## What's New in Scootle? June 2024

Scootle connects you to all facets of the curriculum. Here is a small sample of some of the over 400 new resources added to the collection this month.

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1. ### A004288 Patterns Year 2 - Calculate

• Published 05/05/2024
• TLF-ID A004288

The focus of this activity is on patterns and algorithmic thinking. The lesson aims to encourage students to explore problems with limited assistance from the teacher. Although the teacher asks questions and can prompt learning, the students will investigate the problem using their own strategies.

2. ### A004356 Duck in a Bucket - Calculate

• Published 05/05/2024
• TLF-ID A004356

In this game for pairs or teams, students practise addition and subtraction of small numbers, using multiple strategies.

3. ### A004326 Many heads are better than one: 9 colours activity - Calculate

• Published 05/05/2024
• TLF-ID A004326

This collaborative task challenges students to assemble 27 small cubes as one large 3 by 3 by 3 cube, with 9 different colours visible on each face. The task develops spatial awareness, particularly when the task is extended beyond creating a large cube.

4. ### A004303 Voronoi Diagrams - Calculate

• Published 05/05/2024
• TLF-ID A004303

This unit of work explores coordinate geometry in the context of Voronoi diagrams. Students use linear coordinate geometry to construct Voronoi diagrams by finding the gradient of a line segment, then finding the midpoint, a perpendicular line and finally the perpendicular bisector.

5. ### A004128 Geography: Landscapes and Landforms

• Published 08/05/2023
• TLF-ID A004128

Join Shona from Geoscience Australia and explore the formation of Australia's coastal, desert and mountain landforms and landscapes.

6. ### A003915 Tiny Theaters

• Published 10/04/2024
• TLF-ID A003915

This activity invites students to tell stories inside cardboard boxes using craft materials and light. Turn on and off LEDs using a homemade switch and a circuit made with copper tape. The activity includes a list of tools and materials required, assembly instructions, inspiration and ideas, and encourages a tinkering mindset.

7. ### A004538 Energy

• Published 28/05/2024
• TLF-ID A004538

In this unit of work, students develop their skills in working scientifically and their understanding of sound energy and energy transformations.

8. ### A004546 States of matter

• Published 28/05/2024
• TLF-ID A004546

In this unit, students develop an understanding of the properties of solids, liquids and gases and how these can be explained by the particle model of matter, motion and energy.

9. ### A004569 Physical world – design and production investigation

• Published 29/05/2024
• TLF-ID A004569

This investigative task focuses on energy transformations between kinetic (movement), electric and light energies. Students design, test and evaluate a system that uses energy transformations to meet an identified need. They work in pairs to design and construct a wind turbine tower that demonstrates how different types of energy can transform. The blades of the wind turbine generate kinetic energy, through motion, which is then transformed to electrical energy as the blades turn the shaft of a small hobby motor. A small red LED, attached to the terminals at the back of the hobby motor, illuminates as this electrical energy is transformed to light energy. No soldering, alligator clips or wires are needed for this investigation.

10. ### A004547 To mine or not to mine

• Published 28/05/2024
• TLF-ID A004547

In this activity, students outline the choices that need to be made when considering whether to use scientific and technological advances to obtain a resource from Earth's spheres.

11. ### A004464 Story Time: Flipper and Finnegan (Auslan)

• Published 18/08/2023
• TLF-ID A004464

Enjoy this signed story of two little penguins who were saved from a terribly sticky situation by a community of knitters. (11 min) Teaching ideas are included on the webpage.

12. ### A004467 Story Time: Australia Under the Sea 1, 2, 3

• Published 18/08/2023
• TLF-ID A004467

Watch and listen to this story and count the creatures that live on a coral reef. (6 min) Teaching ideas are included on the webpage.

13. ### A004445 Story Time: My Strange Shrinking Parents

• Published 18/08/2023
• TLF-ID A004445

Watch and listen to this story about a boy who learns that his parents are not as strange as he thinks, and that sacrifice is a big part of love. (8 Min) Teaching ideas are included on the webpage.

14. ### A004124 How to write discussions with text stages and language features

• Published 06/05/2024
• TLF-ID A004124

This animated video (4 min 02 s) provides an overview of discussions. Students will learn about the text stages and language features of a discussion text, including the issue statement, the arguments stage and the conclusion.

15. ### A004115 What is alliteration and how to use it in poetry?

• Published 06/05/2024
• TLF-ID A004115

This animated video (2 min 12 s) provides an overview of alliteration. Students will learn how and why this figurative language device is used in poetry, using an example poem.

16. ### A004123 How to write procedures

• Published 06/05/2024
• TLF-ID A004123

This animated video (4 min 2 s) provides an overview of procedural texts through the example of a recipe. Students will learn about the components of this text type, as well as features such as commands, noun groups, text connectives and technical language.

17. ### A003009 Classroom Management HUB

• Published 24/10/2023
• TLF-ID A003009

Online classroom management hub

18. ### A004440 Debating guide for classroom teachers

• Published 07/05/2024
• TLF-ID A004440

This teacher guide provides advice about the key elements of debating as well as a judging guide, planning templates for each speaker and links to a range of resources.

