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Drones in the Classroom

Wooooooooow… that’s the sound of the classroom when you arrive with a drone for the start of the lesson. Like with much of the technology that is readily available to our students these days, drones provide a perfect tool with which to bring prior-knowledge and better yet, a large serving of intrinsic motivation to your lessons.

“But how can it be […]

Wikipedia Myths

Since conceived in 2001, Wikipedia, seems to have people up in arms as to whether or not it is reliable. It’s interesting talking to educators about using Wikipedia as a source of information, as there is a myth that it should not be used, because it is crowd-sourced.

According to M. Silverman, 2012;

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Book Creator

In Book Creator, students can add photos from the Camera Roll, take photos using the camera, draw on the pages, add text and add sound too.

There are 3 types of book pages that can be chosen from, square, landscape and portrait. As well as this, you can also create comic strips; scroll down and under the books you will see […]

Google Advanced Search

Google Advanced Search helps us access information and images that can be re-used and shared in our work. When doing research, it is a great opportunity to speak with students about copyright and plagiarism.

Adding Google Advanced Search to the Home Screen will save having to type the address in each time you want to do research with your students. The […]

Sphero in the Classroom

Best described as a robotic ball, the Sphero is one of the robotic devices in the Digital Technologies Kit that was supplied to Government Primary Schools across Western Australia. The reasons it is one of my favourite robotic devices, and the reasons I recommend using it in the classroom is because it is durable and versatile. Sphero is not just […]

What’s Happening

Get your class creative with movies by entering the ABC Education ‘Where I Live’ competition and win a copy of a travel book for your class.

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