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Explore the World: Size

Explore the World: Size | Teaching Ideas and Resources - Australian Curriclum | Scoop.it
In response to the STEAM movement (and with great thanks to such great inspiration & encouragement from colleagues: Amy, Abby, and Kendra), this past fall I started a STEAM storytime series at ...
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I have fallen in love with Storytime Katie! She has some AMAZING ideas! This particular post is related to exploring measurement in foundation year and it lists examples of fantastic, highly engaging activities that can be implemented in any classroom.

 

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Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer, heavier or holds more, and explain reasoning in everyday language (ACMMG006).

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Design and Technologies - Design Brief

Design and Technologies - Design Brief | Teaching Ideas and Resources - Australian Curriclum | Scoop.it
On a Mission is a Design and Technologies learning activity that I developed for Year 4. It includes a design brief, guided portfolio, and rubric. It challenges students to construct a functional s...
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Lego Quest

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I absolutely love Lego! It is an ageless toy that children love and it is wonderful for enabling the development of critical and creative thinking skills. I have a giant box of the stuff because ev...
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ZooBurst

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ZooBurst is a storytelling tool that enables its users to create 3D pop-up books. It allows them to arrange characters and props within a 3D space that can be customized using uploaded items. Users...
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Background Removal in PowerPoint

Background Removal in PowerPoint | Teaching Ideas and Resources - Australian Curriclum | Scoop.it
I am going to share something with you that I only learned recently and that I cannot believe I didn’t know already! PowerPoint allows you to edit out the background of photographs. Now, you might ...
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LEGO robotics...

LEGO robotics... | Teaching Ideas and Resources - Australian Curriclum | Scoop.it
Ever heard of LEGO robotics?? I hadn’t until a colleague of mine used it to teach a technology unit and boy was I jealous! Not only did the kids have such a great time, my colleague managed to addr...
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Friction & Force

Friction & Force | Teaching Ideas and Resources - Australian Curriclum | Scoop.it
  Use Steve Spangler's 'Spinning Match Table Trick' to explore Science & Technology with Year 4 students. In this super-cool experiment, friction is used to produce static electricity whic...
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Teaching Resource - Graphing Indigenous Australian Languages

Teaching Resource - Graphing Indigenous Australian Languages | Teaching Ideas and Resources - Australian Curriclum | Scoop.it
"Computer time is such a disruptive waste of time!" If I had a $1 for every time I've heard this phrase or something similar to it, I'd be able to replace my $2 sunnies with a lovely pair by Cartie...
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Implementing Digital Technologies

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Thank you CSER Digital Technologies! CSER Digital Technologies has a course called "Digital Technologies: Implementing the Australian Curriculum Learning Area." You can register for free and it pro...
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Popplet

Popplet | Teaching Ideas and Resources - Australian Curriclum | Scoop.it
I stumbled across Popplet today and I cannot wait to use it in the classroom! Popplet is a very user-friendly program that enables students to capture facts, thoughts, and images and use them to cr...
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100 Awesome Engineering Projects for Kids

100 Awesome Engineering Projects for Kids | Teaching Ideas and Resources - Australian Curriclum | Scoop.it
Have a look at Construction Management Degree's 100 Awesome Engineering Projects for Kids. Its got some great ideas for experiments that allow students to have fun and learn about the fundamentals ...
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Measurement & Symmetry - Year 4 WebQuest

Measurement & Symmetry - Year 4 WebQuest | Teaching Ideas and Resources - Australian Curriclum | Scoop.it
Measurement and Symmetry – Year 4 WebQuest is a Math and Technology WebQuest. It is based on the popular television show, The Block and it challenges students to construct a completely symmetrical ...
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Bay Farm Elementary - Garden Class

Bay Farm Elementary - Garden Class | Teaching Ideas and Resources - Australian Curriclum | Scoop.it
One of the implications of the publication of ACARA's new technology curriculum is that we now have more opportunities to incorporate gardening into our lessons! As such, I've tracked down a really...
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Scratch

Scratch | Teaching Ideas and Resources - Australian Curriclum | Scoop.it
I was recently exposed to this fantastic ICT and I had to share! Scratch is a computer program that allows its users to create their own interactive stories, games and animations. It enables learni...
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