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Week 7 Term 1, 2015

Week 7 already!!

Term 1 is flying by so fast!! I hope you can find something useful in this newsletter. Have a great week!


Lianne:-)

DESIGN THINKING 101

Design Minds Website - developed by The State Library of Queensland

Design Minds is a must visit website with loads of resources and toolkits - aligned with the Australian Curriculum. The blurb:

"New perspectives create new opportunities, new solutions and gradually a better world.

Design Minds utilises design thinking to develop the capabilities of successful and creative 21st century citizens within existing education and learning benchmarks.

Design Minds achieves this by explaining design, inspiring through resources and empowering through design thinking toolkits. Design is presented as a process in its simplest form: inquire, ideate, implement and at each stage evaluate.

Design Minds is not about getting rid of what you’re already doing as a teacher, but is rather a way to augment and enhance what already happens in the classroom by accessing and sharing resources and partnering with real world designers, businesses and the broader community."

Design Minds EXPLAIN

STEM RESOURCE OF THE WEEK

PBS LEARNING MEDIA

Another free to join website with loads of resources (videos, interactives, lesson plans etc). check out the Wild Kratts collection. Here is the blurb: "Wild Kratts joins the adventures of Chris and Martin Kratt as they encounter incredible wild animals, combining science education with fun and adventure as the duo travels to animal habitats around the globe."

Free Web 2.0 tool of the Week!

BOOKTRACK CLASSROOM - IT'S FREE & NO STUDENT EMAIL REQUIRED!

Booktrack Classroom is a movie style soundtrack for ebooks. Students can create their own narrative, informative or persuasive texts and add appropriate music and sound effects to their original works. Alternatively, they can innovate on any of the texts for free from the Booktrack library. The interface is easy to use and student creations can be shared with all members of the class. The teacher dashboard is very easy to navigate and create classes. Adding students is easy. Watch the videos for more information on how to get started Booktrack classroom is also available as an iPad app.
Booktrack Classroom Tutorial Overview (Updated)

FOLLOW UP ON GOOGLE CLASSROOM

Here is a video that provides a clear explanation of what Google Classroom is and is not.
What IS Google Classroom?

NOT SURE ABOUT COPYRIGHT LAWS FOR SCHOOL???

Make sure you bookmark this site!

Smartcopying is the official guide to copyright issues for Australian Schools and TAFE. Yo will find answers to all of your questions, plus some resources to help you teach your students about copyright, especially when using the internet for research and image finding.

YOU HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO MAKE SOMEONE'S DAY MORE AWESOME!

For the Heroes: A Pep Talk From Kid President
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