Rainforests is a popular topic for Stage 3 here are some helpful sites.
This topic also provides a useful way of discussing bias in websites and information. Get the students to think about why the site is written, who has written it and what message the site is trying to send.
Daintree Rainforest Discovery Centre
Rainforests of Australia
Australian Rainforest Wildlife
Australian Rainforest Association
Kid Cyber – Rainforest Biome
Rainforest Action Network
Using animation can be a motivation and interesting way to engage students in their learning. Here are some places where you might find some helpful hints and ideas.
It’s difficult for teachers to decide what makes a good online resource. So imagine how hard it is for kids. So here are a few things to think about. These criteria can be applied to CD ROMs as well.
CRITERIA TO THINK ABOUT
LINKS THAT MAY BE HELPFUL
Alistair Smith – VUW Department of Library and Information Studies, New Zealand.
ICT should be an integral part of any program. Often teachers are unsure how to use ICT in the classroom and aren’t equiped with the knowledge and skills to develop effective learning activities for their students. Sometimes the teachers are limited by the access they are given by the school adminstrators. Below are a number of links that will assist in helping teachers develop their skills and knowledge for developing teaching and learning programs integrating ICT.
This site is a great place to find ideas for classrom activities and the benefits of using Web 2.0 technologies in the classroom.