Snapshot of 21st Century Learning

Term 3 Week 9

Aboriginal Studies

Aboriginal Images Lesson - resources provided

Interactive Ochre - Excellent resource that provides an understanding of culture, Indigenous map and print outs. Definitely worth a look.

2013 OCHRE Document - Opportunity, Choice, Healing, Responsibility, Empowerment


Persuasion, Explanation and Narrative Rubrics - Link shared by Georgina Taylor.

Exposition Writing Unit - 21 Lessons from Australian Curriculum Lessons.

Compare the effect background music has on viewer's expectations of the movie, then use persuasive writing/explanation to explore student's reactions/feelings. Watch the Mary Poppins - the sugary sweet version and the "horror" version.

Whacky Web Tales - Online writing resource that will support reluctant writers. Students can enhance their online Whacky Tale, by adding additional adjectives, clauses and exciting sentence starters.

Speaking Topics - Lots of interetsing topics - great resource for ice breakers, 5 minute talks, small group discussions etc

Prepositions - An original way to teach prepositions to young students, whilst combining technology.

Student Book Trailers - Have your students view Book Trailers created by other students, then create their own based on a book of their choice.


Lure of The Labrinyth - Stage3 pre-algebra students. It includes a wealth of intriguing math-based puzzles wrapped into an exciting narrative game in which students work to find their lost pet - and save the world from monsters!

Angle Dance - Incorporate the Angle Dance when teaching all aspects of Maths. The Angle Dance is at the bottom of the page.

Cut The Knot - Interactive Maths site - extensive resources, problem solving, a variety of different resources that G&T students may find fascinating


The resource section has had a "makeover" making it easier to navigate.

School Tube - Embed teacher and student made videos into your teaching

Whiteboard Tutorials - Refresh your knowledge or learn new tricks.

Inspiring Ideas - This resource contains many presentations for you to present and/or learn from. Why not use one at a Staff meeting?

Crooked Brains - Stimulate your students creative thought and inventions with these pics and inventions.

Kleinspiration - Blog of exciting technology resources and ideas to use in your classroom.

Google Drive Tips - Gain a greater understanding of Google Drive from this clip.

Voice Thread - Combines sound and pictures. Plus view how one teacher used Voice Thread to create a Fathers Day presentation.

Add a clock to your blog

Do something "dotty" this week and celebrate Dot Day.

Laura Chaffey has created a super Dot Day Smore.

iPads and Apps

Sound Note App - It tracks what you type and draw, whilst recording

AR Flashcards - Combine the alphabet and AR to teach initial sounds to ES1

Using Green Screen - How to use Green Screen. Green Screen App


Weather Graphs - Visual weather graphs and view the weather around the world and look at past years weather. Plus on the AC Unit site.

Interact With Your World - Science resources - Life, Earth, Physical Sciences resources

Science Topics - New Energy Resources

New Scheme Teachers

Movies on Effective Practice - American but still applicable in our classrooms.

The home page has links to additional resources on a variety of topics.

The Primary Literacy clips are also very useful.

Lesson Breaks - Dance along to Koo Koo Kangaroos

Just 4 Teachers Blog - Ideas to stimulate classroom activities. Stage 1

Special Needs

Speech Room News - Described as Speech and Language Ideas and Therapy from my Speechroom to Yours. The Special Education section has also had a "makeover".