Boost Student Outcomes through Targeted Teaching

Boost Student Outcomes through Targeted Teaching
When I was teaching one of the most frustrating aspects of planning for a class was ensuring I was targeting each lesson effectively, ensuring all students were able to grasp the content and express understanding despite the level they were at. Checks for learning at the end of preceding classes would help, but they were undermined by the time-pressures to move along whether or not all students had grasped the lesson’s objective. (more…)

Vale Muhammad Ali

Vale Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali, one of boxing's titans and a hero worldwide, passed away on Saturday after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. As a fighter Ali embodied a tenacious and rebellious spirit which, early on, put him offside with many both inside the industry and out. He shocked the boxing world with his unorthodox style and early career takedown of Sonny Liston for the World Heavy Weight Championship and he shocked much of America when he changed his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali and joined the Nation of Islam to further his fight for civil-rights.…

How can you engage students in higher order thinking?

How can you engage students in higher order thinking?
As teachers in a 21st century classroom we are discouraged from utilising the conventional ‘chalk and talk’ method, which simply fills our students’ brains with knowledge. Instead of teaching students ‘what’ to think, we are now implored to ignite a spark of curiousity and teach them ‘how’ to think. These higher order thinking skills are necessary for students to break through the saturated nature of our current ‘information age’. (more…)

ClickView on the ABC: How We Became an Educational Video Company

ClickView on the ABC: How We Became an Educational Video Company
If you flick over to ABC3 this month, you’re likely to see our very own Bertram Poppingstock, now a star on national television. Bertram Poppingstock is ClickView’s eponymous undercover agent in our production, Bertram Poppingstock: Problem Solver, who saves the world from deadly spelling and vocabulary problems while teaching important key learning areas of English to student viewers. The ABC is the leading Australian public broadcaster so the screening of Bertram Poppingstock: Problem Solver on ABC3, starting 27th May, is an exciting recognition for our company as an acclaimed producer of video content. So how…

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…)

Teach about ANZAC Day with these Videos on ClickView

Teach about ANZAC Day with these Videos on ClickView
On the 25th of April the stirring sound of the Last Post will sound out across Australia and New Zealand as we remember the men and women who have served their country in conflicts since 1901. ANZAC day is a time for sombre commemoration of the sacrifices of both servicemen and women and anybody touched by the experience of war. It is also a day for reflection and consideration about what war means for a nation and a society, the myths and legends we create and whether these are the proper way to commemorate the experience…

Striking Gold: Teaching Inspiration Redefined through Video

Striking Gold: Teaching Inspiration Redefined through Video
In a teacher’s world of lesson planning, syllabus adapting, parent-teacher meetings, report writing, and the evolution of educational technology, it can seem hard to be the spark of inspiration for your students. In 2016, the start of a new school year resembles a world of opportunity, with which students are encouraged to conquer and break beyond syllabus outcomes to acquire further critical thinking skills. (more…)

Mark World Health Day with ClickView

Mark World Health Day with ClickView
April 7 marks World Health Day, an international day established by the World Health Organisation to help raise awareness about health issues of global importance. The theme for World Health Day in 2016 is Beat Diabetes and is aimed at halting the rise of diabetes globally. Worldwide, 350 million people have diabetes and this number is set to more than double in the next 20 years, this is despite the fact that 90% of diabetes cases are type-2 which is a preventable form of the disease. As diabetes is set to become the seventh largest killer…

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…

It’s Time for Little Lunch: the Australian Children’s Television Foundation’s exciting new series!

It’s Time for Little Lunch: the Australian Children’s Television Foundation’s exciting new series!
As teachers, it can be difficult to admit that children learn just as much in the playground as they do in the classroom. A game of soccer out on the field or a candid chat about what’s happening at home can be just as crucial to a child’s developmental well-being as time spent honing their academic abilities. As constructivist paradigms such as project-based learning and student-centred pedagogy rise in popularity, it may be time for us to acknowledge that the “social” is equally as important to embed into our lessons as quality content and curricular…
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