ClickView’s Great Expectations – Behind the Scenes

ClickView’s Great Expectations – Behind the Scenes
Recently added to our Curriculum Library for Secondary Schools is a series we’re very excited to release, Great Expectations. This exclusive series is designed for Middle to Senior Secondary students and explores key elements of Charles Dickens’ classic Victorian novel. Our team of educators have specifically chosen to produce this series as it is a popular novel for literature studies in Australian schools. Our ClickView Productions Team have put together this video to take you behind the scenes of ClickView’s Great Expectations. Watch the video below to meet the team, see where the series was filmed…

Latest Updates to Interactive Videos, ClickView Exchange, and more

Latest Updates to Interactive Videos, ClickView Exchange, and more
In my last post, What’s New in ClickView Online Version 5, I detailed some of the bigger, more notable changes that we have just released in ClickView, such as the new interactive videos. In addition to this, the team have been hard at work on many other powerful feature additions and changes that deserve the light of day. Some have been requested directly from the ClickView Community, so I know you have been waiting for these and can’t wait to get your hands on them. Without further ado, here is ClickView Online Version 5.2! (more…)

ClickView: The Zaption Alternative for Interactive Videos

ClickView: The Zaption Alternative for Interactive Videos
Some big news in the world of educational videos hit the airwaves last week – Zaption has been acquired by Workday and will “shut down” their service starting on 30th September 2016. Over the last years, Zaption has done a stellar job in strengthening video’s place in education, whether it be the classroom or the office, in particular the development of their interactive video functionalities. We congratulate Zaption on their work and their exciting acquisition. To current Zaption users, we would like to offer you a free trial of the ClickView platform so you can…

What’s New in ClickView Online Version 5 – Interactive Videos and More

What’s New in ClickView Online Version 5 – Interactive Videos and More
There's been a lot going on recently at ClickView as our team busily prepared for the launch of ClickView v5. The good news is that the latest release is now available for all ClickView customers. As ClickView Online's Head of Development, I wanted to provide a quick overview of the changes you will find when you now log into ClickView. (more…)

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…

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…