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Mnemonics are tools that aid memory. The aim of mediamnemonics is to generate a range of mnemonics specifically designed to make media revision far more effective. Tried and tested on Year 11 students at an Essex academy, they have been created by an experienced media teacher with 22 years of media subject leadership who holds an MA in Film and TV studies. English resources have been created by a teacher with 16 years of teaching experience in a secondary school.

Mnemonics are tools that aid memory. The aim of mediamnemonics is to generate a range of mnemonics specifically designed to make media revision far more effective. Tried and tested on Year 11 students at an Essex academy, they have been created by an experienced media teacher with 22 years of media subject leadership who holds an MA in Film and TV studies. English resources have been created by a teacher with 16 years of teaching experience in a secondary school.
WJEC GCSE Media Essential Revision Bundle

WJEC GCSE Media Essential Revision Bundle

A3 double sided revision mat summarising the key knowledge/theories needed for the exam. A complete mock exam, mark scheme and PowerPoint walkthrough. A PowerPoint and A3 handout of all past paper questions since 2014, with predictions and tips for the 2018 exam.
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Stuart Hall's Audience Reception Theory - Applied to a TV commercial

Stuart Hall's Audience Reception Theory - Applied to a TV commercial

In this 16 slide PowerPoint lesson, Stuart Hall's Audience Reception theory is introduced using a (slightly rude!) mnemonic. The theory is then applied to the Lynx Find Your Magic TV commercial (YouTube link provided within the PowerPoint). Screenshots of the ad appear alongside suggested notes related to the preferred, oppositional and negotiated readings of the ad. Learning is consolidated with an essay question at the end of the lesson. This would be an ideal way of demonstrating the theory in action. Useful teacher notes are provided in the notes panel when viewing the PowerPoint in edit mode. Please see my other resources at the mediamnemonics TES shop. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/mediamnemonics
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WJEC GCSE Media A3 Revision Mat / Knowledge Organiser - News Exam 2018

WJEC GCSE Media A3 Revision Mat / Knowledge Organiser - News Exam 2018

A double sided A3 Revision mat / knowledge organiser designed specifically for the WJEC GCSE Media exam. Side 1 - Section A of the exam - TV News. All the key theory and core concepts needed for the exam (genre, organisations, representation, audience, narrative) including several mnemonics (memory tools). Side 2 - Section B of the exam - News Websites. All the key theory and examples of how to mock up a web site. Print it on A3 (double sided) then laminate. The perfect resource to have on each table as you revise for this year’s news exam. Use alongside my revision PowerPoints or as a standalone revision tool. This is for the June 2018 exam. See my medimnemonics shop for more resources! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/mediamnemonics
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News Websites - analysis of key features (ideal for WJEC GCSE Media Section B)

News Websites - analysis of key features (ideal for WJEC GCSE Media Section B)

A PowerPoint lesson introducing students to the key features of News Websites, followed by a mock exam question designed to be typical of Section B of the WJEC GCSE Media exam. The PowerPoint then provides suggested content to form the basis of a model answer. Please read the notes section at the bottom of the PowerPoint when it edit view for guidance for each slide. This PowerPoint and activity is suitable for at least a 1 hour lesson and is lesson 11 in a series created for the WJEC GCSE Media exam (June 2018). For more lessons on TV news and much much more, please visit the mediamnemonics shop. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/mediamnemonics
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WJEC GCSE Media - TV News - Mock Exam Question Walkthrough

WJEC GCSE Media - TV News - Mock Exam Question Walkthrough

A 14 slide PowerPoint lesson that begins with a lesson starter on news values before posing a 10 mark mock exam question based on previous WJEC GCSE Media exams. After viewing a Sky TV News intro (link embedded in PowerPoint), students attempt their answer before being presented with detailed prompts about the sort of approach they could have taken as well as a summary sheet (a slide of the PowerPoint) which reminds them of each story within the intro and some of the key stylistic elements. The PowerPoint ends with a model answer. Please read the notes section at the bottom of the PowerPoint when it edit view for guidance for each slide. This PowerPoint and activity is suitable for at least a 1 hour lesson and is lesson 10 in a series created for the WJEC GCSE Media exam (June 2018). For more lessons on TV news and much much more, please visit the mediamnemonics shop. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/mediamnemonics
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WJEC GCSE Media Complete Mock Exam - Summer 2018

