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Study Skills

Contains 25 Videos

Time Flies: Time Management Tips

Time Flies: Time Management Tips

Study Skills

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...Show More
The Magic of Learning Styles

The Magic of Learning Styles

Study Skills

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...Show More
Defuse the Situation: Online Search and Review

Defuse the Situation: Online Search and Review

Study Skills

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...Show More
Locked in the Vault: Memory Tips and Tricks

Locked in the Vault: Memory Tips and Tricks

Study Skills

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...Show More
Online Research Skills

Online Research Skills

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...Show More
Understanding Plagiarism and its Consequences

Understanding Plagiarism and its Consequences

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...Show More
Study Skills for People Who Hate to Study

Study Skills for People Who Hate to Study

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,...Show More
Learning with Wikis and Blogs

Learning with Wikis and Blogs

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...Show More
Credibility

Credibility

Critical Thinking Series

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...Show More
Assumptions

Assumptions

Critical Thinking Series

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...Show More
Evidence in Argument

Evidence in Argument

Critical Thinking Series

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...Show More
Teamwork and Group Projects

Teamwork and Group Projects

Student Toolbox

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,...Show More
Science Fair

Science Fair

Student Toolbox

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...Show More
Research Roadmap

Research Roadmap

Student Toolbox

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...Show More
Homework Handbook

Homework Handbook

Student Toolbox

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...Show More
Book Report Basics

Book Report Basics

Student Toolbox

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...Show More
Oral Presentation

Oral Presentation

Student Toolbox

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...Show More
Plagiarism: What Do You Value?

Plagiarism: What Do You Value?

This programme teaches the relevant research, quoting and referencing skills that will enable a student to steer clear of plagiarism, whether intentional or unintentional.
Survey Savvy: Planning and Conducting a Successful Survey

Survey Savvy: Planning and Conducting a Successful Survey

Research Skills Series

This programme covers a basic framework for preparing, carrying out, and writing up a survey.
Speak Up! Oral Presentation Skills

Speak Up! Oral Presentation Skills

Research Skills Series

Speak Up! examines the planning, research, writing and delivery of an oral presentation.
Info Seeker: Methods for Successful Research

Info Seeker: Methods for Successful Research

Research Skills Series

The programme covers five sections - deciding on a topic, breaking down the elephant (narrowing down a broad topic), collecting data, analysing data and writing a report.
Search Me: Library and Web Research

Search Me: Library and Web Research

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.
Tell Me: Planning and Conducting a Successful Interview

Tell Me: Planning and Conducting a Successful Interview

Research Skills Series

Using a dramatised story set in an upper secondary school environment, this programme covers how to prepare and conduct a successful interview.
Study Skills: Simple Strategies to Improving Study Techniques

Study Skills: Simple Strategies to Improving Study Techniques

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...Show More
Critical Listening

Critical Listening

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...Show More