Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nutrients / PMI charts

Navigating Nutrients Livebinder

Nutrients Information for PMI charts

*To use with PMI charts.
In pairs, children move throughtout the livebinder to research these nutrients:

Vitamin C
Vitamin A

The students will work together to find the Positive (how they help us), Minus (effects of too much or not enough of them) and Interesting (interesting things about them, such as which foods we get them from) about nutrients.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Night and Day models (juniors activity??)

Some examples of Night and Day models...

Friday, July 20, 2012

Awesome Solar System website...

Check out this website!!!

It includes a skywatch that shows you what feature is visible in the sky tonight.

Take note of the links down the right hand side, these include music, movies and activities related to the solar system too.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Audio Hosting Site Options

Check this out on Chirbit

Monday, May 14, 2012

Writing - Tracking Changes and Etherpad

IT Workshop
Monday 14th May, 2012

Tracking Changes and Etherpad

Tracking Changes
- Used with Microsoft Word

- Found on the Toolbar (the placement of this button may vary depending on the age of Microsoft Word version used on your computer.)

1) Children write their story as usual (simply getting their ideas down).  
2) They then need to click on 'Tracking Changes' to monitor any changes made to their writing from this point onwards.  These changes will now be displayed in red.  
3) They could print this edited version of their work to show their working.  Name the file saved carefully.  
4) They could then click on 'Final' which will take away the red alterations and leave their piece of writing as a final copy.  
5) They could then print this version as their published work.  Name the file saved carefully.

Opensource Etherpad

- Is a collaborative way to write.

- Is public, so developing protocols is very important.

1)  Create a new pad by following the above URL.

2) Determine how many computers/writers you wish to participate in this collaborative writing activity.  (Push 'Enter' after the last number on the pad to increase the number of participants on this 'Pad.)

3)  Provide each computer/writer with a designated number.

4)  Make the URL of this created Pad available for writers to join.

5) Writers open this URL and write beside their designated number.  Each number has its own colour so that you can identify the writers.  Each writer can also add to, edit and work on another writers work, but these alterations will show up in that new writer's colour.  People can also use the chat option.  DO NOT forget though that this chat is public!!!

***Don't forget that the ICT Suite is available in the mornings Mon-Thurs if you would like to take your class in to use one of these writing ideas.

Have fun :)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tech Buddies - Now available in classrooms near you! :)

Turuturu Tech Buddies are available for 
tech assistance in the classroom or ICT Suite!

They have recently been recapping:

* Logging onto SmartNet
* Using and saving on Publisher
*Uploading images
*Posting on Blogger
* Creating attractive headings using
* Using Comic Life

and next we will be learning about Podcasting (a great tool in the classroom, 
and a wonderful idea for showcasing teaching/learning on MyPortfolio!)

If you have a little difficulty with these programmes, 
would like to get any of these ideas running in your classroom or 
need some assistance doing so you may like to try using a Tech Buddy.

You'll find these great Turuturu Techno-kids in Rooms 1 and 13.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Future Thinking Tools

Future Thinking

Have a look at these great tools to generate future thinkers.

Future Thinking Tool - Be a futurist and consider trends to garner what the future holds.

Ethics Thinking Tool - An interactive tool to help you decide what is right or wrong, and why.An interactive tool to help you decide what is right or wrong, and why.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Slight topic change.

Our topic for Term 1 has changed slightly.  
It is now...
The Ocean

I will alter, or make other relevant Livebinders, on this broader topic.
I will however leave the Rock Pools Livebinders on this site, 
as they are still related to our topic.

Here is a great place to start...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rock Pools - Livebinders for Term 1 Topic Study

Rock Pools

Here are some LiveBinders that you may find helpful during our Term 1 topic.
I will add any further sites found throughout the term 
so that we all have access to them through here.  

If you find any further great sites, could you either notify me of these 
and I'll include them to the Livebinders, or could you please 
comment below on this post with the URL link to that site.


One folder is more suited to being used by kids... 

While the other holds resources for teachers...