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…

Let’s Get Personal – New Release, ClickView v5.9

Let’s Get Personal – New Release, ClickView v5.9
One of things I love most about my job is how we get to work closely with educators to ensure that our product is on the right track and going to meet the needs of teachers and students. In fact, just a week ago, I sat down and had a face-to-face chat at the ClickView office with two flipped teachers about ClickView. That one-hour meeting was extremely valuable because again we received direct feedback from educators and their suggestions have now influenced how we will further develop the product. (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…

Teach about the US Election with These Videos on ClickView

Teach about the US Election with These Videos on ClickView
On Tuesday, 8th November, America will head to the polls to elect their 45th President. The campaign has captured the attention of people around the world, and is shaping up to be one of the most controversial elections thus far. The Republican and Democratic candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, have both stirred debate, surrounding their dramatic pasts and current political ideologies. Their individual passions have divided America, and are being closely scrutinised. (more…)

Why Teaching Never Leaves You – World Teachers’ Day

Why Teaching Never Leaves You – World Teachers’ Day
Wednesday October 5 marks World Teacher’s Day, a very special occasion celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide. Having come to ClickView from teaching I can attest to what an extraordinary job teaching is and I can also vouch for the extraordinary work that teachers do every day. Reflecting on my own time teaching I find myself thinking that the most rewarding parts of being in the classroom weren’t when those overly ambitious lesson plans actually worked (a rare occurrence), or when students did particularly well on an assessment or project, rewarding though these moments were.…

New ClickView Release: Publisher Notifications, Apple TV (4th Gen) App, and MARC Records

New ClickView Release: Publisher Notifications, Apple TV (4th Gen) App, and MARC Records
Another busy few weeks at the ClickView HQ, and another outstanding set of features have been added to the ClickView Online product. Below are all the details of our latest release, ClickView 5.5. Please have a read through and don’t hesitate to leave your comments and thoughts at the end of the article. It’s always great to hear from you! (more…)

Teach About Genetics and Jeans for Genes Day with these Videos on ClickView

Teach About Genetics and Jeans for Genes Day with these Videos on ClickView
On Friday, 23rd September, people across the country will don their best denim in support of Jeans for Genes Day, an event to raise funds for children living with a genetic condition. 1 in 25 children are born with a genetic disorder, with 500,000 children in the UK alone living with a condition such as Cystic Fibrosis, Treacher Collins Syndrome or Albinism. With these disorders being so prevalent in society, Jeans for Genes day aims to not only support sufferers, but raise awareness in the community. (more…)

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…)

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…)

Using Precise Formative Assessment to Identify Student Needs

Using Precise Formative Assessment to Identify Student Needs
Assessing student learning plays a crucial role in establishing starting points and action for teaching. Within education circles, you will hear many explain that they are comfortable with diagnostic and summative assessment. However, the process of formative assessment often takes a backseat. To highlight the importance of using a combination of assessment types, I make reference to a paper and definition of 'assessment' that received widespread attention and was heavily circulated by educators: "‘Assessment’ refers to all those activities undertaken by teachers, and by their students in assessing themselves, which provide information to be used…
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