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Educational Resources from a teacher of 30 plus years in a wide variety of subject areas and age groups
Creating an Australian Aboriginal style 'Dot' painting in Microsoft Word
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Creating an Australian Aboriginal style 'Dot' painting in Microsoft Word

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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.
Rock Music Research Task - Years 7 or 8
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Rock Music Research Task - Years 7 or 8

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This worksheet engages students in researching musical terms, the history of the electric guitar, a band of the 60's or 70's, and a band of their own era. The completed research is to be compiled in a Powerpoint presentation. There is also a design task which involves creating a CD cover for a band (real or imagined). Suitable for stage 4 music students - NSW Curriculum - Australia.
Industrial Technology - HSC Multimedia Industries - The Project Management Folio
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Industrial Technology - HSC Multimedia Industries - The Project Management Folio

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This 7 page handout details the requirements for the HSC Multimedia - Project Management Folio. The author's experience as both a teacher and a HSC marker in this course have been used to provide clear and practical advice to students on the production of this mandatory document. A template for the Timeline component is also provided in xlsx format.
Sketchup Make Basics - Wooden Toy Train
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Sketchup Make Basics - Wooden Toy Train

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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.
Multimedia Starter Pack
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Multimedia Starter Pack

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A collection of work units and resources for Industrial Technology - Multimedia Technologies. (NSW BOSTES HSC Course) This bundle contains enough resources to take your students through most of the Preliminary year of this course.
Making Art in Microsoft Word
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Making Art in Microsoft Word

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3 simple and fun tasks to get your students creating art on computers without the need of additional expensive software. These activities utilise the drawing tools in Microsoft Word and are designed with students in middle school in mind. If you are an 'old school' art teacher who needs to incorporate IT in your teaching program these simple exercises are a great way to start.
Drawing Automobiles - Using the drawing tools in Microsoft Word  -  middle school art.
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Drawing Automobiles - Using the drawing tools in Microsoft Word - middle school art.

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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.
Super Heroes and Villains - Comic Drawing and Creative Writing Activity
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Super Heroes and Villains - Comic Drawing and Creative Writing Activity

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Four pages of templates for creating and writing about Super Heroes and Villains. Each page has a watermark figure (1 each female hero and villain and male hero and villain) that students can drawn over and colour to create their own comic book character. There is also a section for the student to name and describe their character (hints given) and to write a short story with that character in it. Suitable for upper primary and middle school classes as an exercise in character development for story writing in English or an Art lesson that engages students in writing as an aid to visualization of ideas. Please complete a review if you find this resource useful.
Interior Design using Sweet Home 3D (Freeware)
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Interior Design using Sweet Home 3D (Freeware)

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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.
Naplan Language Conventions Practice
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Naplan Language Conventions Practice

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This resource focuses on Language Convention practice for the years 7 and 9 NAPLAN in English and covers contractions, homophones, past and present tense and spelling. The spelling resources include respelling of identified misspellings and identify spelling mistakes and making corrections.
English Comprehension - Fast Food - Science Fiction Short Story
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English Comprehension - Fast Food - Science Fiction Short Story

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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.
The Height of the Ottoman Empire - Stage 4 History (Depth Study 4: The Western and Islamic World)
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The Height of the Ottoman Empire - Stage 4 History (Depth Study 4: The Western and Islamic World)

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This lesson has been written as a resource for the BOSTES Stage 4 History sample unit of work 'The Ottoman Empire'. It engages students in researching and analysing the impact of the Ottoman Empire at its height, the contribution of Suleiman 1 and the hierarchy of Ottoman society. It is presented in both pdf and editable docx formats and a blank template for the mapping exercise is included.
Introduction to Bryce 3D - Exhibition Demonstration of Process
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Introduction to Bryce 3D - Exhibition Demonstration of Process

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This video was created to compliment a gallery exhibition of works by the author created using Bryce 3D. It briefly explains how this software can be used to create virtual worlds. Detailed video and paper based tutorials on the use of the software for visual arts and multimedia classes are available for purchase from this author's shop at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/kellyocs.