Creative Commons licenses
– explains the conditions which must be complied with when using Creative Commons licenced material. From Creative Commons

Make your own Creative Commons licence
– select the features and create a CC licence. From Creative Commons

What is Creative Commons video
– video explaining the difference between Copyright and Creative Commons licensed material. From Creative Commons NZ

Creative Commons Licenced Images and Music
Creative Commons
Creative Commons
Making Book Trailers

Adobe Premiere Rush Tutorials
– learn the basics, or refine your skills with tutorials

Adding audio to PowerPoint video
– add audio, such as music, narration, or sound bites, to your PowerPoint presentation. From Microsoft Office

Support Materials

Book Trailer Concept Map – in Google docs
Book Trailer Rubric – in Google docs
Book Trailer Storyboard – in Google docs

Reference

Leth, P 2010Creative Commons licencesIllustrationFlickr, viewed 6 July 2021, <Altmann, G 2012, Movie film, Photograph, Pixabay, viewed 6 July 2021, .>, Creative Commons license: <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/>.

General

Glossary of film terms
– definitions of terms and phrases used in films and cinematography. From New York Film Academy

Review Databases

Public Domain CCO image from Pixabay

Australian Classification Database
– search for film classifications. From Australian Government

Film reviews – Australian Catholic Film Office

Internet movie database
– film reviews and trailers from IMDb

Short Films

The National Film and Sound Archive
– this site has an extraordinary array of largely historic but also contemporary film clips, organised by expert curators across a vast range of topics. All clips are from a distinctly Australian perspective.

Australian Screen
– this is a National Film and Sound Archive website, focused on curating the archive’s Australian film content into bite-sized clips for use in classrooms. Perfect! Find film clips by topic area or alphabetic listing. Each clip comes with extensive descriptions and curator notes to help teachers select the best clip for their purpose.

Findie
– excellently curated variety of short films, searchable by mood and time available. Generally suitable for high school, but younger students also catered for.

Short of the Week
– inspiring and emotive short films from around the world, searchable by genre, topic, country of origin and style.

Reference

Altmann, G 2012Movie filmPhotographPixabay, viewed 6 July 2021, <https://pixabay.com/illustrations/cinema-strip-movie-film-video-64074/>.

Poetry

Australian Poetry Library
– poems arranged under themes and occasions, poetic forms, biographies of poets. From University of Sydney

Australian Poetry Slams
– slam poetry performed by annual winners of the Australian Poetry Slam competition

Friendly Street Poets – Adelaide Poets Collective
– promotes poetry events around Adelaide as well as featured poems from SA poets

Poetry Foundation
– search poems and poets by name and theme.

poetry bench

Reference

Fischer, T 2008, e.e.cummings benchPhotographFlickr, viewed 6 July 2021, <https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonythemisfit/3089830228>, Creative Commons license: <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/>.

Writing

Apostrophes
– instructions on the correct use of the apostrophe. Includes interactive exercises. From Purdue OWL

Paradigm Online writing assistant 
– Includes: Organising, Revising and Editing your writing, Writing informal essays, Thesis/Support essays, Exploratory, Argumentative essays, Tips and techniques for writing poetry. Created by Chuck Guilford

How to write an excellent paragraph in English
– Wendy Klatt explains how to improve a paragraph using a topic sentence, reasons with specific examples, and a concluding sentence. Includes video tutorials

 

writing

Reference

McPhee, N 2008ScribblePhotographFlickr, viewed 6 July 2021, <https://www.flickr.com/photos/nicmcphee/2756494307/>, Creative Commons license: <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/>.

Teacher Resources

ABC Spalsh
ABC Splash! Years 7-10
– Watch, Listen, Play. English resources to support the Australian Curriculum. From ABC

Australian Curriculum : English

CommonLit
– a free collection of fiction and nonfiction for 5th-12th grade classrooms. Search and filter our collection by lexile, grade, theme, genre, literary device

Debatepedia
– a wiki encyclopedia of pro and con arguments and quotations. From the International Debate Education Association

Teacher Resources

Literary terms
– definitions of literary terms found in writing

P-10 English Sample assessments
– units of work and resources to support the Australian English Curriculum. From Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority

Reading Australia
– educational resources for teachers using Australian texts within the framework of the Australian Curriculum. The units include curriculum codes, sample classroom and assessment activities.

Shakespeare
– the full text of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets side-by-side with translations into modern English. Includes character analysis, plot analysis, themes and quotes. From Sparknotes

Six Word Memoirs
– summarise your life in 6 words