Useful Info

Got an answer to this year’s question but need a bit more to get started?

Below are some great resources that may help turn your great idea into a great video. But don’t be limited to these; ask your teachers, parents and friends for ideas too!

Resources for Media Literacy #Trust #Research #BeInformed 

There’s a lot of information online, but sometimes it’s hard to tell what is fact, what is a reliable, and what is not. Media literacy is a skill that helps us learn how to look at information analyze what we find online and look at it with a critical lens. Here are some tips about being media literate.

Misleading news explained by Webwise.ie

Media Literacy 101 – an overview from MediaSmarts
Media Literacy Fundamentals – a great resource for educators from MediaSmarts
Resources for Students, Teachers, & Parents – a rich list of resources to explain and teach media literacy from Media Literacy Now
Building Healthy Relationships with Media – a great guide from the National Association for Media Literacy Education and Trend Micro with examples of how to deal with fake news, deceptive ads, hoaxes, etc.
News Literacy Project – lots of great resources from an organization focused on helping students become critical consumers of the news.

Are you making a video for the first time?

Using Music and Images in your video: 

Support your video with background music or images. Below are some good sites that might be helpful:

Use the internet to do great things 

  • Vocalid Donate the gift of voice
  • Charity Navigator Your guide to intelligent giving
  • Alison Empower Yourself online with FREE certified learning (discover your true passion)
  • MOOC’s Massive Open Online Courses FREE!
  • Khan Academy You can learn anything for free, for everyone, forever
  • Smart Futures Career stories, videos, free school visits and lots more
  • Transition Year Students Discover your potential and the possibilities @ TYIreland
  • LinkedIn for young people
  • Careers Portal Ireland’s leading career guidance website
  • CoderDojo The global network of free computer programming clubs for young people
  • Hubsi An online social innovation hub to connect young people and their ideas for social innovation
  • Mathletes An online maths competition from 4th class to pre-leaving cert
  • WhizzKids Learn about computers, IT, web design, video game programming and lots more!
  • Social Skills for Autism App #KloogTheAlien 
  • Great Safe Sites recommended by Webwise for teachers and students

 Being safe online

Your mental health is very important

  • ReachOut Helping you get through tough times – A service driven and supported by young people
  • ReachOut.com/Parents Helping you support young peoples well being A service for parents

The Numbers 

There are more than 3 billion Internet users worldwide. There are als0 more than 6 billion mobile phones and of these over 1 billion of those are smartphones. 20-25% of teens have been bullied online and 75-80% haven’t. If you’re looking for numbers, here are some sites with cool stats about who’s doing what online: