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

Exhibition 2014 and technology

The students have been engaging with a variety of ICT in order to present and share their learning journey. Below are the websites, apps and auras that were designed for the Exhibition 2014.

Additionally students have also created eBooks, iMovies, Keynotes and presentations in other formats using their iPads.

ART PIECE

The student art piece has been documented using the apps below and have been shared as auras (using Aurasma).

Art – Self Portrait Explained

Self portrait explained

WEBSITES AND APPS

Please note: the apps created with Blippit are no longer active.

As of March 2014 Blippit has changed to Blippit IO App Maker.
To retain the work of the students this presentation was created.

STOLEN GENERATION 6A WEBSITE
ARRANGED MARRIAGES 6A WEBSITE
TECHNOLOGY 6A WEBSITE
OBESITY 6A WEBSITE
STOLEN GENERATION 6B APP
STOP RACISM  6B WEBSITE
OBESITY 6B WEBSITE
RACISM 6B APP
PETS & WELBEING 6A WEBSITE

 

GAMES – CREATED USING SCRATCH

6A  SLEEP  GAME EXPLAINED

Sleepy bird Scratch game (created using Scratch)

SCREENSAVER

Designed using Pages and finalized using Comic Head app.

This has been added to the JS Library iPads.

Social Media screensaver

 

 

 

Show me how!

Year 6 have been learning the process to create a presentation using the Show Me app or the Explain Everything app. These are excellent tools that will be useful to help prepare for the Exhibition later this year.See below for the first two students who have submitted their tutorial or presentation.

See the ICLT4ME Student Reviewed Apps for more examples.

More will be added to our WONDER WALL(s) in the JS Library as the students complete them.

photo 1 photo 2 photo 3

These display spaces in the JS Library are Showcasing student work and reflections, or support resources for the UOIs. They are activated by QR codes and the Aurasma app.

PREZI 

 

Exploring Refugees through picture books

Teaching about refugees

The use of the picture book can be underrated as a resource once students are beyond Year 2 or 3. In my mind picture books are useful as teaching and learning tools even in Secondary School and beyond.

Currently Year 6 students are inquiring into the life of  refugees.

The following resource is designed around picture books suitable for this inquiry and age group.

Picture Book Evaluation

The Picture Book evaluation page has been structured for students to consider the purpose of the book and to try and consider from the perspective of the refugee.

The students examine each picture book for the following elements.

Who are the main characters? Why are they leaving their country?What tells you this in the story? What events forcedeach individual toflee their homeland? Consider the linguistic features – imagery, emotive language, personification, symbols, exaggeration, puns and sarcasm.

This simple resource sheet is one way to analyse a picture book.

This PPT file explains how to analyse a picture book.

Teacher Resources

Teaching about refugees and migration through picture books

Global Education wiki

Resource Kit – Refugee 

Useful resources – Refugee Council

Picture Book list

STUDENT LED CONFERENCES IN THE JS LIBRARY

When the classes visit the library for Student Led Conferences in a few weeks time they will have time to explore the library using  the PYP Concepts.

Each year level has a suggested PYP concept to explore but of course students can choose what they would like to do in this time.

These videos were created using Powtoon (which you are clearly told at the end of each animation).

Powtoon might be an excellent tool for Year 6 students and their upcoming Exhibition.

 

http://www.powtoon.com/embed/bJk2zPwl8GR/

http://www.powtoon.com/embed/cMXAyztCudE/

http://www.powtoon.com/embed/evCbjX0iy6h/

http://www.powtoon.com/embed/bVDoAFhEhWl/

http://www.powtoon.com/embed/dSb8BVcfsvZ/

http://www.powtoon.com/embed/dIyUNdASRFM/

http://www.powtoon.com/embed/eN0fhQuWmVh/