This website was started in May 2010 as a project between myself and 10 Year 13 Media students that I taught at LaSWAP in North London. I set them the task of evaluating Media Studies websites that existed on the web. The outcome was unanimous - many were grossly out of date, others were hard to navigate, and some were just very dull and boring. Not really what you want to hear as a Media Teacher, or see as a student, so I began the process of researching, designing and developing pages and resources that students could use to revise key concepts, case studies and exam/coursework material that would help them with their independent study.
Now, I'm not saying that I have done everything I set out to do, but I'm humbled by the compliments from teachers and students who regularly visit and use the site, but it can still be better and I want to improve it. By the end of 2011 I hope to have an easy to navigate, functional and invaluable website for students to use in their independent study and attract a range of specialised Media teachers to share ideas and resources in an open source format where people can pick and mix media related education materials - and keep it free to use and access without having to log in.
I need your help, support and input. Use the contact us form to give suggestions and be sure to bookmark this site on the homepage using any of the social network buttons. Give us a like on Facebook, tweet about this site to your colleagues and +1 us! Also, look out for the blog and twitter account @alevelmedia if you want to follow me to know more.