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…)

ClickView’s Great Expectations – Behind the Scenes

ClickView’s Great Expectations – Behind the Scenes
Recently added to our Curriculum Library for Secondary Schools is a series we’re very excited to release, Great Expectations. This exclusive series is designed for GCSE students and explores key elements of Charles Dickens’ classic Victorian novel. Our team of educators have chosen to produce this series specifically for our UK customers. When we looked at all the British texts we could focus on for our next English video, Great Expectations was one of the most searched for novel titles on ClickView. Our ClickView Productions Team have put together this video to take you behind the…

Videos for Talking about Religion with Your Students

Videos for Talking about Religion with Your Students
Is there a God? What happens to us after we die? Questions surrounding God or the meaning of life have been at the forefront of discussions for centuries, and still remain so today. Religion has sought to provide answers to these difficult questions. This year’s four-part series from ClickView, Let’s Talk About Religion, helps teachers to encourage open-mindedness and thoughtful discussions amongst students. (more…)

Romeo and Juliet: Why We Need to Celebrate Its Minor Characters

Romeo and Juliet: Why We Need to Celebrate Its Minor Characters
The study of Shakespeare is a long-standing tradition in literary education, and most of us leave high school well-versed in the Bard’s themes and characters. Whether it’s “To be or not to be?” that causes us to question the very point of our existence, or the quick-witted Bottom that introduces us to the risqué humour of innuendo, Shakespeare often leaves a marked impact on our understanding of language and meaning itself. As educators, one of our greatest challenges is teaching such canonical material in new and exciting ways. Romeo and Juliet is, perhaps, Shakespeare’s most…

Behind the Scenes: ‘Most Embarrassing Sex Questions in History’

Behind the Scenes: ‘Most Embarrassing Sex Questions in History’
Do you remember studying sex ed in High School? I do, and I still shudder. I was a huge nerd through school, but the second sex ed classes started in Year 7 PDH/PE, I involuntarily shrank back in my chair and dreamt of lunchtime. Learning about all that kind of stuff in front of the popular boys? No way. I really feel for teachers who have to talk about sex to a room full of teenagers. There are the constant giggles, the unfortunate slips of the tongue (organism/orgasm anyone?) and that brutal tension in mixed-gender classrooms…