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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.

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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.
The Differentiation Focussed Lesson Plan Template
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The Differentiation Focussed Lesson Plan Template

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

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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
Improve revision with mnemonics
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Improve revision with mnemonics

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PREVIEW IMAGES AVAILABLE AT https://sites.google.com/view/mediamnemonics/home An entertaining PowerPoint presentation that introduces students to memory techniques (mnemonics) to help make their revision more effective. The 18 slide presentation includes links to YouTube clips on memory as well as the work of Daniel T. Willingham, B.A. Ph. D, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. It also includes a fun activity that demonstrates the power of images when revising. This would make an excellent start to the revision process, or even an assembly for Year 11 students as they begin the exam season. The final slide also provides links to a range of YouTube videos that both teachers and students would find useful - or inspiring! Further support and advice is available via mediamnemonics@gmail.com.
WJEC GCSE Media - Newspapers - 3 representation case studies for Section A of the exam
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WJEC GCSE Media - Newspapers - 3 representation case studies for Section A of the exam

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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
Zombie Attack! Times-Table Card Game
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Zombie Attack! Times-Table Card Game

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This simple zombie-themed card game has been developed to help make learning times-tables fun! The times-table facts have been divided into three sets of colour-coded cards based upon their level of difficulty. Students choose or are allocated their difficulty level and given a set time to try and destroy all 12 of the zombies in their set. They do this by giving the correct answer to the times-table sum shown on the card, causing the 'zombie' to be discarded. If they get it wrong, the zombie returns to the deck to be encountered again and again until it is destroyed - unless the time runs out! A simple, fun way to get students revising the times tables facts. Also, great for differentiation as the teacher can set the difficulty level and time. The 36 cards are provided on A4 sheets so will need printing back to back, or gluing together. An instruction sheet written for students is also provided. The 1 x, 2 x, 5 x, and 10 x tables are not included as the game is designed to improve recall of the more challenging time table facts.
News Values Revision Mnemonic
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News Values Revision Mnemonic

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PREVIEW IMAGES AVAILABLE AT https://sites.google.com/view/mediamnemonics/home An introduction to the main 10 news values, followed by a mnemonic to enable your students to recall them. An excellent revision aid, especially for the WJEC GCSE Media syllabus. This PowerPoint is also available as part of a bundle of 4 PowerPoints which includes mnemonics for the 12 front page features, 8 headline techniques, as well as an introduction to the principle of mnemonics (great for an assembly).
How to research with The Research Road Map
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How to research with The Research Road Map

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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.
Ultimate Apostrophe Challenge
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Ultimate Apostrophe Challenge

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A 31 slide PowerPoint that introduces contractions and possessive apostrophes, provides a range of examples and then challenges students to spot the 9 missing apostrophes in a piece of writing. Students then design an Owner’s Guide to the Apostrophe after viewing a short sequence from the film Gremlins. Finally, students are given a handout where they have to use their knowledge of apostrophes to uncover the hidden messages. As an extension task students can then create their own hidden message using the template provided. Approximately 2 hours of apostrophe work, depending on the ability level of the students.
WJEC GCSE Media Section B 2017 Mock Exam Prep - Radio News
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WJEC GCSE Media Section B 2017 Mock Exam Prep - Radio News

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A PowerPoint mock exam and past paper questions (Word doc) for the WJEC GCSE Media News Exam (Section B - Radio News). The PowerPoint gives step by step advice on what to include for each question, as well as suggested answers, with the students encouraged to take notes. Then the students use the notes to have a go at the exam. This is ideal for a two hour lesson, with 15 minutes prep for each question, then 15 minutes to answer it. This has been used with my two year 11 exam groups, with the questions based on previous exams. You also receive a word document containing the actual exam questions from 2014 to 2016, with predictions on what will come up this year based on these past papers. In addition you will receive a PDF radio script template. This PowerPoint works alone but is best used alongside the "WJEC GCSE Media A3 Revision Mat - News Exam" resource available in the mediamnemonic shop for just £2.00 This is for the June 2017 exam.
TV News - News Selection and News Values - PowerPoint lesson and handout
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TV News - News Selection and News Values - PowerPoint lesson and handout

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A 21 slide PowerPoint lesson and handout introducing students to the concept of News Selection and News Values, using a mnemonic to aid recall. The lesson includes a hands on exercise where students work as news teams to choose stories for a newspaper front page, a task that helps them grasp the principle that events are selected and chosen for a particular audience. This is then linked to News Values and related to TV news (BBC News at 6 - Youtube link within PowerPoint). 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 7 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
Power and Conflict Poetry - 16 Revision Lessons
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Power and Conflict Poetry - 16 Revision Lessons

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Created by an experienced English teacher, this zip file contains 16 PowerPoint lessons, each at least an hour’s worth of teaching including the following: 1 PowerPoint per poem; structured against the assessment objectives; YouTube links to contextualise each poem as well as recitals; practice exam questions; modelled responses; guidance on how to achieve the 9 to 1 success criteria. An additional PowerPoint - ‘Comparative Skills’ - shows students how to structure their exam answer when comparing the different poems. Each lesson has been tried and tested on Year 10 and 11 students since 2015. This set of resources is for the AQA GCSE English Literature Paper 2 exam (Section B Power and Conflict).
WJEC GCSE Media News Exam Revision Bundle
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WJEC GCSE Media News Exam Revision Bundle

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4 PowerPoints PLUS an A3 revision mat (double sided). PowerPoints introduce each of the following topics, with examples, and then provides a mnemonic to help them stick: 12 Newspaper front page features 8 Headline techniques 10 News values Audience Reception theory PLUS An A3 revision mat. Side 1: Section A of the exam - newspapers. Side 2: Section B of the exam - radio news. Mnemonics included, and the perfect resource to print double sided, laminate, and then leave on each table of your classroom. This is for the June 2017 exam. For screenshots please visit https://sites.google.com/view/mediamnemonics/home
The Power of Mnemonics - PowerPoint lesson demonstration
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The Power of Mnemonics - PowerPoint lesson demonstration

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This easy to follow PowerPoint demonstrates the power of mnemonics in a very practical and dramatic way. In one 45 - 60 minute lesson, students will amaze themselves with how well they can remember the 17 battles in the Wars of the Roses (in the correct order!), as well as the names and colours of the two families, and the century they took place in. This tried and tested lesson never fails to convince students about the power of mnemonics. One student recently went from 6/22 to 21/22 in one 45 minute lesson. For more info please visit https://sites.google.com/view/mediamnemonics/home
WJEC GCSE Media - TV News - Mock Exam Question Walkthrough
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WJEC GCSE Media - TV News - Mock Exam Question Walkthrough

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

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A complete PowerPoint lesson and handout introducing students to representation in a TV news story, focussing on the sound elements. The PowerPoint provides detailed notes on the key sounds elements (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 9 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
WJEC GCSE Media Complete Mock Exam - Summer 2018
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WJEC GCSE Media Complete Mock Exam - Summer 2018

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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.
Moving Image Features  Revision Mnemonic
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Moving Image Features Revision Mnemonic

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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...!
The Undead Said Icebreaker
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The Undead Said Icebreaker

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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!