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This section is aimed as background material for teachers or older pupils

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In addition to the material available on BBC websites, you may want to look at resources provided by other media and broadcasting companies elsewhere on the internet.

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

The New York Times offers a range of teaching and learning materials on its website.

The page is regularly updated with quizzes on the big news of the day and activities designed to help students hone their research skills. There are also lesson plans and videos on a wide variety of subjects.

The Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education (RSSCSE) has come up with this initiative to help pupils improve their knowledge of statistics.

Journalists often use statistics, polls and surveys as the basis for stories, and the material and advice here will help make sure they are getting the full picture.

This resource is based around sporting data, such as pulse rates, and also has quizzes and suggestions to help develop statistical awareness.

For more general statistics-related teaching resources, the CensusAtSchool project is also available to provide help and teaching material.

A useful resource for GCSE, A-level, and undergraduate Media students, this virtual Sky News Student Newsroom takes you on a tour of the various job descriptions involved in television news production.

It explains the journey of a story through the newsroom, the sound and vision department and the studio and gallery before being broadcast.

The Channel 4 news team worked with nine schools and colleges to make an online news bulletin.

The accompanying website shows how students scripted, compiled and edited the bulletin at the end of eight weeks of preparation.

The website also features a media studies course for 14 to 19-year-olds developed with Channel 4 News, ITN and the participating schools.

Teachit is full of resources for teachers across the curriculum, but in School Report terms the most useful area of the site are probably in the media studies section.

The site does require registration, and has different levels of membership. Some resources are free, while others require a subscription.


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