English texts and multimodal texts for VCE and Years 7-10

English texts and multimodal texts for VCE and Years 7-10
It’s that time of the year when we have to decide. We have been thinking about it, but – will we change our texts for 2019? Has our text for VCE been removed from the list? Are we a little tired of teaching the same text? Do we have a copy of the new film as text? Book lists are due, what to do? There is so much preparation required to introduce something different. I speak to English teachers on a regular basis. Their passion for books and reading is palpable in every conversation. As…

Philip Bloom’s Cinematic Masterclass: The art and science of filmmaking

 Philip Bloom’s Cinematic Masterclass: The art and science of filmmaking
Introduction and Lens Whacking In this introductory episode, Philip gives you an overview of exactly what to expect throughout his Cinematic Masterclass. We then look at the creative technique of "free lensing" or "lens whacking" as Philip guides us through how it can be used to get dreamy, stylised shots. (more…)

Celebrate Science Week: Inspire future game changers and change makers

 Celebrate Science Week: Inspire future game changers and change makers
Physics of Collisions To know how objects behave when they collide, an understanding of some important concepts of physics is needed. This video features many examples of collisions, and examines how applying Newton’s Laws of Motion, principles of energy and measuring variable quantities enable us to understand and predict the behaviour of colliding objects. (more…)

Studying Ancient Egypt: Take your class on a fascinating trip to 3,000 BCE

 Studying Ancient Egypt: Take your class on a fascinating trip to 3,000 BCE
Video: The Geography of Ancient Egypt This programme explores the captivating civilisation of Ancient Egypt, with a focus on the critical importance of the country's geography. Find out how the Nile River and its resources sustained daily life, enhanced the Pharaoh’s power, led to the development of writing and provided a vital transport and communications link which unified the nation for thousands of years. (more…)

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…)

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…

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…

Films by Young People Remind Us That Diversity Does Not Mean Division

Films by Young People Remind Us That Diversity Does Not Mean Division
It has been a true privilege to be part of this year’s ClickView and ATOM 1-Minute Film Competition. The moving image is an incredibly powerful way to create meaning and the young-people who participated in this year’s competition demonstrate why. This year’s theme of Diversity feels incredibly timely. There is a real sensation that our planet is becoming increasingly fractured by intolerance and fear of difference be it racial, cultural, social or political. What every entrant here has presented is a reminder that another narrative is possible, one defined by hope, acceptance and the celebration…

Talking About Religion with Your Students

Talking About Religion with Your Students
Is there a God? What happens to us after we die? Questions surrounding God or the meaning of life have been at the forefront of discussions for centuries, and still remain so today. Religion has sought to provide answers to these difficult questions. This year’s four-part series from ClickView, Let’s Talk About Religion, helps teachers to encourage open-mindedness and thoughtful discussions amongst students. (more…)

The Writers’ Workshop: Videos for Text Analysis with Your Students

The Writers’ Workshop: Videos for Text Analysis with Your Students
Secondary School students often struggle with text analysis. They not only find it difficult to draw out the themes of a text, it can also prove challenging to understand how literary devices and techniques are used to deepen meaning and produce a riveting story for the reader. What better way for students to develop their text analysis skills than by hearing authors talk about the writing process? By understanding how an author develops and constructs a narrative, students can then use that knowledge to deconstruct a given text and improve their literary analysis skills. The…
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