Money Teaching resources Using money and finances as an engaging context for learning, teachers can provide students with authentic learning experiences across all subject areas. ASIC's MoneySmart Teaching offers primary, secondary and VET resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum. Each unit of work and digital activity has a supporting curriculum mapping document featuring the relevant learning area, achievement standards, content descriptions and general capabilities. Mapping for all resources is available under Australian Curriculum Alignment. The MoneySmart resource list provides an overview of the resources available to support teachers. 108 resources found DigiactivityView resource Advertising Year level 7-8Economics & BusinessParents, Mobile phones Students learn about advertising and how to protect their personal information. Curriculum Alignment Unit of workView resource View resource Advertising detectives Year level 4English, Maths, HASS, HPEShopping Curriculum Alignment Resource collectionView resource
10 Great Movies for the STEM Classroom If you're looking to get kids excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), show them the ways that popular media uses -- and misuses -- the concepts you teach daily. Used as part of a lesson, clips from movies can reinforce topics, spark discussion, and promote new perspectives. There's still a great need to introduce kids, and especially girls, to STEM fields like neurobiology, nanotechnology, and civil engineering. Whether it's a short clip from a Hollywood film to reinforce the concept of gravity or a feature-length documentary that highlights the work of engineers, incorporating movies into your lessons can help kids connect what they're learning in the classroom to the world at large. And even after the credits roll, you can extend the learning: Create a model, start a debate, or begin a community project that the film -- and your teaching -- inspires. Here are 10 film picks that showcase essential STEM skills for school, home, the workplace, and beyond. Grades 1+
Using Math Apps to Increase Understanding From content consumption to content creation, there are many ways to use mobile devices with students. They can create how-to videos for authentic audiences, explain their thinking through screencasting, or use scannable technology in the math classroom, for example. Mobile devices can also be used to help students practice foundational math skills and build their math fluency. In order for students to tackle the multistep word problems they’ll be asked to solve as early as elementary school, they need to have mastered addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts. Operation Math (iOS $2.99, Android $1.99) This app turns your students into spies who travel around the world on different missions. Number Frames (free for iOS, Chrome, and other web browsers) The Math Learning Center has lots of great resources for students, including interactive math tools to help students practice skills. Sushi Monster (iOS free) Scholastic’s app offers children multiplication and addition problems.
15 STEM YouTube Channels for Energizing Flipped Learning Flipped learning in the STEM classroom can be fascinating and fun. As you may know, YouTube—a flipped learning marvel in its own right—features many custom user channels designed specifically to cater to the needs of STEM teachers and learners. Below are 15 of the coolest and most popular STEM YouTube channels you’ll find. Have fun exploring, learning, and flipping out over STEM. 1. SciShow explores the unexpected. 2. Numberphile is a channel that features many creative and interesting videos about the world of numbers, created by Brady Haran. 3. STEM Education is committed to making a difference in the lives of underprivileged children, particularly girls, by empowering them through STEM learning. 4. Unique among STEM YouTube channels, VSauce was created by the entertaining and informative Michael Stevens in the summer of 2010. 5. TED Talks has got it all, including many fascinating videos with a strong STEM focus. 6. 7. 8. Who says science can’t be art? 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students Note taking skills aren’t just automatic. We tell students “take notes” but they have no idea what that means. What makes “good notes.” What do they write down? How should notes look? Ever since I went through the Writing Across the Curriculum Course at my school I realized the tremendous gap between “writing” as we’ve taught it traditionally and 21st century writing skills. Now I have a new frustration that has me grappling with noteaking. So, now, I’m taking the approach of helping students master analog notetaking. A note about In-Flip: The kids love it. I want to know what they are getting out of the videos and if they are pulling out the essential questions I’m giving them. So, here are some of the essential notetaking skills I’ve taught them so far. Cornell Notetaking System My favorite Cornell notetaking video is by Jennifer DesRochers. This method is THE SINGLE MOST important reason (besides studying myself blind) that I graduated first in my class from Georgia Tech. You did it!
Teaching sustainability cross-curriculum In partnership with the Department of Education's Environment Education Centres we have developed a suite of free teaching resources that address the Sustainability Cross-curriculum Priority and use a student-centred, project based methodology. These resources are linked to the NSW Syllabus and Australian Curriculum and are structured for student group tasks. Learning for sustainability seeks to enable and empower students to make decisions and take actions that contribute to creating a sustainable society and ecosystem. Project based learning allows student to develop knowledge and understanding from multiple subjects and helps them apply this in the context of their school, classroom or local environment. The Sustainability Action Process (SAP) provides this and is a preferred pedagogical approach for teaching sustainability as well as an essential set of knowledge and skills for students to learn. SAP has five steps: Primary years 3 to 6 Secondary years 7 to 10
2040 Film Curriculum Materials Encourage students to develop positive, action-driven solutions. Cool Australia has partnered with 2040 to develop a set of 31 lessons (plus 7 Learn@Home lessons) to guide teachers, parents/carers and students through this innovative Australian documentary from Director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film). The film covers topics such as: Our units follow the narrative of the film encouraging students to discover information, identify and solve problems, students then make plans to take action. All lessons contain exclusive clips from 2040 only available to teachers and students. Many of these lessons are aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum. Subject Specific Units of Work Subject Specific Units of Work of work will challenge students to dig deep into the solutions presented in the film. Learn@Home Education Resources back to top Social Action Resources Social Action Resources will have students taking what they have learned in previous and engaging others to join The Regeneration.