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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...
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Invaleable resource for all ducationalists! Each theorist  and each component links to further information. 

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Suggested texts for the English K-10 curriculum

Suggested texts for the English K-10 curriculum | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
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.

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Includes sample scope and sequence, units and programming.

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pru's curator insight, March 9, 2013 3:35 AM

Teacher librarians check out the Suggested texts for the English K-10 curriculum from NSW Board of Studies (PDF 1.8 MB, 322 pages).

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship

Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
VideoAmy explores the topic of digital citizenship with this playlist of videos on the importance of online safety, manners, privacy, and responsibility.
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In keeping with the release of the 2013 Horizon Report.

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20th Century Assessment In A 21st Century Learning Environment

20th Century Assessment In A 21st Century Learning Environment | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
20th Century Assessment In A 21st Century Learning Environment: project-based learning, digital learning, transfer
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'...We teach one way and assess another..." so true! So what to do?

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Australian Curriculum Lessons

Australian Curriculum Lessons | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

Australian Curriculum Lessons is a website dedicated to providing lesson, activities, resources and information to Australian teachers.


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Sally Tilley's curator insight, June 5, 2013 6:47 PM

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing :-)

Stephanie's curator insight, September 14, 2013 4:05 AM

Invaluable teaching resources for those embarking upon the new curriculum... collaborate and celebrate! 

 

Kate Narev's curator insight, September 16, 2013 9:49 PM

Difficult to trawl through all these, but some good lessons provided.

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5 Easy-to-Use Animation Tools for Beginners

5 Easy-to-Use Animation Tools for Beginners | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
Looking to create a cool animation? Check out these five easy-to-use tools for making your own animated logos, title sequences and personalized cartoons.

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Ok teachers you can start here.... It's not too scary!

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GwynethJones's curator insight, May 21, 2013 9:09 AM

feat. @Xtranormal & my friends @GoAnimate!!

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The Book Chook: LEGO DC Universe Superheroes Comic Builder

The Book Chook: LEGO DC Universe Superheroes Comic Builder | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

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Lego - a sure winner with the boys. 

 

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Viviene Tuckerman's comment, April 24, 2013 7:28 PM
Looks great!
BookChook's comment, April 24, 2013 7:59 PM
You might also be interested in my PDF, Using Comic Editors with Kids http://susanstephenson.com.au/using-comic-editors-with-kids/
Viviene Tuckerman's comment, April 24, 2013 9:06 PM
Thanks :)
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The Wrong Book App | The Little Big Book Club

The Wrong Book App | The Little Big Book Club | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
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On My initial reading of this book I was not convinced, but after hearing and engaging with the app... It's great for all ages.. So many teachable moments! Kids go and construct from this!

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Tap Into The World Of Comics

This presentation offers strategies on how to use comics in the classroom.

A great resource to support any of the Creating Texts or Creating literature elaborations.


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Moving with the times in T&L!

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20 Amazing iPad Apps for Educators

20 Amazing iPad Apps for Educators | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
With these iPad apps, teachers discover creative ways to incorporate the iPad into teaching with educational & organizational applications. (Have a new I-Pad in your school or better yet your classroom?

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iPad Book apps which help kids learn to read

iPad Book apps which help kids learn to read | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

Early literacy apps. 


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Moving forward - combining technology with the  teaching of reading.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 30, 2013 4:33 PM

A range of free and priced apps to support early literacy development.

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The Book Chook: Questions to Promote Visual Literacy

The Book Chook: Questions to Promote Visual Literacy | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

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The colours in thIs visual image gently appealing.

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BookChook's curator insight, March 10, 2013 5:51 PM

Questions can help kids build visual literacy skills. Some examples, using prompts like "What if?","How?" etc

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Syllabus bites: Visual literacy - Overview

Syllabus bites: Visual literacy - Overview | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

The glossary definition for Visual literacy from the BOS NSW Syllabus for the Australian curriculum in English K–10 contains the key terms and concepts about visual texts, media and communication used in the syllabus.

The Visual Literacy White Paper (.pdf 181kB) has a brief overview and history of visual literacy.

The Visual Literacy slideshow (pdf 12.8 MB) provides a comprehensive introduction to visual literacy and visual texts, including examples and activities on analysing and decoding photographs, magazines and print advertisements.


