Course Catalog

Build skills and gain confidence in analyzing, making, and teaching with media-- across all subject areas and grade levels. Each course offers hands-on projects for you to learn how to make media and create instructional resources. Get ready to bring civic media literacy to your practice!

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Analyzing and Evaluating Media for the Classroom
course duration icon 20 Hours
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Empower your students to effectively assess the accuracy and quality of information across media formats and understand the techniques content creators use to shape their messages.
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Audio Essentials: Basics of Recording
course duration icon 6 Hours
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Learn how to record high-quality sound and narration for audio projects with students.  
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Audio Essentials: Getting Started With Editing
course duration icon 6 Hours
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Learn how to edit audio projects.
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Bias in Big Data & Algorithms
course duration icon 6 Hours
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Learn all about data: what it is, how you interact with it online, and how to analyze it.
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Communicating With Photography
course duration icon 6 Hours
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Learn how to communicate mood, emotion, and abstract concepts using photos.
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Constructing Media Messages
course duration icon 6 Hours
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Learn the basic processes of how producers make media.
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Designing Presentations
course duration icon 6 Hours
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Learn how to apply the principles of design to your slides.
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Developing a Blog
course duration icon 6 Hours
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Learn how to create a blog for an authentic audience.
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Developing Youth Voice With Audio & Video Commentaries
course duration icon 9 Hours
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Learn how to support your students in making audio or video commentaries for the KQED Youth Media Challenge: Let’s Talk About Election 2020, co-hosted by National Writing Project and PBS NewsHour Stud...
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Digital Annotations With Hypothes.is
course duration icon 6 Hours
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Learn how web annotation can help your students conduct research more effectively.
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Digital Portfolios With Maker Ed
course duration icon 6 Hours
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Learn how to make and support youth-designed portfolios.
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Finding & Evaluating Information
course duration icon 6 Hours
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Learn the techniques to critically evaluate reliable information.
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Graphic and Interactive Media Production for the Classroom
course duration icon 40 Hours
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Learn to represent complex ideas and data in compelling instructional memes and infographics.
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How Misinformation, Disinformation & Propaganda Are Made
course duration icon 6 Hours
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Learn how to detect fakes, hoaxes, and disinformation across media types.
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How to Manage & Assess Media Projects
course duration icon 9 Hours
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Learn the techniques to manage and assess media projects.
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Learner-Centered Design With The Teachers Guild
course duration icon 9 Hours
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Build up your creative problem-solving skills and apply them to your teaching.
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Making Digital Comics
course duration icon 6 Hours
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Learn how comic creation can boost student learning and engagement.
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Making Infographics
course duration icon 6 Hours
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Learn how to use visual design and data sets to make infographics.
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Making Interactive Maps
course duration icon 6 Hours
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Learn how to make digital maps that enhance student learning.
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Making Interactive Timelines
course duration icon 6 Hours
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Learn how to create interactive timelines that bring any topic to life.
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Making Media in the Age of Misinformation
course duration icon 6 Hours
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Learn about the ethics of media making and the role it can play for you and your students.
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Making Memes & GIFs
course duration icon 6 Hours
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Learn the ins and outs of making memes and GIFs.
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Podcasting and Audio Production for the Classroom
course duration icon 40 Hours
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Make audio for your classroom and learn how to teach and assess student audio projects.
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Safety and Privacy in Participatory Culture
course duration icon 6 Hours
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Learn how to support your students’ safety and privacy online.
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Understanding Copyright & Fair Use
course duration icon 6 Hours
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Learn the basics of Copyright and Fair Use and how to reuse content legally.
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Using Media As Core Text
course duration icon 6 Hours
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Explore using media as instructional text.
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Video Essentials: Basics of Editing
course duration icon 6 Hours
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Learn the basics of video editing
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Video Essentials: Basics of Shooting
course duration icon 6 Hours
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Learn the basics of video production.
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Video Production for the Classroom
course duration icon 40 Hours
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Learn how to create compelling educational video for the classroom, and support your students to create their own.