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Educational Resources from a teacher of 30 plus years in a wide variety of subject areas and age groups
Making Faces - Using the drawing tools in Microsoft Word

Making Faces - Using the drawing tools in Microsoft Word

Are you an 'old school' art teacher who needs a cheap and easy way to get your art students started in computer graphics? Try this simple tutorial out for yourself or use it as a worksheet. See also 'Drawing in Microsoft Word - The Basics' by the same author.
kellyocs
Creating a Sunset Silhoutte in Microsoft Word

Creating a Sunset Silhoutte in Microsoft Word

Are you an 'old school' art teacher who needs a cheap and easy way to get your art students started in computer graphics? Try this simple tutorial out for yourself or use it as a worksheet. See also 'Drawing in Microsoft Word - The Basics' and 'Making Faces - Using the Drawing Tools in Microsoft Word' by the same author.
kellyocs
Technology - Built Environments Resource Pack

Technology - Built Environments Resource Pack

This bundle includes worksheets and assessment tasks for studying Built Environments (Mandatory Technology - Australian Curriculum) and instructions for using Sweet Home 3D freeware for interior design. All the resources necessary for teaching this particular unit of work.
kellyocs
Drawing Automobiles - Using the drawing tools in Microsoft Word  -  middle school art.

Drawing Automobiles - Using the drawing tools in Microsoft Word - middle school art.

Are you an ‘old school’ art teacher who needs a cheap and easy way to get your middle school art students started in computer graphics? Try this simple tutorial out for yourself or use it as a worksheet. See also ‘Drawing in Microsoft Word - The Basics’ by the same author. The actual drawing, in Microsoft Word,created as a demonstration is included in this package.
kellyocs
Rounding Numbers for Middle School Mathematics

Rounding Numbers for Middle School Mathematics

This two page worksheet for middle school mathematics gives simple explanations, examples and questions for Rounding Numbers to 10s, 100s and decimal places. It is available in A4 size in both editable docx and pdf formats and suitable for printing as student handouts.
kellyocs
A Day At The Beach - Graphic Design Templates for Mandatory Technology Classes

A Day At The Beach - Graphic Design Templates for Mandatory Technology Classes

20 pages of design templates for a custom day at the beach. Get students to design their own clothing, caps, umbrellas, drink bottles and much more. There are enough resources here to run a full unit in graphic design for middle school design and technology students or you can cherry pick individual tasks such as creating a design for swimwear. Print out the pages for students to work by hand or allow them to copy and paste individual pictures from the Word document into their favorite paint program. A4 size printable pdf and editable word docx provided.
kellyocs
Ring Thingy (a radio play for the stage) - Junior High Drama Script

Ring Thingy (a radio play for the stage) - Junior High Drama Script

This original short play (approximately 20 minutes) is a parody of the popular Lord of the Rings books and films. It has 12 speaking parts and roles in sound effects, sound mixing and lighting. As the title suggests it is designed as a radio play in the style of the Goon Shows. This allows students to practice voice production, characterisation comedic timing and live performance without the need for learning lines or creating costumes or stage settings. It is suitable for use with Elective Drama classes (NSW BOSTES Syllabus) or the Drama component of Junior High School English. If you find this resource useful please complete a review.
kellyocs
Giraffe - A Guided Reader for Kindergarten to Year 1

Giraffe - A Guided Reader for Kindergarten to Year 1

This 10 page Early Reader Picture Book uses words that rhyme with giraffe to tell a simple story. The full colour book in pdf form can be displayed in digital format or printed on A4 paper and bound. 1 printed copy only per purchase please.
kellyocs
Sketchup Make Basics - Wooden Box With Hinged Lid

Sketchup Make Basics - Wooden Box With Hinged Lid

Complete step by step instructions for drawing a wooden box with a hinged lid in 3D using Sketchup Make (Freeware). This resource is an ideal introduction to using the software for project visualization in STEM and mandatory and elective technology courses. The full colour pdf can be supplied to students as a printed handout (not so eco-friendly at 6 pages) or as a digital file for self pace learning. It can also be displayed on a screen for use in more formal teacher directed instruction and includes a number of extension activities
kellyocs
Sketchup Make Basics - Wooden Toy Train

