New novels: teaching notes

Shaun Tan Rules of Summer

Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox's

Anh Do The Littlest Refugee

Neil Grant The Ink Bridge

Environmental and Social Sustainability

Early Stage 1
Giles Andreae Commotion in the Ocean
Jeannie Baker: Belonging, Story of Rosy Dock, Where the Forest Meets the Sea
The Hidden Forest

Stage 1
Glenda Millard For All Creatures
Oliver Jeffers Lost and Found
Janell Cannon Stellaluna
Joyce Sidman Swirl By Swirl
Stage 2
Margaret Wild Fox
Alison Lester One Small Island
Stephanie Reeder Lost! A True Tale from the Bush

Department of Education Sites
Curriculum Corporation includes Curriculum leadership Online journal
Australian Council for Educational research Includes Teacher: the national education magazine
Education at GeoScience
Sue Lacey presents a number of links for teachers and students.
This site provides information on the Asia Education Foundation
Activities on the school magazine

New Curriculum sites
Shellie Tancred Principal at Attunga PS sites

Useful web sites
There are a few interesting ideas on this site.
Children's Book Council of Australia.
Resources for Kindergarten to Year 3 teachers
Some thoughts and ideas on Visual Literacy.

Some Directories

A directory aimed at student needs.Search or browse by category.
7 things you should know about social bookmarking.
An updated site for free online patent searching.
Access to hiqh quality digital curriculum content for teaching and learning.
Atlas and country information
A large range of lesson plans on a wide range of topics, American based.
Lessons on geography

Learning Assistance

Criss Moore's recommendations

Resources and Worksheets Sites

EdNA Chosen by Australian educators. Choose a key learning area to find the best resources the web has to offer.
Best Practise criteria for designing assignments or learning activities which promote information literacy.
Free printable worksheets on a wide range of topics.
Adrian Bruce has collected a number of sites including reading and math games.
Teacher Resource exchange
is a moderated database of resources and activities
Create assessment rubrics here. A range of samples are given for easy adaptation.
Create your own list of websites for students to access from anywhere
Organise your research projects into topics and subtopics here
PBL checklists
Project based learning
A number of subjects are featured with worksheets and activities at all stage levels.
Visual ranking tool
Identify and refine criteria for assigning ranking to a list; and then debate differences, reach consensus, and organize ideas
Seeing reason tool
Investigate relationships in complex systems, creating maps that communicate understanding
Showing evidence tool
Use an online tool for hypothesizing and supporting claims with evidence
Study guides for Australian television and film, prepared by ATOM
Teach with Movies
Create your own surveys
The New York Times Learning Network
OER Commons
Free access to more than 8,000 digital learning materials.
Enchanted Learning.
the Free Graphics Store
Jackie's Resources for Learning and Teaching (South Australia)
Literactive resources on reading/ fairytales

Information Skills

1|NSW. DET. Libraries link page
Link quality teaching and information skills
Information Skills
Applying Bloom's Taxamony