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Themes and Topics Powerpoints
1200 different powerpoints on themes and topics.
Teachers
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KidVid: Making Video's
Tool for creating storyboards, shooting video's and more. 4Teachers.
Teachers
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Staying Alive
Fantastic interactive wiki site.
How nature adapts to the changing environment. Ideal for Inquiry.
Y3 - 5
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Around the World
Amazing site with great video, for kids to immerse in World Geography.

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Inventors and Inventions
Interactive site for kids.
Y 5 - 6
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Naturally New Zealand
'Track' of web sites linked to this . Track annotated by R.Taljaard, using Trackstar.
Y5
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Trackstar
Quick and easy way to create digital learning centres (called tracks) and track websites on a specific topic. Click on Create a new track to register for free.
Teachers




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Change

The environment
This track will deepen understanding of CHANGE as one of the Big Ideas of Science. It will also provide links to examples of CHANGE found all around us.

Interactive site to explore effects of change on the environment.
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Pollen Park
Interactive game - super for smartboard - about plant reproduction. Teaches parts of a flower, etc.
Y3 - 5
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Middlespot
Provides a unique search interface for saving, annotating, and sharing search results.
Teachers
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Simplybox
Requires sign-up.

If you are a visual learner, then this is the tool for you! ...capture, share, and organize... with friends, groups, students, or the world.
Teachers
Dotstorming is a cool tool for hosting collaborative brainstorming sessions. The neat thing about Dotstorming is that you can have everyone contribute their ideas on an online corkboard then vote for their favorite ideas. When Dotstorming launched you could only add text and picture notes. In the last week an option to include video notes was added to Dotstorming. To add a video to a note simply paste a YouTube URL into a note.

5 Tips to Improve Your Critical Thinking is the latest TED-Ed lesson. The introduction to the lesson is a bit long for my liking but once you get past that the tips are solid. The lesson presents critical thinking as a process of five steps. The last step is the one that students will probably struggle to implement, "explore other points of view."