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Skwirk

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chnlSkwirk is an online education tool that has been specifically designed to align with the current Australian Curriculum.  It can assist visual learners and accommodates P-12 students.  The interactive resources and videos can be viewed on interactive whiteboards, laptops or tablets and provide for both whole class and individual learning.   Each unit of work can be manipulated by the teacher to meet the needs of their students.  Personal or online images, YouTube videos and outside resources can be inserted into individualised lessons.  The animated videos attached to the lessons would work well in the introduction phase of a lesson to engage students and get their knowledge ready.  The assessment tasks allow  teachers to access student understanding and decide whether further investigation is needed.   The search option is designed for teachers to input the National Curriculum codes (e.g. (ACTDEK001)) or subject name (Skwirk online, 2013).   Mcguire (2012) asserts that as a teaching tool, Skwirk provides "a rich, real and relevant curriculum". Skwirk covers the core subjects studied in Australian primary and secondary schools including Maths, Science, Technology, English, History, Geography, Commerce, SOSE and HSIE.


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Naomi W's insight:

It's not always easy to find different types of technology to use with Maths. Although I haven't used it yet, these are the reasons why I would like to investigate further why I want to use it:

 

Based on National Curriculum

Access from 4 levels: student, school, teacher, parent

Caters to different learning styles

Has different types of activites and tech: animations, videos, images, podcasts, activities and quizzes, etc. 

Students can learn in their own pace

 

It reminds me of the Universal Design Learning - there are multiple ways students can gain the knowledge (multiple entrances), practise the knowledge (multiple paths), and check for comprehension as well (multiple exits). 

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PeteandJennyD's curator insight, March 9, 2013 8:35 PM

Although this is a commercial advertisement, it is interesting to hear the students appreciate the animations for their clarity, brightness and helpful teaching.  These types of resources could be motivating, empowering and engaging.

Rachel Gaskell's curator insight, February 27, 2014 7:04 PM

Skwirk is an online education tool that has been specifically designed to align with the current Australian Curriculum.  It can assist visual learners and accommodates P-12 students.  The interactive resources and videos can be viewed on interactive whiteboards, laptops or tablets and provide for both whole class and individual learning.   Each unit of work can be manipulated by the teacher to meet the needs of their students.  Personal or online images, YouTube videos and outside resources can be inserted into individualised lessons.  The animated videos attached to the lessons would work well in the introduction phase of a lesson to engage students and get their knowledge ready.  The assessment tasks allow  teachers to access student understanding and decide whether further investigation is needed.   The search option is designed for teachers to input the National Curriculum codes (e.g. (ACTDEK001)) or subject name (Skwirk online, 2013).   Mcguire (2012) asserts that as a teaching tool, Skwirk provides "a rich, real and relevant curriculum". 

Thomas Allan's curator insight, November 12, 2014 9:49 PM

Seems to be great for differentiated work programs for kids who need some alternatives.

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Teaching Math to Middle School Boys

Teaching Math to Middle School Boys | Mathematics | Scoop.it
Teaching Math to Middle School Boys
Naomi W's insight:

Using the differences between boys and girls to make the curriculum better. 

 

Questions for students:

 

1. Do you think that there are differences between boys and girls and how they learn? Can you give at least ONE example based on your own experiences in school?

 

2. Do you think there are differences between female and male TEACHERS and how they teach? Can you give at least ONE example based on your own experiences in school?

 

3. In regards to maths, do you think boys and girls learn differently? Should there be boys maths and girls maths? Please state your reasons. 

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