A collection of the most useful, tactical, and actionable information educators are using to help grow Australia’s education to the front line of the world. 1% at a time.
This is where the K2AV team does the ground work to find practical information that educators can apply, ponder, and discuss to move the needle 1% further . So here it is:
A Perth school’s documentary making a national impact
Don’t Stop The Music is a new ABC documentary with Guy Sebastian, the first Australian Idol winner and a regular X-Factor judge. He plays the role of musical mentor for Year 4 Challis Community Primary School students on their journey to musical literacy. Cameras follow the students as they learn from the experts. The ultimate aim of this three-part documentary series is to highlight the importance of music in a school’s curriculum and the impact it can have on students, their family, and also the entire community. Launches on ABC iview on November 11, the promotional trailer can be seen here.
Quote from Guy: “I was a singing teacher in numerous schools in Adelaide and I saw first-hand how music would light up a child’s face and lift them above all the things that weigh them down. Every child deserves that.”
A resource WA teachers are using to level up their interactive teaching
The Staffroom. An interactive teaching resources platform developed by us (K2 Audiovisual) where Western Australian teachers can go to ask for help in better using their interactive technology. Most schools are equipped with great interactive technology, however teachers don’t have the support to make great use of it. Now for the two most common teaching softwares – Smart Notebook and Promethean ActivInspire – teachers can book a free in-person training, or Q&A, session.
Most shared education infographic
Motivated by Carol Dweck’s influential book on Mindset, and further popularised by Angela Duckworth’s influential TED Talk on Grit, both which have had a transformative effect on education. The below infographic serves as a diagnostic tool, and a checklist, allowing teachers to correct course each time a student displays a behaviour that could strengthen his/her “fixed mindset.” As studies have shown, developing a growth mindset in students can be a pivotal factor in determining their future success.
Most recommended website with free lesson plans for 100th Remembrance Day
This Sunday will be 100 years since 11am on 11th November 1918 when the guns on the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. The day that brought an end to the First World War. There are topics, lesson plans, and activities on RSL Education Commemoration website that make it easy for teachers to filter by age group and help students learn about, and honour, those who made the sacrifices to ensure we are able to live in peace and security.
Most shared education article
The power of food as medicine, and why this isn’t taught in schools? Surprisingly the importance of food and proper nutrition has never been addressed in schools, and without eating right, or having adequate nutrition education, it affects all other facets of life. So withrecent policies and awareness – this seems to be an important point of focus.
P.S. School budgets are tight this year, so here’s a simple video we put together to prevent upgrading your classroom projector, and/or replacing lamps when you don’t need to. This will also help save $100s in unnecessary call-out fees.
We, K2AV, are the largest classroom technology provider to education in WA, our goal has been to help grow education in Australia to the frontline of the world. This newsletter, ourpodcast, our toolkits, and our book has been our means of sharing information that can help do that. Let us know what we could/should do better.