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Winners of the 2014 My Story My Content Short Film Competition announced!

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Winners of the 2014 My Story My Content Short Film Competition have now been announced! To view the finalists and winning films, click here.

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Copyright, film and TV piracy. Are these issues in your classroom?

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Copyright and film and TV piracy are a real issue with students. Students need to know what they can legitimately copy in creating their own work, or in creating their own entertainment.

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Persuasive Language Teaching Resource

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Persuasive Language is a free online resource developed by an experienced English & Media Studies teacher to help students refine their understanding of how persuasive language works.

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What do filmmakers think about film piracy?

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It's no surprise that they are against it – but why? Students can listen to the arguments of a number of well-known film industry representatives.

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Keep up with the times. Read the issues affecting copyright and IP.

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Read the latest issues affecting copyright and intellectual property. In an age of rapidly evolving technology it's important to stay up to date with changes to copyright and intellectual property rules.

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Hands on teaching resources. Students learn about piracy and how it affects their lives.

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Students can create an effective anti-piracy advertisement that will influence the nominated audience. They can then start judging their own behaviour by the standards they have created.

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My Story My Content Short Film Competition Winner – Primary:

"Movie Piracy with a Hip Hop Twist" Alexia Petkovska, NSW

A multimodal online resource for investigating aspects of copyright and film and TV piracy in Australian secondary classrooms.

Copyright and film and TV piracy are a real issue with students. Students need to know what they can legitimately copy in creating their own work, or in creating their own entertainment.

You also need to know how to acknowledge copied work. Behind all this is the greater question: does film and TV piracy contribute towards a creative society, or does it threaten the creativity and society we all say we want?

This resource will help you explore these issues in a classroom-friendly way. Click on Resource Guide to see the contents of the resource, or click on a subject area (listed above) to see how to use appropriate units of the Module in the classroom in this curriculum area.

"By making it essentially optional to pay for content, piracy has set the price of digital goods at zero."

- Robert Levine, Author of Free Ride

Latest Free Teaching Resources (2015)

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP, COPYRIGHT AND CYBER SAFETY

To develop students’ understanding of good digital citizenship, copyright and the impact of content piracy. Includes a step-by-step guide to making a short film.


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PERSUASIVE LANGUAGE

For teachers wishing to assist students to prepare for the NAPLAN writing task. This resource includes a classroom-ready writing task, complete with marking criteria modelled on the NAPLAN rubric.

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MAKING MOVIES

A free online resource for secondary school students that provides a comprehensive insight into how films are made and the people who make them. It incorporates a chapter to assist students to make their own films.

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