WJEC GCSE Media Complete Mock Exam - Summer 2018

What you get: A complete mock exam paper booklet in Word and PDF format, ready to print out, for the WJEC GCSE Media exam (Summer 2018). Students answer the questions within the booklet in exactly the same way as the actual exam. Section A TV News, Section B News Websites. The mark scheme for the mock exam in Word and PDF format. Again, this is based very closely on previous mark schemes provided by WJEC. A PowerPoint that walks the students through the exam, using the mark scheme to show them the sort of things they could have included in their responses. This mock exam uses a YouTube video of BBC's Newsround (link embedded within the mark scheme and PowerPoint). However, the exam could be modified to work with a different news programme.
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The Evidence Based Lesson Plan

The Evidence Based Lesson Plan

Rather than wasting time on gimmicks, the latest educational fad or relying on hunches and guesswork, the Evidence Based Lesson Plan template is based entirely on the latest research about what actually works in the classroom. The key findings from Barack Rosenshine's review of cognitive science and classroom studies ('Principles of Instruction - Research Based Strategies that every teacher should know') are used to create an easy to use four part lesson plan template. Each component of the plan is clearly linked to the research to give the teacher every chance of delivering a highly effective lesson. The template also builds in differentiation by encouraging the teacher to think about their class as three distinct groups - lower, middle and higher ability. The resource is made up of a two page Word document and PowerPoint template: Word Document Page 1 - the lesson plan template. Page 2 - the research, clearly linked to each component of the lesson. Please note - this critical, detailed explanatory page is not visible on the preview images. Powerpoint Template A basic template ready for content to be added. Prompts on each slide. See the notes panel at the bottom of the screen in edit mode for the links to the research findings. The research paper is referenced in a recent TES article which can be found by pasting the following link into your browser: https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/are-these-7-pillars-classroom-practice
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Emergency Lifeskills Lessons - over 90 YouTube videos in one easy PowerPoint

Emergency Lifeskills Lessons - over 90 YouTube videos in one easy PowerPoint

Stuck for a life skills lesson starter? Something for PSHEE? Need a 'filler' activity or something to prompt a discussion? A quick 5 minute video for tutorial time? Something to inspire in an assembly? A 45 minute documentary on teen pregnancy? Or just something to 'wow' your form group? The Emergency Life Skills Lesson PowerPoint gathers together over 90 links to YouTube videos that have been carefully selected and organised into a quick and easy PowerPoint interface. Just select your category from the list, then choose your video from the brief description which also includes the running time. Categories include: Human Rights Our Place in the World Government and Democracy Teen Issues Bullying Inspire Learning and Revision Fun!
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WJEC GCSE Media - Newspapers - 3 representation case studies for Section A of the exam

WJEC GCSE Media - Newspapers - 3 representation case studies for Section A of the exam

One PowerPoint. Three detailed representation case studies. Gender on the front page of The Sun and the Daily Mirror. Immigration on the front page of the Daily Mirror. Each with detailed, student friendly revision notes which are then linked to two potential exam questions. This resource would equip students to be able to tackle a question on representation in the forthcoming WJEC GCSE Media exam. Thank you to all those people who have purchased 59 WJEC GCSE Media resources (so far!) from the mediamnemonics shop! Please don't forget to review my work! This is for the June 2017 exam. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/mediamnemonics
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5 Photoshop skills handout - magazine covers and contents pages