Sketchup Make Basics - Wooden Toy Train

Complete step by step instructions for drawing a toy train in 3D using Sketchup Make (Freeware). This resource is an ideal introduction to using the software for project visualization in STEM and mandatory and elective technology courses. The full colour pdf can be supplied to students as a printed handout (not so eco-friendly at 7 pages) or as a digital file for self pace learning. It can also be displayed on a screen for use in more formal teacher directed instruction.
kellyocs
English Comprehension - Fast Food - Science Fiction Short Story

English Comprehension - Fast Food - Science Fiction Short Story

Suitable for stages upper stage 4 and stages 5 and 6 English classes, this comprehension resource includes a black comedy science fiction short story and a set of comprehension questions for group discussion and interpretation. It is provided in both pdf and editable docx formats. The resource author's original short story is about a call centre operator who encounters a client well beyond the job description's ability to deal with.
kellyocs
Your Plumbing is Wrong! - Short Science Fiction Play Script

Your Plumbing is Wrong! - Short Science Fiction Play Script

This is a short play script for two actors with a science fiction theme. It requires minimal staging and would be suitable for Stage 5 Elective Drama or HSC Drama practice and performance. Synopsis: A starship Commander on a mission to wipe out a renegade outpost gets some sage advice from a technician on how to keep his engines singing.
kellyocs
Creating an Australian Aboriginal style 'Dot' painting in Microsoft Word

Creating an Australian Aboriginal style 'Dot' painting in Microsoft Word

Instructions for creating an Australian Aboriginal style 'Dot' painting using the drawing tools in Microsoft Word. This resource will assist middle school art teachers in fulfilling the mandatory programming requirements in Visual Arts to do with both the study of Indigenous Australian Art and the use of Computing Technologies in Visual Arts (Australian Curriculum). It can be presented as a hand out for self-paced learning or kept by the teacher as a resource for guided instruction. The sample image in pdf format for digital display is also included. Please complete a review of this resource if you have found it useful.
kellyocs
Interior Design using Sweet Home 3D (Freeware) Part 2 - Applying Textures

Interior Design using Sweet Home 3D (Freeware) Part 2 - Applying Textures

Sweet Home 3D is free software that allows the user to design and furnish buildings in 3D. Part 2 focuses on applying suitable textures and materials to walls and floors . Designed with middle school STEM, high school mandatory technology, and elective design and technology classes in mind, the print ready instructions and practice task are suitable as handouts for self paced learning or as a teacher resource for more formal instruction.
kellyocs
Making Your Own Comics in Microsoft Word

Making Your Own Comics in Microsoft Word

Simple instructions for creating your own comics using the drawing tools in Microsoft Word. This is a fun and imaginative way to teach English language essentials such as visual literacy, story writing and dialogue (both external and internal) to middle school students. It may also prove useful as a means of story boarding drama and multimedia projects or exploring social interactions. This resource can be used by teachers as an aid for guided instruction or distributed directly to students as a printed worksheet. If you find it useful please provide a review.
kellyocs
Creating an Art title page in Microsoft Word - Middle School Visual Arts

Creating an Art title page in Microsoft Word - Middle School Visual Arts

Instructions for creating an Art title page using WordArt, the drawing tools and shape fills in Microsoft Word. This resource will assist middle school art teachers in fulfilling the mandatory programming requirements in Visual Arts to do with the use of Computing Technologies in Visual Arts (Australian Curriculum). It can be presented as a hand out for self-paced learning or kept by the teacher as a resource for guided instruction.
kellyocs
Interior Design using Sweet Home 3D (Freeware)

Interior Design using Sweet Home 3D (Freeware)

Sweet Home 3D is free software that allows the user to design and furnish buildings in 3D. This resource introduces students to the software and its use through practical exploration. Designed with middle school STEM, high school mandatory technology, and elective design and technology classes in mind, the print ready instructions and practice task are suitable as handouts for self paced learning or as a teacher resource for more formal instruction.
kellyocs