CAP THAT! promotes literacy through captions

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Wednesday, 4 June 2014 13:01pm

The annual CAP THAT! education campaign, a Media Access Australia initiative, launches today for another round promoting captions on video as a literacy and learning tool to teachers nationally.

Until the end of National Literacy and Numeracy Week (25 – 31 August) Australian teachers can sign up to become a Captions Champion, receiving a free kit containing resources to help them introduce captions to their classroom. Kit items include posters and flyers to display around the school, practical information on caption use and some novelty items to bring a smile to their face.

Captions have proven benefits for all students, particularly those who are Deaf or hearing impaired or speak English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D), struggling readers, visual learners and students with learning disabilities. Captions make educational messages stronger and clearer for everyone.

New additions to the campaign this year include Senior Secondary Curriculum lesson plans for maths, English, history, science and geography. Geography lesson plans from Foundation through to Year 12 complete the rollout of new resources.

We encourage you to tell any friends or family you have in education circles to become a Captions Champion, or if you are a teacher yourself, what are you waiting for?

cap that! is proudly sponsored by the Conexu Foundation and supported by National Literacy and Numeracy Week.

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