5 Photoshop skills handout - magazine covers and contents pages

For the uninitiated, Photoshop can be a nightmare - especially if you need to get your students to produce top quality coursework. But in reality there are only a certain number of skills you actually need. These 5 handouts give your students the essential skills to be able to produce a top quality magazine cover, contents page or article. It takes them through the stages step by step, with screen grabs to indicate which tools they should be using. These are the handouts I have used for 3 years to help generate A grade GCSE and A Level work. 1. Cutting out images (so you can overlap the masthead and create montages on the front page) 2. Creating consistent section and article headings on a contents page 3. Creating a contents page ensuring it is in columns and also showing how to download cool fonts 4. Using the mask tool to place a model over the masthead without having to cut them out 5. Running text around a shape and adding drop caps, for example at the start of an article Disclaimer: They do assume a little knowledge and initiative!
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Gender representation -Applied to a DVD cover

Gender representation -Applied to a DVD cover

In this detailed PowerPoint lesson, the concept of gender representation is introduced and then applied to The Adjustment Bureau DVD cover. Using the mnemonic GILT (graphics, image, layout and text) the front and back cover are deconstructed, with detailed notes provided that suggest what sort of observations students should be making. These are presented using the 'red-green' system, a handy way of ensuring students analyse rather than just describe. The lesson ends with an essay title that requires students to apply what they have learned. This would be an ideal way of demonstrating the theory in action, as the chosen contemporary text is an excellent example of gender stereotyping. This PowerPoint would be suitable as an hour long lesson. Please see my other resources at the mediamnemonics TES shop. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/mediamnemonics
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Gender representation - Applied to a TV commercial

Gender representation - Applied to a TV commercial

In this 14 slide PowerPoint lesson, the concept of gender representation is introduced and then applied to the Lynx Find Your Magic TV commercial (YouTube link provided within the PowerPoint). Screenshots of the ad appear alongside suggested notes related to the diverse range of gender representations that feature in the ad, a fantastic example of a 'rich text'. Learning is consolidated with an essay question at the end of the lesson. This would be an ideal way of demonstrating the theory in action. Useful teacher notes are provided in the notes panel when viewing the PowerPoint in edit mode. Please see my other resources at the mediamnemonics TES shop. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/mediamnemonics
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The Differentiation Focussed Lesson Plan Template

The Differentiation Focussed Lesson Plan Template

Place differentiation at the heart of your lesson planning with this easy to use template. This word document enables you to quickly plan your lesson on one side of A4, whilst encouraging you to differentiate activities, outcomes and support. This is ideal for all subjects and student ability levels, and especially for those teachers struggling to come to terms with differentiation in their lessons. It also helps structure the lesson into the starter, main activity, assessment for learning, and the plenary. 1 x lesson plan template in word format 1 x instruction sheet in word format
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TV News - Representation in a TV News story - Visual elements PowerPoint lesson and handout

TV News - Representation in a TV News story - Visual elements PowerPoint lesson and handout

A 39 slide PowerPoint lesson and handout introducing students to representation in a TV news story, focussing on the visual elements. The PowerPoint provides detailed notes on the key images (BBC News at 6 - Youtube link within PowerPoint) which the teacher is encouraged to use either to introduce the concept, or following class discussion to compare with the students' answers. Students consolidate their knowledge and understanding completing a one page handout (Word doc.) Please read the notes section at the bottom of the PowerPoint when it edit view for guidance for each slide. This PowerPoint and activity is suitable for at least a 1 hour lesson and is lesson 8 in a series created for the WJEC GCSE Media exam (June 2018). For more lessons on TV news and much much more, please visit the mediamnemonics shop. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/mediamnemonics
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WJEC GCSE Media TV News 6 lesson bundle

WJEC GCSE Media TV News 6 lesson bundle

In lessons 1 - 4 students learn how to analyse a TV news bulletin to help them complete Section A of the WJEC GCSE Media exam (2018). Lesson 5 is a mock exam for Q1 - 2 of section A, with Lesson 6 a peer assessment exercise of the students' answers. 6 PowerPoints. 5 handouts. Approximately 6 hours of lessons depending on the ability level of your group.
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TV News - Question 1 from WJEC GCSE Media exam

