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4M working very hard in the Technology Hub: 13.8.13

This Morning 4M worked very hard together on their inquiry learning projects. This term year 4 are learning about Investigating food products and venues. Students were collaborating thinking of great ideas to implement in their menues and restaurants. Different stations were set up for the students, station 1: students used ‘Photoshop’ to work on their [...]

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4NG- Photoshop and Tough Cams

Over the last few weeks, students have been using Photoshop to design their own menus as part of our ‘Products and Venues’ unit of work. Mr kent has shown students had to add layers in photoshop, use the lasoo tool, use the magic wand, as well as a range of different tools to create a [...]

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Tech Coaching in year 2

Last week I went into 3 other year 2 classes to do the first lesson in our Donkey’s unit.  We went through My uncles Donkey and the different ways that a book can be relayed to readers.  Then we went through popplet (app) to express our opinion on which way they prefer to have the [...]

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Technology in the classroom- links to English

This term, I have been experimenting with various Web 2.0 tools such Smore, Prezi and Thinglink to present various lessons to my students regarding a range of topics. As reading and viewing multimodal texts is an important part of the new English syllabus, I have used these tools to facilitate class discussions about the various [...]

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3H & 3B In The Computer Lab

3H & 3B students spent Term 2 exploring the program InDesign. They showed a great deal of interest and could grasp the inherent possibilities available with such a program. They were willing to experiment with the icons and tabs to create the beginnings of a multi-modal text. Unfortunately, due to time restrictions they were not [...]

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Programming With The New English Syllabus

Week 4 of this term saw all teachers stand down to program a mini unit using the new English syllabus.  Staff were asked to consider the Accelerated Literacy sequence, objectives, outcome codes, content, multimodal text, learning across the curriculum content, QTF and assessment (for, as and of learning).  Teachers worked in pairs or in small [...]

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Term 3 Progress

In Term 3, our CC21 project is now in the stages of sharing and supporting staff in implementing our developed units and also effectively integrating iPads into their classroom practice. We had the opportunity to share our projects with our staff during our recent Staff Development Day. All teachers involved in the CC21 project has [...]

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Good Progress being made at Killara HS

A key focus area for the Killara HS Mathematics faculty has been developing and implementing processes for the collaborative development of units of work for implementation as part of the new curriculum in 2014. The end goal is to develop programs that are interactive, contain links to all suitable resources and can be continually updated [...]

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2VS using web2.0 tools

2vs have been using web2.0 tools. Myself and students are finding it extremely interesting and loads of fun. This term we are focussing on using SMORE. We are using this to design an information report on an endangered animal of their choice. Students have begun experimenting with this tool and using the Internet and iPads [...]

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Parent survey for BYOD

Today an email about the CC21 project went out to the Year 7 class that will be trialling the BYOD initiative with a newly written Australian Curriculum unit of work. Our Ipads and synching trolley have arrived, new furniture will be here soon and our learning ‘centre’ is in it’s early days. All our Apps [...]

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