RESOURCES FOR UNITS OF INQUIRY

When starting a new unit students can use many resources to support their inquiry.

Steps to online researching (student simple guide)

Year level Moodle pages

Researching pages and links

Unit of Inquiry Livebinders

wHO WE ARE WHERE WE ARE IN TIME & PLACE HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES HOW THE WORLD WORKS HOW WE ORGANISE OURSELVES SHARING THE PLANET
PREP

FAMILY

PREP

DREAMTIME STORIES

ABORIGINAL ART

PREP

FEELINGS

PREP

MATERIALS

PREP

COMMUNITY HELPERS

PREP

PLANTS

YEAR 1

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

YEAR 1

FEELINGS

FAMILIES

YEAR 1

ONLINE STORIES

MORE STORIES

STORY SITES

MORE ONLINE STORIES

YEAR 1

LIGHT & SOUND

YEAR 1

TRANSPORT

YEAR 1

EARTH’S RESOURCES

YEAR 2

RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITY

YEAR 2

TECHNOLOGY & CHANGES

BUILD IT

YEAR 2

FEELINGS & EMOTIONS

YEAR 2

BUTTERFLIES

PLANTS

LIFECYCLES

LIFECYCLES2

YEAR

2MAPPING

YEAR 2

RESOURCES & HUMAN IMPACT

POLLUTION

YEAR 3

BODY SYSTEMS

YEAR 3

SCIENTISTS

YEAR 3

CELEBRATIONS

YEAR 3

FOOD PROCESSES

YEAR 3

ONLINE STORIES

ABORIGINAL DREAMTIME STORIES

YEAR 3

LOCAL ENVIRONMENTS

 

WHO WE ARE WHERE WE ARE IN TIME & PLACE HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES HOW THE WORLD WORKS HOW WE ORGANISE OURSELVES SHARING THE PLANET
YEAR 4

AUSTRALIA’S FIRST PEOPLES

STORIES

A Europe of Tales

Creation Myths from Around the World

YEAR 4

HUMAN EXPLORATION

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

YEAR 4

COMMUNICATION

APPRECIATION OF AESTHETICS

YEAR 4

NATURAL DISASTERS

YEAR 4

SYSTEMS

SYSTEMS

SYSTEMS

YEAR 4

FOOD WEBS & ENERGY PYRAMID

LIFECYCLES & FOOD WEBS

FOODWEB BUILDER

YEAR 5

7 HABITS

YEAR 5

A NATION

YEAR 5

SOUND

SOUNDS

LIGHT

YEAR 5

ENERGY

YEAR 5

ECONOMIC DECISION MAKING

YEAR 5

PEACEFUL SOLUTIONS

YEAR 6

YEAR 6

EXHIBITION

YEAR 6

MIGRATION – REFUGEE

MIGRATION

YEAR 6

ADVERTISING

ME, MYSELF & ART

POP CULTURE

YEAR 6

PROPERTIES & MATERIALS

YEAR 6

GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS

BUSINESS

YEAR 6

RISK & CHALLENGES – CHN

Making connections – Luther and the Cloud-Makers

Who is the cloud-maker?

From Darkness to Light - please read
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Evan Leeson via Compfight

“Luther and the Cloud Makers”by Kylie Newburn and illustrated by Sarah Nelisiwe Anderson  is a beautifully written and illustrated picture book that is not only a great book to share with younger children but is a perfect example of a resource to support student inquiry into Sharing the Planet.

Read an in-depth review by  the Picture Book Nook.

This book will be one I recommending for the Year 2 Sharing the Planet unit.

View the book trailer below.


#takingaction #courage #integrity #PYP_Literature #postmodern

Apps for Lower Primary Students: Implementation, Reviews and lists

Places for find educational apps

Consider the following two websites as excellent starting points:

Kathy Schrock’s iPads in the Classroom

and EdTechTeacher’s iPad As

I want my students to… series 

I want my students to

 

 

 

 

21 things for 4 iPads – excellent place to start as an educator

 

 

IMPLEMENTATION RESOURCES

Slidetolearn resources

 iPads in Education

21st steps – Victorian Government

Kolbe Catholic College

iPad Kolbe Catholic College

Redlands College

West Moreton Anglican and More Apps

iPad Implementation – Larkin

Tony Vincent iPads

Interesting ways….

iPads in Primary Education

 

APP REVIEWS

IER App review

iPads for Education

http://www.diigo.com/user/jssalc/ipads

1,000 Education Apps Organized By Subject & Price | Edudemic
http://edudemic.com/2012/02/1000-apps/

Appitic (searchable by subject area)

Quixely 

Commonsense Media 

UKEdChat EduApps

Apps for Teachers

 

SOME LISTS

Apps for Prep, Year 1 & 2 students

App list from Manor Lakes

 40 apps for young learners

Apps for learning 

Learning Tools – Pre School/Prep

Pinterest Year 5-6 year olds

Geeks for Juniors – Year 1 apps

Essential Apps Ages 2-6

 

 

 

JSSALC Delicious links …

Over the last few years I have collected many weblinks that relate to the Units of Inquiry, online learning, PYP, languages, ICT and Web2.o just to name a few areas.

Recently I have started to use Diijo. I find that it is wonderful for the community aspect make it a valauable PLN tool. This is my profile of Diijo.

Year 2

Year 2 have been celebrating!!!

The current unit of inquiry is called Let’s Celebrate.

People recognise important events through celebration and traditions.

  • What traditions are
  • How and why people celebrate
  • Similarities and differences between various celebrations

They created a poster or a model and spoke about what they learned.

Want to see some of their work?

Go to their VOICETHREAD and feel free to comment?

http://voicethread.com/share/515424/