Curriculum Organiser The Curriculum Organiser is Australia’s first online curriculum manager for primary schools and is used nationally by over 10,000 primary school teachers and principals. The Curriculum Organiser was created in 2002 by teacher, principal and lifetime educator, Robin Clarke. This unique curriculum package plays a key role in assisting time poor teachers, principals and schools to deliver the Australian Curriculum at the highest standard in the most efficient way possible. Recently, the responsibilities of curriculum planning and accountability have fallen heavily on primary schools teachers. The Curriculum Organiser provides teachers with an endless array of resources, materials and lesson plans to save them preparation time for the most important part of primary school teaching, the classroom.
40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head.
Fieldwork Fieldwork is an essential component of geography education. It enables pupils to better understand the ‘messiness’ of ‘geographical reality’, develop subject knowledge, and gain a range of skills that are difficult to develop in the classroom alone. However, the value is not simply the ‘geographical’ value of experiencing such things as landscape features, busy urban streets and unfamiliar cultures which helps ground the pupils’ local environment in the context of the global. It also aids motivation and self-development.
Home - For students and teachers - Library Guides at State Library of South Australia The State Library is the largest public research library in South Australia. It has a focus on reference material for information and research. Formats range from digital and electronic to film, sound recordings, photographic, video, microfiche, and naturally printed material. We do not loan our materials, but many of our resources are available online to assist your research. We are a free public library and welcome readers and researchers of all ages and areas of interest. The collection and preservation of material relating to South Australia and its people, is a major role of the State Library. Bio.Diaspora: Visualising interactions between populations and travel I want to share some impressive work I’ve recently come across from a Toronto-based project/group called Bio.Diaspora. Last week the team was featured in the Lancet Infectious Disease Journal as part of a special report on Mass Gatherings and Health. The report focused specifically on the potential health risks posed by the mass gathering and transit of people attending events like the Olympic Games. You can find out more information about this story on the BBC and CBC, as well as through watching the animated visualisation below. I got in touch with David Kossowsky, a GIS mapper, cartographer and graphic designer, to find out more about the work of Bio.Diaspora and some of the visualisations they have been working on. This image shows a visualisation of the global airline transportation network consisting of all commercial flights worldwide.
Teaching_strategies Natural Hazards• ELI Natural Hazards category Plate tectonicsPlate tectonics - whole concept:-• Partial melting - simple process, huge global impact (ELI+)• Partial melting model and real rock (ELI+)• Plate riding (ELI+)• Plate tectonics through the window (ELI+) Evidence and explanation for the theory:-• Continental jigsaw puzzle (ELI+)• Earth time jigsaw puzzle• Geobattleships (ELI+)• Wegener’s ‘Continental drift’ meets Wilson’s ‘Plate tectonics’ (ELI+)• Did the continents move for you? (ELI+) Mechanism:-• Bouncing, bending, breaking• Mantle plume in a beaker (ELI+)• What drives the plates?
The Australian Curriculum v7.1 History: Rationale Rationale Introduction to History History is a disciplined process of inquiry into the past that develops students’ curiosity and imagination. Interactive - NatGeoMag Population The World of Seven Billion The map shows population density; the brightest points are the highest densities. Each country is colored according to its average annual gross national income per capita, using categories established by the World Bank (see key below). Some nations— like economic powerhouses China and India—have an especially wide range of incomes. Mrs Humanities shares… 10 Geography Teachers to follow on Twitter. Okay so this is something new I’m trying a new monthly feature on things that stand out to me. This could be anything from teachers to follow on twitter, interesting pedagogical practices, recently shared resources, news stories etc. Suggestions welcomed. I’m starting with 10 Geography Teachers to follow on Twitter, these are people I regularly interact with, follow links posted or magpie ideas from. There are many more I could add but I really can’t spend all day writing a post.
Bloom's Digital Taxonomy This is the introduction to Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. The different taxonomical levels can be viewed individually via the navigation bar or below this introduction as embedded pages. This is an update to Bloom's Revised Taxonomy which attempts to account for the new behaviours and actions emerging as technology advances and becomes more ubiquitous. Bloom's Revised Taxonomy describes many traditional classroom practices, behaviours and actions, but does not account for the new processes and actions associated with Web 2.0 technologies, infowhelm (the exponential growth in information), increasing ubiquitous personal technologies or cloud computing.Bloom's Digital Taxonomy isn't about the tools or technologies rather it is about using these to facilitate learning. Outcomes on rubrics are measured by competence of use and most importantly the quality of the process or product. For example.
Water Water Image source: iStockphoto Resources Featured Results: SuperSchemes: Barnaby Bear Investigates the UK This unit aims to help pupils to learn and understand more about the United Kingdom and develop a variety of geographical skills through fieldwork, mapping and recording the weather. Pupils will learn about the location of the UK in the world, the UKâ€™s countries and capital cities, seasons, weather and key human and physical features of urban, rural and coastal locations. Results: A different view - Geography: Moving stories