The PETAA teachers' guide to the annual Children's Book Council of Australia awards, comprising units of work across the prize categories and mapped to the Australian Curriculum and NSW Syllabus outcomes
The Media History Digital Library [http://mediahistoryproject.org/ ] is a massive archive of documents about the history film, television, and radio. The library can now be searched and the documents viewed online through MHDL's new site called the Lantern [http://lantern.mediahist.org/ ].
"n less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have access to a working mobile phone. Africa, which had a mobile penetration rate of just 5% in the 1990s, is now the second largest and fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, with a penetration rate of over 60% and climbing."
When pupils and staff return to school in September, a new computing curriculum will begin. Jon Chippindall, a Year 5 teacher working in Manchester, discusses how teachers can make the most of the new setup.
Session Title: What is the eductaional value of class bogs, wikis etc
"Poor blog = comments in lesson.
Good blog = comments that night.
Great blog = children continuing the discussion weeks later."
Although expecting a quieter #ukedchat discussion than usual, owing to the numbers of ‘regulars’ attending BETT, I was pleasantly surprised. It appears there’s a whole host of enthusiastic teachers blogging out there who were more than happy to share what their experiences have taught them.
Google Hangout is an excellent service that enables both one-on-one and group chats with up to ten people at a time.Google Hangouts are not all video based. You can hold a hangout using only the textual chat functionality or you can add voice.
Without professional development that can give teachers the full practical knowledge on the use of technology, you will not see technology being successfully integrated in the classrooms for better learning.