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Documentary filmmaking in the classroom
Documentary filmmaking in the classroom

Drawing on students’ enthusiasm and engagement with the medium of film, David Chapman decided to introduce a documentary filmmaking unit in his Year 7 English lessons. Here, he explains how he did it and shares tips for other educators.

Teacher resources: Documentary filmmaking
Teacher resources: Documentary filmmaking

Introducing documentary filmmaking to the classroom is something teachers can do across the curriculum, with students of different ages and abilities. This AFTRS Media Lab learning resource and accompanying teacher guide provides a practical introduction to the medium.

Secondary English – creating book trailers
Secondary English – creating book trailers

Exposing students to a range of books and authors and helping them to create their own texts has provided the perfect opportunity for educators at St Aloysius College to teach them about digital copyright and the proper use of online resources.

Literary texts and pop culture references
Literary texts and pop culture references

Drawing parallels between Othello's choices and those of Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars; character stereotypes in Back to the Future. Educator Hedley Willsea explains how pop culture references in English units can help students.

Integrating game-making into the curriculum
Integrating game-making into the curriculum

Each year the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge invites students to design and create their own game. Here’s how one school integrated it into their curriculum planning.

Implementing a cross-curricular approach
Implementing a cross-curricular approach

The phrase ‘cross-curricular’ is often referred to in schools. David Roy, a Lecturer in Education and Creative Arts, explores why it’s important and how it can be implemented.

Thinking outside the square
Thinking outside the square

Teacher speaks to four school leaders about taking on staff who've switched careers – and the practical experience they bring to the classroom.

Using nicknames to liven up language lessons
Using nicknames to liven up language lessons

Academics suggest adolescent nicknaming is a great topic for language analysis lessons that's likely to spark student interest.