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…

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…

Reflections on Lord Jim Knight’s keynote (video)

Reflections on Lord Jim Knight’s keynote (video)
Lord Jim Knight’s Keynote at this year’s Firefly Learning Conference, Education for Centurions, touched on a number of crucial points that demand the attention of all who have a stake in education. In his survey of Britain’s education system since the Industrial Revolution, Lord Jim Knight reminds us that traditionally our education system has invariably arranged itself to meet economic ends. In the early 20th Century it met the labour needs of a rapidly industrialising economy, by the mid 20th Century it had shifted to increase the supply of white-collar service sector workers like public…

Bring the 2016 Olympics to the Classroom with ClickView

Bring the 2016 Olympics to the Classroom with ClickView
The 2016 Olympics are approaching and once again the eyes of the world are turning to Rio where the venerable sporting institution will be made all the more thrilling with iconic Brazilian flair. The Olympics, although built around competition and sport, represents an opportunity for humanity to put aside its differences and come together in the spirit of goodwill and harmony, to celebrate a spectacular two weeks of elite level sport. The next two weeks offer a chance to be captivated, inspired and exhilarated. (more…)

Brexit: Its Causes, Its Consequences

Brexit: Its Causes, Its Consequences
On the 24th of June citizens of the United Kingdom awoke to the news that their world had changed dramatically. In just 12 hours the relationship between the UK and the European Union, already splintering, had cracked and broken apart. A landmark referendum held last Thursday found that 52% of the 30 million voters who participated wanted the UK to leave the European Union. The gravity of this decision revealed itself immediately: Prime Minister Cameron resigned, the Labour Party has begun to fall apart, the Pound lost 11% of its value (the lowest it’s been…

Promote UNICEF's Day for Change with these Videos

Promote UNICEF's Day for Change with these Videos
UNICEF UK’s annual fundraising event occurs Friday 13 May. It is an opportunity for individuals and groups around the United Kingdom to come together and collect as much loose change as they can and raise money to help the United Nations Children Emergency Fund continue to undertake its vital work of keeping children safe around the world. Too often the voices, experiences and struggles of children remain hidden despite the fact that 16 000 children die each day from preventable causes, nearly half of all deaths globally in children under 5 are due to malnutrition,…

Videos to Celebrate Shakespeare’s Life and Legacy

Videos to Celebrate Shakespeare’s Life and Legacy
April marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The day was met with events around the world to celebrate his life and work including a parade at Shakespeare’s birthplace at Straford-upon-Avon and an enormous interactive event at The Globe Theatre. From adaptations of Shakespeare’s classics to commentaries on particular features of his work, below are seven videos available on the ClickView Exchange that will help continue the celebration of the life and work of one of history’s most influential playwrights and poets in the classroom. If you’re already a ClickView customer you can access these titles…

World Health Day with ClickView

World Health Day with ClickView
April 7 marks World Health Day, an international day established by the World Health Organisation to help raise awareness about health issues of global importance. The theme for World Health Day in 2016 is Beat Diabetes and is aimed at halting the rise of diabetes globally. Worldwide, 350 million people have diabetes and this number is set to more than double in the next 20 years, this is despite the fact that 90% of diabetes cases are type-2 which is a preventable form of the disease. As diabetes is set to become the seventh largest killer…

Mark International Women’s Day with ClickView

Mark International Women’s Day with ClickView
Tuesday 8 March marks International Women’s Day. This year the Day’s theme is #PledgeForParity, while women continue to contribute significantly to cultural, economic, social and political achievements around the world there is still much progress to be made in reaching gender parity. In fact, in 2015 the World Economic Forum made the sobering projection that at its current rate of change gender parity would not be achieved until 2133. From the pivotal women of the Middle Ages to the rise of contemporary feminism below are seven videos from the ClickView Exchange to mark International Women’s Day.…