Why we use Twitter – Alignment with Blooms Taxonomy

Why we use Twitter - Alignment with Blooms Taxonomy

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Quandry – A Problem Solving Game


Winner of the Game of the Year for the 2013 Games for Change Awards, Quandry is…

Quandary is a free, online game that engages your students in ethical decision-making and develops skills that will help them recognize ethical issues and deal with challenging situations in their own lives.

What is Quandary about?

Quandary, a free game for players aged 8-14, presents engaging situations about how to build a new colony on the planet Braxos.

In Quandary, players must make difficult decisions in which there are no clear right or wrong answers but important consequences – to themselves, to others in the colony and to the planet Braxos. In their interactions with other settlers in the colony, players must consider facts, opinions and solutions, just like in real life.

Though the game’s setting is a futuristic colony, the genuinely tough situations that players encounter are translatable to the ones they are likely to face day-to-day. The skills players develop while playing Quandary – such as critical thinking, perspective-taking and decision-making – will help them recognize ethical issues and deal with ethical situations in their own lives.

Quandary provides a framework for how to approach ethical decision-making without telling players what to think.

Find out more at the Quandry website...

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Create a Podcast and share it with a QR Code

Screen Shot 2013-09-11 at 6.54.07 AMOur Year 8 students are doing art evaluations and creating a gallery of paintings with QR codes that link to their podcasts of their evaluations. This is all being done on an iPad.

The basic work flow is:

  1. Create the podcast in Garage Band
  2. Send the sound file to iMovie and add the artwork
  3. Upload the finished movie to Google Drive
  4. Get the URL from Google Drive (make sure you have updated to the new version)
  5. Use QRstuff.com to create a QR code for the podcast
  6. Create the gallery poster (Pages, Postr or whatever App they like)
  7. Share the podcast with the school community in their Google Drive

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Vyew – Free Continuous meeting rooms for real-time & anytime visual collaboration

Vyew allows you to meet and share content in real-time or anytime. Upload images, files, documents and videos into a room. Users can access and contribute at anytime.

Why use Vyew?

  • It’s easy – no installations.
  • It’s compatible – PC, Mac, Linux, powerpoints, documents, images, videos, mp3’s, flash files.
  • It’s FREE! – Our free version is free forever. Unlimited use with up to 10 people. What’s the catch? It’s ad supported.
  • Conferencing features – whiteboarding, video conferencing, screen sharing, Voice-over-IP.
  • Collaboration features – continuous rooms are always saved and always-on. Contextual discussion forums, voice-notes, track and log activity.

Find out more at vyew.com

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STEM Resources

CK-12 is a free portal with resources to support STEM subjects, particularly Maths and Science.

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Click here to find out more.

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TES Australia – free portal of resources


Welcome to TES Australia. Share and download maths worksheets, primary lesson plans and kids’ activities to help teach general capabilities and the cross-curriculum priorities of the Australian curriculum, including literacy learning and Aboriginal studies.
Whatever stage or subject you teach, we have all the tools you need to be the best teacher you can be.

Click here to visit the TES Website

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Pics 4 Learning


Pics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education. Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos & images for classrooms, multimedia projects, websites, videos, portfolios, or any projects in an educational setting. – See more at: http://www.pics4learning.com

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