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Fear the walking dead season 4 – April 17th

A sign of the apocalypse has begun. Reports of a rapidly changing world for unknown reasons underscore this gritty drama, a prequel to AMC’s uber-popular “Walking Dead.”

A Doctor’s Sword April 18th

An Irish doctor survived the atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki and was given a Samurai sword for the lives he saved. 70 years later his family searches for the origin of their father’s sword.

NBA Playoffs – April 19th

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The Americans season 6 – April 19th

The Americans is an original drama that stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as undercover KGB spies during the Cold War.

Finding Escobar’s Millions – April 20th

Two ex CIA agents travel to Colombia to look for the hundreds of millions of dollars buried by Pablo Escobar. Using modern technology they search throughout the country for the hidden money.

Something’s Killing Me – April 19

Doctors, scientists, and, in some cases, federal investigators act as medical sleuths to solve a mystery in which life hangs in the balance.

The Gifted – April 20th

In a world where mutated humans are treated with distrust and fear, an institute for mutants battles to achieve peaceful co-existence with humanity.

Zombies – April 21st

A zombie and a cheerleader work together to show the town of Seabrook what they can achieve when they embrace their differences and celebrate what makes them a community.

Westworld Season 2 – April 24th

A dreamworld ruled by bloodlust, hatred and retribution. … Westworld’s second season can be summed up by one of the series’ catchphrases: “These violent delights have violent ends.”

Our guy in China – April 24th

Guy Martin travels across China to show the unseen side of its innovation and development.

Genius Season 2 – April 25th

Pablo Picasso interpreted the world in totally new and unorthodox ways, reinventing our perception of art.

Handmaids Tale Season 2 – April 27th

Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale tells the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead.

Gunpowder – March 2nd

British activist Guy Fawkes and a group of provincial English Catholics plan to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I in the early 17th century

The Last White Rhino


Today marks the death of the very last male white rhino leaving only 2 females left.

Stephen Fry visited in 2010 Last Chance to See Northern White Rhino they still had hopes of saving the species, will reproduction technology bring this wonderful animal back to life?

Today we show videos of other Rhinos in their natural habitats.

Operation Sumatran Rhino

In Borneo, Sumatran rhinos’ numbers are down to just single digits. Conservationists are on a desperate mission to save the country’s last individuals.

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Search for rare ‘unicorn’ rhino

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Earthrise – Rhino Horns

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Saving Africa’s Elephants – The Ivory War

The illegal wildlife trade is a $20 billion dollar industry, exceeded only by the illegal trades in drugs, weapons and people. Elephants & rhinos are at the centre of this nightmare.

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Professional Development 27th Feb 2018


Are you using YouTube or educational videos in the classroom?

Does your school subscribe to a cloud service?

Is your school currently using the flipped classroom method?

Do you know all the rules around Copyright in regards to education?

If you answered yes to any of the questions this event will give you some hacks and tools to make the most of these great resources.

If you said no to any of them, register now as they have some great learning outcomes for your students and some pretty big consequences for your school.

At the end of each talk, we will be handing out a worksheet for you to take away. Armed with your new knowledge you can share what you have learned with your other team members.

  • 1. Are you using YouTube legally? We have found 70% of Teachers are not.

Downloading YouTube is not only illegal but infringes on a number copyright holders rights. We will show you how to use YouTube legally and how to report on its usage at your school.

  • 2. Is your student data safe and within the Education Departments rules?

Many cloud providers are not compliant with the strict rules of keeping student data safe, we will give you a checklist to ensure it is safe.

  • 3. Have you tried flipping the classroom and ended up flipping a desk?

The Flipped Classroom teaching style is amazing when it works, if you don’t have the tools to do it, it can get very frustrating for both staff and students.

This is a free event for educators, which will be held in Melbourne. Breakfast, tea, and coffee will be provided for all attendees.

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Books that inspire adventure

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The cross of Lead

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MEET THE AUTHOR – Avi (Crispin- The Cross of Lead)

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

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Hugo (2011)

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The Neverending Story

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The Neverending Story (1984)

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The Jungle Book

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The Wind in the Willows

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The Wind In The Willows (1997)

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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Where the Wild Things Are

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Schools Back! Here are some movies to help us remember why we do this.

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Dead Poets Society (1989)

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A new English teacher, John Keating (Robin Williams), is introduced to an all-boys preparatory school that is known for its ancient traditions and high standards. He uses unorthodox methods to reach out to his students, who face enormous pressures from their parents and the school. With Keating’s help, students Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard), Todd Anderson (Ethan Hawke) and others learn to break out of their shells, pursue their dreams and seize the day.

