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A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education [Infographic]

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Dorian Love's curator insight, June 27, 2014 5:17 AM

Sweet music!

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A bit of a edu-tisement for U.F. but this graphic has a ton of info points on music and it's value in learning.

Terry Doherty's curator insight, July 1, 2014 12:44 PM

The bottom line is that U of F wants you to think about being a music educator. I really focused on the research about how music helps with language skills.

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Digital Differentiation Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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10 English jokes to make learning English fun. | English with a Twist

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1788 | Australia's migration history timeline | NSW Migration Heritage Centre

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, July 9, 2013 3:50 AM

 If you are teaching the Australian Curriculum:history topic, First Contacts, this collection of primary and secondary sources provides information and different perspectives on the topic. 

Maria Kritsotakis's curator insight, April 6, 2014 8:37 PM

This is a really interesting site which allows for a global perspective to be introduced on the subject of changes to people and places as a result of British Colonisation. The colonisation of Australia effectively opened the doors to people from other nations and today Australia is a melting pot of people from all over the world. This website presents a detailed overview into migration to Australia starting when the Aboriginals first migrated here approximately 65,000-40,000 years ago.

 

This site  is not only enjoyable but also very useful for both teachers and students. It is  clear and well written and has great links that will keep the students informed and entertained.There is a migration timeline for example where students can click on any era and read about the migration history of that period and also look at important objects of the time that are related to that particular period of migration. There are links also to specific cultural groups, such as the Greeks, Italians and Chinese and to further resources on this subject. It also includes fact sheets for teachers.

 

There are many class activities that can be developed on the basis of this subject and incorporating a global perspective will allow the student to become more aware of other places in the world, other cultures, and respect and value the diverse group of people that they are sharing a classroom with and a home with in Sydney (Browett & Ashman, 2010).

 

Students could engage in a game of  "Globingo"  to help them start thinking geographically (Gibert & Hoepper, 2010) and looking at global connections  they could then move on to charting the countries represented by the backgrounds of the students in their classroom on a map. This could then lead into the incorporation of other key learning areas such as numeracy and looking at graphs and statistics based on the different cultural groups in the class or to English with students interviewing a family member or friend on their background and migration to Australia.

 

References.

 

Browett, J, & Ashman, G., (2010). Thinking Globally. Global perspectives in the early years classroom. Education Services Australian: Carlton South. 

 

Gilbert,R. & Hoepper,B.(2011). Teaching Society and Environment.  4th Edition. South Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia.

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Artwork helps kids learn about aboriginal history

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Marcia Webb’s students have put brush to canvas to depict the lives of the Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia, an effort the Halifax West High School teacher believes helped them better appreciate the aboriginal group’s rich history.


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Australian Aboriginal history timeline - Creative Spirits

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Australian Aboriginal history is the only history that grows both ways—forward into the present and backwards into the past as new scientific methods indicate that archaeological sites are much older than originally thought.

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Library fun's curator insight, June 2, 2014 9:09 AM

A timeline of history for our Indigenous Australians.

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Welcome to Explore & More's Cultures for Kids


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Alexis King's curator insight, April 12, 2014 4:30 AM

An online Musuem with both student and teacher resources.

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Developing a Pupil Voice | Education RQZone4u

A film developed to empower primary school councils, and give pupils an understanding of democracy and representation. Featuring the headteacher and pupils of Thomas Buxton Primary School in Tower Hamlets.


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Environment Excursion - Example

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Explore mangroves and forests at Bicentennial Park. Wet & Dry Environments Stage 1 field trips are one of our outdoor primary school programs

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Greta Barlow's curator insight, April 23, 2013 1:29 AM

Gilbert and Hoepper (2011) highlight the importance of fieldwork as students display and utilize geographical thinking skills throughout hands on exercises.  

This resource provides information for an example of a stage one excursion. It is an excursion to Sydney Olympic Park Wetlands and Forests that would be beneficial in targeting the outcomes for Stage One Environments. Students would be given the opportunity to examine a local area and the ways in which humans have interacted with this area. Gilbert and Hoepper (2011) do however identify the importance of keeping young children attentive, and thus this excursion area is only suggested for schools in the area, as a half-day excursion is more beneficial for stage one learners.

 

Teaching point – Students are to focus on describing the environment – what the location is like. Is it flat land or lots of mountains? Is it built up with buildings or is there open land? Etc. Students will be given a chance to take photographs of the location. In pairs students will also create a map of the area. With this, students must include the main types of vegetation, any man-made buildings and a key and compass.

 

Back in the classroom – Class discussion will begin and students will be encouraged to compare this environment with the environment they studied in their global task. Students should think about the similarities and differences of these environments.

