Mark International Women’s Day with ClickView

Mark International Women’s Day with ClickView
Tuesday 8 March marks International Women’s Day. This year the Day’s theme is #PledgeForParity, while women continue to contribute significantly to cultural, economic, social and political achievements around the world there is still much progress to be made in reaching gender parity. In fact, in 2015 the World Economic Forum made the sobering projection that at its current rate of change gender parity would not be achieved until 2133. From the pivotal women of the Middle Ages to the rise of contemporary feminism we here at ClickView have curated videos from the ClickView Exchange to…

TV for Teachers Top 5: Discover the cutting edge of science and explore the people behind the big issues

TV for Teachers Top 5: Discover the cutting edge of science and explore the people behind the big issues
Welcome to the third episode of ClickView and Screenright's new webseries - TV for Teachers Top 5 where each Wednesday we’ll be releasing our picks of the best educational programs from free-to-air tv over the past week. The best part is they’re all available on ClickView TV – a free service where teachers can view and download videos for their classroom – powered by ClickView and Screenrights. If you’re already a ClickView customer you can access these videos through the ClickView Exchange, copy them to your personal workspace and push them in to your school’s ClickView…

Cracking Code for Primary Students

Cracking Code for Primary Students
From kindergarten to the twelfth grade, our children are consuming technology at an alarming rate, but do they know how it works? “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” - Carl Sagan Carl Sagan voiced his concern at the growing disconnection between the users and creators of technology in his last interview in 1996. Two decades later, it seems that this warning has remained unheeded. Smart technology and the Internet of Things promise a world of convenience, with devices that cater…

The story behind ClickView Live

The story behind ClickView Live
Like many people out there I would consider myself something of a tech-head. 
I can figure out a lot of seemingly complex technological problems (mainly thanks to Google) but I have close to no idea what is happening behind the scenes when I press search and seem to get exactly what I’m looking for. Late last year I spent a few months working closely with Sahan, William and Wilan, three members of the ClickView development team, whilst they created a new product: ClickView Live – a live streaming platform for schools and the larger education sector…

TV for Teachers Top 5: Explore changing cultures and discover unheard stories from WW2

TV for Teachers Top 5: Explore changing cultures and discover unheard stories from WW2
ClickView and Screenrights are proud to announce that we’ve been working together to bring you the first episode in our new webseries - TV for Teachers Top 5. Each Wednesday we’ll release our picks of the best educational programs from free-to-air TV over the past week. The best part is they’re all available on ClickView TV – a free service where teachers can view and download videos for their classroom – powered by ClickView and Screenrights. If you’re already a ClickView customer you can access these videos through the ClickView Exchange, copy them to your personal…

Romeo and Juliet: Why We Need to Celebrate Its Minor Characters

Romeo and Juliet: Why We Need to Celebrate Its Minor Characters
The study of Shakespeare is a long-standing tradition in literary education, and most of us leave high school well-versed in the Bard’s themes and characters. Whether it’s “To be or not to be?” that causes us to question the very point of our existence, or the quick-witted Bottom that introduces us to the risqué humour of innuendo, Shakespeare often leaves a marked impact on our understanding of language and meaning itself. As educators, one of our greatest challenges is teaching such canonical material in new and exciting ways. Romeo and Juliet is, perhaps, Shakespeare’s most…

ClickView flips learning on its head with interactive videos

ClickView flips learning on its head with interactive videos
Challenge for video learning The biggest road block to showing videos to a class, whether it is a kindergarten or year 12 class, is maintaining student engagement. It can’t be monitored, it wastes valuable class time and it is difficult to prevent. We recognised this as a challenge for our schools worldwide and have come up with a solution. Introducing interactive videos ClickView Interactive Videos come with built-in questions and additional resources. Whilst watching students will be presented with questions about the video content and are encouraged to answer them before continuing, making them a valuable…

The Voice of Ice – three former ice addicts tell their harrowing story

The Voice of Ice – three former ice addicts tell their harrowing story
Crystal meth-amphetamine, commonly known as 'ice',  has emerged in recent years as an extremely dangerous drug, with devastating consequences. As ice use spreads through the country, it has become extremely important to equip young people with knowledge about this drug and its consequences. How widespread is the Ice problem? Last month, the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) reported that ice-related incidents in Australia have doubled in the last decade. Since 2001, hospital admissions have increased to nearly 300 per million people, and over 8 per million people have died from the drug. Professor Michael Pharrell, Director…

Behind the Scenes: ‘Most Embarrassing Sex Questions in History’

Behind the Scenes: ‘Most Embarrassing Sex Questions in History’
Do you remember studying sex ed in High School? I do, and I still shudder. I was a huge nerd through school, but the second sex ed classes started in Year 7 PDH/PE, I involuntarily shrank back in my chair and dreamt of lunchtime. Learning about all that kind of stuff in front of the popular boys? No way. I really feel for teachers who have to talk about sex to a room full of teenagers. There are the constant giggles, the unfortunate slips of the tongue (organism/orgasm anyone?) and that brutal tension in mixed-gender classrooms…
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