Slideshow Makers

Here are some simple slideshow and video makers that are free to use. They are also not blocked by the NSW DET.

Vuvox

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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.

A 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.

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Photopeach

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Create – quickly upload photos and make slideshows

Embed – in your blog or website

Share – easily share your shows

Stupeflix

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http://blog.stupeflix.com/ Great step by step instructions on the Stupeflix blog.

 

Interactive Maths resources

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.

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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

Digital Tools Booklet

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.


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Free Teaching Resources

Here are some sites that provide free teaching resources including worksheets

Johnnie’s Maths Page

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Super Teacher Worksheets

Maths and English language arts sheets

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Primary School

Free Primary School Lesson Plans & Education Resources

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SparkleBox

Worksheets suitable for Kindergarten to Year 2 covering all KLAs as well as classroom signs and classroom management sheets.

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Twinkl

twinkl is a resource centre created just for teachers, offering you some fantastic free resources.

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Teachers Pet

Resources for Kindergarten to Year 6. Includes interactive resources, worksheets for all KLAs and classroom management sheets.

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Narrative Writing

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

Live Binders keep all your resources together in the one place. No more searching. Share your resources with ease.

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Five reasons why you would use Live Binders

http://www.teachscienceandmath.com/2010/08/30/5-reasons-why-you-should-use-livebinders/

Storybird

Storybird has been created by collaborating with artists and enthusiasts to produce fun, simple tools to make short, visual stories.

Children can: get inspired by art by browsing “story art” from a growing list of artists and start a story with their pictures or explore themes by clicking on any of the tags to see artwork associated with that keyword. It definitely engages children in narrative writing.

Here are a few from Year 3 and Year 6: Please read and comment if you have time as it gives the kids a big thrill.


A fun day! on Storybird

A Magical Tale on Storybird

Last cheese??????? on Storybird

Art sites

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.crayola.com/coloring_application/

ART GALLERIES

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

http://mrspancake.com/