-sheets have also been blown up to A3 or A2 size to become engaging and interactive media classroom or literacy across the curriculum posters.
TandLGuru
DVD Packaging - Genre and Audience

DVD Packaging - Genre and Audience

This visually engaging and highly informative Media Studies lesson aims to serve three main purposes: - To enable students to improve their knowledge of the Horror genre, and the Comedy Animation sub-genre; - To build the necessary skills needed in order to complete Assignment 1 of the GCSE Media Studies accreditation, analysing and responding to DVD packaging; - To improve students knowledge of the key concepts 'Audience' and 'Genre.' This lesson was taught during in a recent lesson observation and received an 'Outstanding' judgement. Students follow the process of: - Defining key terminology through the engaging and relevant game '4 Pictures, 1 Word; - Identifying key features of audience and genre through collaborative fact finding; - Analysing DVD covers (with the provided modelling and scaffolding resources, where needed) - Self evaluating success against accreditation specifications. All necessary resources are provided. They are also easily editable, should you choose to alter them in any way for your classes!
TandLGuru
 differentiated activies related to blooms

differentiated activies related to blooms

a set of slides that can be added into your own lessons to aid differentiation in lessons The six updated areas have six tasks attached to them. These slides can be slightly adapted in a minimal amount of time to fit to the lesson. A few require a little forward planning but nothing more than a quick five minutes.
mummyofh
A2 Media - How to Research on a Smartphone

A2 Media - How to Research on a Smartphone

Using QR Codes, this resources provides 2-3 lessons of smartphone-based research based around a specific research idea: How does Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood, Beyonce’s Pretty Hurts and Marina and the Diamonds, How to Be a Heartbreaker construct progressive image of gender?
Peteath
How to Blog as a Media students using Blogspot

How to Blog as a Media students using Blogspot

A'level Media students usually make blogs as a way to showcase their work and build up a portfolio of what they have planned and created (particularly concerning practical productions). This is a useful handout explaining how to make an account and lay out a blog, as well as how to attach links to documents. It is advised that teachers check that blogger.com is not blocked by their college network.
flabs84
Chromebooks Rules for the Classroom

Chromebooks Rules for the Classroom

Chromebooks Rules for the Classroom - If your school is using Google Chromebooks in the classroom, you can use these technology rules for using notebooks in the classroom to get your kids started. You can adapt these rules to various notebooks or other laptops on a cart, or even for iPads. Left EDITABLE so you can change them for your classroom needs. Just project them on your SMARTBOARD or whiteboard and go over them with your kids before you begin. Use the last slide to review. Uesful for any subject, and a good resource for computing class. Hope you find it helpful!
Happyedugator
Chromebooks Keyboard Shortcuts

Chromebooks Keyboard Shortcuts

Chromebooks Keyboard Shortcuts - Essential guide for using Chromebooks in the classroom. If your school is using Google Chromebooks in the classroom, you can use these quick keyboard shortcuts for using notebooks in the classroom to help your kids and yourself navigate on a Chromebook. Keep them handy...share this file with your students to keep as a handy reference tool, or project them on your SMARTBOARD or whiteboard and go over them with your kids before you begin. Useful for any subject, and especially helpful in computing classes. Hope you find it helpful! - HappyEdugator
Happyedugator
Critical thinking: How to evaluate websites.

Critical thinking: How to evaluate websites.

The aims of this unit are: To reflect about the pros and cons of internet. To critically assess web pages. To give advice about safe surfing. To learn specific vocabulary about internet. To identify the purpose and audience of a text. To write for a specific audience. To foster collaborative learning.
MariangelC
GCSE/A LEVEL DOCUMENTARY REVIEW THE 3000 MILE SWIM

GCSE/A LEVEL DOCUMENTARY REVIEW THE 3000 MILE SWIM

A resource developed by Teacher and Documentary Filmmaker Tor Alexander Bruce based on an original film created over a period of four years using a £40 mini-DV camera. The resource includes the original documentary cover with some insightful questions linking to what could be an individual, class or a whole year project, as the subject matter of the film is applicable to a wide audience.
EYEOFTHEFLY
Soundboarding with Scratch

Soundboarding with Scratch

Students will write a program that will allow a user to communicate pre-recorded messages, achieved by creating a series of interactive sprites that, when clicked, produce these messages. A great project for budding programmers and language learners alike! Note: Students will need to access to the Scratch website, located at http://scratch.mit.edu
heneghm3
12 ideas to create engagement

12 ideas to create engagement

a set of generic ideas to get engagement from your class. some do require a lot of planning and some require very little. There is a template with some of the scaffolds to help with differentiation and time saving.
mummyofh