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BOOK WALRUS - Kids' book news, reviews and interviews

BOOK WALRUS - Kids' book news, reviews and interviews | Teaching Primary School | Scoop.it

Friday’s High Flipper 5: Shakespeare for Children Posted by walrus on Apr 25, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments This week marked the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth. Well, we think.

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Twitter fiction: 21 authors try their hand at 140-character novels

Twitter fiction: 21 authors try their hand at 140-character novels | Teaching Primary School | Scoop.it
We challenged well-known writers – from Ian Rankin and Helen Fielding to Jeffrey Archer and Jilly Cooper – to come up with a story of up to 140 characters.

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Early Explorers of Australia

Learn about the Early Explorers of Australia in this animated rap. Lyrics to rap. Willem Jansz: Back in March 1606, Dutchexplorer Willem Jansz, Co-mman-ded t...

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Janet Price's curator insight, October 8, 2013 6:41 AM

Much like the Magellan song - another good animation

Taryn Coxall's curator insight, October 8, 2013 10:05 PM

This is a fun (somewhat strange) but more engaging resource to help teach younger years australian history. It is clear that todays generations are much more inclined ot watch a video or listen to  a song than ready a book, and from experience they are not worried about quality or subject.. they will iterally watch anything. I belive this video will be a great introductary resource for beggining to teach history to primary students and something that they will remember rather than go in one ear andout the other. 

Claire Sas's curator insight, July 30, 2014 1:45 AM

History - early explorers

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Year 6 History Unit - Australia as a Nation - Australian Curriculum Lessons

Year 6 History Unit - Australia as a Nation - Australian Curriculum Lessons | Teaching Primary School | Scoop.it

This history unit of work is aimed for a year six class and is on the topic of 'Australia as a Nation'.


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, May 3, 2014 4:40 AM
A good starting point for Year 6 AC History.
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Writing history narratives - PETAA Paper 196

Writing history narratives - PETAA Paper 196 | Teaching Primary School | Scoop.it

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, February 8, 2015 8:14 PM

Critical conversations help students move from spoken-like to more written-like texts. This article highlights the importance of conversations between teachers and students in constructing joint texts. Scroll down to see the implications of the critical conversations approach for helping students construct historical narratives.


Maree Whiteley's curator insight, February 25, 2015 3:32 AM

This article highlights the importance of conversations between teachers and students in constructing joint texts.

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Critical conversations help students move from spoken-like to more written-like texts. This article highlights the importance of conversations between teachers and students in constructing joint texts. Scroll down to see the implications of the critical conversations approach for helping students construct historical narratives.

 

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Australian Curriculum History

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From Foundation to Year 7 this board has a comprehensive list of ideas for teaching Australian History. Personal and family histories, present and past family life, the past in the present, community and remembrance, first contact, the Australian colonies and Australia as a nation. See more at: http://www.ricgroup.com.au/categories/society-environment-history/

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I too love the gummi bear activity. Making it understandable!!

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, October 27, 2015 11:12 PM

So many great teaching ideas here...love this gummy bear activity!

DSchinks's curator insight, November 2, 2015 5:34 PM

great ideas for all year levels

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12 Must Watch TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Must Watch TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching Primary School | Scoop.it
TED is another wonderful source of educational and inspirational videos to use in your class and for your professional development. A few days ago TED released its annual list of the most popular talks of the year featuring a number of interesting presentations covering different topics (e.g ). However, the list we have curated for you below goes beyond’s TED official collection to embed some wonderful talks directly relevant for us in education. We invite you to check it out below and as always share with us your feedback. Enjoy

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Wendy Zaruba-Lundene's curator insight, January 13, 9:23 AM

Here are 12 great videos you need to check out.  

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 25, 4:23 AM

Les sessions TED méritent d'être davantage connues, aussi pour les enseignants.

FCPE Marx Dormoy's curator insight, February 2, 4:43 PM

Oui bon c'est en anglais.....mais TED c'est quand même souvent "amazing"....

