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Take a Trip!

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Andrew Wang's curator insight, April 11, 2016 11:47 AM

'Take a Trip' is an excellent interactive ICT game that is very easy to understand and play for early stage 1 students as it uses lots of visual imagery and minimal text (Gillespie, 2006). It is easy to access on a computer both at home and at school. This educational game helps develop the students understanding of the importance of places to people (GEe-1) through the use of a map which engages students to use geographical tools (GEe-2)(NSW Bostes, 2016).


This activity links well with the 'Places in the park' activity as it helps to solidify the knowledge of cardinal directions (NSW Bostes, 2016) as the compass in the game turns and vocally tells you which direction you are going in (North, South, East and West) as you proceed through the map. Along the way through the map as you pass the different buildings and landmarks, these places are revealed along with their function, this also helps reconfirm the idea of symbols on maps representing real life objects and places from the 'Places in the park' activity (Take a Trip, 2016). The concept of 'space' is also revisited as students can see the position of each building on the map (left, right, in-between etc)(NSW Bostes, 2016).


An alternate activity after the students have played this game would be getting the students to draw a map of their own neighbourhood and the different buildings they have in their area and their positions on the map.


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NSW, B. (2016). Geography K–10 :: Early Stage 1 :: People Live in Places. Syllabus.bostes.nsw.edu.au. Retrieved 11 April 2016, from http://syllabus.bostes.nsw.edu.au/hsie/geography-k10/content/1175/    ;


Take a Trip (2016). Media.abcya.com. Retrieved from http://media.abcya.com/games/take_a_trip/flash/take_a_trip.swf


Gillespie, H. (2006). Unlocking learning and teaching with ICT. London: David Fulton.



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Visit the Torres Strait!

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"3000+ educational games, videos and teaching resources for schools and students. Free Primary and Secondary resources covering history, science, English, maths and more"

Link to Video: http://abcspla.sh/m/2182257


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Andrew Wang's curator insight, April 11, 2016 9:50 AM

This is a great short educational video that is easy to follow for students. This video gives a small overview of the Torres Strait and has a series of interviews with various different children talking about their home, what makes it special and what they love about it (ACHGK003). The video shows some aspects of their daily life, for example how they get to school, and also some things that they think could change to improve living in the Torres Strait (Home, 2016).


This educational video can be used by students to help develop their understanding of the importance of places to people (GEe-1). (NSW Bostes, 2016). Using this video students can investigate and discuss why the Torres Strait is important to its people, how the Torres Strait differs from their own homes and what the similarities are between their homes and the Torres Strait. Students can discuss what the similarities are between them and the children in the video as well as the differences in the geographical structure of their neighbourhood compared to the Torres Strait and what impacts it has on their lifestyles.


This video has been evaluated by using Craven's selection criteria and is appropriate to be used as a learning resource for students. It shows an authentic view of the Torres Strait from current residents and also includes accurate representations of its history (Craven, R., 2015). 


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NSW, B. (2016). Geography K–10 :: Early Stage 1 :: People Live in Places. Syllabus.bostes.nsw.edu.au. Retrieved 11 April 2016, from http://syllabus.bostes.nsw.edu.au/hsie/geography-k10/content/1175/


Home. (2016). Splash. Retrieved from http://splash.abc.net.au/home#!/media/2182257/visit-the-torres-strait


Craven, R. (2015). Selection Criteria: Aboriginal Cultural Studies and Aboriginal perspectives across the curriculum. [Handout]. Retrieved from http://libguides.library.usyd.edu.au/content.php?pid=27936&sid=3724909

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The principles of learning to design learning environments | READ online

The principles of learning to design learning environments | READ online | Educational Technology Resources | Scoop.it

"The overview section presents: a) the Learning Principles themselves, b) the Principles recast around teachers and educators. These Principles maintain that learning environments should: make learning and engagement central; ensure it is understood as social; be highly attuned to learners’ emotions; reflect individual differences; be demanding for all while avoiding overload; use broad assessments and feedback; and promote horizontal connectedness. Tool 1.1 gets learning environments to interrogate how well they are organised so as to optimise young people’s learning, using either a relatively rapid scan or more profound review. Tool 1.2 builds on the Learning Principles through a Spiral of Inquiry as developed in British Columbia, Canada. Tool 1.3 puts learners centre stage by getting schools to juxtapose the perceptions of staff with the views of learners themselves. Tool 1.4 recasts the Learning Principles so that they are focused on the educators, leading to the identification of priorities and strategies for action."


