programs for educators and students

MediaBreaker/Studios is an online learning platform where educators and after-school program leaders can design unique digital learning experiences using commercials, music videos, news clips and much more. Built around The LAMP’s MediaBreaker tool, MediaBreaker/Studios makes it easy to integrate critical thinking, media literacy, fair use and media production into virtually any educational setting. Learn more or get started with a free account today!

MediaBreaker/Studios Quick Start Guide: Teachers

MediaBreaker/Studios Quick Start Guide: Students

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Break-a-thon in a Box

Break-a-thons are short-term programs with The LAMP, and a perfect introduction for youth about how, why and for whom media are made. Each Break-a-thon focuses on a theme, like the Super Bowl, the MTV Video Music Awards, movie trailers or political advertising; youth then come together for one or two days to break media related to the theme. Participants compete in challenges throughout the event, win prizes and create their very own broken videos talking back to mass media. Past students tell us they never watch TV in quite the same way once they’ve done a Break-a-thon!

With Break-a-thon in a Box, you have everything you need to host your own event, including tips, samples, templates and more, all at no cost. Plus, we’re always here to help. Get started today when you sign up for our mailing list (you can unsubscribe anytime).

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Use MediaBreaker, The LAMP’s own online video editing tool to remix and talk back to commercials, news clips, music videos and more. Learn how to exercise your fair use rights, and demand more from the people who produce the media in our lives when you break the media and change the message.

We highly recommend that you use MediaBreaker as a MediaBreaker/Studios user so you can upload your own media, save work and more. Click here to get started with a free MediaBreaker/Studios account.

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Check out these sample ‘broken’ videos!