Practical tip 101: short films in the classroom
We love hearing about how short films are used in schools. Amy Rashid is the Humanities coordinator at Williamstown High School (Melbourne, Aust) and told us about her experiences last week. Amy writes: I used some of the Campfire films that related to Islam as my students were doing a study of the film Persepolis. It enabled them to get a range of perspectives and they were then able to make...
The fourth R--Research, and the skills we all need
hackeducation: We all know about the three R’s of education—reading, writing and ‘rithmetic. The three basic skills that school have to teach… and which obviously doesn’t include spelling. I want to propose that there’s a 4th R we should be considering: RESEARCH. If you think about it, learning has changed from aschool-only activity to a life-long activity. View Full Post»
LESSONS FROM THE LYREBIRD (1): A 10min...
Avoiding IDEAS OVERLOAD
I can’t believe it – librarians are a dying breed! From recent conversations around schools, it seems the job most under threat is that of the school librarian, with staff disappearing or hours being cut. The thinking is: “now we have Google, students no longer need to know how to navigate a stuffy old room full of books.” Of course, this couldn’t be further from the...
3 VITAL QUESTIONS to ask when choosing videos for...
For many teachers, the end of year break is a great time to start thinking about the kind of video resources to use in the class for the coming year. But with so much video and short film content to choose from, where do you start? At the end of 2011 I spent some time with Principal Don Collins from the innovative state school, Coburg Senior Secondary. One of his phrases that stuck with me was...
Splitting the (b)logs →
How many puns can we get away with here?! The important thing to note is that Campfire now has TWO blogs Fire in the Classroom (this one - for TEACHERS) Stoking the Fire (for FILMMAKERS) I want THIS blog to be now totally dedicated to supporting teachers. Some of the themes helpful to cover here will be: films for specific subject areas (we divide into 5 broad groups) the new National...