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December 4th 2023
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Top 5 education resources

We've rounded up the five most viewed ACTF education resources for Term 4. Could these popular resources be used to support student learning in your 2024 class?

More Than This learning resource

Developed in partnership with Queer Town, this resource supports Years 9 to 12 students and teachers to examine key themes in the M-rated series More Than This. Throughout five lessons, the resource addresses: Identity and belonging; gender identity and sexuality; consent and respectful relationships; peer, family and academic pressures; and mental health.

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Little Lunch App

With this free filmmaking app for iPads, students can plan, film and share their own Little Lunch story! Prompts support students in determining their characters and setting and in establishing a story arc and determine. The app stitches the recorded short scenes together, adds the series theme song and saves a short film to the iPad’s camera roll.

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Kangaroo Beach Series 2 learning resource

This classroom-based water safety education resource for Foundation to Year 2 students contains eight lesson plans and accompanying student-facing worksheets. Use it alongside school swimming lessons, as part of class inquiries into health and safety, or to address Health and Physical Education curriculum content. The water safety advice in the resource was reviewed and endorsed by Surf Life Saving Australia in late 2023.

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Storyboarding, VFX and SFX resource

Revisit the classic children’s TV series Round the Twist while learning the importance of storyboarding when creating VFX (visual effects) and SFX (special effects). This learning resource for Years 5 to 10 students features interviews with a VFX Supervisor from Round the Twist and tips for creating your own VFX.

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Built to Survive learning resource

Built to Survive follows Indigenous educator Phil Breslin as he learns how Australian animals adapt and survive in diverse environments. In this resource, students draw on the provided assets and their own research to become documentary hosts themselves. The resource includes five lessons to share with students in Years 3 to 6.

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Screen stories for International Women’s Day

Every year on 8 March, International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world. These screen stories about change-making Australian girls and women will help teachers explore this year’s theme: Inspire Inclusion.

February 26th 2024

Water safety resources to support F-2 swimming lessons

Two free learning resources created for junior primary students will help teachers educate Foundation to Year 2 students on water safety through the popular animated television series, Kangaroo Beach.

February 22nd 2024

Teach kindness, inclusion and friendship with the Eddie’s Lil’ Homies education resource

Australian teachers now have access to a free resource supporting young students to develop personal and social skills through the new animated children’s series Eddie’s Lil’ Homies.

February 16th 2024

Eddie’s Lil’ Homies team turns out to celebrate the series ahead of today’s premiere

Friends and family of the team behind Eddie’s Lil’ Homies braved the heat to attend a special advance screening of the animated children’s series, which premieres today on Netflix and NITV.  

February 12th 2024

Producers of Little Lunch and The InBESTigators back with new kids’ series

Australian production company Gristmill has partnered with Canada’s Sinking Ship Entertainment (SSE) to bring an exciting new children’s series to audiences across the globe.

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