Using Media As Core Text

Tired of textbooks? Liven up your lessons by including multiple forms of media. Audio, video, images and interactive media can all be great learning tools to teach your core content. In this course, you’ll learn how to use multiple media formats to teach the same topic, and create a lesson plan that brings media into your classroom as an instructional text.

course duration icon 6 Hours
course cost icon Free
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What we provide:
  • Practice activities to do on your own
  • Examples from other educators
  • Free online tools recommendations
Develop strategies for connecting media to core content areas   Identify practices for analyzing various forms of media
Understand how to find and integrate relevant media into your lessons.   Learn how to practice “deep looking” when analyzing a media text. 
Understand transmedia as a form of constructing and understanding stories   Design a lesson plan that integrates several forms of media
Explore how learning can happen on the same topic across media formats.   Create a lesson plan to bring multiple media formats into your classroom as instructional text.
  • Intro to Using Media as Core Text
  • Finding Media for Classroom Use
  • Media in Your Classroom
  • Practice: Reflect on Your Media Usage
  • Reading & Comprehension Using Media Texts
  • Practice: Same Concept, Different Medium
  • Transmedia Learning, Transmedia Understanding
  • Practice: Using Media as Core Text
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This course can help you develop the skills needed to earn the Critically Analyzing Media micro-credential. Earning eight micro-credentials qualifies you to become a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator. Learn more.  

What is KQED Teach?

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.

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