TV News - Question 1 from WJEC GCSE Media exam

A PowerPoint lesson walking students through a mock exam question from Section A of the WJEC GCSE Media exam. A link to a BBC News bulletin is provided within the PowerPoint. Students are also given a notes table to help them prepare their answer. The lesson ends with a model answer. The key theory areas for this question / lesson are news selection, news values, uses and gratifications theory, and Gauntlett’s Pick and Mix theory. Please read the notes section at the bottom of the PowerPoint when it edit view for guidance for each slide. This PowerPoint and activity is suitable for a 45 minute - 1 hour lesson and is lesson 12 in a series created for the WJEC GCSE Media exam (June 2018). For more lessons on TV news and much much more, please visit the mediamnemonics shop. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/mediamnemonics
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How to research with The Research Road Map

How to research with The Research Road Map

4 engaging PowerPoints designed to show students how to research in a systematic way: 1 PowerPoint introducing the Research Road Map, which is basically a memorable way of structuring research. Stage 1 - what do I need to find out? Stage 2 - Where do I find it? Stage 3 - How do I record it? 2 PowerPoints on note taking and trash and treasure techniques. Stage 4 - How do I use it? 1 PowerPoint on using the PEE chain to use the research. This would be an ideal way of starting a project or piece of work that requires the students to research independently. The principles apply to all year groups.
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WJEC GCSE Media TV News 9 Lesson Bundle

WJEC GCSE Media TV News 9 Lesson Bundle

9 PowerPoints including handouts: TV News genre conventions analysis - mise en scene, music and sound, special effects. TV News representation - visual and sound elements TV News theory - selection and news values Mock exam question for Q1 and Q2 of the exam, with a peer assessment activity. Ideal prep for Section A of the exam. Tried and tested on Year 11 students.
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TV News analysis - Mock Exam Q1 - 2 - WJEC GCSE Media 2018

TV News analysis - Mock Exam Q1 - 2 - WJEC GCSE Media 2018

In this detailed 10 slide PowerPoint lesson: Past paper questions (Section A) for the last four years are examined. The key requirements of Q1 - 2 are clarified, including how to take notes. YouTube link to ITV News at Ten (watch the first four minutes). Q1 and Q2 based on previous questions. Mark scheme based on exam board materials. This is a 1 hour lesson where students will follow the real exam procedures (WJEC GCSE June 2018) to answer two mock questions from Section A of the exam (TV News). This is the fifth lesson in a series of lessons for the 2018 WJEC GCSE Media exam. See https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/mediamnemonics for more lesson resources.
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The Undead Said Icebreaker

The Undead Said Icebreaker

Engage your students with this free icebreaker activity - The Undead Said! This is perfect for the start of a new term, or just to get the students talking! Students take turns to try and stop the rapidly shuffling PowerPoint presentation on one of the 'hey teacher!' slides, answering the thought-provoking questions along the way. Even the most reluctant learner will want a go at trying to be the class hero by making the teacher impersonate a zombie! The PowerPoint contains 20 slides, each with a stunningly illustrated zombie theme. There are also 3 fun slides to get your students - and you - out of your seat and doing something a little bit crazy! Included: 20 slide PowerPoint Instruction sheet in PDF format. Don't forget to check out our other maths resources in the mediamnemonics shop!
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Moving Image Features  Revision Mnemonic

Moving Image Features Revision Mnemonic

PREVIEW IMAGES AVAILABLE AT https://sites.google.com/view/mediamnemonics/home A brief introduction to the moving image features (mise en scene etc.), with a mnemonic to help your students remember them. Ideal for GCSE and A Level Media Studies. Please review if you download, and don't forget to check out my other resources! This one's a freebie...!
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