How to find new videos from the latest ClickView Content Updates

How to find new videos from the latest ClickView Content Updates
Earlier, I posted an article about schools missing out on many library content updates, the reasons why this happened, and how we set out to resolve that for schools. The recent ClickView changes enable us to reliably deliver new video content to your school as fast as possible. No more missing videos. This in turn saves time for librarians so they can now concentrate on ensuring their teachers find the right resources for their classes. In this article, I want to quickly explain a couple of ways in which librarians and teachers can find the…

Delivering the latest high quality video content into your classrooms

Delivering the latest high quality video content into your classrooms
At ClickView, our core focus has and always will be to enrich classroom learning experiences for teachers while saving time for librarians. In February, we made some changes to ClickView to ensure reliable delivery of new videos to teachers while facilitating the work of librarians. To understand these changes we need to look back at how ClickView previously made new content available. Schools who have been with ClickView for a long time will remember receiving DVDs containing new content from ClickView, which were then replaced by USB drives, and then finally via “a push” to…

Teaching Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on its 200th Anniversary

Teaching Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on its 200th Anniversary
Frankenstein and the Monster When Victor Frankenstein created his monster he never named it, yet its complex personality and struggle for identity and acceptance provides a profound insight to the human condition. This clip examines the troubled relationship between Frankenstein and the monster, and the role of other characters in the novel, including William, Dr Clerval, Elizabeth and Captain Walton. It is an ideal resource for English literature students. (more…)

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…
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