|Name of teaching resource
|Weblink (if web based)|
|Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)-
Stage 1 – Year 2 students, aged 7-8 years old.
|How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class)
This resource is for individual use by a teacher to build a science lesson plan for the topic.
The teacher could introduce the topic by sharing the short You Tube videos to engage students and focus their attention, including some fun clips on unusual animal behaviour.
Additionally the information is categorised for easy access to present facts on the animals, access worksheets and activity sheets, and plan excursions for interactive experiences. Also included are a collection of social media news stories which could be used to encourage young students to think about how social media tools can be used to learn about current events, within a topic.
|Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?
Science – Living World curriculum, to provide a basis of information to prepare students for the Stage 1 English curriculum activity. Retrieved from BOSTES http://syllabus.bos.nsw.edu.au/english/english-k10/information-report-2/
|Identify the strengths of this teaching resource
Teachers and students can efficiently collate specific information on a chosen topic to bring rich content to classroom discussions and assignments, with the ability to add narrative such as reflections or interpreted content and also to categorise the information.
|Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource
Content can appear cluttered if not categorised, narrated and organised effectively.
|Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource
This could be used to introduce children to using Storify, and task them with creating their own.
View teaching resource – Australian Animals on Storify