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Inanimate Alice episode 2: Italy

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 2, Alice is separated from her parents while they are on a skiing holiday in Italy.

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Inanimate Alice episode 3: Russia

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 3, Alice and her parents are living in Russia; Alice hides in her cupboard while her parents argue with some angry strangers in the next room.

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Inanimate Alice episode 4: hometown

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 4, Alice finds herself trapped on top of a building when a staircase collapses.

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SeeMe: The media, my world and me

The SeeMe website is designed for year 8 students and their teachers. It promotes a positive body image and tackles idealised media portrayals of beauty and gender, and the influence they have on young people. There are five modules and a digital interactive titled 'Photoshock', which explores the ways images are digitally ...

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Poetry anthology: haiku, sonnet, cyber

Create a short poetry collection, or anthology. Create an online profile for yourself. Read poems from a selection of haiku, sonnets and cyber poems. Respond to the theme, mood or imagery of each poem, and rate them. Identify the conventions of each poetic form. Select at least four poems to add to your anthology. Create ...

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Poetry anthology: clerihew, Ezra Pound couplet, cyber

Create a short poetry collection, or anthology. Create an online profile for yourself. Read poems from a selection of clerihews, Ezra Pound couplets and cyber poems. Respond to the theme, mood or imagery of each poem, and rate them. Identify the conventions of each poetic form. Select at least four poems to add to your ...

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Secondary English: collaboration

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'collaboration' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers provide students with opportunities ...

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Riddle of the black panther: evidence against

Build a TV report for a current affairs program. Tell the story that there is a false rumour of a black panther roaming around a town terrorising the people. Make the viewers feel that people in the town are safe. Examine photos, sounds, witness reports and video clips. Choose footage to fit your storyline. Edit and arrange ...

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Poetry anthology: haiku, list, cyber

Create a short poetry collection, or anthology. Create an online profile for yourself. Read poems from a selection of haiku, list poems and cyber poems. Respond to the theme, mood or imagery of each poem, and rate them. Identify the conventions of each poetic form. Select at least four poems to add to your anthology. Create ...

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Poetry anthology: haiku, limerick, cyber

Create a short poetry collection, or anthology. Create an online profile for yourself. Read poems from a selection of haiku, limericks and cyber poems. Respond to the theme, mood or imagery of each poem, and rate them. Identify the conventions of each poetic form. Select at least four poems to add to your anthology. Create ...

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Poetry anthology: sense, concrete, cyber

Create a short poetry collection, or anthology. Create an online profile for yourself. Read poems from a selection of sense, concrete and cyber poems. Respond to the theme, mood or imagery of each poem, and rate them. Identify the conventions of each poetic form. Select at least four poems to add to your anthology. Create ...

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Riddle of the black panther: evidence in favour

Build a TV report for a current affairs program. Tell the story that there is a black panther roaming around a town terrorising the people. Make the viewers feel sorry for people in the town. Examine photos, sounds, witness reports and video clips. Choose footage to fit your storyline. Edit and arrange the evidence. Choose ...

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Search for the gorilla: assessment

Test how well you can gather and assess information as you track down a gorilla recently sighted near the town of Jetsam. Interview witnesses and read information from sources such as a website, advertisement and newspaper article. Notice that some of the statements may be wrong and the opinions may be biased. Choose the ...

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Political cartoons: interactive activities

In this Flash interactive students investigate 16 cartoons created for Australia Day in 2004. They explore the source and context of each cartoon and determine their significance. Political cartoons challenge the viewer to reflect on major events and controversies in Australian history.

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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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World Wonders TV show: bushfire

Build a script about bushfires for a television show. Help a researcher to sort facts and pictures. Use a model structure, sample text and images to build an explanation. Include sections on causes, processes and effects. Connect ideas in the script by adding words to form noun groups such as 'many hectares' and 'surrounding ...

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Online news: Sports Scene

Help to promote sporting camps for schoolchildren. Examine a model web page encouraging kids to go on a kayaking adventure camp. Build a page promoting a snowboarding camp and another for an abseiling adventure. Choose titles, words and images that will interest your audience and support your message. For example, use words ...

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Patrick Brennan: the legend of Ned Kelly

Play the role of a reporter in 1881. Produce a feature article for a newspaper about the life of Ned Kelly. Review a brief history. Interview his friends and enemies. Gather evidence of social and political influences that affected Ned Kelly’s life. Compile an article that explores the myth and decide whether Ned Kelly ...

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Edit a movie: summer camp

Play the role of an assistant film editor at an international studio. Complete eight scenes in a film about three Chinese children at a summer camp, and their journey towards friendship. Choose takes which most closely match the dialogue through attending to a range of verbal and multimodal elements, such as expression, ...

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Poetry anthology: ghazal, concrete, cyber

Create a short poetry collection, or anthology. Create an online profile for yourself. Read poems from a selection of ghazal, concrete and cyber poems. Respond to the theme, mood or imagery of each poem, and rate them. Identify the conventions of each poetic form. Select at least four poems to add to your anthology. Create ...