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Gamification in Education: Top 10 Gamification Case Studies that will Change our Future

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The Top 10 Education Gamification Examples according to Pioneer and Stanford Lecturer Yu-kai Chou is 1. Duolingo 2. Ribbon Hero 3. Class Dojo 4....

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 17, 2014 1:59 PM

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 23, 2014 9:10 AM

Here are 10 examples of gamification tools that could be used in your classroom. Most of these are K-8 examples but some can certainly be used in high school and college environments.

Dawid Bielski's curator insight, January 6, 2015 10:30 AM

Kolejny przykład na zmiane edukacji poprzez technologie :) 

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30+ Websites to Download Free Photos

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If you are a blogger looking for free photos to use in your blog posts or a designer looking for free photography to use in your designs, then check out the websites below and you will find the best free stock photos.   All of the photos that you will find on the websites below […]

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 26, 2014 1:18 AM

It's always good to have a place where we can get free photos.

David Adanero's curator insight, October 26, 2014 5:01 PM
De la photo enveutu-envoila.
juanjovilar's curator insight, November 3, 2014 5:01 AM

Websites donde podrás descargar imágenes sin royalties.

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First Fleet | AC History Units

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, May 15, 2013 2:12 AM

This inquiry-based Unit of Work focuses on the First Fleet and is strongly aligned to the Australian curriculum:history.

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Twelve Canoes

12 Canoes is a broadband website presenting, in an artistic, cultural and educational context, the stories, art and environment of the Yolngu people who live around the Arafura swamp in north-eastern Arnhem Land.

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, May 21, 2013 2:17 AM

This is a magnicent site featuring an array of stories from the Yolngu people in Arnhem Land.

The story of the Macassans explores the nature of contact between the Yolngu and the Macassans.

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Convict records — State Records NSW

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How do you know if there was a convict in your family? Find out where to start and how to dig further into the records, including: trial and transportation records, penal settlements, emancipation, and families of convicts.

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National Museum of Australia - Four world maps

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Beautiful pre-16th century maps illustrating the history of the Great South Land.

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:49 PM

What did James Cook know about the world when he set out on his first voyage around the Pacific in 1768? In this digital collection of different world maps,  the hand-coloured woodcut map "Typus orbis descriptione Ptolemaei" made by Gasper Treschel in 1541, represents the sum of European knowledge of world geography prior to the Age of Discovery in the 15th to 17th centuries.

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Digital Collections - Maps - Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814. General chart of Terra Australis or Australia [cartographic material] : showing the parts explored between 1798 and 1803 by M. Flinders Co...

Digital Collections - Maps - Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814. General chart of Terra Australis or Australia [cartographic material] : showing the parts explored between 1798 and 1803 by M. Flinders Co... | Education | Scoop.it

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, February 5, 2014 9:57 PM

Explore this online map of Australia in 1798-1803 in the time of Matthew Flinders.

Nerolie Callaghan's curator insight, October 23, 2015 8:50 AM

Very interesting maps of early Australia.

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Discovery | Finding Bennelong

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, April 27, 2014 2:17 AM

Who was Bennelong? This resource uses a range of primary and secondary sources to construct a historical narrative of this significant man. Woollarawarree Bennelong (c.1764-1813) is present in all of the early accounts of the Colony of NSW.

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Official treasures | Treasure Explorer

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Shelby Mayo's curator insight, April 7, 2014 10:11 AM

Treasure Explorer is a brilliant, interactive website targeted at Stage 4 students. Everything from the graphics, to the fonts, and activities are thought out to appeal to children. This tool could be implemented in the classroom easily if a smart board is accessible. The teacher could have children stand and compete in the quizzes and activities as a class. The website allows for students to make their own account and add content to it. There is also a section dedicated to teachers which includes a range of resources and lesson ideas to teach students this objective and more. Emphasis is placed on facts and information; as a result, there are multiple quizzes on the content of the website which include questions like, "In what year did Captain Cook declare Australia 'Terra Nullius'?"

 

The online resources include an image gallery which provides students with various re-enactments and portrayals of Captain Cook's contribution to world exploration in the Eighteenth Century. This is especially important in a present day context in which visual material is more effective and understood than oral or written. We live in the age of technology. Education is moulded by it and children are increasingly more knowledgeable of it than adults. It is the teacher's responsibility to cater to these interests and needs by including mediums that students naturally respond to. The interactive nature and visual material in this website do just that. 

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A day in the life of a convict

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A convict’s life depended on who they worked for, where they worked and the kind of skills they had to offer.

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Maria Kritsotakis's curator insight, April 3, 2014 8:25 AM

Along with the British Colonisation of Australia came the convicts too. No longer accepted in America after The War of Independence ended, NSW was the answer to the problem for Britain.This site from Sydney Living Museums in conjunction with Historical Houses Trust of NSW focuses on convict life at Hyde Park Barracks. Hyde Park Barracks is heritage listed as one of the most significant convict sites in the world.This is an excellent resource for teachers and students. Children will enjoy this site which includes lots of photos, clear and concise accounts of the daily life of the convicts, actual newspaper articles about them and videos . Excursions can be  arranged to Hyde Park Barracks to visit the convict museum which runs educational programs that are directed at stage 2 and 3 and are  aligned with the HSIE curriculum.

