December Production release

By Amanda Rossi

Ho-ho-here is our December content update; the last for the year! Now please join me in a great big, ‘We’ve made it!’ We’ll be taking a little break over the Christmas and New Year period, but then we’ll head straight back to tidying up our Term 1 content, and get back to you all in February.

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For the final time in 2019, we are pleased to present you with our monthly content update. Here’s what you can get excited about in December:

Primary

New provider: Makematic

Brand new content from a new third-party provider Makematic! December will deliver a huge batch of fresh teacher professional development content to support teachers over the holidays in planning for the new year.

Teacher Professional Development

Everyday Technology

  • Series of 6 short clips exploring Google docs, Kahoot, podcasts, VR, gaming, and iMovie
  • They are presenter-led and make modern tech easy and accessible for students and educators

Unity Digital Storytelling

  • Series of 12 short live-action clips
  • Can be used by both students and educators to explore the art and process of digital storytelling
  • Explores concepts like genre, audience, character, narrative, ideation, project management, pedagogical use and more

Instructional Practice

  • Broken into four sub-series: Essentials, General, Practicals, and Dual Language
  • Essentials is made up of 6 short clips that explore formative assessment, learning experience design, technology integration into the classroom, parent and family collaboration, classroom management, and building a professional learning network
  • General is made up of 13 short clips that explore various areas such as assessment, differentiation, guided learning, reflection, collaboration, student agency, building student networks, how to facilitate student-led discussion and much more
  • Practicals is made up of 18 short clips that explore strategies in various areas such as implicit bias, scary topics, resilience, reflection, media literacy, documentation, using data, visual literacy, and much more
  • Dual Language is made up of 7 short clips that explore dual language schools and outlines some of the learning strategies that are used within them. The series includes an overview of dual language, comprehensible input, inter-balanced literacy, integrated performance assessment, motivation, student talk, and total physical response

Leadership Parents

  • A series of 4 short clips targeted at students’ parents
  • Explores concepts of supporting dual language kids, commonly asked questions from parents who have a dual language teacher, advice on how to be a good partner in a global school, and awesome questions to ask children to develop them into global citizens

Leadership Principals

  • Series of 14 short clips designed for school principals and school leaders
  • Explores concepts such as instructional leadership, engaging community, being a global leader, creating an equitable and culturally responsive school, creating a vision of success, working with dual language in the classroom, distributing leadership, and much more

Teacher Reflections

  • A series of 10 short clips featuring personal teacher reflections
  • Covers topics include critical thinking, empathy, intercultural knowledge, global mindedness, curiosity, flexibility, communication, respect for difference, and much more

Secondary/Tertiary

Tectonics: Our Earth and Its Movements

Tectonics: Our Earth and Its Movements

Audience: Year 9 (AU), Levels 5-6 (NZ)
Subject: Science

  • This video complements previously released Earthquakes and Volcanoes series. Written and animated by Ailing Tay, consulted by Calum Lacey, this video explores:
    • What plate tectonics are
    • The composition of the Earth (crust, upper and lower mantle, core, lithosphere)
    • Terminology including the plate margins, plate tectonics, Pangaea, continental drift, convection currents, and so on
    • The three different types of plate margins: constructive, destructive, conservative
  • The resources involve comprehension questions and a research task, which allow students to engage with the content covered in the series

 

