Matt McLean 1028587 TeAch-nology

APA Referencing Teachnology. (2007). Retrieved 29th August, 2007, from http://www.teach-nology.com/ URL: http://www.teach-nology.com/ Related Areas All subject areas, Planning, Marking, Creating tests, Research tools, Software Review: This site is a one-stop location for a vast number of useful resources for teachers. The site includes Links to Freeware and Shareware Software for all subject areas and also for planning, marking, time management, research, and more. There are sections on lesson plans, printable worksheets, and rubrics which are available for the teacher to view and download at no charge. Up to 40 links are provided to functional webquests which help develop ICT skills. Suggestions for curriculum, themes, learning tools and worksheets are provided and divided into subject areas for easy orientation. The layout initially seems confusing but the headings are clearly labeled and categorized appropriately. The site is free and provides you with a world of usable resources, but optional membership is offered which provides access to more printables and more integration into the online teaching community. To add to all this, there is a message board split up into age groups to which teachers can post blogs and communicate with other teachers worldwide. Although the site is United States-based, there are only a small number of resources which don’t apply to Australian or other education systems and these could simply be adapted to conform to the desired criteria. Key Findings • Website is Full of a variety of resources from curriculum and planning to marking and reporting. • This site would be of use to teachers and students (K-12)

• The majority of the information is sourced from the US. Notable Quotes FREE access to: 27,000 lesson plans Teaching tips and Themes 6,600 FREE printable worksheets Games and Downloads Preformatted rubrics 256,000 reviewed sites Printable generators Webquests Possible reference websites linking from this page: - List of other sites for worksheets and handouts. http://teachers.teach-nology.com/index.html

Matt McLean 1028587 Yotophoto
APA Referencing Yotophoto. (2006). Retrieved 29th August, 2007, from http://yotophoto.com/ URL: http://yotophoto.com/ Related Areas Graphic Design, Art, Presentations. Review: This site is a search engine which filters through a number of image databases and finds images which are available for use free of charge. The layout is very easy to use with spaced out thumbnails which when clicked on, go straight to the site where the photo can be downloaded. Information is provided which details the nature of each photos license and what must be referenced to use it. All images on the site are kid-friendly and there are numerous tags associated with each picture to allow them to be found easily. The advanced search option also allows searchers to exclude words in their search terms. One amazing feature of the advanced search also allows searchers to search by colour using a colour picker as well as simple words so that students can choose a image fitting to their colour scheme. These images are mostly if not only, photographs and are of a higher quality but with a manageable file size for downloading. They can be used for presentations, assignments, and activities by both the student and the teacher to provide a visual stimulus. Key Findings • Images are free of charge • Site provides a variety of images from a variety of sources • Images are kid-friendly ie non-explicit • Site is useful for students and teachers (K-12) Notable Quotes Yotophoto is now indexing well over a quarter million Creative Commons, Public Domain, GNU FDL, and various other 'copyleft' images. Possible reference websites linking from this page: - Indexes other photo sites eg Flickr. http://www. flickr.com/

Matt McLean 1028587 P.E. Resources
APA Referencing Primary Resources. (2007). Retrieved 29th August, 2007, from http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/pe/pe.htm URL: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/pe/pe.htm Related Areas P.E., Warm up activities, Games Review:This site specifically focuses on resources for PE with respect to the practical side. There are all kinds of Warm up activities and Games provided which take safety and inclusion into account. Although the sites focus is mainly on a Primary setting the warm-up activities and other games are still applicable in upper schooling. There is a symbol system used which helps identify which age group the activities are designed for. The layout of the page is fairly simple with the features indexed. The PE section is part of a bigger site which addresses all subject areas and provides similar useful resources for teaching. All the games and warm-ups are written concisely and explain everything required to initiate the activity. They are presented online or in downloadable Word documents and PDF files. The documents are set out in an easy to read format which is similar to a normal lesson plan. The site is UK-based but since it is just games, they are easily transferred. Key Findings • Activities are easy to read • A variety of games organized by year level • Activities can be downloaded and saved to hard drive.

