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Apple Macintosh software package - MacWrite and MacPaint, 3 1/2-inch floppy disks, c1985

This is a moulded plastic box containing the Apple Macintosh software products MacWrite and MacPaint. There are also system disks, manuals and other items. 'Macintosh' is printed on some of the objects in the box. The packaging is attractive, protects the items inside and is portable.

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Jurij Semkiw remembers Australia's first computer, 2006

This is an edited sound recording of 77-year-old Jurij Semkiw talking about Australia's first computer, known as CSIRAC (pronounced 'sigh-rack'), which ran its first simple program in 1949. Semkiw, who was a maintenance engineer on CSIRAC, describes the excitement of being involved in a completely new technology. He also ...

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Apple II software program - VisiCalc, 5 1/4-inch floppy disk, 1981

This is the cover of a folder containing VisiCalc, the world's first electronic spreadsheet program for personal computers. Text on the cover reads: 'VISICALC / INSTANTLY CALCULATING "ELECTRONIC" WORKSHEET' at the top and 'VISICORP / PERSONAL SOFTWARE' at the bottom. There are also examples of calculations the program could ...

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'Panzer Battles', 1990

This is the cover of a computer game 'Panzer Battles'. It came on two floppy disks with two booklets, a supplement and two cards in a box, and dealt with the Eastern Front during the Second World War. It is one in a series of games in which software micromanaged the actions of individual units, for example battalions or ...

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'Warlords II', 1994

This is the cover of 'Warlords II', a fantasy strategy game. It came on four floppy disks with two booklets, a map and two marketing cards in a cardboard box in a sleeve, and was introduced in 1994. This fantasy game allowed up to eight players to participate. It features castles, monsters, heroes and armies. The game had ...

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'Tetris', 3 1/2-inch floppy disk, 1987

Tetris is a falling-blocks puzzle video game that was designed and programmed in Moscow in 1984. Its developer has said that he was inspired by pentominoes. The name is derived from the Greek 'tetra' meaning 'four'. This game 'Tetris - The Soviet Challenge - 1987 and 1988' was collected because it was one of the first games ...

Interactive Resource

Languages online: comprehension task maker

Students can use this tool to create an interactive comprehension activity based on a text. The text can be up to 20 pages long and can include images and sound as well as print. Up to 20 true/false or multiple-choice comprehension questions can be included. The tool also provides three files for the student and teacher ...

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LEGO® Friends Story Maker - iTunes app

Create multimedia story books using background images, icons, Lego characters and accessories. Add your own text and audio recordings. You can publish your books to iBooks and share them. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

Interactive Resource

LEGO® Friends Story Maker - Google Play app

Create multimedia story books using background images, icons, Lego characters and accessories. Add your own text and audio recordings. You can publish your books to iBooks and share them. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

Interactive Resource

StoryKit - iTunes app

Create an electronic storybook. Add photos from your photo album and record your own voice. Share your stories via email. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

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Little Story Creator - Digital Scrapbooking and Photo Collage Maker - iTunes app

Create a digital book with backgrounds, photos or video, text and titles, drawings, stickers and audio recordings. Tell an imaginative story, record a procedure, prepare an oral presentation or retell a story from literature. Sign up for a free account to share your book via email. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

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Story Creator - Easy Story Book Maker for Kids - iTunes app

Create a digital book with photos or video, text, drawings and audio recordings. You can share a story, record a procedure or retell a story from literature. Create a free account to backup your story online or share your book via email. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

Interactive Resource

Word Mover - iTunes app

Explore language by moving tiles to create words, phrases, and poems in this sandbox style app. Choose a background then add words from word banks and existing famous works or type in your own. Print, email or save your finished work to the camera roll. Free when reviewed 6/6/15.

Teacher resource

Primary English: models and modelling

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'modelling texts' 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 are provided with guidance about ...

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Primary English: different representations

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'representations' 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 expose students to a wide range ...

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My design: talking cat: create own text

Design a talking cat to present at show and tell. Create your cat by selecting from a range of elements such as mood, size and colour. Choose a voice and background picture for your cat. Decide on a name that suits your talking cat. Add a note about your cat. Watch the animation. You can change your design as many times ...

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My design: talking cat: choose text

Design a talking cat to present at show and tell. Create your cat by selecting from a range of elements such as mood, size and colour. Choose a voice and background picture for your cat. Decide on a name that suits your talking cat. Select a note about your cat. Watch the animation. Change your design as many times as you ...

Assessment resource

Manga maker: samurai: assessment

Test your understanding of how text, onomatopoeia and visual elements fit together to create a manga called 'Samurai'. Play the role of a new employee in a manga design studio. Explore elements of manga comics such as story-lines, characters, colours, text and bubbles. Then choose the dialogue and 'sound words' to complete ...

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Pop star puzzle

Work out what happened to a missing celebrity. Examine clues in a rubbish bin. Note key dates and times of evidence such as a hairdresser's receipt and an invitation. Sort the evidence into chronological order. Use a model structure and sample paragraphs to build your own newspaper article: headline, introduction, summary ...

Assessment resource

Picture story: outdoor adventure: assessment

Test your ability to create a movie from a still picture by choosing shots and camera moves. As a practice task, use software tools to recreate a movie about horseriding. See how combinations of camera shots hide things from, or reveal things to, the audience and create mood. Apply these skills to an assessment by telling ...