[Oz-teachers] Search tips for students anyone?

Marie Coppolaro madana2 at optusnet.com.au
Sat Jul 16 09:43:46 EST 2011


Hi all,

I don't know if anyone has noticed but Google's wonder wheel has 
isappeared  - this was  a great tool under 'more search tools' on the left 
hand side of the google page.  Also there used to be a 'more like this' 
hyperlink against each website name (can't see that now either).  Ok, there 
is basic search, that is helpful.  I used to direct students to use 
wonderwheel, studysearch.com (which seems to have died) and Spezify.com 
(visual search) - which we now can't get at school.  Anyone have any tips 
they can share to alleviate my frustration?  I know there is importance in 
key words etc, but  I like to give students some assistance so they don't 
end up taking ages looking for a suitable resource.

Many thanks
Marie

Anyone have any tips
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> Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 02:59:25 +0000
> From: Sue Burvill-Shaw <s.burvill-shaw at staidan.qld.edu.au>
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> Subject: Re: [Oz-teachers] history primary research inspiration
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> Hi, Ella
>
> If you are also studying the Egypt depth study, you might be interested in 
> The Theban Mapping Project
>
> http://www.thebanmappingproject.com/
>
> I actually do a lot of hand on What is History? activities using my 
> artefacts and other types of sources to teach historiography.  You might 
> also talk to Senior Ancient History teachers about getting Year 11 or 12s 
> to set up a dig for the 7s.
>
> Regards
>
> Sue
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> [oz-teachers-bounces at rite.ed.qut.edu.au] on behalf of 
> marrion15 at eftel.net.au [marrion15 at eftel.net.au]
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> Subject: [Oz-teachers] history primary research inspiration
>
> Hi all,
>
>
> I have dived in and experimented with the National History curriculum for
> our Year 7s this semester (Perth metro area) and done the 'Ancient
> Society' thing but I'm looking for some ideas, inspiration or resources
> from teachers in high schools particularly for two areas:
>
>
> primary research - using images, digital archives, documents etc and
>
> actual excursions to archaeological sites or 'digs'.
>
> I know it's a big stretch and I'm obviously limited for excursions by $$
> and time to somewhere relatively close to Perth (apart from the WA Museum
> and Fremantle Prison) but I would very much appreciate any suggestions -
> even if we can't use them till next year.
>
> I am aware of the National Library, some of the digital archives and will
> be doing some learning object searches but would love anything you have
> targeted at Year 6-10ish.
>
> Kind regards
>
> --
> Ella Marrion
> Year 7 Teacher
> Coordinator Global Education
>
> Landsdale Primary School
> Ashdale Cluster of Independent Public Schools
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> The Broadview
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> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 14:09:56 +1000
> From: Rob Emerson <emersonr1 at optusnet.com.au>
> To: Oz-Teachers <oz-teachers at rite.ed.qut.edu.au>
> Subject: [Oz-teachers] SMARTboard vs Panaboard
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> Hi All,
> Our school needs to order IWBs for our 4 new, BER classrooms.
>
> Currently, we are totally SMARTboard in all other classrooms.
> Apparently the new Panaboards are "touch" (stylus/pen is optional),
> multi-user, wireless option, etc.
>
> The Panasonic site and Youtube vids seem to be more about their EasyTeach
> software than the board itself.
>
> Some of our SMARTboards are 5 years old now. Several have been replaced
> under warranty. Is the Panaboard more robust?
>
> Would it be worth our while to make the switch to Panaboards? We can
> continue to use SMART software with them - NSWDEC is licensed to do this.
>
> Unfortunately, Promethean boards are not an option for us at the moment.
>
> Any info / opinions / experiences will be gratefully received.
>
> Cheers, Rob E. Calare PS NSW
>
>
>
>
>
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> Message: 3
> Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 12:23:26 +0800
