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:
Ex Perth school teacher’s achievement that educators are applauding
Ex school teacher from Perth features on Eminem’s new album. Donna Burke, an ex-high school teacher who grew up in Doubleview and now lives in Tokyo Japan, has had her vocals sampled on Eminem’s new album Kamikaze on a song titled Good Guy.
“I’m shocked and happy to think that Glassy Sky is being heard by..well Eminem for starters..it’s so fun and completely out of left field! I couldn’t make this up…!”
An online tool educators are using (while giving back to education!)
Giving Docs – creating a Last Will and Testament online. A critical, yet commonly ignored, task of estate planning which on average costs $500 of lawyer fees can now be done online in 10 minutes using this freebie. Even though the tool is legally binding for US states, once completed, the template can be printed and submitted to a local attorney to minimise billable charges. Importantly – distributions can be made to the causes you care about – such as education organisations.
Where teachers find movies, documentaries, and education related programming
Enhance TV. A collection of video resources linked to the Australian curriculum completely searchable by subject area, and age. Also free for 12 months for teachers.
Coding templates educators are using to run their own coding lessons
Below are two ready-to-go coding projects developed by local Perth educator Daniel Budd:
- Create the Space Invaders game using Swift Playgrounds, and,
- Map earthquake data on Swift Playgrounds
Exciting projects like this can serve as a foot in the door for students to develop an interest in coding, or alternatively maintain motivation through variety. There are further resources developed by Daniel to help with the coding curriculum – highly recommended is the iBook Swift Playgrounds in the Classroom as a step by step guide.
Most shared education articles
P.S. Enjoy the upcoming term break, and if your school is still using Smartboards in the classrooms – here’s an offer you’ll find useful (or at least amusing!).
Little things are actually the big things
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.