iPad/Android Training: One Session FULL

We are running four half day training sessions during Term 3 school holidays. Our first session called ‘Getting the most out of your iPad as a Professional Learning Tool’ is FULL. However, there are places available for Low cost or Free iPad apps for R-Y2 Teachers , Low cost or Free iPad apps for Y3-Y6 Teachers and Apps for Android (Reception-Year 6). For more information CLICK HERE or to register […]

Looking for iPad or Android Tablet Training for Teachers?

We are running four half day sessions at Campbelltown Library (South Australia) during Term 3 school holidays. If you are interested in any of the following session titles: 1. Getting the most out of your iPad as a Professional Learning Tool 2. Low cost or Free iPad apps for R-Y2 Teachers 3. Low cost or Free iPad apps for Y3-Y6 Teachers 4. Apps for Android (Reception-Year 6) Visit our Events/T&D/PD […]

iPad and Android PD (T3 School Holidays)

We are running four half day sessions during the Term 3 school holidays at the Campbelltown Library, SA: 1. Getting the most out of your iPad as a Professional Learning Tool (Sept 30, 9:45- 12:30). 2. Low cost or Free iPad apps for R-Y2 Teachers (Sept 30, 12:45-3:40) 3. Low cost or Free iPad apps for Y3-Y6 Teachers (Oct 11, 9:45- 12:30) 4. Apps for Android (Reception-Year 6) (Oct 11, […]

Technology, is it being used in schools?

In the video below, Paul Hamilton creatively addresses technology in education. Many schools have invested a lot of money in technology but have they invested the same amount in professional training and development for teachers? Giving a teacher a new device doesn’t  show the teacher how to use the technology in an engaging and collaborative way. Just like students, teachers need the opportunity and time to explore and become creative […]

Persuasive Text Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Same Love

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 […]

Programming Math using the Australian Curriculum

I have nearly finished a year’s worth of programs for my Year 3 class using the Australian Curriculum. I have created overview documents, unit plans and assessment rubrics. Yes, it has taken a long time. However, I thought I would share the programming format which I have used in case any one else would like to use it. I have created a video demonstration below and I have uploaded a […]

Making Multicultural Australia for the 21st Century

          Making Multicultural Australia for the 21st Century is a website funded by the Multicultural Programs Unit of the Department of Education and Training and has been constructed by the Information Services Branch of the Office of the Board of Studies NSW. The site includes more than 3000 pages of articles, research, student activities, teacher guides, lesson ideas, audio interviews, video clips and Australian multicultural artworks. […]

SoundBible.com

SoundBible.com offers free sound clips for download in either wav or mp3 format. For SMART board users you will need to download the sound file as a mp3 in order to insert it into a SMART Notebook document. Once you have downloaded the sound file, right click on an word/image, select the drop down menu, select ‘sound’, ‘browse’ and then find your sound file. I like SoundBible.com because no ‘sign […]

Triple Zero Kids’ Challenge

Triple Zero Kids Challenge is an interactive online site which enables students to learn about getting help by playing games and solving mysteries. They’ll learn about safety messages and hear what happens when you call Triple Zero. Along the way they will meet the “Zeros” as they are guided step by step through the game. You can even view the site in a range of languages. This is a fantastic […]