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Detective Avenue, one year on: reporting on the “first transmedia cluedo”

Detective Avenue, one year on: reporting on the “first transmedia cluedo” | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Vincent Puren: "April 2011, Orange and Murmures Productions launch Detective Avenue, a new sort of transmedia experience combining an interactive police series with a inquiry game. One year on, the winner of the Orange award for Creation and his partner look back over an experiment that was full of lessons."


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Jasper Jones

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The eponymous Jasper Jones is a part Aboriginal boy living in a West Australian town in the 1960s. He is used to prejudice. Our narrator is Charlie, a young, bookish, outcast from the same town. Ja...
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Staff Recommended Reads Term 1 2012

Staff Recommended Reads Term 1 2012 | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Scotch College Library! - More than you expected. this is a very good library website!

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AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource Home Page

AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource Home Page | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
AustLit provides authoritative information on Australian creative and critical literature works as well as authors and literary organisations.
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Australian Authors

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Australian authors - children’s authors and illustrators, fiction and non-fiction authors, indigenous authors and book awards & prizes.
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Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals: Puss in Boots: Comparatives & Superlatives

Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals: Puss in Boots: Comparatives & Superlatives | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
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How To Use An Apostrophe

How To Use An Apostrophe | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

A great zany poster from the geniuses at The Oatmeal about how to use an apostrophe.

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Why Storytelling Is The Ultimate Weapon

Why Storytelling Is The Ultimate Weapon | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Jonathan Gottschall, author of The Storytelling Animal, says science backs up the long-held belief that story is the most powerful means of communicating a message.
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Free Technology for Teachers: All of My Blogging Advice in One Place

Free Technology for Teachers: All of My Blogging Advice in One Place | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

By Richard Byrne

 

"Earlier this morning on Twitter William Blackledge asked me for some advice about starting a blog. It's hard to make all my advice fit into 140 characters so I compiled this list of blog posts about blogging that I've written in the past. Hence the title All of My Blogging Advice in One Place.

 

"What I've Learned from 5,000 Blog Posts
11 Things You Should Know About Blogging
So You Want to Reuse a Blog Post?
So Your Content Got Stolen, Now What?
How Do You Keep Up With All of This?
About Accepting Advertising as an Ed Tech Blogger (or as a blogger in general)

 

"From Sue Waters, What You Want to Know About Blogging."


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Best Digital Storytelling

An eBook from 'Free Technology for Teachers' on creating and using digital storytelling in the classroom.
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Grammar in the National Curriculum | The English Teacher Guru

Grammar in the National Curriculum | The English Teacher Guru | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
A former English teacher writing in The Australian is taken to task for her misleading information about Functional grammar. More on the grammar wars!
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Writing learning outcomes or learning objectives — Faculty Development

Writing learning outcomes or learning objectives — Faculty Development | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Learning outcomes specify the intended endpoint of a period of engagement in specified learning activities. They are written in the future tense and should clearly indicate the nature and/or level of learning required to achieve them successfully. They should be achievable and assessible and use language that learners (and other teachers) can easily understand. They relate to explicit statements of achievement and always contain verbs. Objectives should be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timebound.


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Storify - Create stories using social media

Create stories using social media. Turn what people post on social media into compelling stories. Collect the best photos, video, tweets and more to publish them as simple, beautiful stories that can be embedded anywhere.
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Video Gaming in the Classroom: Case Studies

Video Gaming in the Classroom: Case Studies | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

This video playlist of three case studies of teachers integrating gaming into their classroom is worth a look if you are still wondering about the benefits of video game design. One teacher talks about using Minecraft; another, about how her traditional use of board games and design naturally shifted to video gaming when her school began to get computers and technology; and the other works at the Quest to Learn school that has a philosophical base built on gaming.


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Library Blog | The Portal, Scotch College, Melbourne, Australia

Library Blog | The Portal, Scotch College, Melbourne, Australia | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

A lovely library blog where students get to write the posts. Good book reviews here.

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Welcome to Ask A Linguist

Welcome to Ask A Linguist | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Oh My! this is impressive. You can ask questions and get responses from linguists. For English nerdy types this is a treasure trove :0

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Why Australian literature is alive and well and living in our universities

Why Australian literature is alive and well and living in our universities | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

The  most recent debate about the state of Australian Literature has reached the newspapers. Here is one salvo.

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On writing, memory, and forgetting: Socrates and Hemingway take on Zeigarnik | Scientific American

On writing, memory, and forgetting: Socrates and Hemingway take on Zeigarnik | Scientific American | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

Note: Knowing how the mind works should help teachers to create lessons that automatically create a desire to know. :-)

 

In 1927, Gestalt psychologist Bluma Zeigarnik noticed a funny thing: waiters in a Vienna restaurant could only remember orders that were in progress. As soon as ...


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Load Up Your iPad with a Massive Library of Over 38,000 Free eBooks

Load Up Your iPad with a Massive Library of Over 38,000 Free eBooks | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Load Up Your iPad with a Massive Library of Over 38,000 Free eBooks...
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District

District | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
This site contains a great overview of Socratic Seminars and some very useful rubrics and documents to support them.
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Traditional Grammar Versus SFG

Traditional Grammar Versus SFG | Edumathingy | Scoop.it
Part of the so-called grammar wars engendered by the National Curriculum. This article discusses traditional grammar vs Systemic Functional Grammar. Similar to the earlier disagreements over phonics, I suspect that teachers have always known that the best way often lies in the middle with a flexible and adaptive approach to the students we teach.
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The Best Free Documentary Websites

The Best Free Documentary Websites | Edumathingy | Scoop.it

13 great websites offering thousands of the best free documentaries!


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