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What happens when students have control of the classroom?

What happens when students have control of the classroom? | Techonology and education | Scoop.it
By responding to the interests of her students, Belinda Jennings has moved from the flipped learning approach to the...
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This article outlined to me if your students are not interacting or are disengaged in the topic than it may be time to reassess your teaching styles and methodologies on how you deliver your lessons. It also heightens the message that students are individual and we need to cater for all learning types.

 

It is amazing what happens when you allow students to have control of the classroom.

The classroom is their environment for approximately six hours a day,  five days a week, so why not mix up the learning and teaching methodologies to keep the students learning fun and interactive.

 

ACARA places emphasis on the understanding the importance of social support and a sense of belonging in promoting mental health and wellbeing

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/Search?q=mental+health+and+wellbeing&fc=t!2

 

During a placement at a primary school I witnessed first hand how students performed in a positive manner when they felt they were apart of a collaborative classroom and did not feel uncomfortable to ask questions and share their opinions.

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FTfs - Clean Energy: Lesson Ideas

A selection of curriculum-linked ideas to explore energy efficiency and clean energy in your classroom.
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Primary Maths (Numeracy) Interactive Games

Primary Maths (Numeracy) Interactive Games | Techonology and education | Scoop.it
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This is an interactive website for the younger primary school ages. This website also caters for English, Science and Math; the flexibility of being able to log on any time provides flexibility in the classroom and at home.

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From paddock to plate

From paddock to plate | Techonology and education | Scoop.it
Discover where our food comes from and how it gets to our table. Explore farming practices and the processes involved in...
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Paddock to plate creates opportunities for students to gain an understanding of growing crops and farming animals, with the idea of how the food is produced and sold in shops.

 

The site has informative video clips to explore the process involved with growing, harvesting and transporting food. This is a really resourceful site for both teachers and students due to the cross curriculum opportunities that are available.  Initially you could use the site for science lessons however you could use it for mathematics, English and technology.

 

Below is an example of using this for Math in year 2 in align  with ACARA:

Paddock to paper:

students fold an A4 paper in half,

than fold it again in half and

once more in half; 

The paper will resembles 8 equal sections,

Draw fence lines on the creases so it resembles 8 small paddocks (remember to outline the importance that the small paddocks are 1/8 of a paddock etc.)

The students can than design their paddock to suit growing crops and farming animals.

By using a whole piece of paper and having the students fold it into eighths is providing concrete materials to assist with grasping fractions.

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Mathematics / Year 2 / Number and Algebra / Fractions and decimals

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Content description

Recognise and interpret common uses of halves, quarters and eighths of shapes and collections

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Elaborations recognising that sets of objects can be partitioned in different ways to demonstrate fractionsrelating the number of parts to the size of a fraction

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Retrieved March 14, 2014, from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/Elements/ACMNA033

 

With a bit of an imagination you can design a mini unit of work to incorporate cross curriculum for science, English and technology.

This site is certainly adaptable to all age groups and year levels.

 

 

 

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EngQuest, Teachers - About EngQuest

EngQuest, Teachers - About EngQuest | Techonology and education | Scoop.it
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EngQuest is a website that focuses on powering up both the teachers and students imagination. Students are required to use higher order thinking as they construct, analyze and critique projects and their outcomes.

Having the option to utilize an interactive white board in the classroom provides opportunities for collaborative learning as a whole class within a classroom context. Statistics are quite impressive as teachers revealed over 90% of their students are achieving curriculum outcomes in Maths, Science and technology since using EngQuest.

 

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Home: Cybersmart

Home: Cybersmart | Techonology and education | Scoop.it
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The Australian Government has designed this website to create opportunities for primary school students to interact with activities and online games to raise awareness for cyber safety.

ACARA ( Australian Curriculum Assessment & Reporting Authority) acknowledges we live in an increasingly technological and complex world, this confirms it is essential our students learn from a very young age the responsibilities and ethics of being cyber smart.

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