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A Must See Visual Featuring 27 Ways to Check Your Students Understanding Checking students comprehension is one of the things we regularly do in our teaching; but are we doing it in an effective (so as not to say right) way ? Students have different learning styles and vary in the way and rate of their understanding. While some grab it from the first attempt others require much more assistance and in both ways figuring out how much understanding is involved sometimes calls for much more efforts than the teaching itself. Therefore one's teaching arsenal should be diversified and enriched with not only good and working teaching strategies but also effective comprehension check methods. Assessments ( formative, summative,diagnostic..etc ), direct questions, quizzes are some of the common ways to track students understanding but there are also several other ( some are unknown) ways to do it. Mia from An Ethical Island has put up this wonderful visual that features 27 of these ways.

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 Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Guided Math in First Grade I am hoping this post will help answer some questions I have been asked lately. But let me set us all straight because I am not an expert outside of my own little classroom. This is what works for me this year plain and simple! The breakdown of our math lessons goes as follows:

More 21st Century Upgrades from the Classroom I have been working with 5th grade for several weeks to upgrade “The American Revolution”, a unit in their Social Studies curriculum. Along the Way I blogged about individual lessons. One of the creations that we had planned for students to show their research and knowledge about historic figures of the American Revolution was to create a fake facebook profile page. Since the students are under the age of 13, they created them offline in a PowerPoint slide, which we later uploaded to their classroom blog. There are quite a few few facebook templates floating around online for you to use. ScopeIT Education Courses Our children today grow up in a world where so many hours are spent online without the direct knowledge of parents or teachers; we can’t possibly know what they are doing and what they are exposed to every time they are on-line. We have courses available to teach students how to use the internet safely, effectively and with privacy in mind. Having an understanding of on-line safety and security in a child’s formative years are an essential skill set in a world full of technology; we don’t think this should be left to chance. We provide children with the confidence and 'know-how' to give them not only an edge, but the safety and knowledge of how to navigate in a digital world.

National Simultaneous Storytime About | Get involved | Register | About the book | About the author | About the illustrator | Partners | Resources | Merchandise | Permissions | Previous NSS events | Wrap up | National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 17th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.

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.

A Love for Teaching: Fast Finisher Done Jar! I found the idea for a "done jar" on pinterest here and fell in love! Now that it is summer I have time to make my own! Save your peanut butter jars, that's what I used and they are perfect! I made two, one for "before lunch" which is our literacy block and one for "after lunch" which is math, social studies and skills. 21st Century Icebreakers: 11 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology In honor of the start of a new school year, I am sharing one of my popular posts again with you with a couple of new additions! On Monday I will begin my new job. As I’ve mentioned before, I will be working as a Technology Resource Specialist as well as teaching a couple of classes. As always, I am nervous and excited for the first day of school, and eager to meet a new group of students.

Webinars Upload Twitter Promethean ANZ Questioning elaborations in the Australian Curriculum: Science, History & Geography I have prepared this post for a professional development seminar I’m presenting for teachers on inquiry and information literacy in the Australian Curriculum. Here I have created word clouds (in Tagul) of the content elaborations related to posing questions the the subject areas of Science, History and Geography. The visualisation demonstrates the strong sense of disciplinarily and topic areas that are not necessarily evident in the content descriptors alone. The images maybe useful for teachers who are developing an integrated curriculum, as the visualisations help in analysing the similarities and differences between the subject areas in the same year groups. They also illuminate where there is more detail at a particular year level, for instance compare Year 7 History which provides topic examples with Year 9 History which seems more generic in nature.

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.

Teacher Brain - Educational Games and Activities This section is for all your Literacy needs - spelling, grammar, phonics and more! These resources are especially valuable for rotating Literacy groups. Hundreds of reading group activities and games for L3 and Daily 5. Activities are colourful, fun, interesting and engaging! *Please note that new products are placed at the top of the page* Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup Facebook Edutopia on Facebook Twitter Edutopia on Twitter Google+ Pinterest Edutopia on Pinterest