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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Team Shake (iOS App)

Here’s one for all the PE teachers (Pssst…it’s just as useful for classroom teachers!)(Pssst…it’s just as useful for classroom teachers!) Purpose: creates groups/teams Price: $1.49 Device: iPad/iPhone/Android For: Teacher Use “Ok, stay still and I’ll number you off into teams….1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4…and remember your number!!!” “Find a partner to work…

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Flipgrid Fever

Guest contributor- Ben Sandison In June this year, Microsoft announced it was purchasing Flipgrid and making it’s premium version free for everyone. Ben outlines why it should be a staple in your teacher diet. Collaboration, peer to peer feedback, community and sharing student work beyond classrooms is nothing new; but FLIPGRID gives us the power…

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Get Lost

Upper primary cyber citizenship resources were in need of a fresh look and that’s exactly what the Office of the eSafety Commissioner released in July 2018. Suitability: Grade levels 5-8 What’s it all about: Unlike other cyber safety resources for upper primary, it is not focused on stranger danger, spam emails and online privacy (topics…

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Clips (iOS App)

Apple Clips – Bench the other content creator apps! Purpose: Content creation Price: Free Device: iPad/iPhone For: P-6 and Teacher Use You may never have heard of the Apple app, Clips. Just so you know, you’re not alone as I accidentally stumbled upon it whilst searching for another app. It’s time to put the spotlight…

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