When using any curriculum for a given subject, it's always helpful to supplement with other resources. A different point of view can often make a difficult-to-grasp subject easier to understand.
That's what we've been doing with my son's science curriculum this last week. He's been studying some basic physics — speed, acceleration, force, etc. — so we've also been spending time online doing some study apart from his text.
There are an increasing number of resources, many developed by subject associations, freely available on the web to support the delivery of content in the Australian Curriculum. In this presentation, Dr Jennie Bales introduces a selection of quality web sites where exemplary lessons and units of work have been developed to directly address content outlined in Humanities and Social Sciences...read more →
Recent surveys of teachers have found that many struggle to find new games and other technologies to include in the classroom, relying on fellow teachers for recommendations. A new massive database of reviews aims to help teachers in that quest.
When there are national news stories that involve incidents of bias and injustice, young people want to be part of the conversation. Even at a young age, they hear adults talking about what’s happening, read about the story on social media or learn about it as it plays out on television. Rather than “protect” children and youth from what’s going on in the world, there are age-appropriate and constructive ways to engage them in understanding the situation.
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Today is the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor which brought the U.S. into WWII. While this list is definitely last-minute for this year, you might bookmark a few of these resources for next year or later in the year when you get to WWII in your curriculum (I typically covered WWII in April in my curriculum).
This year, our science department was lucky enough to receive an iPad cart for their department, so of course I have been on the lookout for any free apps they could use in the classroom. Hope you find some you too can use. Free is always good.
CELEBRITY chef Matt Moran and former governor-general Major General Michael Jeffery have endorsed an Australian-first approach to education at today’s launch of Landcare in the Curriculum, by the Primary Industries Education Foundation (PIEF) and...
Port Air Partnership saw an opportunity to significantly enhance public awareness and understanding by providing curriculum resources to integrate teaching and learning about air quality into Alberta junior high school curriculum. This comprehensive package of educational materials called Air: Our Invisible Connection was released in 2006