Remember Australia’s Unsung Heroes When Commemorating Anzac Day

Remember Australia’s Unsung Heroes When Commemorating Anzac Day
Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance, marking the landing of Australian and New Zealand soldiers at Gallipoli on 25th April, 1914. For 101 years, people across the country have paused on this day to commemorate the efforts of Australian service men and women, including those who lost their lives. It has come to include not only those involved in World War I, but in all conflicts since. This Anzac Day, ClickView has compiled a range of videos which can be used to encourage reflection among your students. Our Miniclip, Australian Celebrations and Commemorations:…

Celebrate Cultural Diversity this Harmony Day

Celebrate Cultural Diversity this Harmony Day
On 21st March each year, students and teachers across Australia don orange in support of Harmony Day, a day to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity. It is a day which promotes inclusion, respect, and learning about others. Australians are encouraged to share the stories of their heritage, over a delicious multicultural feast. To celebrate, we have compiled a number of videos which represent the diverse faces of Australia, all of which have been contributed to the ClickView Exchange by the ClickView Community. From the stories of young refugees, to those of Australia’s multicultural icons, the broad…

Get Involved in Schools Clean Up Day

Get Involved in Schools Clean Up Day
Clean Up Australia Day has become a uniting event, where all Australians come together to keep their country clean. Each year, participants are encouraged to tidy up a piece of their local community, while learning about the impacts of litter on the environment. This year, schools are encouraged to participate in Schools Clean Up Day on 3rd March. Students and teachers can clean up their playgrounds, so the natural environment can thrive. In preparation for this event, we have compiled a number of videos for primary and high school students about litter and recycling, all…

The Flipped Classroom: Common Mistakes (video)

The Flipped Classroom: Common Mistakes (video)
When it comes to reflecting on my teaching practice, I am my own biggest critic. The importance of critical reflection and effective assessment and feedback for both students and teachers has been well documented. While there are many ways to deliver feedback, the compliment sandwich being a popular one, I like mine straight up. That’s why I found Jon Bergmann’s keynote at FlipCon Adelaide 2016 on the crucial mistakes people make in flipping the classroom particularly insightful. Bergmann's keynote revolved around twelve major mistakes people make when flipping the classroom - from making videos too long,…

Get Ready for International Day of Women and Girls in Science: 11th February, 2017

Get Ready for International Day of Women and Girls in Science: 11th February, 2017
The scientific community is brimming with talented individuals, who constantly seek out ways to change life as we know it. It is a community that extends beyond borders, but when it comes to gender diversity, there are some distinct and troubling patterns. Women are continually underrepresented in the professional field of science, with men dominating the research landscape. It is for this reason that the United Nations dedicated 11th February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It is a day that attempts to engage more females in the sciences, while empowering…

Effectively Scaling the Flipped Classroom and Accurately Measuring Student Perceptions

Effectively Scaling the Flipped Classroom and Accurately Measuring Student Perceptions
At Parramatta Marist High School, we have undertaken a significant program of pedagogy change over the past decade. While the focus for our junior students has predominantly been Project Based Learning (PBL), we have moved towards models of Problem Based Learning (PrBL) and Flipped Learning for our senior students. In 2013, we undertook a whole-school shift to Flipped Learning for our Year 12 HSC students. Every lesson in every subject throughout the HSC is flipped. This was a significant undertaking and one that taught us numerous lessons as we refined our practice. (more…)

Participate in Cutting Edge Flipped Learning Research (Survey)

Participate in Cutting Edge Flipped Learning Research (Survey)
There are many well documented benefits of flipped learning. Working first-hand with teachers around Australia has enabled me to see and hear how these benefits are being realised. I also find that teachers and students report numerous other benefits purely from the production of video lesson content itself. For a teacher, it causes them to reflect on their teaching methodology. It also de-privatises their practise to colleagues and parents. For students, it gives them greater access to their teacher anywhere and anytime. At the same time, some teachers who use the flipped learning approach, do…

Presentations from Australia’s First Flipped Education Leaders’ Roundtable

Presentations from Australia’s First Flipped Education Leaders’ Roundtable
A few weeks ago I wrote about ClickView's Flipped Education Leaders’ Roundtable. This event was designed to bring together some of the most innovative and prominent educators from across Australia and New Zealand to share learning and expertise around flipped education, the method of freeing up face-to-face teaching time by delivering direct instruction prior to class most usually via video. It was an intense day of presentations and discussion that yielded some really valuable insights for how the practice of flipping the classroom can be honed and channelled to really bolster meaningful educational outcomes for students. Below…

Making Flipped Classroom Lessons Is Easier Than It Looks

Making Flipped Classroom Lessons Is Easier Than It Looks
My name is Joel Speranza, and I’m a maths, digital technology and accounting teacher. I’ve been producing video content, including flipped classroom lessons, for use in my classroom for 3 years now. In that time I’ve made approximately 1,000 videos. This means I’ve made about 1 video a day since I started. I know, that sounds like a lot doesn’t it? Don’t worry, it’s really not as difficult as you imagine. I used to be terrified of making videos. I had no idea how to do it, I was terrified of having my face and…

Let’s Get Personal – New Release, ClickView v5.9

Let’s Get Personal – New Release, ClickView v5.9
One of things I love most about my job is how we get to work closely with educators to ensure that our product is on the right track and going to meet the needs of teachers and students. In fact, just a week ago, I sat down and had a face-to-face chat at the ClickView office with two flipped teachers about ClickView flipped channels. That one-hour meeting was extremely valuable because again we received direct feedback from educators and their suggestions have now influenced how we will further develop the product. (more…)
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