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Mimi, 2002: Do you know any 'real Aborigines'?

This clip shows Catherine (Sophie Lee) terrified by a Mimi sculpture that has come to life in her apartment. Catherine is shown surveying the bloodlike tracks that have appeared on the walls. Clearly frightened, she grabs a kitchen knife and tries to dial emergency services. She then confronts the Mimi but it remains inanimate. ...

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Inanimate Alice pedagogy project: lesson plans and education resource pack

This document comprises lesson plans, student resources and assessment activities that accompany the Inanimate Alice series of digital curriculum resources. Inanimate Alice uses audio, animation and interactive elements to tell stories about a girl who is growing up in the early years of the 21st century.

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Inanimate Alice photo story 8: red and yellow paper

This is a multimodal text that imaginatively combines short chunks of print with photos and other visual elements such as a map. In this episode of the ‘Alice in Australia’ series, Alice’s family is in the city of Busan in South Korea on one of her dad’s work trips. A special part of the trip for Alice is that she goes ...

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Inanimate Alice episode 1: China

Inanimate Alice is a multimodal text that uses audio, animation and interactive elements to tell a story about a girl who is growing up in the early years of the 21st century. In episode 1, Alice is living with her parents in a remote region of northern China when her father goes missing.

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Inanimate Alice photo story 5: homework

This is multimodal text - Alice’s creative writing homework (self-graded A++) that combines short chunks of handwritten text with drawings and photos. The third-person narrative is about an adventure that Alice imagines involving her digitally created ‘friend’ Brad, and her neighbour’s delightful dog Tilly, while Alice ...

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Inanimate Alice photo story 6: game play

This is a multimodal text that imaginatively combines short chunks of print with bright computer-style graphics as well as other visual elements such as a photo. Alice and her friends like computer games and so does her dad, who has taught her how to make her own games on her digital player. Now Dad is in Hong Kong and ...

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Inanimate Alice photo story 7: an audio story

This is a multimodal text that imaginatively combines short chunks of print with photos, drawings and bright computer-style graphics, and also includes a variety of recorded sounds. The first-person narrative focuses on a homework task of creating an audio story, which Alice is working on with the help of her friends Carol ...

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Inanimate Alice: photo story 9: a day at the races

This is a multimodal text that imaginatively combines short chunks of print with photos and other visual elements such as a recurring heart symbol, as well as sound effects. In this episode of the ‘Alice in Australia’ series, Alice and her parents are in Hong Kong. Alice’s mum has family here and it is also where she and ...

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Inanimate Alice photo story 10: a school day

This is a multimodal text that imaginatively combines short chunks of print with photos and other visual elements such as drawings and speech bubbles. Alice usually has her schooling with a tutor because of her family’s frequent travels, but in this story she is going to school for a day with her Melbourne friends Carol ...

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Inanimate Alice photo story 11: the best journey

This is a multimodal text that imaginatively combines short chunks of print with photos and other visual elements such as a map. The story is about a journey to Antarctica that Alice and her parents are going to take before they leave Melbourne for good, and focuses on what Alice learns and imagines about Antarctica’s environment ...

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Inanimate Alice photo story 12: no goodbyes

This is a multimodal text that imaginatively combines short chunks of print with photos and other visual elements such as drawings and emoticons. In this story the time has finally come for Alice and her parents to leave Melbourne. At first Alice prefers to hide, with Tilly the dog for comfort, rather than pack her things ...

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Inanimate Alice: digital assets

This is a rich collection of downloadable digital resources relating to the ‘Alice in Australia’ photo stories, designed for use in student activities. For each episode in the series the resources include: versions of the story that can be printed in full or with only pictures or words so that students can write or draw ...

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Inanimate Alice suggested activities: homework

This is a one-page document with suggested activities for students and relates to 'Homework', the fifth 'Alice in Australia' photo story. It provides questions and prompts to engage students in group activities and research relating to the story's homework theme, and also includes discussion and creative writing ideas focusing ...

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Inanimate Alice suggested activities: game play

This is a one-page document with suggested activities for students and relates to 'Game play', the sixth 'Alice in Australia' photo story. Students investigate the popularity of computer games in the class and have a discussion and debate about their value. They are also encouraged to explore a range of websites to further ...

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Inanimate Alice suggested activities: an audio story

This is a one-page document with suggested activities relating to 'An audio story', the seventh 'Alice in Australia' photo story. Students write and record an audio story incorporating the sounds that Alice and her friends collect for a similar task. Additional activities focus on how to use podcasts to share sound recordings ...

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Inanimate Alice suggested activities: red and yellow paper

This is a one-page document with suggested student activities relating to 'Red and yellow paper', an 'Alice in Australia' photo story set in South Korea. It provides questions and prompts to engage students in a rhyming game, discussion, writing, research, and creating and presenting a photo-based digital text. Appropriate ...

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Inanimate Alice suggested activities: a day at the races

This is a one-page document with suggested student activities relating to 'A day at the races', an 'Alice in Australia' photo story set in Hong Kong. It provides questions and prompts to engage students in research, debate and discussion. It also includes activities focusing on the importance of effective scene-setting ...

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Inanimate Alice suggested activities: a school day

This is a one-page document with suggested activities for students and relates to 'School day', the tenth 'Alice in Australia' photo story. Students consider aspects of school such as uniforms, lunches and rules through discussion and group work, including carrying out a survey and using a bar chart and pie chart to present ...

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Inanimate Alice suggested activities: the best journey

This is a two-page document with suggested student activities relating to 'The best journey', an 'Alice in Australia' photo story that focuses on a planned trip to Antarctica. Activities include discussion about visual and language features of the text, and research about travelling to Antarctica that students can draw ...

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Inanimate Alice photo story 1: Tilly and Brad

This is a multimodal text that imaginatively combines short chunks of print with colour photos and other visual elements such as line drawings. Set in Melbourne, the first-person narrative focuses on an adventure a young girl has involving some bees and a delightful dog, Tilly. It also introduces Alice's mysterious digital ...