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Friday, August 19

Learning can be hard

Learning can be hard
The important thing that emerged was an incredible synergy between the two
lists, in fact a perfect alignment: the things that make an experience engaging
are also those that make for effective learning! Learning can be hard

Sunday, August 14

Web Wise

web wiseI have found this site very useful for review/revision. Can also work well to supplement presentation, allowing students to work through it at their own pace.
BBC has some fantastic resources in this section, I have used another one with kids for first aid, I think it is called programmed learning, they all wanted to get 100% so kept doing it till they did! Maybe not a great technique for learning and understanding on its own, a step in the right direction!!

Friday, August 12

Games, Fun, Quizzes, and More Games

Trivia Game
A great trivia game for all age groups....try and see how you score on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues...;>)
3 Jigsaws
Fanastic jigsaws for one and all to play with...good for motor skills, use for mouse exercises etc etc ;>)

This "fun painting @ ATSIC" is great. It allows the user to paint in koori art provided at the site with a printing option too...Its just too deadly ;>)

Where Fairytales Don't Always End Happy Every After...
Welcome to World Tales. See folk tales, myths and legends from around the world, brought to life by twenty Australian animators. Learn animation, read a story, build at ecard and send it, plus more quizzess and games.

A variety of puzzles to Click on that you would like to see. You can print and play them at your leisure! All of these puzzles were created using Crossword Weaver, the leading crossword puzzle maker.

Sunday, August 7

Google Maps Big Brother...

You have been introduced to Google Earth:
Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. View exotic locales like Maui and Paris as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more.Provides directions, interactive maps, and satellite/aerial imagery of the United States.

The down side of Google earth is that is has to be installed on computers and is quite a big program.
Google Maps needs only an internet connection:
Google Maps is a Google service offering powerful, user-friendly mapping technology–including business locations, contact information, and driving directions–to anyone searching for results in the United States, Canada, and the UK (more locations coming soon). With Google Maps, you'll enjoy the following unique features:
- Draggable maps – Click and drag maps to view adjacent sections immediately (no long waits for new areas to download).
- Satellite imagery – View a satellite image (or a satellite image with superimposed map data) of your desired location that you can zoom and pan.
- Integrated search results – Find business locations and contact information all in one location. For example, if you search for [pizza in Sydney], locations of relevant listings appear on your map, and their phone numbers appear alongside.
- Detailed directions – Enter an address and let Google Maps plot the location and/or driving directions for you. Click any part of the driving directions to see a magnified map or satellite image of that part of the route.

To see what Google maps can do there is a great tour. I am amazed how intrigued kids are at viewing anywhere in the world, tomorrow we are going to check out the Eiffel Tower and measure the pyramids

Wednesday, August 3

Thanks for the invite!

I am very pleased with myself because (despite having fogotten my username and password) I recovered all this info and logged on here! A big achievement for me.
Can I invite other teachers who work on youth programs onto this Blog? If so how?

Tuesday, August 2

Message from the fabulous Julie

HI Everyone,

It’s feeling like a really high energy and excitement day today.

Have a look at this website! This is another brilliant opportunity for literacy for everyone but especially young people. This site gives you the tools to write your own comic strip. It gives you a bit list of characters, settings etc and you add the dialogue. There’s no limit to the fun and the writing potential in this site.

If you get a French version when you open this site, look on the right side of the screen for a small British flag and click on it. You’ll get the English version of the website.

A bit of lateral thinking…. with both this site and the DFilm one… what about using them to send out reminders for meetings or work to be done??? How much more fun is that than the usual boring email or note that might that might sound less enthusiastic than you might wish, and it should only take 1-2 minutes longer to compose it than an email???

Monday, August 1

Blue Mountains CGVE

This is the blog I am using for my 2 CGVE classes. I have had 3 fruitful weeks!!!
Feel free to visit and share ideas.