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 Stand and Deliver (1988)

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Los Angeles high school teacher Jaime Escalante (Edward James Olmos) is being hassled by tough students like Angel Guzman (Lou Diamond Phillips). But Jaime is also pressured by his bosses, who want him to control his raucous classroom. Caught in the middle, he opts to immerse his students in higher math. After intensive study, his students ace California’s calculus test, only to learn that their scores are being questioned. They’ll have to retake the exam in order to quiet the critics.

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To Be and To Have (2002)

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In rural France, schoolteacher Georges Lopez educates 12 children, whose ages range from 4 to 11 years old. Over the course of a year, the soon-to-retire Lopez instructs them all in one small classroom with the traditional tools of French teaching: rote repetition and the dictation of literary passages for copying. As the seasons pass, Lopez must keep his students disciplined while preparing the older children for the exams that will determine their educational future.

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Mr. Holland’s Opus (1996)

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Composer Glenn Holland (Richard Dreyfuss) believes that he’ll eventually write a transcendent piece of music, but in the meantime he’s taken a job at an Oregon high school. Though at first the job frustrates him, and his unconventional methods often draw the ire of the straight-laced vice principal (W.H. Macy), Mr. Holland grows to love his students as the “temporary” position stretches into a decades-long career — and in the end, they reveal just how much they love him back.

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School of Rock (2003)

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Overly enthusiastic guitarist Dewey Finn (Jack Black) gets thrown out of his bar band and finds himself in desperate need of work. Posing as a substitute music teacher at an elite private elementary school, he exposes his students to the hard rock gods he idolizes and emulates — much to the consternation of the uptight principal (Joan Cusack). As he gets his privileged and precocious charges in touch with their inner rock ‘n’ roll animals, he imagines redemption at a local Battle of the Bands.

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Queen of Katwe (2016)

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Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende’s guidance. Her success in local competitions and tournaments opens the door to a bright future and a golden chance to escape from a life of poverty.

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The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016)

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In 1913, brilliant South Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) travels to Trinity College in England to work with professor G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons).

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Reggie’s Prayer (1996)

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A frustrated pro football player (Reggie White) retires to coach an Oregon high-school team, where he befriends a troubled student.

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The Marva Collins Story (1981)

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Marva Collins (Cicely Tyson) is a Chicago schoolteacher who strives to do her best to educate her students. However, she grows frustrated by the boundaries imposed on her methods by a failing public school system. Confronted by stubborn colleagues and a reproachful principal, Collins boldly decides to go it alone. Using her own funds, she creates the prep school for inner-city students that she feels they deserve. This moving biopic is based on a true story.

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Freedom Writers (2007)

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A dedicated teacher (Hilary Swank) in a racially divided Los Angeles school has a class of at-risk teenagers deemed incapable of learning. Instead of giving up, she inspires her students to take an interest in their education and planning their future. She assigns reading material that relates to their lives and encourages them all to keep journals.

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The Ron Clark Story (2006)

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In his small North Carolina hometown, Ron Clark (Matthew Perry) leads a comfortable life as a successful elementary school teacher, earning the respect of the community. However, he knows there are students elsewhere who need him more. Following his inner calling, Clark uproots to New York City, hoping to make a difference for the disenfranchised youths the school system has left behind. Clark makes it his mission to turn around the worst students, even though he knows his job is on the line.

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The Great Debaters (2007)

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Poet and professor Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington) teaches at the predominately black Wiley College in 1935 Texas. He decides to start a debate team, something nearly unheard of at a black college. While at first he butts heads with the influential father (Forest Whitaker) of one of his best debators, eventually he is able to form a team of strong-minded, intelligent young students, and they become the first black debate team to challenge Harvard’s prestigious debate champions.

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10 Movies that got the Science Right


The future or in some cases the past has some pretty neat technology. According to scientists and physicists, these movies got it right when it comes to achievable technology.

Jurassic Park (1993)

Could we recreate an animal from DNA? Scientists in Korea are currently cloning deceased pets, mammoths are next and then, who knows!

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Blade Runner (1982)

With the rise in AI and increasingly realistic humanoid robots will we see or fail to see the robots that walk among us.

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Alien (1979)

The idea of a parasite using us as a host to incubate its young is very plausible, the botfly lays its eggs in a person and the fly hatches in not such a spectacular way.

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Star Wars – Episode IV – A New Hope

Exo-Planets, Lightspeed travel, Weapons that can destroy worlds, The “force”. All of these things could be possible. The force could be more difficult to prove or even measure, but the Hadron Collider and quantum physics could have the answer to this theory.

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The War of the Worlds (1953)

If we do get a response in our Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence will it be in the form of an email, text message or full-scale invasion?

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2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)

Could an A.I. have murder on its circuits? Google’s A.I. already said what it would do to us.

