Congratulations on making it to the end of Term 2. Farewell to Denise – we will miss you in the library so much! And, of course, we also farewell Kate, whose cheery demeanour will also be missed. Here’s hoping the next leg of life’s journey is wonderful for you both.
To lift the spirits as we go into holiday mode, Mother Teresa once said:
“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
I think she was right.
Very interesting take on science. People such as David Attenborough have had their voices auto-tuned to match with some music and images. Could be very useful for Science and RE classes! You may love it or loathe it.
A scoop-it website around online video links for you to browse. This is quite good.
The evolution of classroom technology. This is an interesting look at old and new technologies. Depending on your age, you may even remember some of the earlier ones!!
Drop Canvas. This is a great site. You can just instantly upload a document or two and then just send it via email, or social media. You don’t have to register, but if you do, you get more features.
This makes interesting reading wherever you are on the continuum of networking with peers.
17 free YouTube tools that every teacher should know about.
For those of you who use Wordle, here are some other ones to use as well.
If you have an iPad and the camera connection kit, here are some hidden features you may not be aware of.
CAST. This is a wonderful site for anyone seeking to know more about inclusive education .
Take Me Back. This is a fantastic site to reel in the years no matter how old you are. Just put a year into the tab on the left hand side and hit “GO” to relive a specific year in your past. I did and it was quite enlightening!
40 Alternative assessments for learning. Some of these are more suited to primary, but all can be tweaked if you are looking for new ideas.
State Library of Qld. Fabulous website.
TO GET YOU INTO GEAR FOR THE UPCOMING OLYMPICS, HERE ARE SOME SITES TO SHARE WITH YOUR STUDENTS:
AND JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS:
25 of the coolest beaches in the world. Just as you go on winter break, you can plan your next holiday at one of these beaches perhaps.
Have a great break – you all deserve one. See you again next term, bright eyed and refreshed to start all over again.