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Accessing ACTF Resources in the Classroom

Peter Maggs (Head of Education) and Janine Kelly (Curriculum Officer) walk teachers through the structure and new features of our updated ACTF website.…

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ACTF: Inspire, Entertain, Engage

The ACTF is committed to providing Australian children with entertaining media made especially for them, which makes an enduring contribution to their cultural and educational experience.We are a national children’s media production and policy hub and perform a wide range of functions in chil…

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Creating and Using Digital Media in the Classroom

25 November 2013… This discussion led by the ACTF Education team covers topics including: Book and film comparisons; the TV series Handball Heroes; creating and using digital media in the classroom; and the Trop Jr film festival.… Presented by:Michael Morris - ICT Teacher, Resurrection …

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Dance Academy Cast and Producer Q&A Webinar

Dance Academy film Producer Joanna Werner and Cast member Alicia Banit are quizzed by Australian students on the challenges in taking the successful TV series to the big screen.… 02:52 - What inspired you to make the Dance Academy series? - Ned, Samuel, Joel, Dylan - Year 5 & 6 Norwood Pr…

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Dance Academy Movie Q&A Webinar (WA/NT Schools)

01:47 – What inspired you to create this TV show? Does it relate to your real life experiences? - Luca - Year 5 Melville Primary School (WA)… 03:43 – Alicia, are there any similarities between you and your character, Kat? - Olivia – Year 6 Dunsborough Primary School (WA)R…

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Digital Storytelling with MY:24

25 August 2014… Penny Robins discusses the development and production of the factual storytelling series MY:24, and Sam Harem and Anna Kamasz introduce the MY:24 App. Teachers are also pointed to related ACTF support materials including the MY:24 Study Guides for English, Humanities, and Heal…

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Digital Storytelling with the MY:24 App

25 May 2015… Maggie Garrard highlights the ACTF’s educational support materials for the children’s factual series, MY:24. Richard Leigh discusses his work at Campfire Film Foundation, and also his experience of using the MY:24 App in a secondary school classroom.… Richard Le…

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English Productive Modes - Sketch Comedy in Practice

23 February 2015… Writer and producer Mark O’Toole discusses his writing career, and his experience developing the children’s comedy series You’re Skitting Me and Sketch-o-Matic interactive website with the ACTF.… Mark got his start in comedy on the Melbourne stand up …

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Explore Flight Science with the Paper Pilots

Join the inspiration behind the fascinating children's film Paper Planes with James and Dylan from The Paper Pilots. Students can explore the science of making and flying paper planes in this hands-on virtual excursion - without even leaving the classroom!… The Paper Pilots both have world ra…

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Exploring the use of Noah & Saskia in the Classroom

16 March 2015… Maggie Garrard introduces the plot and themes of the ACTF and BBC co-production Noah and Saskia. Christine Evely outlines the teaching resource she developed for the series, and its alignment to the Media Arts learning area in the Australian Curriculum.… Following a numbe…

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First Day - Study Guide

… The First Day Study Guide accompanies the First Day (DVD) program and presents an overview of the changes that children go through when they first attend school. It offers guidelines for teachers and parents to help them cope with the changes school life brings.… First Dayis a documen…

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First Day - Teaching Resource

First Day is a 75-minute documentary that follows the lives of 11 young Australians as they experience their first day at school. We follow the children and their families in the weeks leading up to the first day and observe the variety of ways in which family cultures and contexts affect the prepa…

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