Teaching tips and Lesson Plans

I have just updated these web pages. Each contains lists of links to teaching tips and lesson plans.

Medieval

Environment

Acid Rain

Visual literacy

Booklists – Social Justice

MappingDrama

Food and Nutrition

Online games

Maths

Human Body

Energizers, icebreakers

teaching,education,

Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge

What do you see when you look through a computer?

Stephen Downes’ presentation

so much more than text and images …

http://www.downes.ca/files/toronto2006.ppt#256,1,

What do we see when we look through a computer?

networks, education

The Smart Classrooms Professional Development Framework trial

The Smart Classrooms Professional Development Framework trial is open for registrations.

In term 3, 100 teachers will be funded 3 TRS days to participate in an online course trialing the Framework. Successful participants will be accredited with the ICT Pedagogical Licence.

ICT Curriculum Integration online course
Teachers will be required to participate in a 10 week online course and construct a digital portfolio. The course will take approximately 40 hours of commitment. The registration cost is $300 (+GST).

Download an application kit today. Don’t miss out!

New Professionalism Program

2006 GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

– 108 Scholarships/Grants now across EIGHT CATEGORIES

– via the links below.

Closing dates: 14 July 2006 for teacher aides

11 August 2006 for remaining categories

The New Professionalism program recognizes that employees continue their individual development of understandings and skills that are essential to providing a quality public education system that delivers opportunities for all students.

Teachers, teacher aides, principals, managers, therapists, administrators — it doesn ‘t matter what the role in the many services provided throughout the department – professional development is pivotal to providing a quality service.

The department offers a range of scholarships and grants under the New Professionalism banner not only to ensure the future capability of our people but also to acknowledge and encourage the talents of its valuable employees.

Read on …

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4UREADERS

http://www.4ureaders.net/welcomev2/

This site was developed with East Ayrshire and South LanarkshireLibrary Authorities for readers aged 11-16.The site divides into three separate sections to appeal to different audiences within the age group.The Girls with Attitude section was developed specifically for girls between 14-16.School and Children’s librarians worked with youngreaders to help plan the content of the site. Further funding from SLIC/CILIPS enabled six other Scottish library authorities to participate.

Thanks to Mylee Joseph from the State Library of NSW mjoseph at sl dot nsw.gov.au

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4UREADERS

http://www.4ureaders.net/welcomev2/

This site was developed with East Ayrshire and South LanarkshireLibrary Authorities for readers aged 11-16.The site divides into three separate sections to appeal to different audiences within the age group.The Girls with Attitude section was developed specifically for girls between 14-16.School and Children’s librarians worked with youngreaders to help plan the content of the site. Further funding from SLIC/CILIPS enabled six other Scottish library authorities to participate.

Thanks to Mylee Joseph from the State Library of NSW mjoseph at sl dot nsw.gov.au

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Visual Literacy: An Institutional Imperative

Susan E. Metros and Kristina Woolsey

Academics have a long history of claiming and defending the superiority of verbal over visual for representing knowledge. By dismissing imagery as mere decoration, they have upheld the sanctity of print for academic discourse. However, in the last decade, digital technologies have broken down the barriers between words and pictures, and many of these same academics are now willing to acknowledge that melding text with image constructs new meaning, and some may even go so far as to admit that images, as communication devices, can stand on their own.

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