DRONES

In classes over the past couple of weeks students have been flying a drone. They wrote procedures on how to pilot it and discussed jobs that [...]

Project Daniel

This week the story of a heroic man who has taken simple, available technology to Sudan and helped a young boys life become more worth livi [...]

Bionics. Impressive. The Future.

Call the Police my brothers, my mind has been BLOWN! What if your clothing could support your body decay. “Humans are not broken, Tech [...]

Access to Equipment found in Universities

How cool are these gadgets? These are definitely the kinds of things we need to be making and coding in Primary School and High School! [...]

Amazing Courses FREE

https://www.edx.org/ Alan November showed me this fantastic website where you (or your students) can take amazing online University Courses [...]

Game On

This weeks Happy Hour has been about Gamification, how to Gamify the classroom learning environment. I found some interesting blog posts out [...]

Livescribe SMART Pen

An interesting and cool piece of TECH which has some great potential in the classroom. I would recommend creating entire lessons recorded in [...]

Solution Fluency

So hanging out with Lee Crockett last week was incredible. He is an action oriented education specialist who definitely reignited my passion [...]

Awesome Apps

So I found a great set of apps from Kevin Bradford. These are fun, educational apps that would be a great when used in conjunction with our [...]

Augmented Reality Sandbox

So I’ve been working on this project in the Library and it’s proven to be a fun and challenging endeavor. An Augmented Reality S [...]

Lego Storage Ideas

http://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/organising/kids-rooms/40-awesome-lego-storage-ideas/ Our Lego Room is in need of some TLC. This weeks Ha [...]

Infuse the Future

SO this week in Happy Hour we are taking a look at History and the new syllabus. We will be looking at strategies and resources for teaching [...]

BYOD Activities that work

This week in our Staff Professional Development (Happy Hour) we will be discussing the challenges of linking BYOD activities to everyday tea [...]

Explore and More

A fun little online app that will work great with our Library’s travel theme. http://www.exploreandmore.org/world/default.htm [...]

Google Cardboard in School

Our school has just purchased 20 sets of Google Cardboard. I took it for a tour around the school and the first impressions were amazing. St [...]

FLASH BACK – Carmen Sandiego

Next week the Library focus will be on Travel, We have an Oculus Rift and 20 sets of Google Cardboard so students can go on a Virtual Realit [...]

PLICKERS! – Assessment & Data Collection redefined

I met a teacher at EduTECH this year who showed me PLICKERS. Some of our Year 5/6 students are giving the application a trial next term. Lo [...]

MUD RUN 2015

In 2015 we decided to step things up a bit at the annual Cross Country. We ordered a load of dirt and made a mud pit for the kids to run thr [...]

SQUIGGLE BIRDS – unlock the other side of your brain

Lately I’ve been really interested in ideas for lesson breaks, especially ones that let your mind relax or unlock certain parts of you [...]

Duolingo – “learn a language on the go”

I just read an interesting article by this blogger http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker who uses the language learning app Duolingo while [...]

Appy Smarts – App filter for young brains

http://www.appysmarts.com/ranking.php?view=exp&page=1&fg=1&AgeFilter=54&Sex=1&Platform=&ApplicationType=&Applica [...]

Screen-O-Matic (How to make two of you in the class)

Capture your teaching before your lesson so that the teaching is done at the pace of the learner and you are free to assist. We are using Ca [...]

Gamestorming – Design thinking toolkit

http://www.gamestorming.com/the-wiki/ Check out these amazing Design thinking strategies for innovators, rule-breakers and changemakers fun [...]

All About Me – Resources

http://printables.atozteacherstuff.com/download/all-about-me/allaboutmebook.pdf All about me book – able to be printed or edited in Sm [...]

Human Body Resources

https://human.biodigital.com/   Lachie Leonard episodes on Youtube are a great way to introduce puberty in Stage 3 https://www.pinteres [...]

Science Excursions

http://www.scienceweek.net.au/ Check this website out first – It details what’s happening everywhere – including Dart Conn [...]

Dinosaur Activities for Students

http://letslassothemoon.com/2014/06/12/dinosaur-kids-activities/ Science and Exploration Learning (HSIE) http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2013 [...]

Dinosaur Apps

http://duckiedeck.com/play/dinosaurs?ref=cws    this dinosaur bones game is  available on the Chrome Web Store – you can add it to [...]

Tweetping.net – A global perspective of trends

Check out this website. http://tweetping.net/ Displays what people are a talking about on Twitter around the Globe. Look up a current trend [...]

Xylophone app!

I am always wanting to teach Xylophone as a group activity to classes but it’s difficult to source the instrument – they are fre [...]

Hoodamath

Not sure if this is blocked by the department but I found an interesting math algorithm challenge today called goat crossing! Definitely had [...]

Robocup Junior

http://www.robocupjunior.org.au/ Get your students into robotics by following the rules and activities that are on the Robocup Junior Websit [...]

Quizlet

Quizlet is one of the best apps out there for both second language learners and those who need to brush up on their vocabulary. Basically, t [...]

Apps of the Week

NUMBER 1 Pysamajig http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-au/app/physamajig/b4ece0fe-ee25-4118-8efc-281f7823ae38 Available on the Windows 8 St [...]

Apps of the week

Here are a list of my top 5 apps of the week. Number 5 http://littlealchemy.com/ A simple but addictive game. Start with four basic items an [...]

BYOD in schools

Is introducing Facebook and other social media to students a bad thing? Really? Do you honestly think they don’t know about it, or wil [...]

Apps of the Week

So I’m at a NoTosh workshop today and I’ve already discovered three awesome apps and a new arduino project. Blek https://play.go [...]

Mind Flex – learn to think

http://mindflexgames.com/ So Tony Ryan tells us that Meta-thinking and the power to use our brains to control things is going to be an impor [...]

Big Huge Labs – Motivator

Create, share, and buy your own customized motivational posters. Armed with a digital camera and that non-stop wit of yours, you now have th [...]

Bomomo WOW

So everyone thinks I am up-to-date with what’s what in technology, but I feel like I’m so far behind it scares me. I have only j [...]

Call the police, my mind has been blown!

I am super excited to see these kind of inventions circulating… The world of Blade Runner or Brave New World is a step away and these [...]

BYOD in DET School

Having trouble setting up your android or apple device in a NSW DET School? Here are three trouble shooting sheets that will help: 1) How to [...]

The Future Book – Latest

Here is the latest copy of The Future Book. 21st Century Pedagogies and Innovative Ideas being used by teachers around the world. Choose som [...]

Saving Energy with Tech

Our school is progressing fast with technology. However the amount of energy we are consuming concerns me. A major goal for schools should b [...]

Lord of the Rings

Wow, this thing is hilarious. When jewellery becomes technofied it amazes me. The iRing by Victor Soto allows you to control some simple fun [...]

A world where Robots Rule

A world where Robots Rule seems to be closer then I anticipated. I called my friend yesterday for his birthday. He is a geologist and tech-s [...]

Data Lounge Update

So we are still discussing what to call the new room… Some suggestions so far include: Data Lounge, Tech Lounge, alternative to Lounge [...]
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