> From: "BURGESS Karen [Sorrento Primary School]"
> <Karen.Burgess at det.wa.edu.au>
> To: Oz-Teachers <oz-teachers at rite.ed.qut.edu.au>
> Subject: Re: [Oz-teachers] SMARTboard vs Panaboard
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> We swithced from the Webster Boards that used the Easiteach software to 
> the Promethean Activboards as we found the Easiteach software very 
> cumbersome.  We prefer to use the pens as the kids can touch the boards 
> with their hands without making anything happen - which is handy if they 
> just want to point something out.
>
>
>
> Kind Regards
>
> Karen Burgess
>
> Sorrento Primary School (http://www.sorrentops.det.wa.edu.au)
>
> www.sorrentops.det.wa.edu.au
> (http://www.sorrentops.det.wa.edu.au)
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> ph. 08 9447 7488 Fax 08 9448 6445
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> Karen.Burgess at det.wa.edu.au (mailto:Karen.Burgess at det.wa.edu.au)
>
> ?
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
>>From Rob Emerson <emersonr1 at optusnet.com.au>
> Sent Tue 6/28/2011 12:09 PM
> To Oz-Teachers <oz-teachers at rite.ed.qut.edu.au>
> Subject [Oz-teachers] SMARTboard vs Panaboard
>
> Hi All,
> Our school needs to order IWBs for our 4 new, BER classrooms.
>
> Currently, we are totally SMARTboard in all other classrooms.
> Apparently the new Panaboards are "touch" (stylus/pen is optional),
> multi-user, wireless option, etc.
>
> The Panasonic site and Youtube vids seem to be more about their EasyTeach
> software than the board itself.
>
> Some of our SMARTboards are 5 years old now. Several have been replaced
> under warranty. Is the Panaboard more robust?
>
> Would it be worth our while to make the switch to Panaboards? We can
> continue to use SMART software with them - NSWDEC is licensed to do this.
>
> Unfortunately, Promethean boards are not an option for us at the moment.
>
> Any info / opinions / experiences will be gratefully received.
>
> Cheers, Rob E. Calare PS NSW
>
>
>
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> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 11:40:48 +1000
> From: Margaret Lloyd <mm.lloyd at qut.edu.au>
> To: Professional community for teachers
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> Subject: [Oz-teachers] Random reflections from ISTE 2011
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> Hello
> Still at the ISTE Conference. Spent much of today in the Trade Show.
>
> Saw a lot of management systems and drill'n'kill applications to "improve 
> test scores."
>
> I got talking to the people from Edugeek - http://www.edugeek.net/forums. 
> Many of you will have heard of it or visited it. It is a forum to 
> ask/answer questions about educational technology. I was particularly 
> impressed with the people who run it. They were English but were at ISTE 
> because many of their subscribers are from the US. What impressed me was 
> the altruism - the same notion of sharing solutions that greeted me when I 
> started working with steam-powered computers.
>
> I attended a session earlier in the week on the professional learning 
> community being established in Texas. It's run by the state and teachers 
> earn 'points' when they post or join a synchronous discussion. I couldn't 
> really give an answer when I was asked what anyone got from being on 
> oz-teachers. They seemed to think I was making it up!
>
> Futurelab were interested as well and asked how has this community lasted 
> since 1995. I mumbled something about being lucky that there is a spirit 
> of genuine mentoring within this community that has grown over time.
>
> I am going to point these people to the list archives. Maybe they can work 
> out why this community "works"....
>
> I can't speak highly enough of the ACCE Study Tour. The ISTE Conference is 
> good but without the additional activities and good company of the fellow 
> 'tourists' it would be a much lesser experience.
>
> Regards
> Marg Lloyd
>
>
> Margaret Lloyd, Ph.D
> Associate Professor, Faculty of Education
> Phone: +61 7 313 83758
> Fax:   +61 7 313 83985
> http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/lloydmm/
> http://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/Lloyd,_Margaret.html
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