Earlier this year, when we were planning our National Poetry Month lineup, we were delighted to “discover” the Australian Poetry Library– it's a wonderful resource that provides access to over 42,000 poems by 170 Australian poets.
The following Year 3 learning sequence was developed by Year 3/4 teacher Melissa Bennett in our work as a Teacher Development School. The sequence is linked to The Australian Curriculum - English content descriptions.
This 10 week unit of work celebrating diversity has been written for English students in Years 5-9. It is built on programming outcomes from the NSW English Syllabus: 2014. It integrates the higher order, creative use of Web 2.0 tools & iPad apps. It utilises selected picture books from the International Children's Digital Library at http://en.childrenslibrary.org to encourage multimodal responses from our diverse learners. It has an associated blog with a wide range of differentiated tasks at http://super6plus.edublogs.org. The big idea underlying the lessons is that together we are stronger, diversity enriches us all and that WELCOME is a wonderful word. There are many more reading, writing and Web 2.0 tasks on the net than you could ever do- so select your favourites from the range of tasks on offer here.
Advanced learners dictionary, Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners
Marsha Farr's insight:
The resources available on this site are numerable - pronuciation symbols, video's about english to use in the classroom or home, glossaries, teacher resources, online games I am sure I will discover more as I explore this website
The Best Tools For Creating Visually Attractive Quotations For Online Sharing. February 23, 2013 by Larry Ferlazzo | 0 comments ... Someecards lets you pick clip art and add your quotation. Here, again, I usually just pin it to Pinterest and use ...
Throughout 2011 and 2012, the Board of Studies NSW developed new K–10 syllabuses for English, Mathematics, Science (incorporating Science and Technology K–6) and History that incorporate agreed Australian Curriculum content.
English K–6 Early Stage 1: Let’s Read! Stage 1: Let’s Talk! Stage 2: Pictures Tell the Story! (with adjustments) Stage 3: Global Connections
English 7–10 Stage 4: Online Magazine Stage 4: The Storyteller and the Story Stage 5: Conflict
Below are just some of the current Critical Literacy websites on the world wide web. They are listed in no particular order: World-Wide-Web · http://www.readingrockets.org/article/35693/ Using Read-Alouds with Critical ...
Marsha Farr's insight:
A Blog containing links to many web sites on critical literacy
In the 21st century economy, we are the programmers and the programmed. What does that mean?
According to the media theorist Douglas Rushkoff, author of Program or Be Programmed, people like to think of technologies and media as neutral and that only their use or content determines their impact. For instance, "Guns don't kill people, after all, people kill people." And yet, guns are much more biased toward killing people than, say, pillows — even though many a pillow has been utilized to smother an aging relative or adulterous spouse, Rushkoff points out.
Our widespread inability to recognize or even acknowledge the biases of the technologies we use renders us incapable of gaining any real agency through them, Rushkoff argues. We accept our iPads, Facebook accounts and automobiles at face value — as pre-existing conditions — rather than tools with embedded biases.
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