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Character, story and animated worlds in Li'l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers Webinar

To celebrate the ACTF’s 40th birthday and the Elvis: Direct from Graceland exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery, we looked back at one of Australia’s much loved children’s television programs, Li’l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers. How do creators use inspiration from popular culture to build stories and characters in animation? Learn this and much more as we speak to Li’l Elvis Jones...
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Chill Out!: Teachers' Guide

The Chill Out! resource uses TV to teach children about conflict resolution, bullying prevention, fairness and relationships. It utilises dramatic segments from Lift Off, the ACTF's award-winning entertaining and educational series for young children. The Chill Out! Teachers' Guide contains practical classroom strategies and student activities for exploring topics dealing with aspects of...
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Crash Zone: Education Resources

This compiled PDF contains 7 teaching activities linked to the Crash Zone television series. Resource Description Students explore: the relationship between humans and cyborgs (human-like machines). What are the implications for ethics, politics and citizenship in contemporary societies. the construction processes through which televisual text communicates meaning, further developing their...
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Dogstar - Primary Teaching Kit

In the year 2347, on a voyage from Old Earth to New Earth, a freak accident causes the Dogstar; a giant space ark containing all of the world’s dogs, to become lost to mankind. This fascinating scenario sets the scene for the heroes of the story, the Clark kids, to find the Dogstar and return the dogs of Earth to their owners. Throughout this journey, they meet strange alien races, unusual...
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Double Trouble - Learning And Teaching Resource

The Double Trouble: Learning and Teaching Resource (DVD-ROM) is a contemporary resource that offers teachers and students interactive and engaging education content to explore Indigenous perspectives through a multidiscipline approach. The resource speaks directly to students where they can watch the selected video clips and apply their understanding by completing the relevant interactive...
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First Day (1995 Documentary) - 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 documentary that follows the lives of 11 young Australians as they experience their first day at school. We follow the...
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First Day Webinar

In ACTF Education's First Day Q&A, students from across Australia met First Day writer / director Julie Kalceff, and lead actress Evie MacDonald. During the webinar, students learned more about this award-winning film, careers in the media, and the importance of diverse media representation. Teachers, download the free First Day Teaching Toolkit: https://actf.tv/FirstDayTT
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Hardball Q&A Webinar

Australian primary students had the unique opportunity to be part of a live Q&A webinar with Hardball cast members: Semisi Cheekam (Mikey); Reannah Hamdan (Salwa); Logan Reberger (Jerry) and Erin Choy (Tiffany). Teachers, download the free Hardball Teaching Toolkit: https://actf.tv/HardballTT
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Hardball Teaching Toolkit

Set across the backdrop of colourful Western Sydney, Hardball traverses the highs and lows of pre-teen life. Themes of family, multiculturalism, and resilience – along with ethical dilemmas, Jerry’s healthy respect for mathematics, and the problematic use of ICT by almost everyone – makes Hardball the perfect children’s series to explore the General Capabilities through. The Hardball...
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Hoopla Doopla! Curriculum Resource

Lottie Dowling from the Asia Education Foundation introduces the engaging Hoopla Doopla! Curriculum Resource, and outlines it links to the Australian Curriculum.
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Language of Belonging - Wadu Matyidi

The Language of Belonging website is an education resource based on the ground breaking Indigenous short animation Wadu Matyidi and the five accompanying behind the scenes mini documentaries. Designed specifically for Primary-aged students, this diverse learning program gives students the opportunity to explore the Adnyamathanha language, culture, stories and traditions, and develop their own...
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Legacy Of The Silver Shadow: Education Resources

This compiled PDF contains 6 teaching activities linked to the Legacy Of The Silver Shadow television series. Resource Description Students explore: how film and TV program makers use actors and various production techniques and effects to create believable characters and settings in order to tell stories. skeletons, in natural and built environments and study 2D and 3D shapes, nets,...
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Li'l Elvis Jones & The Truck Stoppers: Education Resources

This compiled PDF contains 10 teaching activities linked to the Li'l Elvis Jones & The Truck Stoppers television series. Students explore: aspects of the animation process and provide students with opportunities to investigate and extend their knowledge of animation using different animation techniques and compare the production processes and effectiveness of these techniques the concept of...
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Lockie Leonard - For Teachers

