Resources · Technology

Cyber Safety Resources

It isn’t a surprise that primary age children are accessing the internet now more than ever. Parents need to be active in keeping their kids safe online and schools need to guide children to be safe online. The new NSW Science and Technology syllabus also highlights the importance of ethical understanding. Students are encouraged to… Continue reading Cyber Safety Resources

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5 Useful Websites

Take a look at the list of websites below with useful websites/videos/resources to support and enrich your lessons. I’m more than positive that you will find them to be useful throughout the school year (and they will hopefully save you a heap of time!). Smart Boarding School A fantastic collection of educational resources to support… Continue reading 5 Useful Websites

Resources · Teaching

Teach Starter

Tired of creating your own resources? Need inspiration? Look no further – Teach Starter is a fantastic website which provides educational teaching resources for Australian primary school teachers. If you’re like me, signing up to websites like these can seem like a waste of money because the resources just aren’t up to scratch or aren’t… Continue reading Teach Starter

Resources · Teaching Strategies

Learning Intentions and Success Criteria

Learning intentions and success criteria have been a big focus for the staff at my school over the last few years and now that I have been incorporating them into my lessons, I can really see what all the fuss is about. Learning intentions are brief statements that explicitly describe what students should know, understand and… Continue reading Learning Intentions and Success Criteria

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HistoriCool

Recently, HistoriCool contacted me with the hope of a review on my blog. Since the email I learnt that HistoriCool is Australia’s only magazine to engage and entertain kids with stories from the past in a fun way and it is aimed for students in grades 3-8.  Through my experience, I know that it can be challenging… Continue reading HistoriCool

Guest Post · Resources

Icebreaking Activities

Hello, readers of A Primary School Teacher! My name is Matt, and I run the blog at Team Building Activities For Kids Central. Ashley was kind enough to let me share some of our activities, and I’m thrilled to present them to you—especially as the new school year begins! The first few weeks of class… Continue reading Icebreaking Activities

Resources · Technology

Using QR Codes in the Classroom

QR codes (quick response codes), alongside iPads and iPhones, are becoming increasingly popular. We see them everywhere from commercial packaging to advertisements. You can create QR codes using free apps such as QuickMark and QRReader or websites such as Unitag (click here for a YouTube video I have created explaining how to use Unitag). QR… Continue reading Using QR Codes in the Classroom