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Inanimate Alice episode 2: Italy

Inanimate Alice is a multimodal text that uses audio, animation and interactive elements to tell a story about a girl who is growing up in the early years of the 21st century. In episode 2, Alice is separated from her parents while they are on a skiing holiday in Italy.

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Inanimate Alice episode 3: Russia

Inanimate Alice is a multimodal text that uses audio, animation and interactive elements to tell a story about a girl who is growing up in the early years of the 21st century. In episode 3, Alice and her parents are living in Russia; Alice hides in her cupboard while her parents argue with some angry strangers in the next room.

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Inanimate Alice episode 4: hometown

Inanimate Alice is a multimodal text that uses audio, animation and interactive elements to tell a story about a girl who is growing up in the early years of the 21st century. In episode 4, Alice finds herself trapped on top of a building when a staircase collapses.

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SeeMe: The media, my world and me

The SeeMe website is designed for year 8 students and their teachers. It promotes a positive body image and tackles idealised media portrayals of beauty and gender, and the influence they have on young people. There are five modules and a digital interactive titled 'Photoshock', which explores the ways images are digitally ...

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Finders keepers: level 3

Move through a 3D house in search of hidden treasure. Collect clues along the way by answering multiple-choice questions about everyday texts, such as a postcard, a TV guide, an advertising poster and an email message. Earn useful objects and break the code that protects the hidden treasure. Identify language and organisational ...

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Twenty-minute hero

This short story resource features a short story by Nick Earls. The focus is on the orientation and the series of events in the story. The tone is ironic and the humorous style of the first person narration highlights the role of the characters. Students analyse the text, figurative language, gaps and silences and comment ...

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Exploring short stories - The Necklace

This short story resource features a short story by Guy de Maupassant. Students look at the structure and narrative features as they listen to the story. Language focus includes direct and indirect speech and character development through dialogue. Students compose alternative endings and write a script using the free software, ...

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Finders keepers: level 1

Move through a 3D house in search of hidden treasure. Collect clues along the way by answering multiple-choice questions about everyday texts, such as a postcard, a TV guide, an advertising poster and an email message. Earn useful objects and break the code that protects the hidden treasure. Identify language and organisational ...

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Procedural texts: let's make a mask

Explore the three steps in a procedure; aim, materials and steps by looking at four examples. Discover the steps in making a lion mask. Find the materials you'll need for the mask hidden in a classroom. Investigate the steps in making the lion mask by taking photos. Put the jumbled steps of the procedure in the right order. ...

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Procedural texts: let's make a kite

Explore the three steps in a procedure; aim, materials and steps by looking at four examples. Discover the steps in making a kite. Find the materials you'll need for the kite hidden in a classroom. Investigate the steps in making the kite by taking photos. Put the jumbled steps of the procedure in the right order. This ...

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Procedural texts: let's make a sock puppet

Explore the three steps in a procedure; aim, materials and steps by looking at four examples. Discover the steps in making a sock puppet. Find the materials you'll need for the sock puppet hidden in a classroom. Investigate the steps in making the sock puppet by taking photos. Put the jumbled steps of the procedure in the ...

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Procedural texts: let's plant a tree

Explore the three steps in a procedure; aim, materials and steps by looking at four examples. Discover the steps to plant a tree. Find the materials you'll need for planting the tree hidden in a classroom. Investigate the steps to plant the tree by taking photos. Put the jumbled steps of the procedure in the right order. ...

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Secondary English: collaboration

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'collaboration' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers provide students with opportunities ...

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Inanimate Alice episode 1: China

Inanimate Alice is a multimodal text that uses audio, animation and interactive elements to tell a story about a girl who is growing up in the early years of the 21st century. In episode 1, Alice is living with her parents in a remote region of northern China when her father goes missing.

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Talking dino - app for iPad

This is an iPad app. Design a talking dinosaur to present at show and tell. Create your dinosaur by selecting from a range of elements such as mood, size and colour. Choose a voice and background picture for your dinosaur. Decide on a name that suits your talking dinosaur. Select a note about your dinosaur. Watch the animation. ...

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Creating Digital Stories

This resource focuses on the creation of digital stories for students with supporting activities and links to resources. It has advice and help for students to compose, adapt and publish your digital stories. This resource supports the Australian Curriculum in English K–10.

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Youth Theatre (unit)

Youth theatre is a unit resource with three self-contained and independent resources for English and drama students. The unit focuses on the play 48 Shades of Brown, adapted from Nick Earls' award winning novel. It examines the themes, issues, setting, characters and language of the play. It also examines the staging of ...

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Collins Big Cat - Around the World Story Creator - iTunes app

Read or listen to an interactive digital picture book with highlighting text and sound effects. Create your own multimodal story using painted backgrounds and characters from the book, objects. Add your own text or voice recording. This is one of a collection of eight interactive books for young readers. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

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Collins Big Cat - At the Dump Story Creator - iTunes app

Read or listen to an interactive digital picture book with highlighting text and sound effects. Create your own multimodal story using painted backgrounds and characters from the book, objects. Add your own text or voice recording. This is one of a collection of eight interactive books for young readers. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

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Collins Big Cat - It Was a Cold, Dark Night Story Creator - iTunes app

Read or listen to an interactive digital picture book with highlighting text and sound effects. Create your own multimodal story using painted backgrounds and characters from the book, objects. Add your own text or voice recording. This is one of a collection of eight interactive books for young readers. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.