• Site is useful for teachers (K-7) Notable Quotes There are no notable quotes for this site. Possible reference websites linking from this page: • The main site provides resources for other subject areas http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/

Matt McLean 1028587 Annenberg Media Programs
APA Referencing Annenberg Media. (2007). Retrieved 29th August, 2007, from http://www.learner.org/resources/browse.html URL: http://www.learner.org/resources/browse.html Related Areas Arts, Literature Arts, Education, Maths, Science, Social Studies, History. Review:This site offers free streaming of online media programs. Signing up is free but necessary to watch the videos which require a broadband connection. These videos vary in their content but are educational for both students and teachers in providing stimulus for learning and also adapting other teacher’s learning methods. The links on this page lead to a series of which a user can watch an individual episode/segment. Each Series is summarized as are the segments so that the user knows what they are about to see. There is also a link to the series website which provides support materials such as worksheets. The videos are ‘on demand’ so they can be streamed whenever required rather than at a set time. There are videos which cater for lower grades, upper grades and college students and the content varies in its complexity. The programs can be organized by their discipline and also by their age group. This would be very useful to find new visual media on a topic without having to order a physical copy and wait for it to arrive. The free nature of the site would also allow students with internet access to continue watching at home if they didn’t finish in time. Key Findings • Videos are free after signup • A variety of subject areas covered Site is useful for teachers and students (K-Univ and Adult learning) • Summary of Program provided Notable Quotes Teacher resources and teacher professional development programming for K-12 teachers FREE through our satellite channel and Video On Demand. Possible reference websites linking from this page: All the links operate within this site.

Matt McLean 1028587 WebQuest.Org
APA Referencing Dodge B. (2007). Retrieved 29th August, 2007, from http://webquest.org/index.php URL: http://webquest.org/index.php Related Areas ICT, Webquest creation, Webquests. Review:This website has a lot of information available to both build and present webquests for students to use. They are free of charge to use and can be accessed easily from the sites homepage. The site layout is easy to navigate and there are headings for finding webquests, creating them and research about their practical application. There is a search option which provides the ability to filter the language and discipline of the webquest. This site is designed for students and teachers alike and would be used to incorporate ICT into the curriculum quite effectively. Key Findings • List of Webquests provided • Tools and tips on creating Webquests Site is useful for teachers and students (K-12) • Useful search option Notable Quotes The most complete and current source of information about the WebQuest Model. Possible reference websites linking from this page: Links are to a vast number of sites which store Webquests

Matt McLean 1028587 Bureau of Meteorology
APA Referencing Commonwealth of Australia (2007). Retrieved 29th August, 2007, from http://www.bom.gov.au/ URL: http://www.bom.gov.au/ Related Areas Weather, Planning, Science Review:This website gives detailed information about the weather. It provides forecasts for the future for wind, rain temperature and surf conditions. These are important for a PE teacher to monitor so they can help plan their lessons in advance. The layout is initially confusing but once you get used to the language it is quite simple to navigate to the area you are interested in and to choose what information to be gathered. There is also a section provided which details how to forecast the weather to educate people how it is done and how the atmosphere works. This site could be used by teachers to help plan their lessons around the weather. It could also be used to aid student’s understanding of the weather system and how to read it. There are various links from this site to other pages of a similar nature. The site also offers details about any serious weather warnings in the area. Key Findings • Various forms of useful weather data • Informative education about how weather is forecasted and how it works • Site is useful for teachers and students (K-12) • Weather warnings Notable Quotes No notable quotes Possible reference websites linking from this page: Links are contained within the site

Matt McLean 1028587 ABCTeach
APA Referencing ABC Teach (2007). Retrieved 29th August, 2007, from http://abcteach.com/ URL: http://abcteach.com/ Related Areas Planning, worksheets, clipart, activities. Review:This website is a free collection of teacher resources which can be used for planning a lesson and provides activities and worksheets which can be used in the lesson. The site is free but there is an option to buy membership which gains access to more resources. This site is designed for teachers and students from kindergarten to grade 8 and is also stated to be of use to professors and student teachers. The colourful layout of the site makes it a bit easier to navigate around and accentuates the key sections of the homepage. The documents available are in PDF format and can be downloaded and stored for later use. Themes, competitions, worksheets, activities and clipart are all available to browse and download for use by teachers and students. Key Findings • Many resources for teacher • Downloadable documents

• Site is useful for teachers and students (K-8) Notable Quotes This is the place for kids, parents, student teachers, and teachers. Possible reference websites linking from this page: Various links are provided for other similar teaching resource sites.

