The resources on these pages are designed to provide you with practical tips to help turn your pupils into journalists, and background reading and material to help you get up to speed with some of the key skills of journalism.
We have picked out some of the key material for you already on this page, but for the extra keen
the BBC College of Journalism website
has a wealth of guides, videos, quizzes, blogs and other resources to explain everything you ever wanted to know about journalism.
You'll also find resources you can use as extension activities for your class or as advanced options for older students.
Creating video reports can be a great way for pupils to tell their stories.
The videos and guides on the right show you how BBC journalists make the news you see on television.
You can watch George Alagiah explain how to film interviews on a mobile phone and get some top tips from a video journalist.
Get to grips with the principles of editing and get a behind the scenes look at Newsnight - and if you're technically minded, why not build your own teleprompter with some cardboard, a CD case and some sticky tape, just like Blue Peter!
Writing is a big part of a journalist's job, whether they work online, on radio or on television. The resources on the right are designed to help professional journalists improve their writing skills.
You can watch Huw Edwards explain the art of writing news headline and find out what makes a good radio cue.
There's also great advice on making your web stories clear and interesting - and a very important section on how to make sure your stories don't fall foul of media law such as libel, copyright and contempt of court.
Are your School Reporters planning on making TV packages?
Watch BBC video journalist Mark Egan giving his top tips for making great news reports. From checking you have all the kit, to shooting different angles and coming up with creative ideas, this video will help you get up to speed with making reports.
Teamwork is the key to making a successful radio news programme.
From the editor to the broadcast assistant, everyone needs to work together to produce a great programme. Find out the different responsibilities of roles like studio managers, presenters and producers.
The BBC's Neil Churchman explains the importance of accuracy, clarity and grabbing your audience's attention just by the power of your words in this series of short videos from the BBC's College of Journalism.
One of the key responsibilities that comes with making the news and broadcasting is to ensure you stay the right side of the law. So issues like copyright, libel and contempt of court are important to be aware of when you are writing your stories.
This simple guide tells you what you need to know when it comes to media law.
David Cameron fields questions from School Reporters at Downing St
If your pupils are planning to speak to a politician, this guide to preparing for political interviews is full of useful tips for thinking up questions for people who are used to dealing with the media.
In this video, from the BBC's College of Journalism, Jon Sopel of the BBC News Channel offers his presenting advice.
As he explains, there are difficult judgements to make - how much and how carefully to plan; how much to script; how much to learn by heart; how often you can just rely on describing what's happening around you. There are other masterclasses in this section of the site, including one on doing pieces to camera.
Twitter is an important newsgathering and sharing tool
Twitter is essentially a series of short online announcements or "tweets" that are less than 140 characters long.
Find out more about the microblogging site with
this guide from the BBC's Webwise team.
Journalists use social media platforms to share the content they've created and to find out more about a story or subject they are reporting on.
has an official Twitter account and lots of correspondents, such as sports editor
are tweeting the latest news to their followers.
But bear in mind that you should make sure that your use of Twitter fits in with any social media policy in place at your school.
These sites can be fantastic sources of information but need to be used responsibly, especially by young people.
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