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  • Futures Channel

    http://www.thefutureschannel.com/index.php Mission: To produce and distribute high quality multimedia content which educators in any setting can use to enliven curriculum, engage students and otherwise enhance the learning experience. To connect mathematics, science, technology and engineering...

    Tags: science

  • Walks of life - an abridged story of life on earth.

    If you have never discovered the Showtime Short Stories you are in for a treat. Here is my current favourite. An example of using a simple concept and pushing it as far as you can. I like it as an illustration of ideas growing and evolving - nothing stays the same. How could you use it?

    Tags: science, social studies, animation

  • Thomas Heatherwick: Building the Seed Cathedral

    This is a big video about making big changes in big spaces. It illustrates the value of full immersion in sensory play and exploration and not just for the under 5s.  Of particular interest is the language and analogies Heatherwick uses to express his concepts.

    Tags: science, play, inquiry learning

  • Handspring Puppet Co.: The genius puppetry behind War Horse

    This is an exquiste video illustrating the design process. It got TED on it's feet.  It is a resource for science, tech, history, theatre ... It is also just a beautiful example of the fruit of cross discipline partnerships in creativity. Interactive transcript also available.

    Tags: inquiry learning, science, technology, theatre, history

  • History, Science youtube channels

    During the course of the year I have come across a number of different Youtube channels that could go some way to supporting the secondary curriculum. Unfortunately, I am neither a science specialist nor an historian, nor, for that matter a secondary teacher. So I'd appreciate thoughts from those...

    Tags: history, science, video, tutorials

  • Science Learning Hub - free app

    The Science Learning Hub is a resource designed to support teachers to plan for exciting and autherntic science learning. The resource is divided into contexts such as Icy Ecosystems, Rockets, Volcanoes and The Noisy Reef and stories such as Cycling Dynamics, Our Senses, Tsunamis and Surf. Video ...

    Tags: science, science learning hub

  • Webinar: Science in the classroom - unpacking the Science Learning Hub

    Today's webinar (2 August, 2012) Science in the classroom - unpacking the Science Learning Hub was hosted by Mary Loveless and Joy Kitt. They both took us on a virtual tour of the Science Learning Hub, where we got to explore (first-hand) contexts for science activities - through carefu...

    Tags: science, blended approach, science learning hub, enabling e-learning webinar

  • Invention App. for iPad

    Hi I wanted to let everone know about our new iPad app. Studednts can create their ideas and concepts then submit their creations to our online forum. All the ideas submitted have a chance of getting made and even a patent if they make it through to the 'Let's Get Inventin' TV show.  I'd be...

    Tags: science, technology, invention, creative thinking, genius

  • VLN Primary School - Semester 2 call for participation.

    Schools are invited to enrol students in online learning programmes beginning in Term 3. Te Reo Maori (beginners to fluent), Mandarin, Japanese, French, Spanish, German, Afrikaans, Te Reo Maori Cook, & Maths Extension. Teachers are warmly welcomed to participate alongside their students in ...

    Tags: online learning, virtual learning, languages, maths, science, astronomy, health, rural kids

  • VLN Primary School - Semester 2 call for participation.

    Schools are invited to enrol students in online learning programmes beginning in Term 3. Te Reo Maori (beginners to fluent), Mandarin, Japanese, French, Spanish, German, Afrikaans, Te Reo Maori Cook, & Maths Extension. Teachers are warmly welcomed to participate alongside their students in o...

    Tags: online learning, virtual learning, languages, maths, science, astronomy, health, rural kids