Matt McLean 1028587 Teacher’s Pet
APA Referencing Lacey C (n.d.) Retrieved 29th August, 2007, from http://www.teachers-pet.org/index.html URL: http://www.teachers-pet.org/index.html Related Areas Activities, Language, Planning, Links Review:The main focus of the website is for a useful add-on to be installed in Microsoft Word which converts text into a variety of activities for the students. But the site also offers links to various sites to aid teaching. For example Dictionary sites, forums, news, quotes, software, and language tools, just to name a few. The layout is quite easy to navigate and the add-on is easily downloaded. One of the best parts about this site is the Resource search option along the right hand side of the page. Users can search using keywords for quotes, lesson plans, activities, clipart, worksheets, lyrics, news, slang and a host of other components which are used in everyday teaching. This site is designed for teachers and students and is free of charge. Key Findings • Many resources for teacher • Downloadable documents • Downloadable add-on • Site is useful for teachers and students (K-8) Notable Quotes No notable quotes Possible reference websites linking from this page: Various links are provided for other similar teaching resource sites. And also for the Resource Search option, the site uses Google to search for the desired content amongst its links.

Matt McLean 1028587 Australian Bureau of Statistics
APA Referencing Commonwealth of Australia (2007) Retrieved 29th August, 2007, from http://www.abs.gov.au/ URL: http://www.abs.gov.au/ Related Areas Statistics, Data collection Review:This sites name is a fairly obvious indicator of what it contains. It provides a mostly free documentation of a vast variety of statistics taken in and about Australia. There is a search option which uses Google to peruse the site, or you can browse by topic, title, release date or catalogue number. There is also a list of popular statistics of interest. Students could use this site in conjunction with Microsoft Excel or another graphing program to represent data using tables and graphs. The site provides two educational sections, of which there is an area for teachers and an area for students. These areas provide resources for teaching about data analysis and also to help gain information about effective teaching strategies by looking taking demography into consideration. The student section has games and projects which are relevant to them and would help to stimulate interest in data collection. Key Findings • Free Statistical data • Downloadable documents • Teacher resources • Student games and projects

• Site is useful for teachers and students (K-12) Notable Quotes No notable quotes Possible reference websites linking from this page: The links are mostly stored on an internal database but the resources for students and teachers link out to other sites for example; An educational water-conservation site http://www.myinternet.com.au/edu/water_year/

Matt McLean 1028587 Teachers First
APA Referencing Network for Instructional TV, Inc (2006) Retrieved 29th August, 2007, from http://www.teachersfirst.com/index.cfm URL: http://www.teachersfirst.com/index.cfm Related Areas Planning, Lessons, Web Resources Review:Teachers first is another site providing lesson plans and other helpful resources for learning. This is a very well organized site with no advertisements and no signup required. Straight away, teachers can search for lessons, puzzles and games by subject, grade, or keyword. There are also various articles from current teachers and a forum for teachers to communicate on. One section called What’s hot describes the latest news in teaching and also helps to describe new technology and theories as they present themselves. Lessons are available for all subject areas and split up into elementary, middle and high school. From this it is clear that the site is US-based, but the variety of modern content is really astounding and there are just so many resources to choose from. The lessons come in the form of links to sites for lessons and on certain topics. This site could be used mostly by teachers, but students could use it to access the activities. Each week there is a list of featured sites which provide current information on new topics so you know that the information is going to be recent. Key Findings • Free access to resources • Very simple set up, easy to use • Search option • Student games and projects • Site is useful for teachers and students (K-12) Notable Quotes Teachers First is a rich collection of lessons, units, and web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format. Possible reference websites linking from this page: A host of sites are linked here and are all outsourced to other domains.