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…

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…

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…

Celebrating World Book Day with ClickView

Celebrating World Book Day with ClickView
Where would we be without books? In time for World Book Day on March 3 ClickView is celebrating all things books and writing in the Topics section of the ClickView Exchange. From fascinating investigations into historical texts to reflections on technology and its consequences for the future of books, we’ve gathered a diverse range of videos focusing on the world of the books. We’re really excited to share these to help you celebrate World Book Day in the classroom. If you’re already a ClickView customer you can access these titles in addition to over 10 000 more…

ClickView flips learning on its head with interactive videos

ClickView flips learning on its head with interactive videos
Challenge for video learning The biggest road block to showing videos to a class, whether  it is a prep class or sixth form, is maintaining student engagement. It can’t be monitored, it wastes valuable class time and it is difficult to prevent. We recognised this as a challenge for our schools worldwide and have come up with a solution. Introducing interactive videos ClickView Interactive Videos come with built-in questions and additional resources. Whilst watching students will be presented with questions about the video content and are encouraged to answer them before continuing, making them a valuable…

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…