This is my second year using an online program called Gamestar Mechanic and I love it. According to the website, Gamestar mechanic enables students to build games which develops; Systems Thinking, 21st Century Skills, Creative Problem Solving, Art and Aesthetics,Writing and Storytelling, and creates a motivation for STEM learning. I totally agree. In addition you can purchase a life time subscription for a student for $2.00. Every teacher needs to […]
Throughout the year I have been blogging and pinning resources for teaching students how to code. So I decided to put them all together in a single document. I thought this was a great idea to start off with but it ended up taking longer than I thought! Below is a Slide Share presentation containing resources for both Primary and Secondary teachers who are required to teach coding. The presentation includes online resources, apps (Android, iPad and […]
This conference is being held in Melbourne on the 12th to the 14th of September. I am presenting three sessions, two of which I have shared below. I will upload the third once it is finished. There is little text per page in the presentations as I don’t like to read from slide. However, you may find the resources useful. I am happy for any feedback before I actually present, […]
Is yes, please visit events page. Friday March 8th is “Get Interactive for the Early Years” and Friday March 15th is “Digital Citizenship and Online Collaboration”. The first session is a SMARTboard session, the second has nothing to do with SMARTboards, just online collaborative learning environments.
Looking for an innovative way to engage secondary students when teaching persuasive texts? Listen to, and watch the video below as a class, invite students to discuss the issues presented in the video/lyrics in groups, invite them to create a list of issues both for and against gay rights. You may even link this resource to history and investigate human rights over time. You could use time toast to create […]
NASA’s Spacecraft 3D is an augmented reality (AR) application that lets you learn about and interact with a variety of spacecraft that are used to explore our solar system, study Earth, and observe the universe. Using a printed AR Target and the camera on your mobile device, you can get up close with these robotic explorers, see how they move, and learn about the engineering feats used to expand our […]
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A teacher at my school requested Notebook resources for teaching junior primary students money. I created the video tutorial below on how to use SMART Notebook tools to create interactive lessons in relation to money and I have uploaded the two Notebooks used in the video below. Please note, the Notebooks are for educational purposes only and may not be uploaded onto any other website: JP_money_Jvillis GroupMoney_Jvillis SMART Notebook Ideas […]