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LEARNING AND TEACHING

EDITION 4


Students are engaged and exploring.

Ms Welsh class using the netbooks to their advantage.


Microsoft Maths is like having your own personal maths tutor! It allows you to develop confidence and skills to quickly and accurately solve many mathematical and scientific equations. There are lots of ways to use Microsoft Maths in your classrooms: Create data charts from information that the students have collected relating to their inquiry topics such as local rainfall or temperature charts Create visual representation of ideas using ‘shape creator’ Create coordinates and graphing activities.


OneNote is part of the Microsoft Office suite. It is a simple-to-use notetaking and information-management program that allows individuals or teams of students to capture ideas and information in electronic form. It has been described as electronic version of the familiar three-ring binder with lots of tabs! There are lots of ways to use OneNote in your classrooms: Create student digital portfolios Organise information collected for a research project As part of a jigsaw activity, teams of students investigate and gather specific information to complete a task as a whole class or group.


How Stuff Works

Global warming video clips http://australianscreen.com.au/ educati on/environment/globalwarming/ Studying climate change and global warming? The Australian Screen website has some video clips from the ABC television program Eco House Challenge. All clips can be downloaded as MP4 files and come with educational notes.

http://www.howstuffworks.com/ Want to find out about endangered species of animals? Or how many litres of blood are in your body? The How Stuff Works will tell you. What else can you and your students find out?

Celestia http://www.shatters.net/ celestia A free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in

Science + Nature = Spark http://www.abc.net.au/spark/ ABC Rollercoaster – Kids Science http://hubblesite.org/ has a great collection of Science activities including games and exThe Hubble telescope has produced many iconic space images. Explore its role in trans- periments.

Hubble

forming our ideas about the universe and gain an insight into current astronomical research and ideas.


Read Write Think

The Poetry Archive

http://www.readwritethink.org/ Here you will find a collection of online student materials to support literacy learning in the K-12 classroom. There are a range of interactive tools can be used to provide an opportunity for students to use technology while developing their literacy skills.

Writing Fun http:// www.teachers.ash. org.au/jeather/ writingfun/ writingfun.html Writing Fun explores text types and shows students how to use text organisers to help with the writing process.

http:// www.poetryarchive.org/ children sarchive/home.do Here you can listen to poems written in different styles and topics, from the very serious to the very silly.


SportZstats Food – A Fact of Life http://www.foodafactoflife.co.uk/ Here you will find a wealth of free resources to stimulate learning and teaching about healthy eating and sustainable practices. The students can play interactive games on a range of topics including balancing energy and origins of foods.

How the body works http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/ Learn about all the parts of the body. By clicking on a body part and watching a movie, taking a quiz or reading an article. Also you will find a children’s dictionary of medical terms here.

http://www.sportzstats.com/ A space for students to track and develop their sporting performance, at whatever level they play and whichever sport. Ask students to key in statistics from each match and generate a graph and analyse the data - great for numeracy activities. Students can also keep a diary to reflect on their performances.


Explore History

Smart history http://smarthistory.org/ A beautifully designed Art History website with lots of interesting information.

http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/ergo/ explore _history Visit this website from the State Library Victoria to learn what life was like in colonial Melbourne, from the people who were there to see it happen. Discover Melbourne's criminal past, the history of Victoria's changing landscape and the political events that have shaped the state by accessing original documents and images that can be used in school assignments.


Up and Coming Professional Development Term 2. Week 7. Wednesday June 8th. MOODLE XTRANORMAL EXCEL YOUTUBE POTATOES QUIZ MAKER POWERPOINT PUBLISHER TUMBLR MOVIE MAKER SURVEY MONKEY ANIMOTO SYNC IN

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Got an idea for a Whole School professional development or a IT success story. Email: gillespies@vermontsc.vic.gov.au


1. Communication

2. Visual thinking

3. Creativity

Integrating ICT can help teachers and leaders expand learning possibilities to create effective contemporary learning environments where students and teachers use technology purposefully and flexibly to improve student learning outcomes. '21st Century education integrates technologies, engaging students in ways not previously possible, creating new learning and teaching possibilities, enhancing achievement and extending interactions with local and global communities.' MCEETYA.

learning netbook edition  

netbooks and links to websites and programs to use

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