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
Video Writing Prompts for Kids
Great site with some splendid videos to prompt creative writing - lots of questions great ideas.
One of my favourites, it really motivated my students was
Tell the story of Superman’s brother, Carl, who left Krypton as a child but ended up on a deserted planet filled with space trash instead of landing on Earth.
Think about his life. What was his childhood like?
How did he spend his days? How did he survive? etc....
Author Questionnaires - Australian Authors and their comments on Writer's block, this is a downloadable pdf.
Do you get `Writer’s Block?’ What do you do about it?
All writers have times when for one reason or another they don’t feel like writing. Occasionally, this happens to me. My response is to `go with the flow’. Moya Simons.
How Writer's Write Now downloadable PDF - The Brief, Style, Skeleton, Writing preflight and Layout. Definitely not a Text Type.
This is the official web site of the Children's Book Council of Australia. Here you will find the shortlist and winners announced almost at the same time as the official announcement. See it here first!!
The CBC short listed books are at this site and also for previous years
SELECTION OF AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN'S AUTHORS
Most authors have their own websites, with extra info, sometimes advice for young writers and also the opportunity to email them. You can also book them for school visits.
Sonya Hartnett, Steven Herrick, Libby Gleeson, Goeffrey McSkimming(some very cool videos), Morris Gleitzman, James Moloney, Tohby Riddle, Moya Simmons, David Luckett, Markus Zusak, Janeen Brian, Ursula Dubosarsky, Alison Lester, James Moloney, Andy Griffiths, Mem Fox, Jackie French Site contains some great tips for writers.
INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S LIT LINKS
Lemony Snicket - I love these books
Seussville - fantastic site for everyone - try using this with older students as well- use the language patterns as templates for their rhymes and stories
Dinotopia is a most interesting site. Great Visual Literacy Images.
Who are your favourites? have you found any fabulous sites? Send them in and I will add them to the list.