19. ### A004508 Let's rejoice in Dharawal

• Published 13/07/2023
• TLF-ID A004508

In this video, 15-year-old Taliah King sings Advance Australia Fair in Dharawal … in her Mother Tongue. Dharawal is the language spoken by the mobs that had a relationship with the area south of Botany Bay and the Georges River, west to Appin, down as far as Goulburn, and to Wreck Bay near Nowra.

20. ### A004521 Deep Time History of Indigenous Australians

• Published 23/05/2024
• TLF-ID A004521

This interactive resource explores aspects of Deep Time history through the traditional, cultural and experiential knowledge that First Nations peoples have amassed over 60,000 years of living spiritually and sustainably with the land. The resource focuses on the artefacts used in fishing and waterways. It includes a series of video and discussion ideas.

21. ### A004519 First Weapons

• Published 27/06/2023
• TLF-ID A004519

The first First Weapons digibook explores the history and innovation behind the weapons used by First Nations peoples: the returning Boomerang, Amerr or Woomera(spear thrower), Leangle Club and Parrying Shield, Kodj (axe), Long Spear or Allener, and Wartilykirri (non-returning Boomerang). The videos and accompanying teacher guide explores the making of the weapons, and extension activities uncover the science that makes them so effective.

22. ### A004511 Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

• Published 13/07/2023
• TLF-ID A004511

A fun way for children to learn some Bundjalung, the mother tongue language of the NSW North Coast. Bundjalung, or Yugambeh-Bundjalung, is an Australian Indigenous language of the northeastern New South Wales and South-East Queensland coast. It consists of a number of dialects grouped by linguists under a regional title.

23. ### A004524 A taste of Noongar language

• Published 13/07/2023
• TLF-ID A004524

Menang Noongar man Larry Blight shows us different types of bush foods and medicine plants, and teaches us their Noongar names.

24. ### A004244 Portray yourself

• Published 03/05/2024
• TLF-ID A004244

This four lesson series gives students a chance to critique and create portraits. Specifically, students investigate image, identity and representation by exploring significant portraits from the National Gallery of Victoria. Through the lesson series students create self-portraits and work with partners to explore visual conventions such as proportion, tone and shade. At the end of the series, students can create an exhibition with their portraits.

25. ### A004241 Harmonic Shift: songs of resilience

• Published 05/05/2024
• TLF-ID A004241

Foster respect, resilience and literacy skills through singing and creating songs. This series of ten lessons is built around a series of wellbeing themed songs and stop motion animation videos that explore socio-emotional themes such as resilience, diversity, and friendship. Each video clip is paired with creative activities that support students to develop new vocabulary, explore socio-emotional themes and gain musical confidence. Each song includes additional backing tracks and lyric and chord sheets that can be used to support and extend learning. The lessons introduce a series of techniques that help students create their own song lyrics. The lessons in this series can be explored independently or sequentially. The songs and videos were created by musician Sheldon King and newly arrived English language learners from two Victorian schools.

26. ### A004233 Designosaurs

• Published 03/05/2024
• TLF-ID A004233

This series of five lessons introduces students to puppetry. The resource features Erth, a visual and physical theatre company and ‘Dinosaur Zoo’ their performance at the Sydney Opera House. It goes behind the scenes and into the Erth workshop to meet expert puppet makers and puppeteers. The lessons invite students to learn about their local threatened species and guides them through a collaborative process to design, construct and bring to life animal puppets. The inquiry-based project integrates humanities, social sciences, literacy, visual and performing arts, and develops students’ knowledge about contemporary Australian puppetry.

27. ### A004224 A Hip Hop routine

• Published 02/05/2024
• TLF-ID A004224

This series of five lessons uses a step by step approach to help students learn a simple Hip Hop dance routine. The lessons cover the key dance moves and can be used by a large or small group and videos break down each section of the routine to build students’ confidence and body awareness in fun ways.

28. ### A004099 Work sample Year 1 and 2 Music: Animals percussion composition

• Published 21/04/2024
• TLF-ID A004099

This work sample demonstrates evidence of student learning in relation to aspects of the achievement standards for Year 1 and 2 Music. The primary purpose for the work sample is to demonstrate the standard, so the focus is on what is evident in the sample not how it was created. The sample is an authentic representation of student work and may contain errors such as spelling mistakes and other inaccuracies. In this work sample students: • use media languages, and media technologies and production processes to construct representations in media arts works.

29. ### A004199 Work sample Year 5 - 6 Chinese Second-Language Learner Pathway: Self Introduction

• Published 30/04/2024
• TLF-ID A004199

This work sample demonstrates evidence of student learning in relation to aspects of the achievement standards for Year 5 and 6 Self Introduction. The primary purpose for the work sample is to demonstrate the standard, so the focus is on what is evident in the sample not how it was created. The sample is an authentic representation of student work and may contain errors such as spelling mistakes and other inaccuracies. In this work sample students: • use strategies to locate and interpret information and ideas in texts, and demonstrate understanding by responding in Chinese or English • create texts, selecting and using a variety of vocabulary and sentence structures to suit context • sequence information and ideas, and use conventions appropriate to text type • apply rules for pronunciation and intonation, writing, character formation, punctuation and modelled structures, when creating and responding in Chinese.

