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Royal Australian Mint On the following pages you will find school resources relating the Mint and Australian coins. From the history of our coinage, to the art and technology that goes into producing the change in your pocket. There are a number of activities for each subject. If you have any comments or suggestions for other resources, please email our Education Team Leader. Lower Primary School Resources Create a Superhero This webquest will have you working with your new table group (groups of 4) to create your own superhero, villain, a poster about them and a comic strip about one of their adventures to present to the class. Each group member will have a different role to play in your work, however some decisions will need to be made as a team. In your group decide who will take on each role.

About Want to let people share and use your photographs, but not allow companies to sell them?Looking for access to course materials from the world’s top universities?Want to encourage readers to re-publish your blog posts, as long as they give you credit?Looking for songs that you can use and remix, royalty-free? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then you should learn more about Creative Commons. Probably the quickest and easiest introduction to CC is to watch the following short video:

Visual cue cards This functional life skill activity contains a 10 page booklet and an acccompanying activity to reinforce personal hygiene. They could be used to instruct and reinforce brushing teeth. To make the booklet, one should take 3 letter sized pieces of paper and fold to make a 12 page booket. Then print the pages, cut them out and glue them on the appropriate page of the booklet. laminate and bind. The actvity contains directions. { See companion activities: Wash Hands Booklet; Smelling Fine Booklet; and Ready for School Booklet). Created by Linda Caillou.

Curriculum Support In NSW primary schools, teaching and learning programs and the assessing and reporting of student achievement relate directly to the learning outcomes and curriculum content of NSW syllabuses in six key learning areas (KLAs). K – 6 syllabuses can be accessed at the Board of Studies website NSW Department of Education and Training policies contain specific curriculum requirements for public schools. These include Curriculum planning and programming, assessing and reporting to parents K-12 to which teachers should refer when preparing their teaching and learning programs.

Kids' Club Skip to main content NASA Kids Club › Text Only Site ABC Splash More Get your questions ready! Join Kayne Tremills on Wednesday 10 September at 2pm as ABC Splash Live comes face-to-face with real robots! Meet droids and daleks, soccer-playing robots and police bomb-disposal robots. Behind the News New voters speak, leaders listen Watch Live, Wednesday 3rd, 1205 AEDST via Facebook.In a twist on a typical Q&A event, our political leaders will be asking the questions and looking for answers from 45 young Australians in Canberra for the annual ABC Heywire Youth Summit. White Ribbon Day A national day to call for an end to violence against women around the world.Watch School Recycling Students from Highbury PS show us what ideas they have to reduce their waste.Watch Music, Count Us In Half a million students across Australia singing the same song at the same time.Watch Endangered Bandicoots A conservation program to help them is having some success.Watch Koala Funding A favourite Aussie icon, the koala, is doing it tough in northern New South WalesWatch

Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects The start of the school year offers an ideal time to introduce students to project-based learning. By starting with engaging projects, you'll grab their interest while establishing a solid foundation of important skills, such as knowing how to conduct research, engage experts, and collaborate with peers. In honor of Edutopia's 20th anniversary, here are 20 project ideas to get learning off to a good start. 1. Flat Stanley Refresh: Flat Stanley literacy projects are perennial favorites for inspiring students to communicate and connect, often across great distances.

Assessing Student Progress Using Blog-Based Porfolios Editor’s note: Kathy Cassidy is the author of a new book from Powerful Learning Press, Connected from the Start: Global Learning in the Primary Grades. During a recent webinar (free archive here), Kathy shared many ideas from Chapter 5 of the book, “Using Blogs as Digital Portfolios.” The webinar was rich in content and full of great discussion — so much so that there simply wasn’t time for Kathy to share her thoughts, in depth, about where formative and summative assessments might fit into this digital blog/portfolio model. Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page to the Authentic Assessment Toolbox, a how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning. Inside, you will find chapters on A good place to start -- In this chapter I identify the characteristics, strengths and limitations of authentic assessment; compare and contrast it with traditional (test-based) assessment. Why has authentic assessment become more popular in recent years? When can it best serve assessment needs? After a brief overview, follow a detailed, four-step process for creating an authentic assessment.

Apps to Use as Student ePortfolios I have yet to find the perfect Digital Portfolio app that I think I would use exclusively in a Visual Arts class. Some apps can be used as graphic portfolios or as beautiful sketchbooks, others are great at sharing. Not all of the apps available are great at all of these things. I have spent a heap of time trying to find one and would be more than happy for someone to send me the name of one they are using successfully. Having said that the following are apps that I would consider using; Evernote: FREE Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use.

20 Amazing iPad Apps for Educators When one looks at how technology has changed education over the past decade, one can’t help but be blown away by the sheer number of iPad apps for educators that have absolutely flooded the electronic marketplace. There are so many iPad apps for teachers released every month that even the most plugged-in educator would have a difficult time processing and utilizing them all. Luckily, when teachers are looking to learn how to use iPads in the classroom, they need to look no further than TeachHUB magazine and TeachHUB.com -- an educator’s primary go-to resource when researching iPad apps for teachers and iPads in the classroom. Read on to learn about TeachHUB magazine and TeachHUB.com’s updated list of the hottest iPad apps for teachers and iPad apps for education, destined to forever alter your curriculum landscape, organized here by subject. Scroll down for an index of many of TeachHUB's helpful iPads in the classroom app reviews and more of the best usage of iPads in the classroom.

iRubric Welcome to iRubric iRubric is a comprehensive rubric development, assessment, and sharing tool. Designed from the ground up, iRubric supports a variety of applications in an easy-to-use package. Best of all, iRubric is free to individual faculty and students. iRubric School-Edition empowers schools with an easy-to-use system for monitoring student learning outcomes and aligning with standards.

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