NASA Audio Files

NASA have greats election of audio files at NASA: Connect > Audi and Ringtones. My Year 7/8 students selected then edited these in Audacity to create loops for a soundscape to accompany the Apollo 11 Moon landing. NASA Videos are available at Apollo 11 HD Videos.

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Okeanos Ocean Explorer

Okeanos Ocean Explorer

The Okeanos Explorer is a US federally funded research ship, assigned to ‘systematically explore our largely unknown ocean for the purpose of discovery and the advancement of knowledge’. There’s a live feed happening between April 27 and May 19, 2017 where the ship will collect information about deepwater areas in the Pacific. During that time the

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New Australian Readers’ Theatre series published.

New Australian Readers’ Theatre series published.

Yay! Blake Education’s new ‘Australian Readers’ Theatre’ series has arrived from the printers! It’s been great fun working as series consultant with editor Vanessa Barker and publisher Lynn Dickinson and to have six plays included alongside those of the talented Sandie Eldridge, Catherine Bauer and Elizabeth Klein. It’s a great series (all photo-copiable) with lots

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Emergency Radio Drama Unit

This year’s theme for World Radio Day was ‘Radio In Time of Emergency‘. I developed this drama unit for Year 5 & 6 around that theme with a focus on improvised dialogue, characterisation and structure. The lesson sequence is based on the 5Es teaching model, familiar to many teachers from working with the Primary Connections science modules.

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The Ghost of Tom

The ‘Ghost of Tom’ (or ‘Ghost of John’) is a perennial Halloween favourite and no wonder. It’s (a little bit) spooky, has a ghost, a ghost lyric (oo-oo-oo), is a round and can be accompanied by just two notes. This version is in Am, making it easy to perform on tuned percussion instruments (no sharps or

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