Tag: Resources

Who is Faith Bandler?

I am, at the moment, doing research into the 1967 referendum to change the Australian constitution, in order to make some civics and citizenship learning resources. I was lucky enough, through my local library website, to find a interview with Faith Bandler. Mrs. Bandler campaigned both for the ‘yes’ vote for the referendum, and for …

History at Your Fingertips

Ah, the internet. There’s many things to hate about the internet. As with any tool people use it to spread hate, to manipulate, to commit crimes, and to hurt others. I’ll admit that I control my children’s access to the internet (and in particular any forum where they can interact with others over the internet) …

Using Digital Resource in Your Classroom

I’m a big fan of digital resources in the classroom. Why? Because they can make teachers’ jobs easier. And with students, particularly in high-school, bringing their own devices to school, gone are the days of having to book a computer lab, only to find Dave snuck in with his class because you weren’t there within …

How You Can Use Media More Effectively in Your Classroom

Whether you’re a classroom teacher, a home educator, or a parent, you probably already know how powerful movies and TV programs can be in the classroom. You’re probably also aware that the misuse of media can lessen it’s effectiveness. If you’ve ever seen a class of students wander out of a double period glassy-eyed or …

Multiplication Pizza

Everyone loves pizza! It’s cheesy, it’s savoury, it’s delicious and it can help your kids practise their times tables. Well, this pizza can! Simply download the PDF and print out the pizza slices you’re focusing on with their related toppings. Students cut out their toppings and glue them onto the correct answer. Please feel free …

Cut and Fold Bugs

These cute cut and fold bugs have a variety of uses, from a simple craft activity to more involved learning tasks. One idea is to make the bugs (or have students make the bugs) and stick different weights to the underside. Have students weigh the bugs and compare and alter the weights.