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!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A brilliant talk

"The best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most."

Useful Blog

This is a great resource for teachers, well worth a look! I get updates on my news feed on Facebook...

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Cacoo is a free online collaborative diagram designing tool. This application has great potential for students planning projects together as well as creating mind maps and visual thinking diagrams.

Useful Teaching Resource - A Visualiser

I purchased a visualiser for our school and have found it to be an invaluable resource for teaching. It is basically a modern version of the old overhead projector.
All you need is to plug it into a power socket and into a digital projector. It projects anything placed under the camera onto the screen, books, student work, models and 3D objects. You can take screen shots, record video and split the screen for a variety of purposes. It is a great way to share student work, share a story, observe a student editing their work, project a lesson on a hand held device and many, many more applications.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Maths Resources

A colleague at school told me about an Australian based mathematics website called "Smartkiddies". I team teach in a grade 3/4 class and have enrolled two classes into this site. It is well worth a look, not only can you find an amazing range of resources relating to all areas in the maths curriculum, but you can also assign different tasks to different children, leave messages, track students and their achievements as well as engaging children in games and activities. Here are some other useful maths based websites:

Tutpup: Great for practising time tables and number facts.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives: An excellent site and really supports interactive whiteboard use.

Small Blue Printer: Perfect for space and measurement.

Free Rice: Practise maths for a worthy cause.

Bamzooki: A fantastic problem solving activity

Other general maths game sites:

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Celebration for ACEC2010

Here is a video recapping the fantastic conference we organised for ACEC2010:

And yours truly accepting award for ICTEV Teacher of the Year 2010:

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Teaching videos site

A website in the United Kingdom, Teaching Videos, has a great range of educational videos well orginised into useful categories. Here is an example from the ICT area on social networking:

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Texting and Literacy

I found this on TeacherTube and found it interesting.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Interactive Whiteboards

I found a couple of sites that have some links to activities and applications that can be used with an interactive whiteboard.



Only 25 days to go! Check out what is on offer at the ACEC2010 website.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Useful Math Resources

The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives has a comprehensive collection of interactive mathematical activities for use in the classroom. They work extremely well with an Interactive Whiteboard. The place value activities are particularly useful.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Small Blue Printer

This great free program is great for students in the area of measurement in mathematics. Students can design a floor plan of their classroom, home, etc and then wander through in 3D mode. There is also an option for a more detailed plan with plenty of options for them to choose from.