6/7 Tech Crew Triumph

6/7 Tech Crew Triumph

There are teaching days when … sigh. Ah well, there’s always tomorrow. Then there are days – or at least moments when … sigh. Are these kids amazing or what? The R-2 class taking the weekly assembly were pretty amazing. Some are only in their first few weeks at school, and there they are, using

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How does your skill set compare?

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has a very informative and practical list of skills for the 21st Century Teacher. Although it’s tempting to scan the  list with a ‘yes, yes, no, maybe’ attitude the collected resource links are amazing and more than worth a browse. So … what did you score? Skills for the 21st

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PDF Expert

PDF Expert

iBooks is a good way to store and organise your pdfs. PDF Expert is a much better – in fact a great way – to store, organise, annotate and share your pdfs. Example: Whole day Australian Curriculum T & D, English / History focus (not my teaching areas). Download curriculum documents from the Australian Curriculum

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Classy Glass Interface

With so many teachers debating the value of even an iPad in the classroom, this video is going to appear just a little far-fetched. But hold onto your scepticism and watch the video through  to at least 5:35 where the teacher (with a wall wide / high interactive whiteboard) starts throwing a rainbow round like a pack

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Making Marionettes

Rod puppets – easy. Shadow puppets – easy. Marionettes – tricky, tricky, tricky. First up there are the limbs to cut. Each puppet needs eight limbs, so with thirty puppets – 240 limbs. A visit to Bunnings and I’m the happy owner of ten 1m lengths of dowel (which is cheaper if you buy the

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A simulated FM radio station

We’re in the process of establishing a radio station at school. I’ve established some links with the wonderful people at our local FM station GulfFM and we’re hoping to have a low-powered community FM station set up in the next 12 months. In the meantime I’ve put together some equipment in one of our practice

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3D – Literally – Font

Here’s a 3D font that really pops out of the page; especially after you’ve printed, cut and glued them together. Punched Out is a very apt name for this clever typeface which includes all the cut lines and folding lines you need to turn flat print outs into a solid – and real – block

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Stitcher

I found Stitcher while searching for Radio apps to use with my Year 9 class. Stitcher archives radio talk shows, drama shows, documentaries and news programs then ‘stitches’ them together to create your own personalised radio station. And to think I used to do this with a Hanimex tape-recorder and an AM radio! The content

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