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February 22nd 2022
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NT teachers, find your favourite kids’ TV in eLearn

Northern Territory educators can access complete series of classic and contemporary children’s series and supporting resources to enhance learning in their classrooms. 

Teachers in Northern Territory government schools can now stream more than 20 ACTF children’s titles through the Department of Education’s eLearn site. Each title includes supporting information to help teachers gauge its relevance to their teaching context, including:

  • Stage of schooling
  • Learning Areas, General Capabilities and Cross-curriculum Priorities
  • Classification
  • Running time

Content available on eLearn includes full children’s television series. This ranges from classroom classics, such as Australian history series My Place, through to more recent titles like The Inbestigators, in which Year 5 friends solve neighbourhood mysteries together.

Students will love seeing familiar locations in some of available series. Episodes of adventure series Bushwhacked! were filmed in Alice Springs, Kakadu National Park, Arnhem Land and around the Bullo River. And in Are You Tougher than Your Ancestors?, modern-day kids attempt to retrace the steps of teenage Afghan Aboriginal cameleer, William Satour, who guided his father's camel train from South Australia to Alice Springs in the early 1900s. Classic series Double Trouble was also filmed partly in Alice Springs.

Feature films and documentaries for student and teacher audiences are also available through eLearn. These include children’s film Paper Planes and the classic documentary First Day, which follows students from diverse backgrounds as they begin their primary schooling. 

Teachers, log in with your ntschools or nt.gov.au username and password for free access to these complete series, films and supporting educational resources. To navigate through to ACTF content, click on Building Educator Capacity, Curriculum and Pedagogy Resources, then ‘Media and Video Resources: ACTF’.

If there is a particular ACTF-supported series you would like to see uploaded next, get in touch with the friendly eLearn team at: elearn.doe@education.nt.gov.au

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‘Giving space to the voices of the past’: My Place site updated

Curator and writer Jennifer Forest has collaborated with ACTF First Nations Designer April Phillips to update content in the My Place for Teachers decade timeline, aiming to better represent diverse voices from Australia’s past. 

August 11th 2022

New resource: Writing rubrics

In response to teacher feedback received last year, the ACTF has developed writing rubrics to support students entering the 2022 My Place Competition.

August 11th 2022

Entries for the 2022 My Place Competition now open

Students are invited to submit their creative writing entries for the 2022 My Place Competition from 15 August – 16 September.

July 27th 2022

New resource supports teachers to explore consent and identity in the classroom

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July 26th 2022

Virtual workshop recordings now live

During Term 2, the ACTF learning team delivered two live virtual workshops exploring the impact of light and colour in television series and a behind-the-scenes look at the series Li'l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers. These recordings and resources are now available to view and explore on our website.

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