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Contact (1997)

Can an Einstein-Rosen bridge be the way we travel across the cosmos and reach our neighbors?

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The Matrix (1999)

Are we living in a computer simulation? Some scientists say it is more likely that we are than aren’t. With the advances in gaming, virtual reality, and augmented reality could we eventually fail to know the difference between the two?

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (2005)

space tourism, parallel universes, instant translation devices, sentient computers, all possible in the mind of today’s scientists. But how can we make it happen?

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Avatar (2009)

Finding another habitable planet, terraforming, blending DNA with an alien species, Controlling another body with thought. With the advances in prosthetics could we eventually control another body?

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Did we miss any? leave your favorite science-based movie in the comments below.

Classic Movies – An introduction to Cinema

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Today we will be looking at some classic movies and learning about how cinema and special effects have evolved.

Primary Content:

The Red Balloon (1956)

A Short Film beautifully told without the use of words.

The Wizard of OZ (1939) 

This movie shows the technical skill of filmmakers nearly 80 years ago, without the use of computer-aided graphics. Take the magical journey to the land of OZ.

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Singin’ In The Rain (1952)

One of the most well-known musicals in movie history starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.


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Metropolis (1927)

Often described as one of the most influential films ever made, this 1927 sci-fi German film was ahead of its time.

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It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

Frank Capra’s Christmas feel-good film

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The Great Escape (1963)

Classic World War Two drama, starring Steve McQueen, based on the true story of the prisoners of war at Stalag Luft III.

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Seven Samurai (1954)

Japanese epic from Akira Kurosawa which was given the Hollywood revamp as The Magnificent Seven

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The Ladykillers (1955)

A criminal gang is outwitted by a little old lady in this Ealing Comedy.

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Throne of Blood (1957)

The film transposes the plot of William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth from Medieval Scotland to feudal Japan, with stylistic elements drawn from Noh drama.


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Influences on the Health of Individuals


 Influences on the Health of Individuals Start of content for year 11 VCE Alternatives

Today we are giving your staff and students alternatives to the older VCE programs.

If you are a SmartSuite user then you can select the subject area you are looking for on your TV4Education Search page.


You can then search Via Sub Category


You can also register your school to get upgraded now.

Now if you are not a current SmartSuite user you will have to search for items manually, here is a list of 20 programs you can use instead.

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Ask The Doctor Gut (s01e09)

This is part 9 of 12 episodes, if you want to watch the other 12 programs you can find them using this link

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Catalyst – Low Carb Diet

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Catalyst – Why am I still fat

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The Truth About Calories (s01e01)

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Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

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Michael Mosley Eat, Fast And Live Longer

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Michael Mosley – E-Cigarettes

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Michael Mosley – Wonderful World Of Blood

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Michael Mosley – Do We Need Health Tests

For more of Michael Mosley’s programs, you can go to this Blog Post.

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Scope – Body Science

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Faster, Higher, Stronger Gymnastics – That’s Perfection

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Faster, Higher, Stronger (1500 Metres – The Ultimate Race)

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RACE (2016)

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Bikes Vs Cars

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The Surgery Ship

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First in Human

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Insight – The Health Obesssion

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Business Of Life – Health

For more Blog posts on the subject of health you can look at:

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Politics for Kids – The Same-Sex Survey Vote


democracy is a form of government in which the people, either directly or indirectly, take part in governing. The word democracy originates from Greek, and means rule of the people.

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The people who took part in the survey 61.6% of people said yes and 38.4% said no.

Out of all the people who can vote only 78% decided to take part.

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When you become 18, you too will be allowed to decide what laws and who should govern the country.

Watch this behind the news clip that discusses the history of voting.

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Behind The News – The History of Voting

Now what is the difference between a survey and referendum:

A survey gives everyone the chance to have their say on a topic, you might get asked to do a survey on your favorite ice cream flavor or which subject you like the most at school.

A Referendum is when the citizens of a country get to decide what laws they want to be passed in their country and under a democracy, they are who really decides what happens.

With the Vote on Same-Sex Marriage survey, everyone got to express their opinion but it was not legally binding – This means it is still not allowed. By sending out a survey and not a referendum nothing will change until it is passed into law through a different process. This can take days, weeks or even years to do so.


Top 10 in Stem

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We have picked 10 of the best Stem programs and tv series to use in your next class. All Ages.


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The Good Doctor (s01e01)

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10 Eco-Friendly Movies from us


Want to teach your students about sustainability and the environment? Here is a list of 10 movies we have that you can use in class right now.

Over The Hedge

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Free Willy

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Furry Vengeance

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March of The Penguins

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Spirit – Stallion of The Cimarron

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Dr Seuss The Lorax

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Ferngully – The Last Rainforest

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Happy Feet

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