Screencast-O-Matic: Free online screencasting resource

Screencast-O-Matic is a free online resource which allows you to record your on screen movement and your voice, simply by clicking one button. You don’t even have to download any software. Go to the site, click and drag the box to the part of your screen which you would like to record and then click record. Everything you do on your computer will be recorded and if you use your microphone, […]

Expresso Coding: 18 Free Online Activities

A few weeks ago I discovered the Expresso Coding website which offers 18 free online lessons in order to support students develop skills in computer coding. I also read that they are offering free access to all 70 of their lessons if you sign up before October 31st, 2014. I contacted the Expresso Coding Team to clarify a few questions I had and they emailed me the information below. Please […]

Knowmia: Free online video resources and iPad app

Knowmia is a free online webstite which also offers a free app for iPad. The website offers short video lessons which have been provided by teachers globally. You can view pre- recorded video lessons and even view videos of teachers explaining how they integrate video within their teaching practices. Follow this link for a video introduction.     One of the advantages of the free Knowmia app over other screen […]

Touch Typing Websites

Touch typing is an important skill that students need to be taught at an early age. Previously I have blogged four free online sites but I have recently discovered another two. These sites are great because the key board is displayed on the monitor. This may reduce students looking down at their key board in order to locate the keys. Some teachers suggest using skins (plastic covers) to cover the […]

Addition websites which require higher order thinking skills

There are many interactive websites online for students to practice addition. However, many are simply drill and practice. Below is a list of some free websites which require students to use higher order thinking skills. Please note, they all require flash in order to work. 1. Addition Wheel: Students are required to drag and drop numbers in order to solve the challenges. 2. Button Beach Challenge: (created by Ambleside C.E […]

Code the new literacy: LearnCode.org

If you missed Hour of Code Week 2013, like I did, visit LearnCode.org because you can still view and download the resources. Why is it important to be able to read and write code? On the website you will find a Code Maze game which teaches students the basic concepts of computer science through a drag and drop programming interface. “This is a game-like, self-directed tutorial starring video lectures by […]

GeogSpace: Free online resource

GeogSpace is an initiative of the Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA) supported by the resources of Education Services Australia (ESA). The site  offers quality primary and secondary geography resource materials for all teachers of geography, including those that are very experienced and those just commencing their involvement. The website consists of two major resource sections; (1) Core Units and (2) Support Materials. The sections are then subdivided into year level categories making […]

Creating 360 degree Pro Quality Panoramas for Free

Panorama 360 is available for free for Android for $0.99 for iPad. If you are an iPad user and are looking for an app with the same features but for free, I recommend Photosynth. If you don’t have an iPad or an Android device, you can access  Photosynth online for free! Furthermore,  if you don’t have time to create your own panoramas, you can view the existing photosynths online that  […]

Maps: Tools for Adventure

Created by National Geographic, GIS in Action takes students on an interactive online adventure. Students are required to use maps to solve problems and help animals. Animals include the humpback whale, the bald eagle, African elephant, giant panda and the koala. This is a free online resource. Suitable for Year 4 according to the Australian Curriculum Standards (the importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how […]