Hey! Olivia de Havilland’s Stealing My Popcorn! (and How That Can Influence English Language Arts)

Hey! Olivia de Havilland’s Stealing My Popcorn! (and How That Can Influence English Language Arts)
Ok, that might be stretching it. Olivia de Havilland is not stealing popcorn BUT there are ways to feel as if actors Olivia de Havilland, Henry Fonda, and the like are right there enriching, informing and engaging our students. From the 1918 silent “Romeo and Juliet” to the recent version of The Beguiled a century later, to everything in between, we’ve seen hundreds of pieces of classical literature turned into films ranging from multi-million dollar, star-studded, “motion picture events” to Muppet movies! There’s a reason for that. Classic books contain classic stories and Hollywood, from…

Using Precise Formative Assessment to Identify Student Needs

Using Precise Formative Assessment to Identify Student Needs
Assessing student learning plays a crucial role in establishing starting points and action for teaching. Within education circles, you will hear many explain that they are comfortable with diagnostic and summative assessment. However, the process of formative assessment often takes a backseat. To highlight the importance of using a combination of assessment types, I make reference to a paper and definition that received widespread attention and was heavily circulated by educators: “The fundamental purpose of assessment is to establish where learners are in their learning at the time of assessment” (Masters, 2013). (more…)

Upcoming Live Event: Storytime with George Rose and the NRL

Upcoming Live Event: Storytime with George Rose and the NRL
My name is George Rose and it is my pleasure to be reading ‘I Got This Hat’ during the 2016 National Simultaneous Storytime event on Wednesday May 25th. I have never participated in such a unique event and I’m excited to have the chance to share my love of reading with so many students and teachers during our live stream on ClickView. (more…)

Tackling Racism with ClickView

Tackling Racism with ClickView
March 21 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The Day was started by the United Nations in 1966 and is designed to remind us about the profound damage to individuals and societies caused by racial discrimination and spur people to work towards eliminating racism. From radical de-racialisation surgery to meeting an Indigenous Taekwondo champion who is fighting racism, ClickView has gathered seven topical resources from the ClickView Exchange to provide examples of racism in Australia and abroad, spread awareness of this issue and elicit discussion about how it can be combated. If…