Lockie Leonard for Teachers - www.lockieleonard.edu.au - is a multiliteracy resource aimed to help students in Upper Primary and Lower Secondary school explore the Lockie Leonard television series, based on the original trilogy of books by Western Australian writer Tim Winton. Adapted from the Lockie Leonard - Teaching & Learning DVD-ROM, this website is accessible with any Lockie Leonard –...
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Mortified - For Teachers

Mortified for Teachers - www.mortified.edu.au - is an online resource that accompanies the Mortified live action, children's comedy drama series which follows a young girl's journey towards self-acceptance. Adapted from the Mortified - Teaching & Learning DVD-ROM, this website features: A collection of video clips from the Mortified television series which explore the production, including its...
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My Place - For Teachers

The My Place for Teachers website (www.myplace.edu.au) provides rich educational material to support primary and lower-secondary teachers using the My Place TV series in the classroom. Since 1988, thousands of Australian teachers have used the My Place book to support the teaching of Australian History and English. The My Place for Teachers website features teaching materials from both series...
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MY:24 - Study Guide: Health And Physical Education (HPE)

This study guide provides teaching strategies to support students in the development of knowledge, skills and depositions that will reinforce their sense of self, and support them in building and managing satisfying relationships, and positively influence, their own and others’ health and wellbeing. MY:24 offers students a wonderful stimulus to study Health and Physical Education and reflect...
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MY:24 App - Introducing Students to Documentary Filmmaking

Moneth Montemayor, media teacher from Indooroopilly State High School in Brisbane, used the MY:24 App to introduce her students to the codes and conventions of the documentary genre. In this video, Montemayor and her students discuss using the app as a guided introduction to documentary filmmaking.
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Nowhere Boys - Study Kit: Episodes 1-6

The Nowhere Boys Study Kit incorporates the press kit and study guide, created by Katy Marriner for the Australian Teachers of Media. The study guide has been written for upper primary and lower secondary students and provides information and suggestions for learning activities in English.In English, students engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment. They read and view, and also interpret...
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Paper Planes Q&A For Students

Director Robert Connolly and actors Ed Oxenbould and Peter Rowsthorn share their experience of making Paper Planes during this virtual excursion. The Q&A format provided students with an opportunity to ask their own questions about filmmaking - from the initial idea, to hiring of the cast and crew.
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Ready For This - Cast Q&A Webinar

Ready For This cast members Madeleine Madden (Zoe) and Aaron McGrath (Levi), along with Head Scriptwriter Liz Doran, provide a behind the scenes insight into the award-winning TV series, acting and the script-writing process.
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Ready for This - Study Guide

Ready for This is an aspirational teen drama series that highlights the challenges and adventures of six elite teens brought together in pursuit of their dreams.This study guide has been written to support the learning and teaching in a number of areas, including Health and Physical Education (Years 7-10), English (Year 10) and Media (Year 10). Civics and Citizenship is relevant...
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Round the Twist: Education Resources

This compiled PDF contains 40 teaching activities linked to the Round the Twist television series. Students explore: film as text, developing visual literacy, and exploring a range of social issues the concept of sub-plots, compare the book version of a story with the TV version, learn about point of view shots as a camera technique how film narratives may be derived from familiar fairy tales....
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Sky Trackers: Education Resources

This compiled PDF contains 15 teaching activities linked to the Sky Trackers television series. Students explore: narrative devices used to tell stories on film. They identify how information is provided for the viewer, analyse the plotline, and discuss inductive and deductive reasoning how the development of character, conflict, and relationships is managed through the visual medium of...
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Songs Of Innocence - Teaching Resource

Songs of Innocence is a thought-provoking, 1 hour documentary that offers a child’s eye view of family life in today’s society. Thirteen children express their feelings about growing up in diverse family situations. The video and curriculum guide booklet are resources for teachers and students at senior secondary and tertiary level as well as professional and community groups. The...
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Summer's Day Teaching Toolkit

In Summer’s Day, we see one Australian girl’s awkward transition into a teenager. Summer’s mother isn’t around when she gets her first period, so she navigates becoming a woman, and her body image troubles, with the help of her best friend Mackenzie. The free Summer’s Day Teaching Toolkit explores the content and themes in Summer’s Day, including menstruation, puberty and body...
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Worst Best Friends Education Resources

In the 6 teaching activities students explore issues about friendship, family, civics & citizenship, conflict, identity, trust, rituals, bullying and loyalty.
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