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Three effective e-learning authoring tools instructional designers prefer using 

Three effective e-learning authoring tools instructional designers prefer using  | Educational Technology Resources | Scoop.it

"In this blog, let’s look at three authoring tools commonly preferred by IDs as each lends great support to a variety of learning strategies...."

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12 Smart iPad Apps For Collaborative Learning

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Ten Most Popular Educational YouTube Videos in 2013

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Check out YouTube's top trending educational videos in 2013.

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Evernote for Students: The Ultimate Research Tool - Education Series

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For students, Evernote is an invaluable way to organize research and streamline the collaboration process.


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Monica Mirza's curator insight, January 6, 2014 1:44 AM

Thus also a way to save & organize time :)

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4 Pinterest Boards Packed Full of Educational Technology Resources

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Australia Map Game For Kids : States And Territories of Australia - Geography Game

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Andrew Wang's curator insight, April 11, 2016 12:20 PM

This educational game is a great activity for early stage 1 students to learn about the shape and build of Australia in a fun and engaging format. Students will learn how to identify the different States and Territories on the interactive map (GEe-1) through the use of a geographical tool (GEe-2)(NSW Bostes, 2016).


The map will ask you to select a State or Territory on the interactive map, if the student gets it wrong the game will keep asking them to try again until they pick the right one (Australian Map Game for kids, 2016). This game helps build the students knowledge and understanding of the different parts of Australia through an easy to use ICT program aimed at young students (Gillespie, 2006).


This game is easily accessible at home or at school. An extension to this activity could be to ask the students where on the map they live and where on the map they have been before, getting print outs of Australia and asking the students to colour in the parts where they have been. Alternatively they can also colour in the different States and Territories and label them after they have played the game for a while to further their understanding of this geographical knowledge.


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NSW, B. (2016). Geography K–10 :: Early Stage 1 :: People Live in Places. Syllabus.bostes.nsw.edu.au. Retrieved 11 April 2016, from http://syllabus.bostes.nsw.edu.au/hsie/geography-k10/content/1175/


Australia Map Game For Kids : States And Territories of Australia - Geography Game. (2016). Softschools.com. Retrieved from http://www.softschools.com/social_studies/geography/australia/map_game/


Gillespie, H. (2006). Unlocking learning and teaching with ICT. London: David Fulton.

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6 awesome augmented reality apps making waves in the market

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Augmented Reality (AR) is nothing new. However, the recent Apple iOS update and iPhone announcement are certainly going to help make this immersive format more mainstream. Nowadays, the latest advancements in the tech world are being brought directly to the everyday mobile user with all kinds of innovations and even more interactive experiences. Here are …

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​A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers - EdSurge News

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"When EdSurge columnist Amy Ahearn graduated from college in 2008, she had never heard of instructional design—let alone anticipate that she would soon have a career in it. Ahearn, an online learning manager for +Acumen, shares eight lessons learned about the field with a starter kit of what every hopeful instructional designer should know. Here’s a sneak peek at lesson one: Start with a deep understanding of your learners."


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Design Thinking, Deconstructed

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At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives.

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Colin Warren's curator insight, October 16, 2013 5:53 PM

Great way to summarise an explain the concept and process of design thinking in eduaction - "The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff."

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25 Teaching Tools To Organize, Innovate, & Manage Your Classroom

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13 Examples Of The Evolution Of Classroom Technology

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5 Ways for Students to Create Audio Slideshows

5 Ways for Students to Create Audio Slideshows | Educational Technology Resources | Scoop.it

Somewhere between a PowerPoint presentation and a full-fledged video is the audio slideshow. Creating audio slideshows can be a good way to add meaning to slides that otherwise might not mean much without a presenter. Here are some ways that students can create audio slideshows.


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Danielle Annick Le Pape's curator insight, January 2, 2014 3:55 PM

slideshows avec son

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Créer des présentations agrémentées avec du son

Michael Williams StoryCoaching's curator insight, January 3, 2014 1:03 PM

A practical guide to creating audio slideshows . . . great for teachers and anyone wanting to learn how to enhance their PowerPoint and other presentations.