Monthly Archives: July 2014

Languages Teachmeet

I’ve written about Teachmeets before – they are terrific informal professional learning opportunities that are free to attend and all are welcome to attend or even present a two or seven minute session.

Coming up next week is the first ever Teachmeet exclusively for language teachers. It will be held at Avila College in Mount Waverley from 4.30pm next Wednesday 6 August.

Find out more and register to attend (and present) on the Teachmeet Melbourne wiki.

Worth a read 07/29/2014

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Teaching and learning resources for the Commonwealth Games

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The 20th Commonwealth Games are well underway in Glasgow, Scotland. Australia has already won medals in a number of different sports including swimming, athletics and cycling. The following sites provide ideas and resources for including activities related to the Commonwealth Games in your classes. Enjoy!

Latest news including an up-to-date medal tally can be found on ABC Grandstand.

Game on Scotland: Resources

Game on Scotland is the official education programme of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and its legacy. It aims to provide inspiration and learning and teaching opportunities related to Glasgow 2014 and other momentous events happening throughout Scotland in the coming years. The resources section provides access filtered by stage of schooling and curriculum area.

Victorian Commonwealth Games Association

The VCGA offers a collection of resources and activities for primary schools.

Sparklebox Commonwealth Games

Sparklebox offers a huge range of free, downloadable teaching resources for all learning areas and many topics. The Commonwealth Games resources include games, posters and word activities.

Primary Treasure Chest: Commonwealth Games

Lots of worksheets, posters, games and activities all linked to the Commonwealth Games and free to download, edit and use.

Instant Display: Commonwealth Games

Free downloadable posters including flags of all participating countries. Great resource if you want to decorate your classroom for the games.

Commonwealth Games: embracing 2018 – Global Education Program

This site from the Queensland government is looking ahead to the next Commonwealth Games which will be held on the Gold Coast in 2018 but it also includes some ideas and activities related to Glasgow to use now.

Worth a read 07/28/2014

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Worth a read 07/22/2014

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Worth a read 07/18/2014

  • Evernote is a helpful productivity tool when used effectively on iPad and can play a significant role in a 1:1 iPad classroom. Whether being used in a Math, English, Foreign Language or Art class, by combining the capacity to type, insert images, annotate, and record audio, students can integrate their iPad with Evernote in a number of unique ways. Below are six approaches to using Evernote in the classroom to improve organization, promote reflection, and help students capture their process and thinking

    tags: Evernote productivity portfolio reflection KDSBytes

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iPad PD with Sam Gliksman

As a follow up to last night’s session you may be interested in exploring the resources on iPads in Education a ning site founded by Sam Gliksman. A ning is a social network – this one is open to the public to view but if you wish to participate in forums (a great way to locate information and seek assistance for your specific questions) you need to register.

If you’d like to hear more from Sam here he is discussing the use of iPads in education:

I’ve written about Explain Everything before on Bytes – read those posts here and here.

Worth a read 07/15/2014

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iPad news and views 07/08/2014

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