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Latest Education News

Last Chance: 7 Series to Stream this April

ABC iView is a valuable destination for free screen content that is both educational and entertaining. Here's 7 series to catch on the platform this April. 

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Have you Discovered the Wonderful, New, Free Kids’ TV Shows on NITV?

NITV is the National Indigenous channel on SBS and SBS On Demand. It’s also the home of some of the freshest new Australian children’s shows featuring a range of diverse Indigenous stories.

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Daily Home Learning Tasks

Browse our range of daily content and lesson ideas for learning at home.

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Support Learning with these Co-Viewing Questions

Co-viewing screen content with kids provides a fantastic opportunity to develop their media literacy.

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Remembering ANZAC Day with My Place

Teachers and families, are you looking for free online resources to help commemorate ANZAC Day this year?

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Unlimited ACTF Shows for Young Children in Kanopy Kids

From now until 16 April 2020, all partnering public libraries will offer free and unlimited access to Kanopy Kids. Here are our top picks for preschool to middle primary students.

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Education Outreach: Screenwriting Studies at RMIT

What can young children learn from kids’ television? And how do teachers use screen content in the classroom? The ACTF Education team explored these questions and more in a visit to Melbourne’s RMIT University.

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Celebrate Girlhood this International Women’s Day

Around half of the world’s population is, once was, or will be a 12-year old girl. With this fact in mind, filmmaker Tilda Cobham-Hervey and twelve 12-year olds set out to study this curious creature. Teachers, check out A Field Guide to Being a 12-Year Old Girl (and our new education resource!) to mark International Women’s Day on 08 March.

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Lock It In: Dates for Your 2020 Planners

Teachers, we have planned this year’s dates for some of your favourite ACTF Education offerings. Pop these dates in your calendar, and stay tuned to the Education eNews for further details.

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Case Study: Australian Film & TV at Mansfield State High School

Late last year, teachers of Film, TV and New Media at Mansfield State High School shared with us their creative use of ACTF content in Media Arts teaching. Students and teachers from Mansfield further describe their learning in our new video case study, filmed at a recent visit to the school.

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Our Top Picks for K-2 Classrooms

Selecting suitable television programs for our youngest viewers can be a tricky business. Quality content for this age group models social and emotional skills that young children need to thrive, such as taking turns, communication, compassion and problem-solving.

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Getting to Know You: Identity Resources from the ACTF

With the start of the school year, many classroom teachers are seeking resources that explore personal and group identities. We have compiled a list of our top picks for identity units.

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Upcoming Education Events

The Unlisted Creator and Cast Webinar

Thu 31 Dec 2020

Upper primary and secondary students from around Australia are invited to participate in our live Q&A session with The Unlisted director and executive producer Justine Flynn and cast members Miah Madden Ved Rao and Vrund Rao.