New titles from ClickView this June

June 2020 Production Release

By Edwina Baden-Powell

Here we are, halfway through 2020! ClickView’s production and content teams have been busy creating new and engaging content for you and your students to enjoy. As schools re-open, the back-to-school transition will present new and unprecedented challenges for students and teachers alike. Our ClickView Advisor team have put together what they have learnt from our community and tips for this adjustment. We are excited to share our latest titles below.

Primary:

Introducing Mass

  • This Miniclip (written and animated by Ailing Tay) provides an introduction to mass for students in Year 2 (AU).
  • The video introduces mass, compares objects with a light mass to those of a greater mass, and introduces the equal arm balance scale to help students measure and compare different masses.
  • Covers outcomes from the Mathematics curriculum for Year 2 (ACMMG038).
  • Teacher pack includes hands-on opportunities for students to learn about and compare masses of everyday objects, as well as build their own equal arm balance scale.

Teaching mass to primary students

Properties of Materials in Design

  • This Miniclip (written by Ingrid Candido and animated by Alice Donaldson) provides an overview of the properties of materials and how they enable successful product design.
  • It is targeted at students for Years 3-6 (AU).
  • The video explores the characteristics of flexibility, thermal conductivity, strength, durability, waterproofness, and sustainability; and examines various everyday products to see how their chosen materials embody suitable properties for the designed purpose.
  • Covers outcomes from the Design and Technologies curriculum for Years 3-4 (ACTDEK013) and Years 5-6 (ACTDEK023).
  • Teacher pack includes worksheets and hands-on activities exploring everyday products to learn more about their materials and properties, research tasks, an introduction into Indigenous sustainable design, opportunities for re-designing existing products, and much more.

Properties of material design

Adding Fractions

  • This Miniclip (written and animated by Alice Donaldson) introduces students to adding fractions with the same denominator.
  • It is targeted at students in Year 5 (AU).
  • The video summarises fraction terminology, outlines the simple steps involved with adding two fractions together that share the same denominator, and outlines how to simplify the final fraction as well as change an improper fraction to a mixed number.
  • Covers outcomes from the Mathematics curriculum for Year 5 (ACMNA103).
  • Teacher pack includes worksheets and a plethora of online games to help students practice their fraction addition.

Teaching fractions to primary students

The 12 Principles of Animation

  • This Miniclip (written and animated by Irene MacIas) takes students through the 12 principles of animation.
  • This production was originally designed for #LitFest2444 which has moved to virtual online workshops in the face of COVID-19.
  • It is designed for students from Year 5 (AU) and upwards.
  • The video provides an overview of animation and outlines the 12 principles of animation that were originally introduced by Disney animators Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas in 1981 and now guide all animators to create realistic, appealing, and effective animation.
  • Covers outcomes from the Media Arts curriculum for Years 5-6 (ACAMAM063, ACAMAM064), and Years 7-8 (ACAMAM068, ACAMAM069) and Years 9-10 (ACAMAM075, ACAMAM076).
  • This production will direct teachers and students to the ClickView #Litfest2444 website to engage with the online interactive video and tutorial to create their own GIF animation.

The 12 principles of animation

Creative Process

  • This Miniclip (written and animated by Alice Donaldson) introduces students to practical strategies to help form an effective creative workflow for their own projects.
  • It is designed for students from Year 5 (AU) and upwards.
  • The video explains how to develop an idea through brainstorming, how to create a suitable title and write a logline, as well as plan and draw up a storyboard. From creating a short animation, to shooting their own music video or film, students can apply these strategies to a project during the pre-production stage of development.
  • Covers outcomes from the Media Arts curriculum for Years 5-6 (ACAMAM064), and Years 7-8 (ACAMAM069) and Years 9-10 (ACAMAM076).
  • This production includes a tutorial for students to storyboard and create their of GIF animation.

Get GIFy with it

Secondary/Tertiary:

The Pond: Community Ecology in Action

A remake of a popular Classroom Video series from 2005.

  • This video is aimed at viewers from middle-senior secondary students in science and biology for Year 9 (AU) but has also been extended to hit curriculum points in senior secondary biology.
  • The clip was filmed in Tasmania by Ecologist and Wildlife Photographer, Fraser Johnston, who has worked with major documentarians such as David Attenborough.
  • Ponds provide opportunities to see lentic ecosystems in action. This six-part series is filled with engaging footage and factual diagrams, leaving students with a clear understanding of community ecology. An essential resource for senior secondary biology students. Taking a tour through the layers of the pond we visit:
    • The Still Water Pond
    • The Terrestrial Zone
    • The Littoral Zone: Photosynthesis
    • The Littoral Zone: Food Chains and Webs
    • The Limnetic Zone
    • The Benthic Zone
  • Written and directed by Fraser Johnston, produced by Fraser Johnston and Edwina Baden-Powell. Edited by Jane Moore. Graphics by Rob Wilby. Sound by Elliott Klein. Consultant: Leanda Garvie.

Biology teaching resources for senior secondary students

Five Days of Fitness

  • This series for mid-senior secondary PE and TAFE Cert 2 Fitness provides over 80 minutes of detailed instruction on how to work out effectively and safely without any gym equipment.
  • Ideal for classroom instruction and individual use, the clips will also assist students who are developing their own training programs.
  • Presented by Kathryn Montgomery, an Irish personal trainer and experienced circus performer, you will be instructed in the correct techniques and specific aims of each exercise including:
    • Foundation Skills
    • The Warm Up
    • Workout 1: Engage Your Core
    • Workout 2: Strong Glutes
    • Workout 3: Kick it, Punch it
    • Workout 4: Posture Perfect
    • Workout 5: Planks and Arms
    • The Cool Down
    • Improve Your Posture
  • Consultant: Mason Crozier, directed by Sascha Karner and produced by Edwina Baden-Powell and Sascha Karner. Edited by Jane Moore Graphics/grading Michael Demetriou. Sound by Elliott Klein.

Five days of fitness ClickView

Literary Contexts: American Literature

  • Adding to our Literary Contexts from last year, this time we’re looking specifically at 20th century American texts consisting of a fiction novel, non-fiction novel and two plays.
  • A thorough text study also requires a thorough context study, as there are often historical events, political attitudes, societal norms and trends that influenced the author’s literary choices. This series delves into the notion of the American Dream and its influence on the beliefs and behaviours of the time.
  • These texts are studied in senior secondary English and Literature courses around the world:
    • The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller
    • In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
    • A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams
  • Consultant: Jill Pritchard. Written by Nathaniel Moncrieff. Directed and produced by Edwina Baden-Powell. Titles by Rob Wilby. Sound by Elliott Klein and Den Belmont.

American Literature teaching resources


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