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...