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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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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 ...

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 ...

Teacher resource

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 ...

Teacher resource

Audacity in language teaching and learning part 1: recording voice and creating listening tasks

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video for language teachers that demonstrates how to use free Audacity software to create a listening task for language students. A teacher's voiceover and images explain how to connect the required equipment and how to use ...

Teacher resource

Audacity in language teaching and learning part 2: moving audio from cassettes to digital files

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video for language teachers that demonstrates how to use free Audacity software to convert existing cassette tapes into digital files. Voiceover and images explain how to connect the required equipment and how to use the Audacity ...

Teacher resource

Audacity in language teaching and learning part 3: editing when creating listening tasks

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video for language teachers that demonstrates how to use free Audacity software to edit digital audio files to improve their suitability as student listening tasks. Voiceover and images explain how to use the Audacity functions ...

Teacher resource

Audacity in language teaching and learning part 4: creating speaking tasks

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video for language teachers that demonstrates how to use free Audacity software to create speaking tasks for language students. Voiceover and images explain how to use Audacity functions to create tasks that allow interactions ...

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Engaging middle school students in Indonesian through ICT

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video focusing on language teaching methods using iPod. The video uses teacher voiceover and student interviews to demonstrate how iPod touches motivated a middle-school Indonesian language class. The devices enabled the class ...

Interactive Resource

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. ...

Teacher resource

Sustainability: global footprints

This is an interactive resource about sustainable futures, ecological footprints and personal and social responsibility. It is a unit of work and uses a picture storybook, a factual text from a video and a short novel. Texts are examined for meaning and structure. A Time photo essay about what the world eats explores the ...

Teacher resource

Indigenous peoples: people, place, language and song

This is an interactive resource about Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their cultures. Learning activities explore how place, language and song relate to Indigenous Australian peoples. The resource is a unit of work using multimodal texts including music video clips, picture storybooks, songs ...

Interactive Resource

Zoos Victoria: conservation mashups

This is a section of the Zoos Victoria website that provides a gallery of mashup videos created by students as well as an online edit tool for students to 'mash up' their own video about a conservation issue. For each provided issue, such as the campaign against the unsustainable production of palm oil, the student is able ...

Teacher resource

Talk about rights

This is a unit of inquiry consisting of 12 learning sequences for year 6 in the English for the Australian Curriculum resource. Each learning sequence contains a series of resources, suggested activities to carry out with students and a post-activity reflection. This unit explores the changes to democratic and citizenship ...

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Inanimate Alice suggested activities: red and yellow paper

This is a one-page document with suggested student activities relating to 'Red and yellow paper', an 'Alice in Australia' photo story set in South Korea. It provides questions and prompts to engage students in a rhyming game, discussion, writing, research, and creating and presenting a photo-based digital text. Appropriate ...

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 ...