The new design will be launched in a week or two so I am closing this suggestion.
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)
I love BTN but I wish there could be 3 to 4 comprehension questions at the end of each story that ss can answer in their books. The questions could be on a word doc so that teachers can edit.3 votes
Hi! We have discussion questions attached to each story now. We implemented this feature last year. Check out the right hand column for the menu option “Discussion Questions” for 10 questions that could also be used for comprehension.
put all of the btn storty on one page so we all know where they are2 votes
Expand Behind BTN resources about production to include some more filming tips, interview tips etc from the experts
This resource about your production process is already excellent, but expanding it even further with a weekly tech tip for filming, recording, interviewing, scripting... would be brilliant. Students value tips from the experts.2 votes
Our Rookie Reporters page now has those things which were suggested. Thanks for the feedback! http://www.abc.net.au/btn/rookie.htm
I have been trying to contact you, but the "Contact us" does not work. Perhaps you could just supply an email adress?2 votes
We have had some additional information which has helped us think up a possible fix. We believe this is working now.
any stories regarding kids with ASD (autism) would be great, especially a positve aspect to this common learning difficulty.
I teach some cool kids with ASD. They would love to be more celebrated for the great young people they are.2 votes
We sure do! Check out this search result which has a couple of stories relating to ASD:
but in particular our story from the other week App Creator: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4513462.htm
and I’m not sure if any of your students have Aspergers but we have a great story from Declan on that: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4085956.htm
Thanks for watching.
The new website that will be launching this week has a new search engine and prominent search form. Thanks for your feedback.
Where are the answers for the quiz questions? Without having to spend time watching the video it would be very helpful to have the answers? My students can peer mark then by just viewing an 'answer page'1 vote
Hi Laura, At the end of the quiz, click ‘Check your Answers’ and then ‘Review Answers’. As the students go through the answers, if one was wrong the answer should appear below the options in a small blue font. If you are doing the quiz on a board as part of a class exercise make sure you actually make a selection though for the correct answer to appear.
My idea is get to know something about history and many things. Like DID YOU KNOW,the first animal...1 vote
Hi, we already put a did you know in the show at times. It’s not every week but like the quiz and poll we also add a Did You Know every now and then. Thanks!
Is it possible to put all broadcast times somewhere where they are easy to find on the site?1 vote
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.
Like what aussie kids are doing like camping and stuff and u could add competitions for us to enter1 vote
Thanks for your feedback. We do like to report on what Aussie kids are doing yes – recent stories like Banjo Girl and Karate Kid are examples of that. However we only have 5 stories a week and so we need to include reports that help explain the biggest news stories to everyone.
We do have a Rookie Reporter section now though that can be used to upload stories that you report on! Maybe if you want to have a go at making your own report you could give that a try? http://www.abc.net.au/btn/rookie.htm
Also, ABC Open do a lot of reports of things that are happening around the country – you may find some interesting stories in your local area.
Competitions are a good idea but we don’t have the funding to support that activity.
What opportunities do you provide for students to audition/submit a report or anything of a sort to be on the show?1 vote
Just to let you know that we have had sooo many problems with BTN this term with the Adobe Flash. What happened is that when the ABC upgraded to Adobe Flash 11.2 Holmesglen didn't have this on our system. So, no picture, no class, until the Adobe Flash 11.2 upgrade was individually installed.1 vote
Is it possible that BTN reporters (and the education advisor!) be instructed on how to use apostrophes correctly? There are mistakes every week, especially by Nathan and Sarah, in the transcript which even my English students pick up. E.g. in the 1920's, both of Australia's possible PM’s.1 vote
Thanks for your feedback. We have made the corrections to the transcripts and will ensure that these errors don’t occur in the future.
I've just done a quick scan of the site and easily picked up two spelling errors - zoomorphic calligraphy is "cleaver" (clever) and the surfing scientist has a trick or two up his sleave (sleeve). Surely the ABC's children's media website would have one or two people who can spell involved in the creation and design, especially on the page for teachers? Or is it going to be on the test tomorrow?1 vote
BtN did drop off iView for a while there but it’s been back on for a few weeks now. http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/series/behindthenews
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