Get Internet Awesome

As we immerse our students in the riches of digital learning, it is imperative that we keep cyber safety/digital citizenship at the forefront. If you teach Grades 3-6, then Be Internet Awesome is a must. The lessons are structured within the framework of five key positives behaviours: Smart, Alert, Strong, Kind & Brave. Each module…

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Specdrums

Sphero continue to secure their place in the education market with the introduction of their new product, Specdrums. Concept When worn by the user, this ring can be tapped on any coloured surface to create a variety of sounds, beats and loops. The rings are Bluetooth Midi compatible and when paired with an IOS or…

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Mapping Mash Up

Geo Tools are one of those resources that get students excited in the classroom, and thankfully, it’s also one of those things that Google does particularly well. With Google Maps, MyMaps, the phenomenal Google Earth, Street View and VR integration; Google has it covered in the Geo space. Using these tools in the classroom can…

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Techie Brekkie #8

This issue’s techie brekkie highlights 3 easy tools you can get using this week. We feature Google Maps latest tool, Timelapse, as well as a creative way to use the common language of Scratch. Plus a bonus Chrome extension to make every teacher more time efficient. If you’re new to the concept of Techie Brekkies,…

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Assessment Tools for Specialist Teachers

Focus on Physical Education Over the last 12 years of my teaching career, I have been teaching the Movement and Physical Activity strand of the HPE curriculum, as a specialist teacher. Over this time, with the introduction of newer technologies to our school, the way I assess student progress, and have evidence to back it…

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Circumnavigating Tech Integration with Ozobots

Whilst many schools now have access to robots (Spheros, Beebots, Ozobots, You-name-it-bots), the # 1 challenge is how to meaningfully integrate their use. Rebecca shares an interesting way she utilised Ozobots to enhance her school’s Geography focused unit. I wanted to integrate their weekly STEAM sessions with their Inquiry unit through the use of Ozobot…

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