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CLPE

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Welcome to The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education The CLPE is an independent UK charity with a global reputation for the quality of our research into literacy and teaching.

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Centre for literacy education in the UK has some wonderful resources for reading and a great section on poetry.

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10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint | Teaching Primary School | Scoop.it
When Used With Tact, These Techniques can Help to Make Your Presentations Fun and Engaging It'd easy to bash PowerPoint, especially given the poor uses we see

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Training in Business's curator insight, September 17, 2014 6:40 AM

10 Pretty Awesome Things You Can do With PowerPoint

Character Minutes's curator insight, September 17, 2014 7:26 PM

Contains a few new ways to use PowerPoint

tom jackson's curator insight, September 19, 2014 8:41 AM

PPT isn't new, but have you explored all the ways you can make innovative presentations using it?  Worth your time just to ensure your getting your presentation opportunities from it

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New: Best Online Collaboration Tools - 370+ Tools Organized and Ranked By Category

New: Best Online Collaboration Tools - 370+ Tools Organized and Ranked By Category | Teaching Primary School | Scoop.it

Software tools, web apps and services for online collaboration


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Learning Technologist's curator insight, January 21, 7:08 PM

This listing neatly presents and organises a huuuge amount of tools that could be used for your next collaboration project 

Noel Bernabed Cruz Hernandez's curator insight, February 3, 1:20 AM

añada su visión ...

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 28, 11:34 PM



If you are looking for a bird's eye view on what alternative collaboration tools are now available for different kind of projects and purposes, I do have what you are looking for.


The new Best Online Collaboration Tools 2014 directory is now public. It contains over 370 collaboration tools organized in over 25 different categories ranging from video-conferencing to screen-sharing, collaborative reviewing and many more.


The tools listed have all been checked and verified and represent my own personal census on what is available today for each one of the categories listed. There is no attempt (yet) to provide individual evaluations or recommendations, though I have tried to subjectively rank tools in each category according to their value and importance.



The directory is updated weekly.

New suggestions, comments and request for revisions and changes are highly welcome.


Free to use.


Try it out now: https://best-online-collaboration-tools.zeef.com/robin.good (370+ tools)



Previous editions:


Best Online Collaboration Tools 2013 (250+ tools)
 Best Online Collaboration Tools 2008 - 2012 (277 tools)





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Kath Murdoch: Readings & Presentations


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How to create a multimedia poster in Glogster

Cate Beck from Eagle Academy in DCSD takes you on a gentle video tour of how to make a multimedia poster using the free Web 2.0 tool, Glogster.

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Teachers TV: The Case for Creativity in School - Resources - TES

Teachers TV: The Case for Creativity in School - Resources - TES | Teaching Primary School | Scoop.it
Building creativity into the primary school classroom
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How to develop creativity in a school. Let's be creative. How to not be so prescriptive. Bring back teacher judgement to develop creative learning opportunities. Even within a fixed curriculum. Take risks and be innovative.

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Incorporating an Audio Assignment into your Classroom: The PSA

So let’s say you don’t have a ton of experience incorporating audiovisual elements into your writing classroom assignments. Let’s also say that may...

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Australian History Lessons - Gallipoli 'The Landing' via ABC - Australian Curriculum Lessons

Australian History Lessons - Gallipoli 'The Landing' via ABC - Australian Curriculum Lessons | Teaching Primary School | Scoop.it

AC History Lessons Year 6 and Year 9


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PETAA Paper 178 Writing persuasive texts

PETAA Paper 178 Writing persuasive texts | Teaching Primary School | Scoop.it

Essay by Penny Hutton to explore the broader context, structural features and assessment of persuasive texts...

By the Middle Ages rhetoric had become a university discipline and the emphasis was shifting from skills in oracy to skills in writing.

 Today the ability to use language skilfully and precisely to persuade and influence others continues to be highly valued within our language repertoire. This paper will consider how students can be supported to create and interpret a variety of persuasive texts.