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What is visual literacy? Start here.

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Jean Anning's curator insight, April 30, 2013 6:25 AM

Pleased to see this turn up in 'Suggested Content' via Scoopit :)

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Program Builder: create teaching programs from the new NSW syllabuses

Create primary and secondary teaching programs directly from the Kindergarten to Year 10 NSW syllabuses for the Australian curriculum.

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pru's curator insight, March 9, 2013 3:26 AM

Use your DEC NSW or Scootle login to access program builder.

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The Australian Curriculum v5.0 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability - Learning continuum

The Australian Curriculum v5.0 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability - Learning continuum | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

Diagram showing Organising elements of ICT Capability


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Links to all new components of ICT - supportsprogramming and understanding!

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, June 13, 2013 10:05 AM

The ICT capability has links to all Learning Areas. This ICT continuum details:

1) Applying social and ethical protocols and practices when using ICT

2)Investigating with ICT

3)Creating with ICT

4)Communicating with ICT

5)Managing and operating ICT

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From                   www.australiancurriculum.edu.au               - June 14, 2013 12:05 AM

Diagram showing Organising elements of ICT Capability

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Biggerplate - Free mind map library - mind maps and mind map templates

Biggerplate - Free mind map library - mind maps and mind map templates | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

Largest source of free mind maps offering a mind map library - hundreds of free templates for Mindjet MindManager, iMindMap, Xmind and MindGenius maps.


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Didn't know there were SO many mind maps available!

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ict4kids.ca

ict4kids.ca | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
Using technology to support teachers and aid students to be positive, intelligent and global citizens.
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A primary teaching passionate about ICT in schools and how to use them.

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padagogywheel550px.jpg (550x547 pixels)

padagogywheel550px.jpg (550x547 pixels) | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
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Om Kathy's Schrocks ' guide to everything' to Australia's Allan Carringtons ' Padagogy Wheel' . .. A must for all educators!

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Bloomin' Apps

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Includes all the Bloomin' versions in one place!
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I wish I had 5% of Kathy Schrock's ability and experience!  This supports every teacher looking towards 21st century teaching tools!

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Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » Plant a Question… Grow an “Answer Garden”

Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » Plant a Question… Grow an “Answer Garden” | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

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An ever emerging world go images!

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A Step by Step Tutorial on How to Flip your Classroom with TED Ed ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Step by Step Tutorial on How to Flip your Classroom with TED Ed ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:17 AM

Good for a future PD session.

Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:51 AM

feel like flipping a lesson? :)

giovanni nulli's curator insight, May 16, 2013 4:17 AM

This is have been used for ASK activity by Dany Maknouz.

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Digital Storytime - Reviews of Childrens Picture Book Apps for iPad

Digital Storytime - Reviews of Childrens Picture Book Apps for iPad | My Tools for school | Scoop.it
Love iPad Books? So do we! ♥ Hundreds of thoughtful, literary reviews of iPad & iPhone kids book apps for ages 2-12+. Kid-tested & run by a mom & educator. ✏ Intuitive database, search by age, price, subject or features.

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Top 10 iPad Apps for Lesson Planning

Top 10 iPad Apps for Lesson Planning | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

How about creating and managing your lesson plans on the go ? If you have an iPad and are looking for some excellent and reliable apps to use for creating lesson plans for your class then you have landed on the right page.


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Worth a look guys!

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ICT Scope and Sequence

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_______________________________________________________ K-6 ICT Skills Scope and Sequence and K-6 NSW ICT Outcomes (@Nolan77 You can download all the PDF's from here :) http://t.co/Xkx3rSJeDe)...
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Fantastic link. Well done miss Martin!

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The Woodlands Hub: Australian Curriculum: English Year 3 Learning Sequence

The Woodlands Hub: Australian Curriculum: English Year 3 Learning Sequence | My Tools for school | Scoop.it

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Why reinvent the where? Read on year three teachers!

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Jean Anning's curator insight, April 7, 2013 11:13 PM

A Year 3 learning sequence developed by Year 3/4 teacher Melissa Bennett using the literary text “The Twits” by Roald Dahl. The program and support resources are available for download via Google docs.