How to engage an ever-changing generation of language learners – using video!

How to engage an ever-changing generation of language learners – using video!
Language teachers spend each lesson delivering the essentials of grammar, syntax and vocabulary. As we see new generations of language learners the challenge, or mission if you like, is to continue to deliver these essentials in fresh and relevant ways. The students who sit in our classrooms now have grown up swiping screens as often as flicking pages. Most have read more bubbles of text than paragraphs of print. Screens are their source of entertainment and information as well as their means of communication. And yes, screens are an integral part of their classrooms. Video…

Hey! Olivia de Havilland’s Stealing My Popcorn! (and How That Can Influence English Language Arts)

Hey! Olivia de Havilland’s Stealing My Popcorn! (and How That Can Influence English Language Arts)
Ok, that might be stretching it. Olivia de Havilland is not stealing popcorn BUT there are ways to feel as if actors Olivia de Havilland, Henry Fonda, and the like are right there enriching, informing and engaging our students. From the 1918 silent “Romeo and Juliet” to the recent version of The Beguiled a century later, to everything in between, we’ve seen hundreds of pieces of classical literature turned into films ranging from multi-million dollar, star-studded, “motion picture events” to Muppet movies! There’s a reason for that. Classic books contain classic stories and Hollywood, from…

ClickView 6.7: Greater Subtitle Options and Easier Login Experience

ClickView 6.7: Greater Subtitle Options and Easier Login Experience
At ClickView we like to make sure our platform is continuously improving and growing with our users. We regularly receive feedback and take this on board to come up with ways we can better meet your needs as educators, and as ClickView users. Our latest version, ClickView 6.7, comes with the ability for you to turn any video into a language learning experience, as well as easier login for your school's Administrators. It also compliments the latest release of Publisher, Version 6.1. Now available the next time you log in, our latest release gives you:…

A New Reality: 360° Video in the Classroom

A New Reality: 360° Video in the Classroom
OK, I’ll be honest – I’ve always thought that virtual reality was a bit of a fad - thinking 3D TV’s here. So when ClickView’s CEO, Evan, mentioned the Oculus Rift at the start of 2016, I knew the only way to energise the production team was for us to be exposed to as much VR as possible. While everyone was talking about VR, there weren’t many examples of it we could easily get access to. Luckily for us we were able to attend an amazing event called Kaleidoscope, exhibiting dozens of curated 360° videos…

ClickView 6.2: Delivering ‘classroom-ready’ TV recordings to schools

ClickView 6.2: Delivering ‘classroom-ready’ TV recordings to schools
This term, a big talking point concerning video in the classroom has been around delivering 'classroom-ready' TV recordings to teachers and students. TV is full of educationally-valuable content for your classroom. Whether it be a documentary, news story, or feature film, at ClickView we want to assist teachers in finding educational TV programmes and adding ‘classroom-ready’ TV recordings into their lesson plans. Our recent focus has, therefore, been on how to enhance the ClickView product with features that will give teachers the best experience with our TV recording service, ClickView 24-7. (more…)

ClickView 6: How to always find the right educational videos

ClickView 6: How to always find the right educational videos
It's important that everything about ClickView is intuitive so teachers can find the most relevant videos for their classes, quickly and easily. At present, there are 500 videos in the primary library, 1,177 secondary library videos, and 1,670 videos in the PLUS library. An abundance of high-quality educational videos is definitely a ClickView strength. This is why it’s so important that we are continually working on the platform, so that it always delivers the right videos to the right teachers. With so many new video titles, along with additional features in the ClickView platform, our…

Celebrate Shakespeare Day with ClickView

Celebrate Shakespeare Day with ClickView
William Shakespeare is arguably one of the most popular and enduring writers in Western literary history. His plays and sonnets continue to be read and studied in our present day. With this fame and continued presence in the curriculum has come trepidation among students and teachers. Shakespeare is often placed in the ‘too hard’ pile when readers are thrown in the deep end without pre-reading and contextual study being utilised. On April 23rd, break the stigma associated with the Bard and celebrate Shakespeare Day by bringing his comedies, tragedies and histories to life in the…

Why we entrust TrilbyTV to look after our customers’ digital signage requirements

Why we entrust TrilbyTV to look after our customers’ digital signage requirements
When customers ask me about my opinion of TrilbyTV, I sum up their service in just three words: Focus. Passion. Competency. They are focused on their goals, passionate about education, and highly competent and skilled when it comes to digital signage for education. In June of 2014, we released a simple digital signage add-on to the ClickView platform – aimed solely at allowing staff users to create sequences of auto-playing video and images to be displayed on screens located around a school or college campus. As expected, the launch of ClickView’s digital signage add-on opened…

Get Ready for World Water Day with these Videos on ClickView

Get Ready for World Water Day with these Videos on ClickView
Water is a precious resource, relied upon by every person in the world. From our own hydration, to maintaining crops, and providing a source of entertainment, water is highly valuable. With such high demand for water supply, as well as natural crises such as drought, it is no wonder that there are serious concerns about preserving it. In addition, there are 663 million people across the globe who are living without access to safe water. (more…)

Get Ready for International Day of Women and Girls in Science: 11th February, 2017

Get Ready for International Day of Women and Girls in Science: 11th February, 2017
The scientific community is brimming with talented individuals, who constantly seek out ways to change life as we know it. It is a community that extends beyond borders, but when it comes to gender diversity, there are some distinct and troubling patterns. Women are continually underrepresented in the professional field of science, with men dominating the research landscape. It is for this reason that the United Nations dedicated 11th February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It is a day that attempts to engage more females in the sciences, while empowering…
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