Webtool Mashup – Integrating Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy, Gardner’s Multiple intelligences and Webtools
This tool has great application for the classroom and Professional Learning.
Some of its features include the ability to save the work as a PDF and to embed the results.
An example of this tool being used for Professional Learning is below.This FlipSnack was created by Kirsten Lange as a way to present key words (using wordle) for each year level using the Australian Curriculum and Mathematics learning area. It is an excellent example of blending two Web2.0 tools.
This beautiful, thought provoking book is an excellent resource to support the PYP by developing an understanding about the world and its diversity.
Read and listen to the story behind the story at http://www.mapping.com/village.shtml
It has also been created into videos (via You Tube).
“Jim Springman and the Realm of Glory is a funny new fantasy offering in which reality is thrown into chaos and starts to appear more and more like the world in Jim’s sister’s book, the Realm of Glory a book which Jim hates, even though he hasn’t read it. There is action aplenty, with twists and turns and laughs to entertain middle and upper primary aged readers.”
It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at 13, has been sent from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She is accompanied by an eccentric and mysterious governess who has secret reasons of her own for making the journey. Both soon discover an exotic world bursting with new experiences in this highly colourful, joyous and award-winning adventure.
The following picture books are worth spending some time analyzing and enjoying.
One small island – PYP Appreciation, Caring, Respect, Integrity
“In One Small Island, Alison Lester and Coral Tulloch bring us the story of this remote and precious World Heritage Site. Together they explore the island’s unique geological beginnings, discovery and degradation at the hands of humans, and the battle to restore it today.” http://www.penguin.com.au/products/9780670072361/one-small-island
From little things big things grow – PYP Caring, Respect, Tolerance, Commitment
Why is “hero” a word so often reserved for warriors who fight with guns and weapons to defend their people? In this uplifting book, renowned picture book biographer Jonah Winter writes of another kind of hero, a peaceful hero, who is willing to die for a cause, but never to kill for a cause. http://www.newint.com.au/shop/peaceful-heroes-2802.htm