Our Top 5 Education Resources

Our Top 5 Education Resources

Our latest numbers are in, showing the five most viewed ACTF support materials during Term Three. Could these popular teaching resources be used in your classroom this term?

1. My Place for Teachers

The ‘My Place for Teachers’ website provides rich educational material to support primary and lower-secondary teachers using the My Place TV series in the classroom. The website features cross-curricular teaching materials related to series 1 and 2, and has recently been updated with high resolution clips from all episodes (which teachers can play on tablets and smart phones).

 

2. Paper Planes – Novel and Film Comparison

Through this unit of work, written by Wendy Bean, students examine the visual and printed texts of the Paper Planes (feature film and novel). The novel is based on the motion picture screenplay Paper Planesand is written by Steve Worland.

This unit of work explores a range of themes touched on in the novel and film including loss, relationships, connectedness, friendship, independence and competition. Students are encouraged to generate questions and write about how the themes relate back to them and their own life experiences. Together with this, the unit encourages students to further develop their skills of writing persuasive and procedural texts related to the Paper Planes novel and film.

 

3. Lockie Leonard for Teachers

Lockie Leonard for Teachers 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.

The website provides access to over 100 teaching and learning activities, each supported by video clips and student worksheets exploring themes from Lockie Leonard texts and TV series. Access can be purchased from the ACTF Shop for $5, or is included with any Lockie Leonard series purchase.

Lockie Leonard for Teachers is divided into the following strands: Storytelling in a Television Series; Transition and Adolescence; Identity; Reacting, Responding and Creating; Gender Perspectives: A Comparison of Lockie Leonard and Mortified. In addition, it features Extras information including Character Biographies, Press Kit, Stills Gallery, and Episode Synopses, and an interactive map.

 

4. Indigenous Perspectives – Education Package

The diverse histories, communities and cultures of Indigenous Australian children are represented in a range of ACTF content.

The teaching materials in the Indigenous Perspectives - Education Package will support teachers in exploring the cross-curricular priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, and build an appreciation of diverse perspectives. These resources are suitable for upper primary and secondary students.

 

5. Little Lunch Cast Q&A Webinar

The live video conferences hosted by the ACTF enable teachers and students Australia-wide to connect with the industry professionals behind current children’s series, regardless of their school’s location. In this webinar, students quizzed four cast members from Little Lunch about the making of the series, their media careers, and tips for aspiring actors.