 

There are numerous teaching activities that can be inspired by this subject. Recording the differences between a convicts clothing and our own today looking at the food they ate and  the food we eat, setting up a mock trial in small groups and determining punishments for the crimes, are but a few suggestions. For a more formal assessment children could research female convicts ( as Hyde Park Barracks was home to male convicts only) and present their findings to the class in a short five minute oral presentation where they would report on the female convicts clothing, crime and punishment, what type of labour they were sentenced to and what became of them if and when they were released ( The National Library of Australia, 2014).

 

 

References.

 

The National Library of Australia. (2014). Retrieved from

Treasure Explorer http://treasure-explorer.nla.gov.au/explore/treasures

Kimberley Barcenilla's curator insight, May 31, 7:37 PM
This resource provides a curriculum-based program that is focused on student-centred learning where students are able to discover and explore the historical evidence by exploring the heritage site of Hyde Park Barracks. 

- Gives student's an opportunity to investigate primary sources in an extremely tangible and interactive way.
- First hand stories from convicts who lived at the barracks, developing skills in empathetic understanding      
- Concrete way to stimulate curiosity.
- The opportunity to combine student-lived experiences with imaginative reconstruction which can help develop a capacity to use evidence in reasoned argument in disciplinary inquiry (Taylor et al., 2012, pp. 151)
- Differing views: life for convicts versus life for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people
- Investigate the impact of convict settlement on Indigenous people.
- Opportunity for students to see, think and wonder.


What do you think was here before the barracks?


Outcomes:

- Describes people, events and actions related to world exploration and its effects (HT2-3)
- Applies skills of historical inquiry and communication (HT2-5)
- Stories of the First Fleet, including reasons for the journey, who travelled to Australia, and their experiences following arrival (ACHHK079)


References:

Taylor, T., Fahey, C., Kriewaldt, J. & Boon, D. (2012). Place and Time. Explorations in Teaching Geography and History. Frenchs Forest: Pearson Australia
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Self Improvement Wednesday - Convict secrets of The Rocks

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Your lesson this week: Convict secrets of The Rocks precinct in Sydney. Your teacher is Associate Professor Grace Karskens from the University of New South Wales. Download the audio file Next week: Sp

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, July 2, 2014 12:25 AM

In this audio recording, historian Grace Karskens talks about what life was like for convicts living in the Rocks.

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Enhance Students Productivity with These Web Tools

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Understanding Composition for Better Website Photos

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In my first article for the Inspiration Center, we discussed some of the important basics for taking good photographs. Now let’s take a look at a few elements specific to composition that can...

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation | Education | Scoop.it

"Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow.

 

"While I understand there’s a LOT more to research than just Googling, it’s important to note that this is where nearly all students start their research. Therefore, it’s a critical skill if they’re going to start down the right paths.

 

"Below are 15 lesson plans courtesy of Google designed to make students better online researchers. They’re organized by difficulty and meant to help students (and everyone) become better online searchers."


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 18, 2014 10:30 PM

Excellent lessons. Must be used.

Tanyam's curator insight, February 23, 2015 5:10 PM

I have not read all of this, but I have seen some ideas in here we could use in both our face to face and online teaching. Interesting to read the criteria Google use to evaluate resources

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Convicts To Australia ... Research Guide - Timeline


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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, May 21, 2013 2:11 AM

Timelines are a way to organise historical information. However, dates alone do not allow students to vlsualise the time being referred to and teachers should help students associate visual images of history with the corresponding dates. Timelines should be comparative to help students see what life was life for a range of people at a given time.

Understanding historical time includes two important aspects: 1) chronology which is being able to order moments in time; and 2) being able to match moments in time to specific dates. Research suggests children find it easier to sequence historical pictures than assign dates or names to historical periods (Barton, 1994,2002; Barton and Levstik, 1996).

As children get older, they become better at ordering historical pictures on the basis of clues in technology, fashion and social roles. Primary children know what dates sound like and usually know what the current year is, but they find it difficult to associate periods in history with specific years.

Coonamblehighlibrary's curator insight, August 20, 2014 3:43 AM

Interesting stories of convicts

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History teaching in the primary classroom

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Teaching resources for Australian curriculum: history

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1788 | Australia's migration history timeline | NSW Migration Heritage Centre

1788 | Australia's migration history timeline | NSW Migration Heritage Centre | Education | Scoop.it

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, July 9, 2013 3:50 AM

 If you are teaching the Australian Curriculum:history topic, First Contacts, this collection of primary and secondary sources provides information and different perspectives on the topic. 

Maria Kritsotakis's curator insight, April 6, 2014 8:37 PM

This is a really interesting site which allows for a global perspective to be introduced on the subject of changes to people and places as a result of British Colonisation. The colonisation of Australia effectively opened the doors to people from other nations and today Australia is a melting pot of people from all over the world. This website presents a detailed overview into migration to Australia starting when the Aboriginals first migrated here approximately 65,000-40,000 years ago.

