Becoming STEM Trailblazers for 2017 and Beyond: How to use video to integrate STEM in your classroom

Becoming STEM Trailblazers for 2017 and Beyond: How to use video to integrate STEM in your classroom
Integrating STEM into teaching and learning has never been more pertinent for schools across Australia. It can be quite an overwhelming task for those of us who don’t have much background knowledge, skills or confidence in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For other educators, it can feel like they have reached a glass ceiling and need inspiration for even more ways to engage students in the concepts of STEM. The good news, is that whether you’re a classroom teacher or a student, video is a brilliant tool to help you and your…

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…

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…

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…

Trump, Gun-Control & More: Videos on the US Election 2016

Trump, Gun-Control & More: Videos on the US Election 2016
On November 8 the world will watch closely as the United States heads to the polls to conclude what has been one of the most divisive US elections in generations. This heated election season has witnessed the improbable rise of Donald Trump, one of the most controversial Presidential candidates in the United States’ history. Trump has gone from being a laughing stock to a serious indicator that a swathe of America feels disenfranchised enough to turn to a leader variously characterised as a racist, tax-cheat and demagogue and a misogynist (a claim verified in no…

Teach About Shakespeare with these Videos on ClickView

Teach About Shakespeare with these Videos on ClickView
To this day William Shakespeare remains a staple of the English classroom. The diversity of plots, combined with the timelessness of the themes in his comedies, tragedies and histories, sees Shakespeare broadly regarded as the greatest playwright and poet of the English language. Yet with this fame come the fears many students and teachers hold when faced with the challenge of understanding the texts and engaging with them deeply. Shakespeare is often placed in the ‘too hard’ pile when readers are thrown in the deep end without pre-reading and contextual study being utilised. (more…)

Celebrate the 2016 Rio Olympics in the Classroom

Celebrate the 2016 Rio Olympics in the Classroom
The XXXI Olympics are just around the corner and once again the eyes of the world are turning to this global event. This Saturday the celebrations will begin in style as Rio kicks off its turn hosting the venerable sporting event. The Olympics, while built around competition and sport, are really more than just nations triumphing over one another, really the Olympics represent the possibility of humanity to put aside its differences and come together in the spirit of goodwill and harmony to celebrate as one spectacular two weeks of elite level sport. (more…)
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