This is the page where you can access all the resources we talk about during the practicum. Ready for taking back to your teams and students.



Wallwisher PMI activity:


Inquiry and Thinking

Questioning resources:
Question Matix Resources

Graphic Organisers:
A range of graphic organisers and examples
A Huge range of templates, organised to suit year groups.
Interactive and editable templates
Large set of templates
...and some more!

Mind-mapping Tools:

Thinking Tools:
The Kurwongbah Way
Covers all thinking tool areas
Blooms, Hats, Multiple Intelligences, Thinkers Keys
Digital literacy and Bloom's Taxonomy
Gardener's Multiple Intelligences
Visual Student M.I Test
De Bono's Hats


Empowered Digital Citizens

Click here to go to the Google Doc created for todays session: CLICK HERE

*Resources can be downloaded from there*


Connected Teachers = Connected Students


Create your own account and a PLN (Professional Learning Network)

Our Twitter Accounts for collaboration:
The Port Hills Classroom Daily Project ....................................................
The Port Hills Twitter Tale.............................................
This is our general twitter account. Regulare updates from excellent sources and a great place for us to share something awesome each day.
It could be a piece of art work, a poem, a joke, a funny moment, a proud achievement (teacher or student!)

Username: porthillsonline
password: porthills
Our attempt to get a story written entriely in twitter.
140 characters max ensures short and sweet entries. DO one as a whole class or assign a student per day. Could be a really powerful experience for teachers and students.

Username: porthillsC
password: porthills
Twitter Tips and advice:
A basic how to do everything in Twitter and what it all means.
Excellent article on why teachers should use Twitter.

Time to Explore
Random/Useless/Enjoyable Websites we explored:
Unecessary Knowledge
You Tube commericals

Hunter Shoots Bear

New Web-tools for you to engage with today and beyond

Inquiry Stage
Organising Information
Only 2 Clicks
Allows you to visually organise key websites or tools into one easy to navigate page.
Just brilliant for junior/ school students who get lost quickly (or sidetracked!)
Get Your School Web bookmarked for more efficient research and professional needs with Delcious.
"Delicious is a Social Bookmarking service, which means you can save all your bookmarks online, share them with other people, and see what other people are bookmarking."
Word Clouds
Immersion, Presenting
Tagul is a web service that enables you to create gorgeous tag clouds that are fully interactive with Google search engine. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. Able to embed in a wiki, website etc...

Get Adobe Flash player

Wordle is a toy for generating 'word clouds' from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.

Collaborative Planning
Google Docs and Forms
Perfect for students (or teachers as you've experienced today) working together. Create documents, presentations and forms (a great surveying tool for inquiry).
Mind-mapping Tools (See above)
Student Voice
Questioning, Presenting, Reflecting
Fotobabble brings the power and emotion of human voice to social media across web, mobile and social networks. Talking Photos, Fotobabble’s first mobile/web application, lets users add voice to images in seconds, and share their voice-powered Talking Photos through Wikis, Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, email etc....

I have used a few podcasting styled websites over the last few years and i have found none to be as quick and straight forward as AUDIOBOO.
Either create your podcast directly from their site or upload your podcast in mp3 form. Then embed the podcast directly into your LMS or website as below:
Audioboo Example (mp3)
Oral language at its most interactive and powerful.

Student Creativity
Little Bird Tales
Stories are created, using uploaded artwork or drawn with the paint function (or both - photo with digital art added) and then text is added. What makes it so great is the option to add voice to each page. Digital literacy to the full!
Can be linked nicely to your website (embedded).

Story Bird
Using premade artistic resources to help kids tell their stories. Beautifully presented and fully printable or embeddable.
About us: a peek inside Storybird on Storybird