Lesson plans and resources aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and ISTE standards, and geared toward middle and high school classes in English, civics, journalism, history, social studies, art and more.
Above the Noise
Kick off meaningful discussions with this award-winning video series co-produced by KQED and PBS Digital Studios. Try one of these:
+ When Is Your Brain Ready for Social Media? with Common Sense Education
+ False Equivalence: Why It’s So Dangerous with Data & Society Research Institute
+ Confirmation Bias: Why Do Our Brains Love Fake News?
A place for students to practice civil discourse, media literacy and media-making. Discussions include video prompts from Above the Noise, lesson plans, viewing guides and transcripts in English and Spanish. Join these popular discussions:
+ Could You Become Addicted to Playing Video Games?
+ Should the Voting Age Be Lowered to 16?
+ What Kind of Active Shooter Drills Are Most Beneficial
Free media literacy and media-making courses for educators. Get started with one of these:
+ Finding and Evaluating Information
+ Making Interactive Maps
+ Making Media in the Age of Misinformation
“Super PD resource for making media in the classroom”
-Common Sense Education
PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification by KQED
Certification is earned by completing 8 micro-credentials. No seat-time required. Start with one of these:
+ Evaluating Online Information
+ Making Media for Classroom Use: Images, Graphics & Interactives
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