Lachlyn Bowie

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Writing stories is a craft that is crucial for life. And if the government insists, you can test it, measure it and use it in commerce, too<p>A report in the Times has quoted a secondary school teacher who complained that their year 7 intake no longer knew how to tell a story. “They knew what a …

Writing

The Virtual Book Club for Kids

Instilling a love of books with children is so important and reading to them at bedtime and during the day is so important. But, you can extend this …

Kids

Instantly access 25,000 high-quality books for kids

The Little Refugee

A great story from one of Australia's more well known refugees. Good to start a conversation with your children about refugees, immigration and …

Homeschooling

Mirror

<b>Winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards : Picture Book of the Year 2011</b><p>Two diverse cultures, countries and families are linked with …

Books

Read, write, discover, and share the books you'll always remember.

Write<p>Read<p>Discover<p>Share<p>books you’ll always remember.<p>Write.<p>Your words. Our art. Amazing stories.<p>Simple tools help you build books in minutes. Let the …

Presentation Software | Online Presentation Tools

Harvard researchers find Prezi more engaging, persuasive, and effective than PowerPoint.<p>2<p>Present<p>Adapt on the fly<p>Instantly tailor your presentation …

Kids Games - Educational Computer Games Online

Teachers<p>Use assessment tools to get detailed reports about student successes and areas for improvement.<br>• Audio instructions for all games make it easy …

PC Gaming

"Fitting In" PBL

The true focus of PBL is encouraging students to engage in inquiry, explore real-world contexts, and share their learning with others. In the …

Interactive Fiction in the Classroom

A Brief History of Text-Based Gaming<p>Computer-based interactive fiction began in 1975 with Infocom's <i>Adventure</i>. Next came the <i>Zork</i> and <i>Ultima</i> series. In …

6 Engaging End-of-Year Projects

Consider these projects (and I've included the cognitive demands):<p><b>1. Show What You Know</b><p>Give students an opportunity to teach the rest of the class …

11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

Facts About Round Robin Reading<p>In RRR, students read orally from a common text, one child after another, while the rest of the class follows along in …

Teaching

7 Tips to Make Running Records Manageable and Useful

1. Create a Schedule<p>A schedule will allow consistent data collection for all students. In the younger elementary grades, students can move though …

Pedagogy