GeogAction is a blog created by one of the key contributors to the Australian Curriculum: Geography. In the blog the author, posts valuable resources supporting the implementation to the curriculum topic including adding any resources that he uses at professional development seminars for teachers.
Straw Poll is an APP created by Dandirks (2014) that allows the user to either create a poll on their own choice of topic or respond to a premade poll.
The app allows the creator of the poll to type a question and then add 4 corresponding options to choose from. The creator also has the option to allow the person answering the poll to choose from multiple poll choices.
Straw Poll is free and can be easily accessed by going to the web address - http://strawpoll.me/
It is a great tool for probing opinion and starting investigative inquiry's into a topic from the geography curriculum; particularly from the geographical inquiry and skills section of the curriculum.
It provides the means for:
Questioning and planning.
Collecting, recording, evaluating and representing.
GeogSpace is a website that has been designed to assist primary and secondary teachers in implementing the Australian Curriculum: Geography by providing educational materials. The website has been designed by the Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA) and their team of practicing geography teachers. In order to ensure that all schools across Australia have access to quality resources, the resources reflect best practice using current technology and pedagogies.
The site is made up of two major resource sections including 'Core Units' and 'Support Units'. The core units are designed to align with teaching the concepts of the curriculum in the different year levels (F-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10). The illustrations are designed so that they can be easily and readily utilized in the classroom environment and so that they all link to the Australian Curriculum: Geography. Each learner is provided with opportunities to actively engage in the learning through multiple means including class research, practical activities, field investigations and through taking local action. The core units are divided into the three sections for each of the stages of schooling; key understandings, inquiry and skills, and exemplars.
The support units provide learning and guidance for teachers in implementing the eight areas of geographical education including:
Now that I have your attention, I thought that I might introduce myself.
My name is Shannon. I am currently in my final year at the University of Southern Queensland studying my Bachelor of Education. I study online as I live in South Australia. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children (aged 6, 3 and 2), and I study full-time and work part-time at a special school as an SSO.
This site has been constructed as part of my course EDP4130 Curriculum and Technologies. I will be exploring possible ways to implement the Australian Curriculum: Technologies into the special education classroom, focusing on the content descriptor ACTDEK0003 for F-2.
I hope that you enjoy my curation. Please feel free to get in contact with me should you have any questions.
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