Celebrate Australian Literature for Book Week 2017

Celebrate Australian Literature for Book Week 2017
Book Week is one of the most anticipated events among teachers across Australia. As a time for exploration and discovery through literature, Book Week promotes reading for young people, while celebrating Australia’s best authors. This year’s theme is “Escape to Everywhere”. To celebrate, we have compiled interviews with Australian authors, as well as books for young people that have been portrayed on screen, to highlight some of our favourite children’s and young adult literature. Join us for Book Week 2017, as we escape to new worlds and unknown destinations through books. (more…)

Indigenous Language and Identity: NAIDOC Week 2017

Indigenous Language and Identity: NAIDOC Week 2017
NAIDOC Week, the first week of July each year, is a time to celebrate and recognise the history and culture of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This year, NAIDOC Week (2 – 9 July 2017) centres around the link between language and identity, with the theme “Our Languages Matter”. The theme for 2017 encourages Australians to recognise and embrace the use of indigenous language in everyday life, where words and phrases might be as close as a local suburb or street’s place name. NAIDOC Week celebrates this theme through the arts and here…

ClickView 6.2: Delivering ‘classroom-ready’ TV recordings to schools

ClickView 6.2: Delivering ‘classroom-ready’ TV recordings to schools
This term, a big talking point concerning video in the classroom has been around delivering 'classroom-ready' TV recordings to teachers and students. TV is full of educationally-valuable content for your classroom. Whether it be a documentary, news story, or feature film, at ClickView we want to assist teachers in finding educational TV programmes and adding ‘classroom-ready’ TV recordings into their lesson plans. Our recent focus has, therefore, been on how to enhance the ClickView product with features that will give teachers the best experience with our TV recording service, ClickView 24-7. (more…)

Flipping Tradition for Our Technology Era – EduTECH 2017 Review

Flipping Tradition for Our Technology Era – EduTECH 2017 Review
"What is the most valuable use of your face-to-face time with your students?"​- Jon Bergmann Disclosure: My attendance at EduTECH 2017 was through a media pass provided by the organisers. In 2014, whilst on my final professional experience placement as part of my initial teacher education, my supervising teacher was exploring flipped learning. We had a chat about his understanding of what it was, how it worked, and how he was modifying things to suit his class. That particular class was a combined Year Five and Six class and he was using what I now…

ClickView 6: How to always find the right educational videos

ClickView 6: How to always find the right educational videos
It's important that everything about ClickView is intuitive so teachers can find the most relevant videos for their classes, quickly and easily. At present, there are 1,194 videos in the primary library, 2,096 secondary library videos, and 2,269 videos in the PLUS and VET libraries. An abundance of high-quality educational videos is definitely a ClickView strength. This is why it’s so important that we are continually working on the platform, so that it always delivers the right videos to the right teachers. With so many new video titles, along with additional features in the ClickView…

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…
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