Free teaching and learning resources
This page contains loads of free teaching and learning resources todownload, from how to introduce Filmmaker to your class to lesson ideas across the curriculum, created by teachers, for teachers.
Introducing Filmmaker to a class
To help you and your students get going quickly with Filmmaker, below are a couple of Introduction lesson plans, created by teachers.
How to introduce Filmmaker to a class – A lesson plan for ages 11 to 16
Written by the respected and inovative media teacherand digital educational tools advisor, James Durran, this guide:
outlines how to introduce Filmmaker for the first time;
provides practical sessions aimed at deliverables to demonstrate an understanding of filmmaking and the software;
provides tools to help students benefit from time spent practicing skills individually or in teams outside of the classroom
It will help if you familiarize yourself with the software and film-making process beforehand. There is a How To and References section in this guide to help you review the main points.
This lesson plan recommends a series of demonstrations and student practice sessions. Students will benefit from spending time between each demonstration to practice that skill, individually, or in teams.
How to introduce Filmmaker to your students – A practical guide for ages 16 to 18
Written by the forward-thinking sixth form media teacher Steve Thorne, this guide outlines how to introduce the Filmmaker tools for the first time, with practical sessions aimed at deliverables that will demonstrate their understanding of the software and the filmmaking process.
Students will benefit from spending time outside of class to practice their skills individually, or in teams.
Collaborative movie-making with Filmmaker – A guide for schools
This well-structured guide is essential reading for collaborative movie-making, explaining how to approach and be successful at such projects:
Making your first movie
Explains the roles in a movie crew and helps you decide who’s going to do what.
How Filmmaker makes it easier
Understand how to get the best out of Moviestorm.
Before you start filming
Save you a lot of time further along the process.
Creating your film with Filmmaker
Key information for the key movie-making roles
Cross-curriculum lesson outlines
In order to help you integrate Moviestorm into your teaching, our education users have compiled a selection of lesson outlines and ideas suitable for a range of different courses, ages, and curricula.
Using Animation in Schools – A practical handbook for teachers6
A downloadable version of the cross-curriculum lesson ideas, suitable for a range of different courses, ages, and curricula. These suggestions have been developed in association with teachers around the world, educational organisations, and members of the Moviestorm Education Academy.
Learning about French foods Grades 6/7 Students will understand that…
Study of other languages and cultures increases awareness of the diversity both within and beyond one’s own culture.
Communication occurs in various ways unique to each individual culture.
Language and culture are interrelated.
Cultures influence how people behave and respond to others.
Cognates, borrowed words and prior experiences facilitate understanding and communication.
Students will be able to….
Walk into a restaurant or café and get the attention of someone and place an order for food and a beverage using studied food and beverage vocabulary.
Civics / Citizenship
Learning about people and politics Grade 8 Students will understand that…
Democratic governments carry out the will of the people.
Political parties and interest groups seek to influence public policy.
Media shapes and influences public opinion.
Voter turnout fluctuates and reflects the perceived importance of the election and issues.
How current events influence public opinion.
Students will be able to….
Describe the process involved in running for public office.
Analyze the role of the media in the political process.
Assess factors that influence voter registration.
Explain the meaning of various terms used to describe political opinions. (Liberal, Reactionary, Conservative, Moderate, Radical)