My second digital teaching resource is a Pinterest page on the First Fleet for Year 3 students.
The Evaluation Matrix
Name of teaching resource: Pinterest page for Year 3 History.
Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade): Year 3 students as a whole class or individually with teacher assistance.
How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class): This teaching resource would be explained by the educator on how to use it by clicking on the pins for the student to research, complete activities, watch short videos and explore the pages of interest as a whole class or an individual.
Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in? This resource has been designed to follow the HSIE syllabus Stage 2 content for History – First Contacts.
Identify the strengths of this teaching resource: Pinterest is an easy to use, inspiring and personal resource which can be created by pinning “pins” to the page. Pins can be collected and added to the board as interests are explored, making it easy to access for future reference. Pinterest allows an educator to identify a websites merit before allowing students access to the board and encourages students to create digital artefacts that they can be proud of.
Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource: As with Prezi, Pinterest requires a student to set up an account with a username and password. If they wish to view a Pinterest, they must log in otherwise Pinterest will block pins and it will be impossible to continue exploring. Should students be searching for certain pins, they may come to a dead end making it a time waster, where time is of value within the classroom.
Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource: When allocated a classroom, I can foresee myself using Pinterest to pin ideas on all grade curriculum content. From English, Mathematics and Science to Geography and History, Pinterest boards can be explored and created with resources, classroom activities and printables for both educator and student.
Teaching Resource 2.
Argyle, L. (2014). First Fleet Ships. Retrieved from https://au.pinterest.com/pin/425097652300182393/
Artventure Enterprises Pty. Ltd. (2016). First Fleet Ship [Video file]. Retrieved from http://artventure.com.au/trynow4.asp
Behind the News. (2014, February 5). First Fleet – Behind the news [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnUNEkMsjfY
Bellifemini, L. (2015). First Fleet convict diary entries. Retrieved from https://au.pinterest.com/pin/422634746258343526/
Burke, S. (2015). Interactive lesson design. Retrieved from https://www.interactivelessons.com.au/
Laura. (2012, May 13). Easy paper ship. [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://laurasfrayedknot.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/easy-paper-ship.html
Lesson Zone. (n.d.). Australian Colonisation 1. Retrieved from http://lessonzone.com.au/australian-colonisation-1/#
New South Wales State Library. (2014, April 29). The First Fleet. Retrieved from http://www2.sl.nsw.gov.au/archive/discover_collections/history_nation/terra_australis/firstfleet.html
Our Worldwide Classroom. (2012, January 9). Free printable Australia Day learning packet. [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://ourworldwideclassroom.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/free-printable-australia-day-learning.html
Peter M. Adamson. (2014, May 22). We’re bound for Botany Bay Lyrics [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEYseM_R6Hk
R.I.C. Publications. (2014, February 4). Australian Curriculum History. Retrieved from http://www.ricgroup.com.au/product/australian-curriculum-history/
Toomanyflower’s Travels. (2012, June 25). Australian History First Fleet & Sydney Cove. [Web log post]. Retrieved from https://toomanyflowers.wordpress.com/unit-studies/australian-history-first-fleet-sydney-cove/
Teach This. (n.d.). The First Fleet Convicts who were they poster. Retrieved from http://www.teachthis.com.au/products/view-resource/link/The-First-Fleet-Convicts-Who-Were-They-Poster/id/2814/
TechStarter. (2013, June 24). Australian Convicts Timeline. Retrieved from https://www.teachstarter.com/teaching-resource/australian-convicts-timeline/
TechStarter. (2015, January 12). First Fleet classroom theme pack. Retrieved from https://www.teachstarter.com/teaching-resource/first-fleet-classroom-theme-pack/
Toymachine76au. (2009, September 7). First Fleet Landing 1788 [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpg_c7Trg6o