Engineering Solutions

Engineering Solutions

Audience: Secondary, TAFE
Subjects: Technologies, STEM

  • In engineering, every problem must be solved by following the steps of the design process. We’ve interviewed lead engineers on three real-world projects to find out how to solve real, unique challenges using engineering concepts
  • This series is comprised of three episodes:
    • Designing Engineered Solutions
    • Impactful Materials
    • Testing Solutions
  • The videos are aimed at viewers from senior-secondary and beyond, hitting direct curriculum links for senior and VET Engineering Studies and Product Design and Technology
  • Even the most disengaged students will be inspired by the real-world case studies explored in the series, as we interview the lead designers responsible for the projects. They explain the ups and downs of engineering in each stage of the design process. If there’s one message about design that is true for all three examples, it is to test, re-design and repeat!
  • The three case studies we’ve sourced are inspiring examples of how engineering students’ skills can be applied in the world of work:
    • Deepsea Challenger: James Cameron jumped into a custom-built submersible vehicle to descend the depths of the Mariana Trench. Nathan Burke from Design + Industry was on the team that designed the life-support sphere which encased the pilot, enabling him to survive the deepest trench in the world
    • Morph Wheels: The first collapsible wheelchair wheel was invented initially for the cycling industry. Inventor Duncan Fitzsimons realised that it had the potential to serve another audience altogether, solving the very real problem of accessibility
    • Fliteboard: David Trewerne loves surfing, so he developed a board that enabled him to enjoy the water even when there was no swell. Lead engineer on the project Lars Milde talks about the challenges involved in the design of the first battery-powered hydrofoil, invented in Byron Bay, NSW
  • Accompanying resources will assist students in understanding the importance of each of the steps in the design process by asking them to practice them, too. They provide links to other real-world problems that have found engineering solutions, and offer the opportunity to evaluate their success
  • Written by Nathaniel Moncrieff, produced by Sascha Karner, onlined by Rob Wilby, sound by Elliott Klein. Consultant: Peter Collins, Design and Technology teacher at Lutheran Ormeau Rivers District School, QLD

 

1984 in context

Literary Contexts: Mid-Century Texts

Audience: Middle to Senior Secondary
Subjects: English, Arts

  • Adding to our Literary Contexts from July and October, this time we’re taking a step back 50 years or so, and exploring the non-fictional mid-20th-century, as featured in fiction
  • Students need an understanding of what the world was like around the 1950s in order to understand the significance of the context in the texts they are studying. This will lead to richer comprehension and allow for deep analysis of the intended purpose of the texts and their impact on the audience at the time of publication
  • Mid-century is more than just sleek furniture and flat-roofed houses. This series takes us back to post-WWII and explores how the Allies’ relationship turned cold when the Stalinist regime took hold of Eastern Europe and the Red Scare had US citizens checking under their beds. Censorship and surveillance was rife and society was changing in a significant way
  • These texts (2 novels and 1 film) are studied at length in senior secondary English, Literature and Media courses around the world:
    • 1984, George Orwell
    • Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
    • Rear Window, dir. Alfred Hitchcock
  • Consultant: Jill Pritchard, written by Nathaniel Moncrieff, produced by Edwina Baden-Powell, onlined by Rob Wilby, sound by Den Belmont

New provider: Makematic

December will deliver a huge batch of fresh teacher professional development, careers, and technology content to support teachers over the holidays in planning for the new year.

Teacher Professional Development

Everyday Technology

  • Series of 7 short clips exploring Google docs, Kahoot, podcasts, VR, gaming, YouTube, and iMovie
  • They are presenter-led and make modern tech easy and accessible for students and educators

Unity Digital Storytelling

  • Series of 18 short live-action clips
  • Can be used by both students and educators to explore the art and process of digital storytelling
  • Explores concepts like genre, audience, character, narrative, ideation, project management, pedagogical use and more

Careers

Careers in the Tech Industry

  • Series of 12 short clips interviewing people from the tech industry
  • This series gives young people entering the world of work access to relevant and inspirational careers advice for the tech industry

Educational Pathways

  • Series of 10 short clips interviewing people undertaking various educational pathways
  • This series gives young people entering the world of work access to relevant and inspirational advice from those in educational pathways courses

Graduate Programmes and Apprenticeships

  • Series of 3 short clips interviewing people undertaking various graduate programmes and apprenticeships
  • This series gives young people entering the world of work access to relevant and inspirational advice from those in graduate programmes and apprenticeship courses

PWC

  • Series of 10 short clips interviewing people undertaking various positions at PwC, including overviews of future careers and skill requirements
  • This series gives young people entering the world of work access to relevant and inspirational advice from those at PwC

What’s new in 2020?

  • Next year we will be back with more original curriculum-aligned content for everyone. We’ll give you just what you need to teach a range of topics including ‘The Scottish Play’, rivers and their processes, chemical equilibrium, maths at work, agribusiness and the triple bottom line, just to name a few!

For now, we wish you all a very happy holiday season and new year!

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