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, March 30, 2014 6:22 AM
" Many links to AC English and AC History when reading/writing persuasive texts..."The ability to use language to influence an audience has been highly valued for many centuries. In classical Roman and Greek civilisations the capacity to use spoken language to influence an audience was known as ‘rhetoric’ (literally meaning the ‘art of an orator’) and considered the most important attribute of an educated man."
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Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters | Teaching Primary School | Scoop.it
Teachers, by their nature, are storytellers. You can improve this skillset with seven steps for engaging younger students through narrative.

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, December 8, 2014 8:26 PM

A powerful tool in any classroom...."Storytelling is the oldest form of teaching. It bonded the early human communities, giving children the answers to the biggest questions of creation, life, and the afterlife. Stories define us, shape us, control us, and make us. Not every human culture in the world is literate, but every single culture tells stories...." HIStory, HERstory, OURstory...hearing stories, reading stories and writing stories...an essential element in every classroom!

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Magna Carta an introduction

Magna Carta an introduction | Teaching Primary School | Scoop.it
‘to no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, May 11, 2015 7:17 PM

AC History Year 6

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HTAA_Primary_Bulletin.pdf


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Australian History Curriculum friendly with a good dose of English

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, December 6, 2015 9:10 AM

A useful guide for every primary teacher with practical links to AC History and AC English. The General Capabilities Literacy and Critical/Creative Thinking are also explored and numerous resources and lesson ideas are embedded throughout this article.

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Infographic: 7 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram in Classroom - Fedena Blog

Infographic: 7 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram in Classroom - Fedena Blog | Teaching Primary School | Scoop.it

Use of social media in education have introduced new learning activities in classroom. Instagram can be a great tool in the classroom too! We suggest you 7 ways by which you can implement Instagram effectively in classroom.     Share…Read more ›


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 27, 7:04 AM

Infographic: 7 Interesting Ways to Use Instagram in Classroom - Fedena Blog | @scoopit via @ArianaVAmorim http://sco.lt/...

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on Butterfly Wings ~ English

on Butterfly Wings ~ English | Teaching Primary School | Scoop.it
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This website is put together by an amazing educator who gives credit to all the wonderful teachers who have contributed. The information is very worthy of your time.

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Storytelling + Polls + Presentation Slides = Metta

Storytelling + Polls + Presentation Slides = Metta | Teaching Primary School | Scoop.it
Metta helps turning stories into short movies out of pictures, videos, text and sounds that are already published on the web. Polls and quizzes can also be embedded anywhere inside a video presentation to get controlled responses from viewers.

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, November 14, 2013 2:24 AM

It allows teachers and educators to produce learning guides

Ingrid Cristina Florence Yamine's curator insight, November 19, 2013 1:14 PM

very interesting and useful one! I'll preset on it next monday!

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 28, 11:35 PM
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Metta (which is the former Soo Meta) is a versatile web application that lets you create presentations with text, images, videos and voice recordings, as well as create polls and stories.


Metta is integrated in Edmodo. It is a great tool for flipped classrooms.

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Think-Pair-Share Variations

Think-Pair-Share Variations | Teaching Primary School | Scoop.it

The Common Core State Standards call for both increased student engagement and the teaching of collaborative skills.

 

Learning is a collaborative venture. The more we can provide opportunities for our students to think, collaborate and learn from each other – the more we are preparing them for their futures!...


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Susan Gingras Fitzell's curator insight, March 10, 2013 10:43 PM

add your insight...

Denise McCurry's curator insight, June 17, 2013 7:18 AM

Strategies to share in vote aching environment includes technology!

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Beacon Rise Playtime - What play at an OPAL Platinum School Looks Like - YouTube

Find out more about OPALat ww.outdoorplayandlearning.org.uk This video was shot over 20 minutes of a typical playtime at Beacon Rise Primary School. There wa...
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If only all schools could offer such wonderful play spaces for children. The trust afforded to these children is wonderful. Congratulations to the principal and hard working staff who made this happen. Great equipment and opportunities for learning.

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