HPS Tech News 2014 (No 10)

11/4/14

Welcome!

Welcome to the second 'HPS Tech News' for 2014. Where did Term 1 go? This 'Easter' edition will contain links to our students' published ICT projects for this term (to inspire you for next term) and also a variety of useful sites you can explore over the holiday break.

April Is Poetry Month!

April is Poetry month and because I have been writing an English/Poetry unit for my Stage 3 RFF classes next term, I have been madly searching for sites with great poems, ideas and resources. I have put together a 'Poetry' resources page, so please feel free to check it out. It can be accessed from our 'Literacy' resource page and also our 'New English Syllabus' resources page.

Kindergarten's Published ICT Work for Term 1

Please visit the ES1 Students' Work page of our website to see KF and KM's digital/multimodal texts created this term. iPad apps used for these projects included WordFoto, Explain Everything, Chatterpix, Tellagami and Vegetable Me. iMovie was also used as well as the Vimeo, Photopeach and Smilebox websites.

Curriculum Network Email List

Early Learning & Primary Education and Secondary Education invite you to join their curriculum network email list.

By providing your email address, the curriculum advisor(s) of your selected network(s) will provide you with up to date news and information about teaching and learning resources, professional learning and other curriculum initiatives.

Stage 2's Published ICT Work for Term 1

Please visit the S2 Students' Work page of our website to see 3L, 3M, 4C and 4M's digital/multimodal texts created this term. iPad apps used for these projects included Chatterpix, Tellagami and Sock Puppets. The Voki website was also used.

Comprehension Resources

I have also been collecting resources specifically for comprehension due to my RFF programs for next term. I have put together a Comprehension resource page that I hope will prove useful for you too! It can be accessed from our 'Literacy' resource page and also our 'New English Syllabus' resources page.

Stage 3's Published ICT Work for Term 1

Please visit the S3 Students' Work page of our website to see 5C, 5E, 6G and 6S's digital/multimodal texts created this term. iPad apps used for these projects included Chatterpix, Tellagami and Sock Puppets. The Voki website was also used.

Daily Starters

Scholastic have a 'Daily Starter' activity page that you could use as it is, or use the idea to create your own start to the day activities.

Maths News

Lots of great sites to share!

iPad News

Margaret has been sending us links for some great sites with iPad info and suggested apps. Thanks Margaret! I've been adding these sites to our iPad resource page so please check here regularly for updates.

A Bit of Fun . . .

Please watch 'Said No Teacher Ever' below.

"I love it when it rains because I can spend more time with the kids in the classroom".

"I love, love, love writing reports".

"I am so overpaid".

What's your favourite line?

Said No Teacher Ever
What is your mental age? Take the test!

Is it Holidays yet?

(This pic was shared on Twitter - History in Pictures.)
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Holiday Fun

This will keep you busy. See if you can find all 19 perfectly camouflaged animals.

Have a fantastic Easter holiday break. Have fun, stay safe and pace yourself with the chocolate!

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Comments or Questions?

Please contact me if you have any questions or comments about this flyer. Thanks!