Here are some simple slideshow and video makers that are free to use. They are also not blocked by the NSW DET.
This dynamic media creation suite enables everyone to easily turn their photos, videos, text and audio clips into interactive stories.
EXPRESS is a super FAST, compact version of the STUDIO platform.
COLLAGE can be published, embedded, and syndicated into any website, blog or social networking site.
STUDIO provides a range of media presentation formats that allow unmatched personalization.
Link to your media, choose a style and modify to your heart’s desire… and, distribute it to COLLAGE, or your personal and public web pages.
Create – quickly upload photos and make slideshows
Embed – in your blog or website
Share – easily share your shows
http://blog.stupeflix.com/ Great step by step instructions on the Stupeflix blog.
Here are some wonderful Maths sites with interactive resources suitable for K-6. Please comment to let me know which ones you find most useful.
http://www.learningtoday.com/corporate/maths-applets.asp IWB resources
http://www.kenttrustweb.org.uk/kentict/kentict_sub_math_iwb.cfm IWB Maths resources for all ages
http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mejhm/index.html?l=0 Maths Interactives
http://www.channel4learning.com/sites/puzzlemaths/games_menu.shtml Challenging Maths puzzles for all ages
Thanks to Lizzie Chase from School Libraries and Information Literacy Unit, NSW Department of Education and Communities for sharing this booklet. This booklet contains instructions for the use of some favourite Web 2.0 tools.
Digital Tools Booklet –
Here are some sites that provide free teaching resources including worksheets
Johnnie’s Maths Page
Super Teacher Worksheets
Maths and English language arts sheets
Free Primary School Lesson Plans & Education Resources
Worksheets suitable for Kindergarten to Year 2 covering all KLAs as well as classroom signs and classroom management sheets.
twinkl is a resource centre created just for teachers, offering you some fantastic free resources.
Resources for Kindergarten to Year 6. Includes interactive resources, worksheets for all KLAs and classroom management sheets.
With narrative writing being a big focus in schools today here are some sites that might help you in your classroom.
PicLits.com is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture. Includes a gallery and lessons as well.
http://storybird.com Fun, simple tools to make short, visual stories.
http://www.sistersgrimm.com/newsite/game.html Fun fairytale generator. Great for narratives!!
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/storystarters/storystarter1.htm Fun with story starters
http://bit.ly/dnHLt Character Generator
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/english/storyplant.shtml Creating a narrative – use big screen with sound
http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/raps/twist/teachingideas.htm FICTION WITH A TWIST blog – narrative writing
http://www.ideastoinspire.co.uk/inspiringwriting.htm Inspiring writing
http://primarypad.com PrimaryPad is a web based word processor that allows students and teachers to work together in real time. Great for joint constructions and group story writing.
http://www.writingfun.com/ Jenny Eather’s writing for fun new site
http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools Web 2.0 tools and examples of their use in digital story telling
http://bit.ly/dehqA Storyboarding activities
Live Binders keep all your resources together in the one place. No more searching. Share your resources with ease.
Five reasons why you would use Live Binders
There are many tricky words in the language especially the ones that sound the same but have completely different meanings. Here is a chart to help you choose the correct word in your writing.
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Here is a selection of sites to use with students. They include fun drawing and animation, art galleries and lesson plans.
DRAWING and ANIMATION
http://www2.shidonni.com/default.htm Fun drawing and animation
http://topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=84 IWB art activities
http://www.mrpicassohead.com/create.html Fun with Picasso
http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/ed/myvirtualgallery Art Gallery of NSW
http://bit.ly/9wnAln Newcastle Region Art Gallery
http://www.nga.gov/kids/kids.htm National Art Gallery
ART LESSON PLANS and ACTIVITIES
http://bit.ly/1gq40i Out of this world art lessons
http://www.artsonia.com/ Great ideas for the classroom
Here are a couple of new Maths resources with activities and games that can be used with the interactive whiteboard.
http://www.fun4thebrain.com/ Maths games
Birmingham Grid for Learning Maths resources