Assessment – Students will be given more time to work on their excursion maps. Finished products will be laminated and displayed around the classroom.

 

Literacy link – Students will write a procedure describing how they got to the excursion. Students must remember to use location words.

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K-3 HSIE resources, posters, visual aids, printables - SparkleBox

K-3 HSIE resources, posters, visual aids, printables - SparkleBox | 1st Year MTeach (Primary) MZ | Scoop.it
FREE HSIE teaching resources for K-3 in Australia.

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My Kindness Counts - Standing Together to Inspire Change

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"The mission of My Kindness Counts is to encourage young people from around the nation to work together in brainstorming better ways to address bullying in our communities."
http://www.mykindnesscounts.com/

 


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Get Started with Digital Storytelling

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A Handy Visual Featuring The 7 Learning Styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Note these are described as preferred, not individual learning styles

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Beginner’s Guide to the Use of Mind Maps in Elementary Schools

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How Can Mind Maps Be Used in Elementary Schools?

Students are more inclined to use education tools when they’re fun, and mind maps fit the bill. The process of creating a mind map is as important as the finished map, and students and teachers like using mind maps because the mind mapping process is engaging and motivating...

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Some Primary School students will find this very helpful

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Kids who play outside are more spiritual and creative: study - Times LIVE

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Latest news from South Africa, World, Politics, Entertainment and Lifestyle. The home of The Times and Sunday Times newspaper.

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Twelve Canoes

12 Canoes is a broadband website presenting, in an artistic, cultural and educational context, the stories, art and environment of the Yolngu people who live around the Arafura swamp in north-eastern Arnhem Land.

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, May 21, 2013 2:17 AM

This is a magnicent site featuring an array of stories from the Yolngu people in Arnhem Land.

The story of the Macassans explores the nature of contact between the Yolngu and the Macassans.

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Digital Collections - Maps - Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814. General chart of Terra Australis or Australia [cartographic material] : showing the parts explored between 1798 and 1803 by M. Flinders Co...

Digital Collections - Maps - Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814. General chart of Terra Australis or Australia [cartographic material] : showing the parts explored between 1798 and 1803 by M. Flinders Co... | 1st Year MTeach (Primary) MZ | Scoop.it

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, February 5, 2014 9:57 PM

Explore this online map of Australia in 1798-1803 in the time of Matthew Flinders.

Nerolie Callaghan's curator insight, October 23, 2015 8:50 AM

Very interesting maps of early Australia.

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New exhibition tells ancient indigenous stories using modern technology - ABC Local

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More than a million people are expected to visit a new Melbourne exhibition telling Aboriginal history using interactive technology.


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British Pathé - YouTube

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The world's finest news and entertainment video film archive. Since the invention of the moving image in the 1890's, British Pathé began recording every aspe...

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Jon C's curator insight, April 26, 2014 12:31 AM

Amazing historic film archive made available to public on youtube - great opportunities for looking back in time!

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Teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives: selecting and evaluating teaching resources


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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, February 2, 2014 11:36 PM

Evaluate and select curriculum resources for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective using 5 key criteria.

 

Teachers should consider:

1. Authenticity

2. Balanced nature of the presentation

3. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander participation

4. Accuracy and support

5. Exclusion of content of a secret or sacred nature.

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27 Characteristics Of Authentic Assessment | TeachThought

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27 Characteristics Of Authentic Assessment

 

Almost 25 years ago, I wrote a widely-read and discussed paper that was entitled: “A True Test: Toward More Authentic and Equitable Assessment” that was published in the Phi Delta Kappan. I believe the phrase was my coining, made when I worked with Ted Sizer at the Coalition of Essential Schools, as a way of describing “true” tests as opposed to merely academic and unrealistic school tests. I first used the phrase in print in an article for Educational Leadership entitled “Teaching to the (Authentic) Test” in the April 1989 issue.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 1, 2014 6:00 PM

Great article by Dr. Grant Wiggins on applications of authentic education and assessment.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 1, 2014 6:35 PM

With authentic assessment, not tests, students increasingly guide and lead their learning.

David Hain's curator insight, February 2, 2014 4:48 AM

Testing has it's place, but this way is better!

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Stop Disasters

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A disaster simulation game from the UN/ISDR. Upper primary teachers might use this game when teaching about the roles, rights and responsibilities of governments and how different groups in societies respond to disasters.


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Basic needs and children's rights | Global Education

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Alexis King's curator insight, April 29, 2013 7:59 PM

Children's Rights

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Taree West PBL June 2013

Students at Taree West Public School students are making short films about Positive Behaviour for Learning. After seeing their work at Taree Public and Taree...
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