Time saving tools, templates and ideas that I have written, trialled and tested, that work. Send in your best templates and ideas for teaching and I'll put them here to share.
Creativity & Inspiration
Videos Cleese, Jobs, Mitra, IB
Video2 Chomsky, Gilbert &
What if Money didn't matter ?
Video3 SHOCKING! The real purpose of your life!
FLOW, The SECRET to Happiness, How I fell in love with a FISH.
Video4 How a boy became an ARTIST
Infinite Thinking MACHINE
Video5 Shane Koyczan: "To This Day" ... for the bullied and beautiful.
Ken Robinson says SCHOOL KILLS CREATIVITY
What will be OBSOLETE in 2020
Video6 Dr Eric Topol & the SMART future Health care
Why Education in Finland Works
Finland's Revolutionary Education System
Flashmob, Jane Goodall
George Lucas Visual Literacy Martin Scorsese Visual Literacy
Video9 Ramsey Musallam Curiosity Comes First
Video10 Benjamin Zander: The transformative power of classical music
Articles & Seminars
Australia You're Standing In It
Essential reading for air fridge Strines
Australian Wheat Harvest
Ready for the Big Harvest 2012? Sent in by my good friend Alex.
If you like big machines take a look at the this:-
2015 harvest using a Phantom 3 Pro drone for the airborne footage and a XiaoMi Yi camera for the on machinery footage of our farms near Moonta & Kadina, South Australia.
Take a look at the Picture Australia site. This site will not be officially launched for a while yet. I provides a single point of access to over 450,000 digitized images from pictorial collections of many leading cultural heritage institutions. It's a fantastic resource.
The Ned Kelly Gang Would you like to learn what errors there are in the information you may have read about the Kelly gang?
Not Just Ned From the National Museum of Australia. Contains some great teaching resources as downloadable pdfs with images. Also includes a Biography of Dictionary of Bush Rangers. Well presented and easily navigated.
Project Gutenberg - Australia This site is very comprehensive with many links and covers, a lot of primary source material for download. eBooks and excerpts - quite delightful. It is fantastic to have access to all this primary source material.
Port Arthur Convict Site. Has some Well thought out teaching resources.
Convict Records an interesting resource where you can research your convict past. Read colourful stories about convicts. There are a lot of lInks. Smith, Brown, William, Jones and Johnson are the 5 most common convict surnames
Convict Trials Once you have a convicts name you can search the proceedings of the Old Bailey in London, for a court trial transcript. You can also access convicts in alphabetical order. Please be selective here some reference to rape etc.
Claytons Convicts Fill in this dialogue box and makeup your own convict history.
First Fleet Fellowship Lists ships and convicts who were on board each ship, includes images and stories.
DRAW a first Fleet ship step by step guide.
or A more sophisticated version of a First Fleet Ship
Label the ships and add the list of at least 3 of the convicts transported on each one. Provide details each ship and the number of convicts on board.
CONVICTED BY ANNA CLARK
Welcome to the unwonderful world of kids, crims, and other convict capers. Australia's convict history is so chocked with floggings, death, cannibalism, and very smelly feet and underpants that it's a wonder you ever wanted to read about anything else!
Great series of videos about Mary Bryant a 17 year old convict - YouTube Video. Original Rating "M" Suitable for Senior Secondary only.
Gold Rushes in Australia Life on the diggings, the Eureka stockade, lot of primary source material as well as descriptions. Covers descriptions of Arts and entertainment, mining methods and sport on the gold fields.
Australian War Memorial Brilliant resource lots of images. Looks at War through our history.
Federation Fast Facts - Background information, arguments in favour/against, the issue of trade, timeline, & federation resources.
The Story of Federation From the ABC - lots of text info.
Early Australian Explorers - How would you like to be part of an expedition similar to that of our famous explorers? This is an older webquest and is a .doc file. Ideas are great - presentations is poor. However it is a great starting point
There meaning site includes images. Also links to sites about the Government.
Brief Summary About Australia
CIA fact book page about Australia. Includes map, flag and statistics.
All about Australian
Australian Government site Lots of information. Australian Stories, our government, indigenous culture etc. Facts are comprehensive but site is a little boring.
My Place On this website you will find rich educational material to support primary and lower-secondary teachers using the My Place TV series in the classroom. Explore background information, aligned with the My Place stories, on events and people significant to Australia's history. Download clips and stills from the TV series, as well as teaching activities and student activity sheets that relate to current themes.
Prime Ministers of Australia National Museum of Austrlia Site - Compehensive list of Austrlaina Prime Ministers, includes images and biographies. Also some artifacts relating to the Prime Ministers.
Information, virtual tours, kid's section, links etc. on Australia's Federal Parliament.
Australian Parliamentary site includes The House of Reprentatives, The Senate, Hansards transcripts, details of members, Educational materials, and the Australian Constitution which can be downloaded as a pdf
Sir Donald Bradman
Don Bradman, dubbed ‘the boy from Bowral’, rose to acclaim during times of hardship, depression and recovery. He represented Australia for 20 years, playing 52 Tests from 1928/29-1948.
Alphabetical listing with biography and image, and additional links in some cases.
Aboriginal Children's Games - Great pdf - download and select a game. Each game is described, a background given and indigenous name given.
Showing Aboriginal Tribal Boundaries across Australia
Sharing our Stories ABC with Audio
Interesting for K-1 as the symbols are great
Video of Aboriginal artist John Turnbull(fabulous for K-2)
Aboriginal Dreamtime story of Waatji Pulyeri (the Blue Wren)
I love this one - great for discussion
Bushtucker is healthy food at this site is great, as is the bush turkey.
Aboriginal speakers explain cooking methods and procurement.