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.
So the question is - "How do you use all the information on the web to develop meaningful lessons?"
The answer is
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
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.
Great site - What's Happening, National Reading Hour, Book Council Selection, The Search for Australia's Favourite Librarian, Writers' in Residence, Free readings and apps.
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
Enter the competition - general lists site with some interesting options.
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.
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.
Who are your favourites? have you found any fabulous sites? Send them in and I will add them to the list.