say what you can do to help the problem because many students have trouble finding a soloution to the topic when they are doing a project.6 votes
Some of the stories we report on are in progress and where we can we provide extra support. Our role, however, is to report on what is happening in the world in a way that students can understand.
It would be great to see some awareness created on Joseph Kony and the world wide campaign for 2012 in a BTN story.
There is a campaign to bring down one of the biggest international criminals in 2012 and all that is needed to accomplish it is awareness. A BTN story would help explain this situation to kids as it has started popping up on social media and news.7 votes
can we have a focus on ANZAC Day for the ESL students who watch the show, please ? Learning about significant Australian days is an important part of our learning programmes.4 votes
Stories are decided on a week by week basis so can’t say if we’ll do an ANZAC one. However, we have in the past: http://search.abc.net.au/search/search.cgi?query=ANZAC&search=&collection=btn_meta&scope=btn%2Fstory&num_ranks=50
We’ve brought the quizzes back finally. We also now have an option to list quizzes made by students! If you have a student that is just mad about some topic – get them to build a quiz for Australia!Expected completion of the new version of the Quiz page is third term.
is there an easy way to view the videos. I Last year all I had to do was go to the website and click but now I can't view the episode at all
can't access video.10 votes
Hopefully this problem has been fixed for the majority of people. If not, please contact me directly via the contact form at the bottom of the Behind the News website http://abc.net.au/btn/
How do you play the video? I click on 'watch episode 1' and nothing happens. There used to be the option of playing via flash or windows.8 votes
It seems the scenes feature wasn’t compatible with many schools (being able to select where in the episode you wanted to watch) so we have removed it. The episode should now play more reliably. Please let me know if it still isn’t working.
YOu used to have a link to a video on how BTN is put together on the BTN homepage. Can you put it back up?
The behind the scenes at BTN was a useful teaching tool to break down video production techniques. Can you put this link back on the site?3 votes
I have now added this back to the homepage. http://www.abc.net.au/btn/index.htm (bottom right hand side)
Having transcripts in Word enables me to make cloze exercises, which is great for ESL. copying and pasting from the pdf works but takes a lot of re-formatting24 votes
You will now find teacher activities in both PDF and Word on the new teacher page. Sorry they were left off and thanks for your patience.
can you please add subtitles to your videos as my students are Deaf and I have to interpret using Auslan all of your videos, or even better43 votes
Just another update to this – we now have subtitles on some individual stories as well as the episodes. We still have to do subtitles by hand and we don’t have the resources to do this to all stories every week but just look for the CC icon in the player and it’ll have closed captions. Also, because of the time it takes to do them, captions may not appear on stories until the Wednesday. If you have any questions please email me.
Guests to BTN were able to access 5-6 programs covering a similar topic, eg. natural disasters. this was a very useful resource which I used regularly.6 votes
We have now got a whole page dedicated to teacher topics: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/topics.htm
Is it possible to put all broadcast times somewhere where they are easy to find on the site?1 vote
This will be visible in the teachers drop-down on the new site that will be launching very soon. Essentially though we can be watch on tuesdays at 10am and again on Thursdays at 10.35 on ABC1.
The new website that will be launching this week has a new search engine and prominent search form. Thanks for your feedback.
Have interviews and fun facts about all the BTN hosts. Have a part where you can write to them as well.7 votes
We now have an About page which includes interviews with the reporters! We also have a comments section where you can ask questions (it may take a while for them to appear online). http://www.abc.net.au/btn/about.htm
I work at a school which watches taped versions of btn and was wondering is there any way to access the captions from the taped DVD or is it necessary to record the show with the captions showing.16 votes
The video player has finally been updated and now allows us to add subtitles to videos. The main issue now is obtaining those subtitles automatically (have to do it by hand currently) and making adding them to individual stories. But for now, the main episode, after a few days, has subtitles added. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me. Thanks!
I am closing this thread as it’s not particularly related to the website and it’s a point we’ve taken on board. If you any further feedback on this aspect of the show, please send it via the contact page on the BtN website.
I was embarrassed to see the horrible spelling and grammar used in the 31.11.10 BTN. Examples: 'simple yous' for 'simple use', 'electronicly' for 'electronically', '20,000 Mongolia' for '20,000 Monterey Pines', 'presys' for 'pressies' (or 'prezzies'), 'pop laurt' for 'popularity', etc.6 votes
This has been completed now. When I get to it I will add this link to the site, but for now you can get it here:
The new design will be launched in a week or two so I am closing this suggestion.
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