Teaching Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on its 200th Anniversary

 Teaching Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on its 200th Anniversary
Frankenstein and the Monster When Victor Frankenstein created his monster he never named it, yet its complex personality and struggle for identity and acceptance provides a profound insight to the human condition. This clip examines the troubled relationship between Frankenstein and the monster, and the role of other characters in the novel, including William, Dr Clerval, Elizabeth and Captain Walton. It is an ideal resource for English literature students. (more…)

How to find new videos from the latest ClickView Content Updates

How to find new videos from the latest ClickView Content Updates
Earlier this week, I posted an article about schools missing out on many library content updates, the reasons why this happened, and how we set out to resolve that for schools. The recent ClickView changes enable us to reliably deliver new video content to your school as fast as possible. No more missing videos. This in turn saves time for librarians so they can now concentrate on ensuring their teachers find the right resources for their classes. In this article, I want to quickly explain a couple of ways in which librarians and teachers can…

Delivering the latest high quality video content into your classrooms

Delivering the latest high quality video content into your classrooms
At ClickView, our core focus has and always will be to enrich classroom learning experiences for teachers while saving time for librarians. In February, we made some changes to ClickView to ensure reliable delivery of new videos to teachers while facilitating the work of librarians. To understand these changes we need to look back at how ClickView previously made new content available. Schools who have been with ClickView for a long time will remember receiving DVDs containing new content from ClickView, which were then replaced by USB drives, and then finally via “a push” to…

Teaching young people how to have respectful relationships

Teaching young people how to have respectful relationships
As a provider of in-school Respectful Relationships and self-esteem workshops, it was a pleasure to consult on the script of ClickView’s Respectful Relationships video series. It’s no mean feat to create educative videos that will appeal to young people, but yet again, ClickView has delivered by using their perfect mix of humour, quirk and sensitivity to tackle the important issues of gender, consent, domestic violence, and sexual harassment. Teaching young people how to have respectful relationships is one of the most important things we can do as educators, and although it may seem relatively simple…

How to engage an ever-changing generation of language learners – using video!

How to engage an ever-changing generation of language learners – using video!
Language teachers spend each lesson delivering the essentials of grammar, syntax and vocabulary. As we see new generations of language learners the challenge, or mission if you like, is to continue to deliver these essentials in fresh and relevant ways. The students who sit in our classrooms now have grown up swiping screens as often as flicking pages. Most have read more bubbles of text than paragraphs of print. Screens are their source of entertainment and information as well as their means of communication. And yes, screens are an integral part of their classrooms. Video…

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…

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…

Celebrating this year’s 1 Minute Film Competition finalists

Celebrating this year’s 1 Minute Film Competition finalists
Video is a powerful medium for kids and young adults to explore concepts and reflect on issues. This year’s 1-Minute Film Competition has provided the perfect platform for students from Australia and New Zealand to do just this! The quality of entries this year has been high, with students producing exceptional videos using anything from stop-motion to short rhymes. Each entry was given the task of interpreting a theme, “Tomorrow”, and producing a 60-second video. Students were required to think about the entire video production process from start to finish including script writing, video production,…

ClickView 6.7: Greater Subtitle Options and Easier Login

ClickView 6.7: Greater Subtitle Options and Easier Login
At ClickView we like to make sure our platform is continuously improving and growing with our users. We regularly receive feedback and take this on board to come up with ways we can better meet your needs as educators, and as ClickView users. Our latest version, ClickView 6.7, comes with the ability for you to turn any video into a language learning experience, as well as easier login for your school's Administrators. It also compliments the latest release of Publisher, Version 6.1. Now available the next time you log in, our latest release gives you:…

A New Reality: 360° Video in the Classroom

A New Reality: 360° Video in the Classroom
OK, I’ll be honest – I’ve always thought that virtual reality was a bit of a fad - thinking 3D TV’s here. So when ClickView’s CEO, Evan, mentioned the Oculus Rift at the start of 2016, I knew the only way to energise the production team was for us to be exposed to as much VR as possible. While everyone was talking about VR, there weren’t many examples of it we could easily get access to. Luckily for us an amazing event called Kaleidoscope, touring only 10 cities in the world, had chosen Melbourne to…
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