What’s New in ClickView Online Version 5 – Interactive Videos and More

What’s New in ClickView Online Version 5 – Interactive Videos and More
There's been a lot going on recently at ClickView as our team busily prepared for the launch of ClickView v5. The good news is that the latest release is now available for all ClickView customers. As ClickView Online's Head of Development, I wanted to provide a quick overview of the changes you will find when you now log into ClickView. (more…)

Latest Updates to Interactive Videos, ClickView Exchange, and more

Latest Updates to Interactive Videos, ClickView Exchange, and more
In my last post, What’s New in ClickView Online Version 5, I detailed some of the bigger, more notable changes that we have just released in ClickView, such as the new interactive videos. In addition to this, the team have been hard at work on many other powerful feature additions and changes that deserve the light of day. Some have been requested directly from the ClickView Community, so I know you have been waiting for these and can’t wait to get your hands on them. Without further ado, here is ClickView Online Version 5.2! (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…

Boost Student Outcomes through Targeted Teaching

Boost Student Outcomes through Targeted Teaching
When I was teaching one of the most frustrating aspects of planning for a class was ensuring I was targeting each lesson effectively, ensuring all students were able to grasp the content and express understanding despite the level they were at. Checks for learning at the end of preceding classes would help, but they were undermined by the time-pressures to move along whether or not all students had grasped the lesson’s objective. (more…)

How can you engage students in higher order thinking?

How can you engage students in higher order thinking?
As teachers in a 21st century classroom we are discouraged from utilising the conventional ‘chalk and talk’ method, which simply fills our students’ brains with knowledge. Instead of teaching students ‘what’ to think, we are now implored to ignite a spark of curiousity and teach them ‘how’ to think. These higher order thinking skills are necessary for students to break through the saturated nature of our current ‘information age’. (more…)

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…

Tackling Racism with ClickView

Tackling Racism with ClickView
March 21 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The Day was started by the United Nations in 1966 and is designed to remind us about the profound damage to individuals and societies caused by racial discrimination and spur people to work towards eliminating racism. From investigations into British racism to documentaries about how racism is being fought in football, below are seven videos on the ClickView Exchange thatprovide examples of racism in the UK and abroad, spread awareness of this issue and elicit discussion about how it can be combated. If…

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.…
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