Free Japanese Language Posters

I made this set of basic Japanese Language Posters for our school classrooms. Each has the Romaji for simple greetings, introductions and phrases, the hiragana / katakana equivalents below and the equivalent English above. There’s a simple pronunciation guide in the top right hand corner and a QR code link to a pronunciation site.  Download

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iDoceo Update

For all you iDoceo users out there, version 3 is available for download and it looks like a beauty. There’s a bunch of iPad classroom organisation / mark-books / programs out there but I’ve stuck with iDoceo because: It’s fully featured – I’m still finding things it can do and experimenting with the possibilities. It’s

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Maverick Musicals Update

My good mates at Maverick Musicals (who publish my musicals) have just updated their website and what a beauty it is! Now, I must admit to nostalgia for the old site, after all, I designed and coded it, learning FrontPage, asp programming and design along the way. But there was no easy way to bring this very

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Daisy the Dinosaur: Programming for (Lower) Primaries

What it is: an iPad app for introducing programming concepts. Who it’s for: F-2 students (or older students with no programming background) Australian Curriculum link:  “Follow, describe and represent a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve simple problems.” (ACTDIP004)   This little (and free) introduction-to-programming app has lots going for it. It’s aimed at

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Compass Rose: Synopsis

Compass Rose & the Birdnesters ACT ONE It is the early 19th century and Queen Victoria is on the throne in England. An ocean away in the far Pacific, the HMS Shearwater, with famous explorer Captain McAlister at the helm, is nearing the mysterious Island at the End of World’. Locked in her cabin for

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Year 2 Technology: The Three Pigs

The Three Pigs is a wonderfully rich starting point for a technology and design unit. Students can investigate house plans, material strength, hinges and how they work, cooking utensils, wolf-trap making and lots more! Here’s the unit sheet for the Year 2 topic I taught, complete with simple rubric and parental explanation.  Technology Plan: The Three

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Welcome to TimTuck.com

Welcome to TimTuck.com

Hi, I’m Tim Tuck, and I teach Reception through Year 12 students at Central Yorke  School in South Australia. This blog is my online hitching-post to share classroom resources, reviews and classroom hacks. It also (quite) subtly provide links to some of the school musicals (at Maverick Musicals) and educational books (at Blake Education and Pascal

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Bullying Posters 2014

We’ve just updated our bullying policy and needed to change our classroom posters to reflect this. The first two original posters here have been altered to include more cyber-bullying aspects. The third poster was redesigned completely to better follow the more responsive policy of conflict resolution we’ve adopted and show the cyclical (as opposed to linear)

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Ninja Classroom Qualities Posters

For a year long theme centred on ‘Classroom Ninjas’ we created a set of classroom qualities based on the ‘Ninjutsu Code’. Specifically we decided that Classroom Ninjas: are neither seen nor heard… dream – imagine – invent. have learned that tidiness is serenity… know what is right, fair and true. know that more is achieved together, than alone.

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