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  1. 43 votes
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      9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      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.

    • Keep transcipts available in "Word"

      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-formatting

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        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 20 votes
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          12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • accessing closed captions

          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
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            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            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!

          • To work with the Austrdlian Curriculum and provide episodes that co-inside with our yr 8 and 9 SOSE classes or English classes.

            I am a yr 8/9 Eng / Sose teacher- have programs / episodes to correlate with the units we do in term 1 right around Australia- e.g. Teens in the News (eng) and The Industrial Revolution ( sose/ history). This would be so absolutely fantastic if it could be done. A list of appropriate episodes under each unit of study.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Our Teacher Resources all have AC links included in the first page. Unfortunately, We haven’t done anything on Industrial Revolution. Also SOSE won’t be part of the National Curriculum.
              The best way to find relevant stories on BTN is to search our stories based on keywords. You may find more relevant content on Splash which does list content within curriculum learning areas. http://splash.abc.net.au/

            • 10 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 8 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  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.

                • 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
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                  • 7 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      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.

                    • 7 votes
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                      • Put host info on the site

                        Have interviews and fun facts about all the BTN hosts. Have a part where you can write to them as well.

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                        • Inclued what you can do to help the problem

                          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
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                          • do something about the horrible spelling and grammar in the subtitles

                            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
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                              completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • please maintain the topics section which is a great resource for themes at school

                              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
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                              • Hi Quality

                                Why can't we download higher quality videos. JAGGIES look terrible

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  We finally updated our video player over the term break and so now have the ability to add different quality versions. We now have slightly higher resolution versions of the video, just click the HD symbol when the video is playing. (note that it’s not an option everywhere)

                                • 5 votes
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                                  • A story on Nelson Mandela

                                    History of his life and achievements and relevance to the world

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                                    • can we have a focus on ANZAC Day for the ESL students who watch the show please ?

                                      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
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                                      • Keep updated on "Happy Birthday"

                                        Keep all people updated on the "Happy Birthday" court decision

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                                        • 3 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hello, thanks for your feedback. We believe the quizzes we have each episode are pretty much the same thing! Sometimes the presenter will also add a bit more info about the answer too. On our ABC3 shows we also have a “did you know” segment most times.
                                            Thanks for watching!

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