Moss Vale Public School are using Youtube to showcase and engage the school community in it’s Future Forum.
One of the videos includes Principal Laurie Connery discussing ideas to improve the school with some of the students.
Check out the videos here and here.
Do you know any other schools doing something a bit different? Send me a tweet or comment below.
Date: Thursday 20.06.2013
Time: 4:00pm – 5:20pm
Port Kembla Public School
This group is a regular networking opportunity for all teachers interested in sharing, learning and exploring the use of the iPad device in the classroom.
Come along and ask some questions, share an app or simply meet others who are using iPads in their school.
Our last meeting attracted over 60 attendees from across the region. Please register to assist us in providing a suitable space for the meeting.
Click here to register now
Get involved on twitter, using the hashtag #ISERipad
Frustrated by your attempts to increase the level of technology integration in your school? Need some hard evidence to show those arguing against technology in your school? Victorian teacher Rebecca Davies has gathered a list of studies that prove the value of technology in modern education: 6 Studies Showing iPads Improve Learning.
Tuesday 4th June, 2013. Come along and share in the free learning. Register here: http://tmsydney.wikispaces.com/TeachMeet+Macarthur
This link details how to use Apple Configurator to setup proxy information on an Apple TV.
Here’s a great game to use in your classroom with your students. It’s a clever way to have fun with letters and numbers. The game includes the clock sound effect from the British gameshow, Countdown. Visit and bookmark the site here. Countdown has been airing in the UK on Channel 4 since 1982 and is based on the French program Des chiffres et des lettres.
The Australian version, Letters and Numbers (named to avoid confusion with the long running Countdown music show on ABC TV in the 1970s and 1980s), aired on SBS from 2010 to 2012. The show is currently being “rested”. The UK version was being broadcast on SBS but is also no longer airing.
Hopefully SBS can return Letters and Numbers or Countdown to the airwaves as it is a great way to encourage students to exercise their minds for literacy and numeracy.
Also, a quick search on Youtube will find uncover sorts of funny bloopers from both the Australian and UK programs, with random letters spelling unfortunate words… something to keep in mind and prepare for when you do this with your class!
Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott.
The Coalition would scrap the Gonksi education reforms if it were elected to government, with Opposition Leader Tony Abbott saying he did not believe there was a problem with the way schools were funded.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/abbott-vows-to-scrap-gonski-reforms-20130421-2i7wy.html#ixzz2R48wL8iM
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From the iTunes store…
“urTalker Pro is a fully featured communication app for individuals with speech and communication disabilities. This communication app comes with fully customizable grid or “board” style views for categories and words allowing the user to grow with the app with their own pictures. You can start with simple 1 or 2 word communication views and move all the way up to 16 grid displays for advanced communication needs.
urTalker Pro comes with over 280 images to get users started and allows users to easily add new categories and images using built in camera feature or web images. Any audio can be added by recording sounds or selecting sound from your iTunes library.
urTalker makes communication easy, affordable and effective for children and adults. urTalker Pro is great for autism / autistic spectrum, stroke, IDD, Cerebral Palsy (CP), ALS and any other speech impairment condition.”
Click the link below to read an article listing 23 things every teacher should be able to do with an iPad. Reading this list, it’s easy to see why iPads are the way forward in schools. These things are easy enough for anyone to master. Once all staff can do this, technology maintenance will be much easier!
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