Castlemaine Secondary College (CSC) Literature Enrichment Program Year 7 students choose their favourite Picture Books of the Year Andrea McDonald is the senior librarian at CSC and an inspiring teacher. She has run the Year 7 Literature Enrichment Program for the past two years. Students are recommended for the program by their English teachers, based on […]
Word strategies to help you tackle spelling rules. Here’s some tips on how to master the spelling rules of the English language: Word Strategy 1 Have A Go. Not sure how to spell a word? Write it three different ways. Which one looks the best? Chances are that your choice is going to be the correct spelling, […]
What do YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Dropbox, Facebook, Wikipedia and PowerPoint have in common? They were all voted into the first 20 of Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014. The list is an interesting read – it demonstrates the diversity of teaching methods employed worldwide, and the variety of tools available online. But while the list […]
Andy Griffiths is a prolific Australian author with over 30 children’s titles published. He is best known for his Treehouse series, The Day My Bum Went Psycho and the JUST! books. A passionate advocate for literacy and an ambassador for The Indigenous Literacy Foundation and The Pyjama Foundation, Andy has written children’s books for over […]
Highlights of presentation from Oakhurst Community Primary School, Swindon talking about using the READ IT – Home Reading journals at their school.
Jake Uwland writes about developing critical readers from a young age Each and every day people are engaging with newspapers, magazines, books, Facebook, Twitter and endless other types of media and social media. In doing this, most people are actively engaged as critical readers but do they actually know or understand what it means to be a […]
Education Spotlight: Cool Australia – teaching sustainability on an educational site Cool Australia is dedicated to educational leadership in ‘educating for a sustainable future’. The site is in line with Australian curriculum requirements and includes curriculum resources for teachers and learning activities and a digital toolbox for students. For Teachers Teachers can access an amazing […]
Participate: act as one of the characters in the story you are reading.
Education Spotlight Ollie’s World: Interactive Sustainability Ollie’s World is a child-friendly site that tackles issues relating to sustainability and the environment. The site has two sections: adult and kids. The adult section contains information for teachers and an online shop. The kid’s section is packed with the fun stuff and covers Ollie’s four R’s of […]
Approximately ten years ago we were asked to mentor a group of creative writing primary students in Sydney. As the course progressed two things about the group I was convening stood out: · Their keen interest in creating “old school” print mediums · The technology they used to create printed mediums The group used pen […]