Story Maker HD: Free iPad App

Story Maker HD is a free iPad app that allows students to make their own Avatars from over 200 FREE Items, offering millions of combinations. Student make their own avatars, create their scene and then tell their story. Students stories can be saved to the camera roll, emailed or shared via Twitter and FaceBook. This app is appealing to student in Year 2 to year 4. I can’t find the […]

Instagram, the low down

Last week I was speaking to a younger person who was feeling very low and pressured about creating their own Instagram account. Instagram is a fast way to share your life with others by sharing photos/videos and it is free. Peers kept asking this person,  why haven’t you got an account and why are you using one? Feeling the pressure, this young person set up their own Instagram account. All […]

Good Game Spawn Point: ABC3 Free TV

Hosted by the ABC, Good Game Spawn Point is a TV show for young gamers. Gaming is a part of our youth’s world, it is what they enjoy and what they like to do. The program hosted by Hex (Stephanie Bendixsen), Bajo (Steven O’Donnell) and a robot called Darren (Data Analysing Robot for the Ruthless Extermination of Noobs) find new games and review them. All games are rated PG or […]

Free Spelling Resources

Spell Grid is a free iPad app that requires students to swipe over letters in the grid to create as many words as they can. Students are required to create a certain number of 6 5, 4 or 3 letter words. This app is great for higher order thinking.  Unfortunately the  app isn’t available for Android but Android users may find Spellathon useful (also free).   Spelling City iPad and […]

Why are we still asking students to make a diorama?

A diorama is a model representing a a scene with three dimensional figures usually inside a shoe box or some kind of box. Initially when asked to create a diorama students have this fantastic vision of their box could look like but then when constructing it with paper, scissors and glue their vision begins to fade and then it often becomes the role of the parents to make the box […]

Digital Prayer: Free Resources

For my final subject for my Masters in Education/Technology, I chose to do a curriculum project called, “Is God Online?”. The project involved creating a website with free online, iPad, Android and Smartboard resources and co-presenting with Jacinta Astachnowicz. Any one is free to use this resource and email any additional resources that you think would be of benefit for the site. The website is called Digital Prayer.

21st Fluency Project: Free Educational Resource

The Fluency project was developed to assist in transforming learning to be relevant to life in the 21st Century. At the core of this project is their cloud-app Fluency 21 Unit Planner, a global collaborative resource for 21st century learning. To access the cloud-app you need to create a free account. You can view up to 400 resources and or create your own. When you create your own resource to […]

Y3-Y6 Teacher iPad Training

I am running two half day iPad sessions during Term 2 schools holidays. One is for Reception to Year 2 teachers and the other is for Year 3 to 6 teachers. The Reception to Year 2 session is full but there are limited places left for Year 3 to 6 teachers. The Year 3 to 6 iPad teacher session is being held on Friday the 19th of July, 12:40-3:30 at […]