Constructing Media Messages
Learn the basic processes of how producers make media.
Tired of finishing the year with a final exam? Try out a portfolio instead! Digital Portfolios are a great way to showcase a student’s abilities, interests, projects and unique voice. Learn how to harness the power of this formative assessment tool by creating your own digital portfolio and exploring examples of youth-designed portfolios.
|Learn how to support youth-designed portfolios||Learn about Maker Ed's Open Portfolio Project|
|Learn how to support youth in the making, documenting and portfolio process.||Learn about the aims of portfolios in education and the resources available to you for portfolio creation.|
|Practice the documentation process and explore digital portfolios tools||Create your own digital portfolio|
|Explore strategies for documenting a project and platforms where you can showcase your work.||Use a digital platform to start your own project portfolio.|
This course can help you develop the skills needed to earn the Making Media for Classroom Use: Images, Graphics and Interactives and Assessing Student Media micro-credentials. Earning eight micro-credentials qualifies you to become a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator. Learn more.
We offer a collection of free, hands-on professional learning opportunities focused on digital media. Educators can build skills in video and audio production, data visualization and media analysis to support all curriculum areas. These skills allow educators to facilitate learning environments where their students can create digital content, develop their communication and technology skills and engage in deeper learning that encourages critical thinking.