Snapshot - 21st Century Learning
2014 - Term 2
Big Universe Reading Resources - An exciting resource! Online reading books which you may view online or add to your bookshelf. This library of books covers a variety of genres.
Persuasive Activities - Video clips to engage students in exposition writing, a Webquest activity and a PETA resource.
Writing Prompts - New prompts created by Angela Punz, Steph Westwood, Lizzie Chase.
Learning To Look - Teachers are provided with questions to enable their students to look critically and more closely at illustrations.
Inferring - A few video clips, in a handy location, to use to teach inference.
Character Analysis - A few new resources.
Procedure Writing - Engaging You Tubes plus a How To Blow A Bubble stimulus.
Speaking Resource - Spot The Difference activity.
Margin Prompts - A valuable idea sourced from Mrs McNamara's EALD World.
Writing Idea - Use the online Newspaper Creator to create newspapers, brochures etc.
Punctuation Resources - New resource on Commas, Contractions (Contraction Surgery, which is lots of fun), Basic Spelling Rules.
Narrative Writing - Lizzie Chase has shared another one of her exemplary resources. Plus there is a Narrative Writing slide show, an interactive of the Elements Of A Story.
Retelling Stories - Make Retelling Bracelets - Create a bracelet using a green bead for the beginning, a red bead for the ending and 3 or more other beads for the middle. As children retell a story thye slide a bead from left to right for the beginning and then another bead for each story component.
Differentiating Reading - resource.
Grammar - A new look as a result of a makeover!
A few new resources including an idea for "What Does The Fox Say?" song and the "Amulet" comics. Plus the Differentiating Grammar resource.
Spelling - Differentiating Spelling resource and the Explicit Teaching of Spelling resource.
Writing - An idea for "Wings of Fire" and Amulet Comics. The Reading and Writing Indpendent Tasks created by Lizzie Chase. The "Write Source" which includes a variety of topics, all arranged by grade level, plus student examples to show your class.
2014 Book Week Awards - Only a few resources but I plan to continue to add others.
Literacy In The Playground - Ideas galore.
Debating and Public Speaking - A new resource page has been added to Snapshot.
The Three Little Pigs - Readers Theatre
Early Stage 1 - Lettice, Getting Along, I Am Not You Friend.
Stage 1 - Around The World, Ripper Readers.
Stage 2 - Grandad's Gifts, Two Sides, Neighbours, Words To Unite Us, Stories To Units Us, Taking Care of The World, Sylvester and The Magic Pebble, Australia.
Stage 3 - Global Footprints, Neighboours, Global People, People Place Language, The Great Bear, Light.
Units were developed by Chris Fraser, Leanne Williamson, Ryan Noonan and the Diocese of Cairns
Moving Students On - SA Education Dept. have created this resource.
WPS Technology Team - Fiona Arthurson has created this excellent website for Wallsend PS. Fiona provides inofrmation on ET4L, which covers ET4L Management, UDM - Universal Desktop Management, ET4L Posters etc. "Technical Stuff" such as Tips and Tricks, Intranet URLs from home, Hubs and Switches, i Devices and more.
iPad Set Up - Fiona Arthurson. Also "check out" the unique ipad storage ideas.
Apps - a few new ones. My list is the "beginners list" and ones I like to use.
Adobe Connect - The How To Join ADOBE Connects. Great PL.
Inspiring Class Websites, Blogs and Teacher Sites - New inspiring additions : )
Zamzar - Online file converter.
Early Career Teachers
Corinne Campbell's "About Teaching" website is an excellent! Very informative.
Topics Covered - Policy and Politics, PL, Managing Workloads and Stress, Casual Teacher Advice and more.
ANZAC Day Resources - A wide variety of resources. I have included a link to the War Memorial's digitalised WW1 Diaries.
Linking Assessment, Teaching and Learning - A WA document
Continuums - 2 new resources - Maths Continuum Grid - SA and Starting Points for plotting students along the continuum.
Aboriginal Histories and Culture - History of Aboriginal Sydney which is an excellent resource. Free Aboriginal pictures to colour, the story of The Brolga and new You Tube Dreaming Stories.
Fun Brain Breaks - Fun fun fun.
Australian Made - Online teachers' resource.
NFB Interactive - An evolving collection of innovative, interactive stories exploring the world from Canadian points of view.
Australia - New resources.
Fake Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest Power Points - Created by Steph Westwood. A great resource to edit and adapt for your class.
WALT-WILF-TIB - Steph Westwood has created another amazing resource!