TV & Technology Support Links

This page is dedicated to links to television educational support sites. There is an increasing number of excellent sites that support of television. There are so many, that it is impossible to list all of them. Therefore, we have decided to provide links to either super sites that provide the most complete listing of links, or others that directly relate to the topics found in the textbook. 

The Western PA Television and Video Teachers Consortium has collected one of the best sets of resources for television directed specifically at television teachers. Lee Schaefer has dedicated his personal time in support of the WPA organization. The group is always looking for new ideas

Don't miss the opportunity to visit Dr. Ron Whittaker's television production curriculum at Cybercollege.org. He adds to it almost every week. It is, by far, the best on-line TV Production instructional program on the net.

Broadcast Education Association Organization's sole purpose is to support educational endeavors related to television and multimedia. Site includes links to equipment, curricula, job opportunities (academic), list of members and sister organizations, government agencies, etc. includes on-line bookstore. 

Chuck Pharis' web site one of the most complete and comprehensive sites on the web dedicated to television, radio, and ham radio history. Chock full of information regarding equipment and history of the industry. Complete with hundreds of pictures.

TVrundown.com This site is dedicated to introducing concepts of TV & radio news gathering. Site replete with case histories, syllabi, articles, resources, job listings, and information on audience information and polling data.  

Cookies 101 We've all been hearing about how cookies in our computers help Internet providers and advertisers determine who we are and a lot more about us as we surf their web sites. Now that new terms like narrowcasting (one to one communications and Personal Prime Time based on the increased use of PVRs (hard-drived based VCRs from TiVo), our television sets will become more like personal computers. How will television advertisers know who is watching what?.... one thought is that they will use these same cookies, or other similar devices, as they already  exist in our computers. For those who want to know more about this technology, a short description has been provided, courtesy of Bonnie  Bracey's posting to:

COsn.org A Listserv for educators. Also included is a link to Jesse Berst's Ancordesk editorial about the death of prime time, an entertaining look at television in the future.

Another wonderful site to spend time is schooltv.com.  Keith and Chris have dedicated over ten years to developing television programs for schools and have spoken at dozens of conferences and clinics. Their web site has been on-line since the summer of 1998 and is growing monthly.

Electro Optical Industries (EOI), Inc.  provides industry and government with the most advanced infrared testing equipment available. EOI, which began operations in 1964, has its offices and manufacturing facilities located near Santa Barbara, CA. EOI is a premiere provider of infrared test and calibration instrumentation worldwide. On their web site is a clear and concise diagram of the electromagnetic spectrum, which they have kindly given permission to link to and use in the classroom.  Additional links to other diagrams can be found on the page supporting Chapter 3 in the book.

The Video Guys at The Electronic Mailbox have provided information on purchasing digital editing equipment, techniques, and the latest trends in the digital revolution that is enveloping the television industry. They have also included a "jump" page with links to several educational and general support sites that can be useful to any teacher interested in the digital aspects of the industry.