About Us

The Education Shop: Experts in the moving image

Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) is an independent, not-for-profit, teacher-focused association that has been promoting the study of media and screen literacy and the use of audiovisual material in the classroom since 1968.

The Education Shop

Carefully curated to bring you the best free and paid education resources – specifically targeted to Australian students and the Australian curriculum.

Purchases from The Education Shop support Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM), a not-for-profit organisation and charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

ATOM receives no state or federal funding to finance the work it does.

Without income from The Education Shop, ATOM would not be able to publish our magazines and study guides, or run the awards/competitions listed below.

This online shop helps subsidise ATOM’s day-to-day running costs, including paying hundreds of freelance writers and its staff.

For sales of streaming content and DVDs, 60% of the sale price goes to producers or copyright owners. Your purchases directly support the Australian film and television industries.

In 2018, ATOM returned over $245,000 to freelance producers and writers.

ATOM Study Guides

Our vast list of free and paid film and television study guides, covering most Australian productions, are designed to help speed up your research process.

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Screen Education magazine

Firmly grounded in theory and practice, Screen Education helps you bring the diversity and complex character of the moving image to the classroom.

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Metro magazine

Thought-provoking and informative, Metro covers film, television, animation, games and new media from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region.

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The ATOM Photo Comp

ATOM organises an annual photography competition. The ATOM Photo Comp is an opportunity for Australians and New Zealanders of all ages to submit three photos on a theme and win great prizes in the process.

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The 1-Minute Film Competition

A short film competition for primary and secondary students, the 1-Minute Film Competition is an opportunity for Australian and NZ students to tell unique stories, show off their creativity, and win fantastic prizes.

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The ATOM Awards

The long-running ATOM Awards bring Australian and New Zealand screen industry professionals and students together. Highly regarded by the industry, cherished by students and teachers, the ATOM Awards recognise talent whatever the age.

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Front Page

Presented by Nine and ATOM, Front Page provides Australian schools and classes with the opportunity to create and submit a short school newspaper, for a chance to win exciting prizes including over $8400 worth of Apple iPads.

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Professional Development

Our professional development events are run by expert teachers and film, television and digital media industry professionals. Attendees gain the latest skills to take back to the classroom.

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Free Screenings for Teachers

Join the 48,000 teachers each year who get invited to attend free, special education screenings of first-release films. Sign up to one of our education mailing lists and be the first to know.

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