 

This site  is not only enjoyable but also very useful for both teachers and students. It is  clear and well written and has great links that will keep the students informed and entertained.There is a migration timeline for example where students can click on any era and read about the migration history of that period and also look at important objects of the time that are related to that particular period of migration. There are links also to specific cultural groups, such as the Greeks, Italians and Chinese and to further resources on this subject. It also includes fact sheets for teachers.

 

There are many class activities that can be developed on the basis of this subject and incorporating a global perspective will allow the student to become more aware of other places in the world, other cultures, and respect and value the diverse group of people that they are sharing a classroom with and a home with in Sydney (Browett & Ashman, 2010).

 

Students could engage in a game of  "Globingo"  to help them start thinking geographically (Gibert & Hoepper, 2010) and looking at global connections  they could then move on to charting the countries represented by the backgrounds of the students in their classroom on a map. This could then lead into the incorporation of other key learning areas such as numeracy and looking at graphs and statistics based on the different cultural groups in the class or to English with students interviewing a family member or friend on their background and migration to Australia.

 

References.

 

Browett, J, & Ashman, G., (2010). Thinking Globally. Global perspectives in the early years classroom. Education Services Australian: Carlton South. 

 

Gilbert,R. & Hoepper,B.(2011). Teaching Society and Environment.  4th Edition. South Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia.

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Outback House - Aboriginal bush foods

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Imagine leaving your home and travelling back over 150 years to live and work on an outback farm. Sixteen Australians...

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Conrad Martens

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Conrad Martens, whose watercolours are a valuable record of colonial Sydney, is reputed to be its first successful artist. (Video excerpt 2.32 minutesalso has educational notes. This clip chosen to be PG)

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, March 9, 2014 8:20 PM

What did Sydney look like in the 1800s? Use this short clip of paintings by Conrad Martens to show significant buildings and land forms of the early colony. Teaching notes accompany the clip.

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Use primary sources, such as paintings that were done at the time, to show what places were like in the past. In this 2 minute clip, the paintings by the artist Conrad Martens, provide a historical record of the early Sydney colony from 1835-1870.

Catherine Smyth's curator insight, March 9, 2014 8:42 PM

 Paintings are a valuable source of information about a place in the past and can be used to develop historical understanding of concepts such as change and continuity or significance. Use this short clip of Conrad Martens' paintings to show what Sydney was like in the 1830s-1870s.

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Bound for Botany Bay - Year 4 unit

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The First Settlement

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Catherine Smyth's curator insight, April 29, 2014 1:14 AM

A wonderful Pinterest board created by a classroom teacher for Year 4 topic.

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First Fleet Arrives 1788 (YouTube), Aboriginal perspective

Landing 1788

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Samantha Towers's curator insight, April 13, 2014 8:19 PM

This is a video about the first fleet and British colonisation in Australia. It focuses on information about Aboriginal ownership of the land and an Aboriginal perspective of first fleet arrival and subsequent settlement by the British by conducting interviews with historians of Aboriginal heritage. The video covers Arthur Phillip’s role briefly. It then goes on to explain that the settlers saw the land as a British territory, not owned by the Aboriginal people who already lived there. The video covers some aspects of early colonial life and then ends with a short reference to the impact of small pox on the Aboriginal population.  

 

This would be a good resource to use to introduce a unit about British Colonisation to students while providing a strong focus on Aboriginal perspective. The Aboriginal perspective on British colonization is one which can be easily overlooked in a classroom, however by introducing the topic with a resource that emphasizes their experience students should be able to see and remember how much of an impact early British settlers had on the lives of the first Australians.

 

Another way in which this video may be used is (in conjunction with supporting information) to work with the students as a class to create a timeline of British settlement/colonization from the perspective of the Aboriginal people. As a reflection exercise (or assessment) ask the children to replicate the timeline made as a group in their individual workbooks from memory or with only minimal prompts. 

Emma Forwood's curator insight, March 18, 2015 3:11 AM

Evaluate and select curriculum resources for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective using 5 key criteria.

 

Teachers should consider:

1. Authenticity

2. Balanced nature of the presentation

3. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander participation

4. Accuracy and support

5. Exclusion of content of a secret or sacred nature.

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ABC Online Indigenous - Interactive Map

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20 Things Educators Need To Know About How Students Learn

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 31, 2013 2:09 PM

This post looks at 20 learning principles that teachers should know. Five are listed below. When you click through to the post you fill find additional information on each of the 20 principles.

* Students learn differently

* Make it relevant

* Failure is a fabulous teacher

* Brief and organized "bites"

* Feedback: Not just what, but when

This is great information as a new school year approaches in many areas!

Yasemin Allsop's curator insight, July 31, 2013 4:12 PM

And, how to learn with them..

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true! we learn from them a lot!
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What is School? Creating change in Education - Aug. 28 global online discussion


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