ICT in the classroom

Image source: 31 October. We are going to link up with Britt Gow from Hawkesdale College who is going to talk with us about the use of ICT in the classroom. It should be very informative. This session was recorded. You can access it here. Britt’s toolbox can be found here. Thanks Britt for an … Continue reading

One of the reasons I love science.

Image Source   How cool is science? You have to check this out! Is this the way of the future? There is now a process where excess electricity produced during the ‘wrong time’, (say at night when the demand is lower) in air! Yes, I did say air. How is this so, I hear you say. Weeellllll, … Continue reading

A good time was had…

Thursday September 20 by all. Well maybe not, but I did try to bring fun into the classroom. My time at Hawkesdale P12 College came to an end on Tuesday. I miss it terribly and I find myself thinking of my mentor and the students I taught a lot. I’m sure over time this will diminish … Continue reading

Year 7 Science – Can you hear me?

Image source Learning intentions: To learn about some of the causes of deafness and to have an understanding of how hearing aids work. Success criteria: You will be able to list some of the causes of deafness and give a brief discription of how hearing aids work. Links to VELS: Physical, personal and social learning: … Continue reading

Year 9 science – Rounding off the unit.

Image source Tuesday September 17 Learning intentions: To understand what Australian Standards are and how they are used using an authentic research activity. Success criteria: You will be able to explain what Australian Standards are and how they relate to the light levels at Hawkesdale College. Links to AusVELS: Students will communicate scientific ideas and information for … Continue reading

Year 9 science – Supersenses

Super senses wiki page – this is where you put your animal senses project. Wallwisher page – go to this page to post your name and the name of the project. If you used slideshare write slideshare on your note so I know where to find your project. Powerpoint instructions: Upload your powerpoint to Slideshare Save to … Continue reading

Year 7 Maths – Transforming your mind

Learning intentions: You will learning about isometric transformations. You will learn the difference between a translation, rotation and a reflection. Success criteria: You will be able to explain what isometric transformations and describe the differences between translation, rotation and reflection. Links to AusVELS: Location and transformation: describe translations. Context: You are designing a house in … Continue reading

Year 7 Science – Processing sound

Image source Learning intention: To learn the difference between pitch and volume. You will learn that decibels (dB) is the measurement used to describe a sound level. You will discover that how loud we percieve a noise varies from person to person. Success criteria: You will be able to describe the difference between pitch and … Continue reading

Three cheers for common sense

Image source September 11 2012 Super trawler good news! The newly renamed Abel Tasman was told today that they are not allowed to ply their trade on our waters for at least two years, during which time research will be conducted into the environmental effects these huge fishing boats have on our fisheries. Eighteen thousand … Continue reading