Contains 25 Videos
Emerson and Parker have lost control of the final commercial flight of the Berringer-848 model aeroplane. As it plummets from the sky, every second is vital. Fortunately skills coach extraordinaire, Ray Roundtree, is on hand to outline some strategies for better managing their time. As Ray himself remarks when all was said and done, they learned a valuable lesson. Show Less
World-famous magician Angelo Mysterioso can’t take a trick. No matter how hard he studies his craft, he can’t get it right. Enter skills coach Ray Roundtree, who enlightens the magician on learning styles – visual, auditory, and kinaesthetic – and how important they are for developing effective study skills. Angelo is so impressed, he takes the show on the road. Show Less
It’s high drama – police have identified a time-bomb in a car boot. Brave Constable Taviner decides to defuse it herself – brave because she has no idea what she’s doing. In a flash, skills coach Ray Roundtree appears to save the day with sure and savvy tips about online research – using search engines effectively, identifying reliable information sources and skim-reading. Show Less
It’s the day of the bank raid. Underworld lynchpin Black Cat isn’t impressed that Bugsy’s forgotten how to crack a safe. A knock at the door…it’s skills coach Ray Roundtree who loads them up with guidelines for digesting and remembering information. But Black Cat doesn’t buy it…big mistake! The cops busted them and they’re in for a long stretch. Show Less
Search engines are a useful tool, but how can students get the best results from them? Join the fictional Professor Doogle as she looks at skills including: selecting and searching search engines and data bases; using precise keywords; predicting expected results to assess credibility of the information, and assessing website credibility. This programme helps students develop a critical approach to conducting online research. Show Less
Information has never been more accessible than it is today. With millions of people contributing material to the Internet, the temptation to plagiarise is ever-present. In this programme, we explore the nature of plagiarism, including some common myths and misconceptions that drive some people to cheat others out of their intellectual property. The legal, academic, professional and personal consequences of being branded a plagiarist are also examined. Students and professionals will benefit from the advice provided to help guard against the theft of both their own intellectual property and the creative work of others. Show Less
Designed to help students get organised, this programme helps set goals and priorities, and allows students to stay in charge of their school work. The programme identifies the three main obstacles to effective study - disorganisation, procrastination and distraction - and demonstrates tips and strategies to allow students to develop their own unique style of overcoming these obstacles. Includes reproducible worksheets and information handouts to implement the strategies in the programme. Show Less
Wikis and blogs are becoming increasingly available on the Internet for anyone to read or create their own. They are also increasingly being used as teaching tools in the classroom. In this programme, we discuss what wikis and blogs are and the differences between them. Students and teachers alike will see how these tools can be used in education, through various examples of use in the classroom. Viewers also meet the CEO and founder of edublogs.com, John Farmer, who demonstrates how easy it is to create your very own wikis and blogs. This is a fascinating look at how incorporating these online tools teaching and learning can enhance and encourage participation in any classroom. Show Less
This programme begins with an exploration of the concept of credibility and illustrates the key criteria of motive, bias, vested interest, neutrality, ability to perceive and expertise. A reconstruction of a famous murder case from the 1920's is then used to provide the material for students to evaluate the credibility of the evidence that was used. Finally, critical thinking author Dr. Roy van den Brink Budgen provides his analysis of the case study and follow up support material. Show Less
This programme starts with a number of accessible examples to illustrate what we mean by assumptions, how we find them and use the negative test, and how finding them can help to illuminate arguments. Students are then asked to test their critical thinking skills by looking for the assumptions in a location based film and studio discussion on the rise in binge drinking amongst girls. Finally, Dr. Roy van den Brink Budgen gives his analysis of the case study and provides follow up support material. Show Less
This programme begins by illustrating the meaning and significance of evidence and the presentation of evidence in numbers, percentages, rates and over time. The case against zoo's is used to give students the opportunity to evaluate and question how evidence is being used to support the arguments being made. Dr. Roy van den Brink Budgen then provides his analysis of the case study. Show Less
Teamwork and Group Projects begins with an explanation of the theory behind group projects. From this basis, strategies and tips are presented that can make teamwork rewarding for all participants. The establishment of individual expectations, importance of balanced effort, and adherence to schedules and commitment to group activities are all stressed. Show Less
Following a review of a selection of successful and less successful projects, the Science Fair provides strategies for topic selection, timeline management and the creation of a project and materials checklist. Also, educators discuss the value and acceptable extent of parental participation in terms that both the student and parent can understand. Show Less
The internet has become the fastest source for research. But what other sources of information are available? How do you credit the information you have gathered? How can you be sure of the credibility of your source? How can a parent or educator ensure that internet surfing is safe? These and many more questions are covered in the Research Roadmap. Show Less
Homework Handbook presents the positive nature of homework as an extension of the best part of school based learning. Communication with the teacher, the understanding of essentials, establishing a positive home environment, time management and the management of assignment deadlines are all integral aspects of the Homework Handbook. Show Less
The most common challenge associated with book reports is not generating the report; it's actually reading and understanding the book. Recognising this fact, Book Report Basics reveals methods that will make the creation of book reports easier while increasing comprehension and appreciation for the work. Show Less
The advantage and benefits of effective communication skills in general are highlighted as a foundation on which to build confidence in Oral Presentation. Proper breathing, posture and concentration skills are demonstrated. The importance of topic knowledge is stressed and tips and tricks from professionals are introduced. Show Less
This programme teaches the relevant research, quoting and referencing skills that will enable a student to steer clear of plagiarism, whether intentional or unintentional.
This programme covers a basic framework for preparing, carrying out, and writing up a survey.
For secondary students, the task of researching and finding the right information can be a daunting task. Via Year 10 student Chloe, students will discover how to devise a research plan to find the information they need for assignments.
Using a dramatised story set in an upper secondary school environment, this programme covers how to prepare and conduct a successful interview.
Jim is a student who is struggling to improve his study skills. As he does so, the viewer is transported into his mind, where the characters of Left Jim and Right Jim, bicker over the best way to proceed. Viewers will gain an understanding of left brain/right brain theory and good learning skills, including motivation, study schedules, reducing tension, taking notes, and much more. An entertaining video that captures a perfect balance between fun and instruction. Show Less
Listening critically means being able to put yourself in the speaker's shoes, to find out the intention, attitude or purpose of the speaker. This programme is the ideal introduction to the concepts of critical listening. Using dramatised examples we cover: hearing versus listening; listening for purpose; listening for choice of language; tone; pitch; volume; visual cues such as body language; pause and emphasis; effective listening skills. Show Less