Keynote

Seriously, Keynote is a powerful bit of gear. It is great for layouts and layering of content. The Instant Alpha tool is particularly awesome as it allows you to make a well-taken photo have a transparent background!! Screenshoting the slide in Preview mode and then...

Snapseed

Snapseed is an amazing app for powerful image editing. When editing you move up and down with your finger to get the parts of the tool then across left or right for adjustment. Try out the “selective” tool to blow colours, brightness and contrast out on...

Canva

Canva.com (and Canva app) is a superb product kicked off by Aussie Girl Melanie Perkins from WA (check her awesome story here about.canva.com/story/ ) It is great for creating content and layouts of all sorts and also for getting inspiration and design ideas....

graphics

Creating graphics for title pages, posters and other campaigns can be enjoyable and often encourages the user to improve their written product in the process. Developing quality graphics is easy and a lot of fun. This page will look at a number of tools and techniques...

Spreadsheets

Spreadsheeting often fits in with the maths department of a school and quite rightly so as it has so many great mathematical niceties. But it is so useful in other subjects and for life skills. Graphing and budgeting (side note graphing is so easily done in other...

goformative

Formative goformative.com is a fantastic formative assessment tool, particularly where written solutions are preferred. A teacher can see the results live and give feedback as required. There are a number of question types including written answers, typed and self...

Tynker awesomeness in maths!

This page is being built!!   !  ! !  Tynker is a powerful drag and drop, block coding tool. It works on all devices and can code sphero, Drones and other devices. It has a great sharing community and projects can be embedded nicely like the one below. Tynker works...

Quizlet and Quizlet Live

Quizlet is a great tool for short quizzes of various forms and it is a great formative assessment tool. Quizlet can be signed into with a number of services including Google. Classes can be set up and questions given or done in a number of formats and styles. The...

Twitter

Twitter: for learning There are many preconceived ideas about Twitter and it’s worth. When used well, Twitter can be invaluable for learning and professional learning. This page will explore some Twitter basics along with some ideas for using twitter for...
Book Creator Skills built in LOTE

Book Creator Skills built in LOTE

Book Creator App was chosen as the second session in the “Embedding iPad skills and focuses” progression for year 7. As with all of the focusses we are trying to build them into content currently being studied. The LOTE department were already working...

Mandarin Weather Reports

YEAR 11 IB AB INITIO MANDARIN – MLC/NEWINGTON/SACS PARTNERSHIP CLASS – WEATHER REPORTERS This term we are focusing on the topic of weather and seasons. Students were asked to compile a three day weather forecast on a city of their choice in China. Once they had...

Mandarin Menus

JUNIOR SCHOOL – STAGE 3 MANDARIN – CHINESE FOOD MENU With the introduction of iPads into Stage 3 in the Junior School it’s been a wonderful opportunity to explore the ways in which we can learn a language on a device and how to use the internet appropriately to find...

Interactive Images in Mandarin

YEAR 7 MANDARIN – WHO ARE MY FAMILY? – INTERACTIVE IMAGES IN THINGLINK Statement of inquiry: “Relationships within families are unique and important connections” Across all of our languages this term we are exploring a unit titled Who are my family?.We are looking at...

YouTube for Transport in Mandarin

YEAR 8 MANDARIN – TRANSPORT AND TIME – USING YOUTUBE We have been learning about different methods of transportation in China and how to tell the time. There are different ways to tell the time in China and it’s important to be able to say what time it really is! We...

Ed Puzzle

What is EDPuzzle? EDPuzzle (edpuzzle.com) is a tool to personalise short video clips found online or uploaded personally by cropping and adding questions and content throughout the video for students to answer. All answers are collated for you to review and assess...

bit.ly

bit.ly is one web tool which you can use to shorten lengthy URLs and store them all in one place ready for easy use. The tool also allows you to collect data from bitlys you have created to see how many people are accessing your link. If you create an account at...

11th Day of Christmas Tekky

On the 11th day of Christmas my Tekky gave to me… Green Screen by DoInk Those of you who have ventured down into the Library this term would have come across our newly renovated library reading room which is now a flexible creative learning space. The room has...