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Virtual Media Lab Workshops

Visit the Media Lab website to learn more and to request a visit!

Virtual Media Lab Sessions

Video & Green Screen Editing with iMovie

iOS, Grades K-12
Even the youngest editors can easily create their own video productions in iMovie, Apple’s free video editor.

Video & Green Screen Editing with Kapwing

Multi-platform, Grades 6-12
This session introduces young media creators to the browser-based, free tier of Kapwing – a video editor that is accessible on Chromebooks.

Pre-coding with PBS Kids ScratchJr

Multi-platform, Grades K-3
This fun and dynamic app introduces students to block-coding, while also allowing them to create interactive, engaging games and stories.

 

Graphics and 3D Modeling with TinkerCAD

Multi-platform, Grades K-12
This session introduces students to 3D design and printing using a free, web-based app that can be used on all devices (even Chromebooks). These designs can be printed, laser cut, or even animated.

Music Production with GarageBand

iOS, Grades 4-12
This fun music production experience teaches students how to use this free audio editor to create music, sound effects, and character voices while layering and editing their recordings.

Intro to Podcasting

Multi-platform, Grades 3-12
Students learn tips, techniques, equipment needs, and the process of producing podcasts while listening to and analyzing various age-appropriate podcasts. Students will learn how to record and edit voice, sound effects, and music in GarageBand to enhance their storytelling.

Stop Motion Animation with Stop Motion Studio

iOS and Android, Grades K-8
Stop Motion Studio allows students to easily create their own projects without the time commitment of using a video editor.

Basic Video Production

Lecture with participation, Grades 3-12
This session takes students through the entire video production process while providing valuable techniques and tips to successfully tell their stories and engage their audiences.

Animation with Do Ink

An Introduction, iOS, Grades K-12
This session introduces the paid iOS app that easily allows students to design their own animations and graphics. These animations can then be added as a layer in the Green Screen with Do Ink video editor.

Student Media Literacy

Multi-platform, Grades 6-12
In this session, students learn how mis-, dis-, and malinformation is created and spread andnhow to differentiate facts from fiction. Students are provided cues and tips on how to determine what information to trust.

In-Person Media Lab Workshops

Visit the Media Lab website to learn more and to request a visit!

In-Person Media Lab Sessions

Video & Green Screen Editing with iMovie

iOS, Grades K-12
Even the youngest editors can easily create their own video productions in iMovie, Apple’s free video editor.

Intro to Podcasting

Multi-platform, Grades 3-12
Students learn tips, techniques, equipment needs, and the process of producing podcasts while listening to and analyzing various age-appropriate podcasts. Students will learn how to record and edit voice, sound effects, and music in GarageBand to enhance their storytelling.

Pre-coding with PBS Kids ScratchJr

Multi-platform, Grades K-3
This fun and dynamic app introduces students to block-coding, while also allowing them to create interactive, engaging games and stories.

Basic Video Production

Lecture with participation, Grades 3-12
This session takes students through the entire video production process while providing valuable techniques and tips to successfully tell their stories and engage their audiences.

Animation with Do Ink

An Introduction, iOS, Grades K-12
This session introduces the paid iOS app that easily allows students to design their own animations and graphics. These animations can then be added as a layer in the Green Screen with Do Ink video editor.

Animation with Do Ink

iOS, Grades K-12
This highly intuitive, green screen editor is a paid app in the Apple store that allows students to work within layers to create unique and artistic videos or images that can be edited with other videos to tell a story or relay the news.

Graphics and 3D Modeling with TinkerCAD

Multi-platform, Grades K-12
This session introduces students to 3D design and printing using a free, web-based app that can be used on all devices (even Chromebooks). These designs can be printed, laser cut, or even animated.

Music Production with GarageBand

iOS, Grades 4-12
This fun music production experience teaches students how to use this free audio editor to create music, sound effects, and character voices while layering and editing their recordings.

Job Search Strategies

Searching for a new job? Learn effective strategies for finding job opportunities with this with this Job Search lesson from KET’s Workplace Essential Skills series. This lesson guides you through the application process, as well as interviewing. This self-paced, interactive lesson includes advice from professionals who hire people like you and strategies for success.

Virtual Learning Series

Looking for ideas and resources to enhance learning and teaching, wherever they occur? Then pencil us in and save the day! Join KET Education Consultants and all-star Kentucky educators for this Virtual Learning Series of webinars, designed to help teachers engage students and discover new ways to incorporate easy-to-use, quality, education-focused content, for students of all grade-levels! All sessions are approved for professional development and ECE-TRIS credit unless otherwise indicated.


Date: November 17, 2022
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm ET
Target Audience: All Educators
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Building a Classroom Culture For Social and Emotional Learning

Explore fun and creative ways to help students learn self-control and responsibility. Sara O’Keefe, KET’s director of educational content, will share strategies from KET’s new video collection, Social & Emotional Learning: The Arts for Every Classroom. Kyri Demby, music teacher at Jacob Elementary in Jefferson County, will show how easy it can be to implement SEL in the classroom every day. 


Although you will not receive professional development credit from KET, you can catch up on sessions you missed on the KET YouTube Channel. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find:

  • Storytelling Through Thoughtful Video Projects – Fall 2022
  • It’s LIT! (and science, math, and history, too!): Virtual Learning Resources from PBS LearningMedia
  • PBS LearningMedia + Digital Tools = Making Engaging Virtual Learning a Reality
  • Teaching and Learning in the New Frontier
    with Sam Northern, Simpson County Schools
  • How Our Government Works: Helping Your Students Become Informed Citizens
  • Are Students Watching My Virtual Videos? App Smashing Edpuzzle and Screencastify to See
    with Dee Dee Webb, Grayson County Schools
  • The Techy Teaching Toolbox
    with Ashley Judd, Jackson County Schools
  • Immerse Your Students in Educational Gaming with the Newest Mission US Adventure

KET Media Lab

Equipped with desktop computers, iPads, 3-D printers, a laser cutter, and a couple of green screen studios, the KET Media Lab provides learning experiences designed to teach students and teachers the technical skills to create media arts projects. This unique experience is enhanced with a tour of KET’s Lexington studios. We will continue to offer some topics virtually via Zoom. All of our workshops are free.

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Broadcast Television Discussion Questions For Students

Teachers or parents can provide these discussion questions for students using broadcast programming as an educational assignment. Students should cut up the carts and shuffle. After watching the television program, they can choose 2-3 questions to discuss or use as a writing prompt.

Example prompts include:

  • What are the important ideas from this program?
  • How does this program connect to something you have read?
  • Name the important people, places, and events in this program.

To get started download the Broadcast Television Discussion Questions PDF.

PBS KIDS Mobile Apps

PBS KIDS offers a wide variety of free and paid mobile apps featuring favorite characters and programs to keep students engaged in science, math, engineering, literacy and so much more.

With the PBS KIDS Games FREE app, students can play PBS KIDS games and learn anytime, anywhere! It features top shows, including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, Super Why, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, Dinosaur Train and more.

And the FREE PBS KIDS Video app allows students to watch PBS KIDS television series anytime, anywhere (in the U.S.). PBS KIDS Video features thousands of videos from top PBS KIDS television sseries, including Pinkalicious, Curious Goerge, Daniel TIger’s Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, Odd Squad, Splash & Bubbles, Ready Jet Go!, Nature Cat and more!

Learning Goals for PBS KIDS Apps (PDF)