Saturday, June 4, 2011

Useful Websites


Upper Primary onwards

This is a program allowing students to create Flash games using the drag and drop concept of the MIT designed Scratch application.


A collection of Multi-miedia folktale stories from around the world.

Primary to Secondary

A great selection of resources from the International Reading Association

Primary to Secondary

A selection of useful reading resources

Primary to Secondary

An online collaborative mind-mapping and brainstorming tool

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Catering for boys in primary education

I found this video talk to be extremely inspiring. As a male teacher in a primary school I agree with many of the points made in this talk. Well worth watching!

Monday, February 14, 2011

New year - new posts!

I haven't posted for a while, but have been busy working on a new class blog for 2011. I really find it a useful tool for communicating with the parents, a portal for students to access useful websites and to encourage students to improve their ICT skills.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Music and ICT

Here are some sites for students that have a focus on music.

Music Editors - a great range and for those who don't use a Mac and garageband - some real alternatives!

Myna Audio Editor

Others worth looking at are:




Other Music Sites

The Science of Music

This is a fantastic site that lets children investigate different sounds and make their own mixes.

Other sites worth looking at:

The New York Philharmonic Kidzone

DSO Kids

Sunday, November 7, 2010

ICT Tim's Corner - November

ICT Tim's corner October 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New ICTEV website

Check out the new ICTEV website!
"ICT in Education Victoria is the pre-eminent Victorian professional association that provides support and leadership to all educators in the use of ICT in teaching and learning. ICTEV is an education body that aims to provide exemplary professional services to members and a vibrant, expert presence within the Victorian educational community. ICTEV promotes ICT within all levels of education and advocates the positive role ICT plays in enhancing teaching and learning."

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I came across this website when searching for some resources for a web quest on 3D shapes for my grade 3/4 students. Interactives provides educators and students with strategies, content, and activities that can enhance and improve students’ skills in a variety of curricular areas including math, literature and language, science, history, and the arts. The site has great webquest/interactive activities on a variety of subjects for first through twelfth grades.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Great Resources from ACMI

ACMI, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, has produced some brilliant resources for students to learn about video editing. The ACMI Generator site has a range of resources including copyright free video clips and special effects.
Another really useful section is the Storyboard Generator - well worth a visit.

The Zimmer Twins

"The Zimmer Twins is a site devoted to kids and creative storytelling. Since 2005, the Zimmer Twins has invited children to create and share their own animated stories.

The Zimmer Twins is the brainchild of Jason Krogh the founder/director of zinc Roe design. Jason set out to create an online tool that would let kids use their imagination and exercise their storytelling powers. Jason teamed up with creative director Aaron Leighton, who developed the characters and set out the visual style of the project.

The project found an enthusiastic partner in TELETOON, a national animation cable channel in Canada. Working with TELETOON, the Zimmer Twins launched in 2005 and selected movies from the site were broadcast from coast-to-coast. In subsequent years partnerships were formed with ABC in Australia and qubo/NBC in the United States." The Zimmer Twins Website

Monday, September 13, 2010

Cyber Safety Discussion Questions

I created a slideshow of questions for my students to discuss in small groups on the topic of cyber safety.

Cyber Smart discussion questions

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Study Ladder

I have been using the site "Smart Kiddies" as an additional tool to improve numeracy with my grade 3/4 class. I have found it extremely useful. It has evolved into "Study Ladder" incorporating a lot of new resources including literacy. My login and class details remain the same - very easy!