30. ### A004218 Work sample Year 7 - 8 French: Je vous présente ma famille

• Published 01/05/2024
• TLF-ID A004218

This work sample demonstrates evidence of student learning in relation to aspects of the achievement standards for Year 7 and 8 Je vous présente ma famille. The primary purpose for the work sample is to demonstrate the standard, so the focus is on what is evident in the sample not how it was created. The sample is an authentic representation of student work and may contain errors such as spelling mistakes and other inaccuracies. In this work sample students: • use familiar language, and modelled sentence and grammatical structures to create texts, and demonstrate understanding of how some language reflects cultural practices • approximate French sound patterns, intonation and rhythms, and demonstrate understanding that French has conventions and rules for non-verbal, spoken and written communication.

31. ### A004431 Work sample Year 3 – 4 Japanese: Teaching family members Japanese

• Published 06/05/2024
• TLF-ID A004431

This work sample demonstrates evidence of student learning in relation to aspects of the achievement standards for Year 3 - 4: Teaching family members Japanese. The primary purpose for the work sample is to demonstrate the standard, so the focus is on what is evident in the sample not how it was created. The sample is an authentic representation of student work and may contain errors such as spelling mistakes and other inaccuracies. In this work sample students: • use Japanese language to initiate structured interactions to share information related to the classroom and their personal world • use modelled language to participate in spoken and written activities that involve planning • use modelled language and basic syntax to create texts • use hiragana with support, and familiar kanji appropriate to context • imitate hiragana sounds, pronunciation and intonation patterns of Japanese language • demonstrate understanding that Japanese has non-verbal, spoken and written language conventions and rules to create and make meaning.

32. ### A004415 Work sample Year 9 - 10 Italian: La moda e le stagioni

• Published 06/05/2024
• TLF-ID A004415

This work sample demonstrates evidence of student learning in relation to aspects of the achievement standards for Year 9 - 10 Italian: La moda e le stagioni. The primary purpose for the work sample is to demonstrate the standard, so the focus is on what is evident in the sample not how it was created. The sample is an authentic representation of student work and may contain errors such as spelling mistakes and other inaccuracies. In this work sample students: • show understanding of how features of language can be used to influence audience response • create texts, selecting and manipulating language for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences • apply and use complex sentences and structures to create and respond to spoken and written texts • use a variety of tenses to sequence events and use language devices to enhance meaning and cohesion • demonstrate understanding of the conventions of spoken and written texts and the connections between them • apply knowledge of language structures and features to make and predict meaning.

33. ### M025697 Act Ease

• Published 24/01/2020
• TLF-ID M025697

Act Ease is designed to build teacher capacity and ability to teach drama in primary schools. It has been created with a group of teachers, industry experts and university sector representatives to develop teacher capacity. This resource features written, downloadable resources which are also captured through film. This video footage of many components of the resource will add to teacher learning. Act Ease complements the Vocal Ease music resources which support music education in schools. This resource can only be viewed in Chrome, MS Edge, Firefox and Safari. This resource is also downloadable as a SCORM file: the downloaded version will only work if you upload it to a webserver, such as Moodle or Canvas.

34. ### A004207 Elements of Music F-2

• Published 01/05/2024
• TLF-ID A004207

This series of 12 lessons introduces the six key elements of music including rhythm, texture, dynamics, pitch, form, and timbre. Students will build their knowledge of basic music techniques through a set of fun activities based on each element, and they’ll grow their confidence and collaborative skills along the way. Each video uses bright animation, practical demonstrations and easy to understand explanations to captivate young students.

35. ### A004253 Transition Songs for F-2

• Published 05/05/2024
• TLF-ID A004253

Songs have been used to educate, soothe and organise students for longer than the written word! This resource presents a series of fourteen short useful songs that can be integrated regularly to create a calm, unified and orderly classroom. Many of the songs are based on the melodies of existing children’s song to make them easy to learn and teach. Each song is presented with lyrics, backing tracks and activity guides with ideas about how to introduce each song and its related concepts. There are also ukulele chords for many songs as an optional extension for interested educators.

36. ### A004523 Classic Kids: Music for the Dreaming

• Published 07/12/2022
• TLF-ID A004523

Go on a journey through the sounds of the seasons on special Aboriginal land, Wreck Bay. Discover how music can tell stories and create atmosphere, hear stories from Yuin Elders about living in harmony with nature, and learn new words from the Dhurga Language of the Yuin People.

37. ### A002992 Building a nest box

• Published 01/10/2023
• TLF-ID A002992

Our native animals are in desperate need of homes and nest boxes are an ideal way to help our native birds, marsupials and micro-bats by helping them find a place to live. The outcomes of this learning activity are for children to: understand how animals use tree hollows; value the importance of habitat and natural tree hollows; investigate and appreciate the animals that live in your local area; develop associations with local Landcare and Environmental groups; and undertake a hands-on project.