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Archives for October, 2012

The Strange & Wonderful World of Ants – A Great Nonfiction App

This engaging app provides intriguing facts and illustrations about  a variety of ant species.  Apart from the very realistic ant that crawls across the screen, there are very few interactive components in this app, ensuring that the reader is not distracted from the text.  The great advantage of this app is the unique ability to alter […]

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Promethean Planet: The World’s Largest Interactive Whiteboard Community

  Created by teachers, this  online community provides support and resources for use with an interactive whiteboard. The resources are extensive and cover the major learning areas for K to 12.  The site also provides a wealth of information on other aspects of teaching and learning through the forum where members are able to discuss  innovative […]

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Drawing Box: A Fantastic Drawing App for the iPad

  This drawing app is packed full of features, enabling students to be very creative and produce some fantastic masterpieces!    The app provides a variety of tools including paint rollers, paint brushes, pencils and even calligraphy pens!  Seventy eight different colours are available as well as a huge number of  images for use.  It’s even possible […]

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Excursion to Meet the Author and Illustrator, Graeme Base

During early October, the grades 2,3 and 6s were privileged to meet Graeme Base, a high profile author and illustrator of children’s books at an event that drew a crowd of 2 500!  Students were entertained by some Collegiate girls who read from one of Graeme’s best loved books, Animalia which contains hidden pictures of […]

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