KQED Teach


KQED Teach is a free, online professional learning community for educators to expand their media literacy skills by taking short courses.  Participants will find courses, lesson plans, and activities for making their own digital media, developing lesson plans and sharing it with the community of fellow educators.  Sign up at teach.kqed.org to take courses and learn about digital media.

  • KQED Teach Introduction | KQED Teach

    KQED Teach is KQED's online professional learning platform for educators. Sign up at teach.kqed.org to take courses and learn about digital media.

    Grades: 13+
  • Digital Portfolios with Maker Ed | KQED Teach

    This video is part of the Digital Portfolios with Maker Ed course on KQED Teach - KQED's online professional learning platform for educators. Sign up at teach.kqed.org to take this course and learn more about creating comics in the classroom. 

    Grades: 13+
  • Making Infographics | KQED Teach

    This video is part of the Making Infographics course on KQED Teach - KQED's online professional learning platform for educators. Infographics are a visual way to tell a story with data. Sign up at teach.kqed.org to take this course and learn more about creating infographics.

    Grades: 13+
  • Podcasting with Youth Radio | KQED Teach

    This video is part of the Podcasting with Youth Radio course on KQED Teach—KQED's online professional learning service for educators. Sign up at teach.kqed.org to take this course and learn more about creating podcasts.

    Grades: 13+
  • Digital Annotation with Hypothes.is | KQED Teach

    With this free professional development course from KQED Teach, learn about web annotation for personal note-taking, group discussion, and public commentary using the tool Hypothes.is. Reflect about the role of web annotation as a form of civic engagement, a conversation tool, and art form. Take the final step and share how you’ve used digital annotation in your teaching practice. The final Make and Share for all of our KQED Teach courses is a lesson plan. This takes professional learning to the next level by allowing you to share what you’ve learned with your fellow educators, peer to peer.

    Grades: 13+
  • Making Interactive Maps | KQED Teach

    This video is part of the Making Interactive Maps course on KQED Teach—KQED's online professional learning service for educators. Sign up at teach.kqed.org to take this course and learn more about creating podcasts.

    Grades: 13+
  • Using Media as Core Text | KQED Teach

    Using Media as Core Text is a course on KQED Teach—KQED's online professional learning service for educators. Sign up at teach.kqed.org to take this course.

    In this course you will: 

    • Develop strategies for connecting media to core content areas.
    • Identify practices for observing and analyzing various forms of media.
    • Understand tansmedia as a form of constructing and understanding stories.
    • Design a lesson plan that integrated several forms of media.
    Grades: 13+
  • Video Storytelling Essentials | KQED Teach

    This video is part of the Video Storytelling Essentials course on KQED Teach—KQED's online professional learning service for educators. Sign up at KQED Teach to take this course and learn more about creating podcasts.

    Grades: 13+
  • Making Digital Comics | KQED Teach

    This video is part of the Making Digital Comics course on KQED Teach—KQED's online professional learning service for educators. Sign up at KQED Teach to take this course and learn more about creating podcasts.

    Grades: 13+
  • Making Interactive Timelines | KQED Teach

    This video is part of the Making Interactive Timelines course on KQED Teach—KQED's online professional learning service for educators. Sign up at KQED Teach to take this course and learn more about creating podcasts.

    Grades: 13+
  • Communicating with Photography | KQED Teach

    This video is part of the Communicating with Photography course on KQED Teach—KQED's online professional learning service for educators. Sign up at KQED Teach to take this course and learn more about creating podcasts.

    Grades: 13+
  • Learner-Centered Design with The Teachers Guild | KQED Teach

    This video is part of the Learner-Centered Design with The Teachers Guild course on KQED Teach—KQED's online professional learning service for educators. Sign up at KQED Teach to take this course and learn more about creating podcasts.

    Grades: 13+
  • How to Manage & Assess Media Projects | KQED Teach

    While it is exciting, introducing media production in the classroom invites a lot of questions. How do we develop thoughtful ways of implementing and managing media products to ensure that all students grow in content knowledge and skills? In this course, learn about how to allocate and manage media production and projects in a classroom environment. Then, learn how to create objectives and standards for media projects, and learn best practices around communicating expectations to your students, assessment of their work and the feedback needed for growth.

    Sign up at KQED Teach to take this course.

    Grades: 13+
  • Safety and Privacy in Participatory Culture | KQED Teach

    These days, most youths have no recollection of life without the internet. But, how many of us truly understand our rights to the content we create and share online? Learn about the concepts of safety and privacy in a participatory culture, and how to manage privacy settings and terms of service on social media.

    Safety and Privacy in a Participatory Culture is a self-paced course on KQED Teach—KQED's online professional learning platform for educators. Sign up at KQED Teach to take this course and learn more about privacy settings and safety.

    Grades: 13+
  • Developing a Blog | KQED Teach

    Blogging is a powerful tool for sharing opinions used by journalists, businesses, and entrepreneurs, alike. Can teachers also use blogs in the classroom to promote student learning? In this course, learn the benefits of working on a classroom blog project with your students. Explore the importance of audience, platform, and story formats as you develop your own classroom blog.

    Sign up at KQED Teach to take this course.

    Grades: 13+
  • Designing Presentations | KQED Teach

    Using technology to enhance presentations in nothing new. This course provides an introduction to designing slides to enhance your presentations. Discover how to use storytelling techniques to engage your audience throughout your presentation.

    Sign up at KQED Teach to take this course.

    Grades: 13+
  • Understanding Copyright & Fair Use | KQED Teach

    Copyright can be a daunting concept to understand, but as producers it is essential that we do. This course provides the basics of copyright and fair use where you will create your own media remix that demonstrates an understanding of copyright laws.

    Sign up at KQED Teach to take this course.

    Grades: 13+
  • Constructing Media Messages | KQED Teach

    Think of all the media that you are exposed to in a single day, or event a single hour. It’s a lot but it wasn’t always this way. Learn how media messages are constructed by exploring what bias is and how it’s expressed in the construction of media messages.

    Sign up at KQED Teach to take this course.

    Grades: 13+