Tech Connect 1

Technology for the Plateau Schools Semester 2 2013

Welcome - This is the first Technology flyer in our local Plateau to the Sea schools.

Please enjoy this information and email your comments and favourite websites.

Sue Austin, Larissa Polak, Leigh Toscan & Ross Woolfe

English Syllabus Focus - Multimodal Texts

The Literacy Shed

The Literacy Shed is home to a wealth of visual resources that I have collected over my 10 year career as a primary school teacher. (Multimodal texts)
The aim is to provide high quality resources that can be used in stand alone literacy lessons, can form the basis for a whole literacy unit or can support literacy units that you already have in place. With the many book based activities I would advocate using the book alongside the digital resource.

EarlyStage 1 / Stage 1 Links

Stage 2 & 3 Links

Creative Writing Prompts
Make your own gruesome book - Fairy Tale Regurgitator

Software Review - Creating Multimodal texts

Photostory 3 - Digital Storytelling
This is a wonderful piece of software which is a free download for PC computers and available on the eT4L and DEC computers. The software renders your photos, text, audio, music, transitions, effects and imagination into a short movie to tell your message or ideas.
User guides are available through the onscreen help or a visual user guide is available at :-‎

Web 2.0 Tools
A Web 2.0 tools allow users to interact and collaborate without downloading software. Many require registration / accounts and are frequently blocked for students.
Voki is a Web 2.0 tool that creates a speaking AVATAR. No account or registration is required and these are great for engaging students in technology and expressing ideas or knowledge. An excellent tool for Blogs or Wikis - have students use a Voki to retell their learning from a weekly lesson or concept.
Checkout (Select create to begin)

Feature Website - ABC Splash

ABC Splash
This is the start of a very exciting journey for the ABC and its partner, Education Services Australia.
They have picked the best from the ABC archives and contemporary shows to help you teach and plan for the Australian Curriculum.
What you can find here now: 100s of specially curated video and audio clips, all mapped to the Australian Curriculum.
Teacher resources and Collections that help you delve into selected topics a little further and give you some ideas for bringing ABC Splash content into your classroom.
Infographics and small interactives that jump off the page and get your students thinking and doing. * Over 200 of the most popular games from Education Services Australia.
(Many thanks Larissa Polak - Alstonville PS)


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