Useful Websites Schools may find some of these links useful.
Gerric Modules https://education.arts.unsw.edu.au/about-us/gerric/resources/pd-package  Theories and Strategies    http://www.det.wa.edu.au/education/gifttal/index.htm The Department of Education and Training website link to various theories, strategies and approaches to gifted and talented education provision. It also offers a range of suggested activities across learning areas and developmental phases. http://www.brainstorming.co.uk/tutorials/scampertutorial.html  Using the SCAMPER technique for creative thinking. http://www.brainstorming.co.uk/tutorials/definitions.html Brainstorming definitions http://www.gocreate.com/ Creative thinking ideas galore!  http://www.brainstorming.co.uk/tutorials/creativethinkingcontents.html This is a wonderful source of creative and lateral thinking techniques. http://www.brainstorming.co.uk/links/weblinks.html Provides links to a wealth of creative thinking websites, some of which are purely commercial but many of which contain a lot of free activities and ideas.  http://www.creativethinking.net Michael Michalko is considered one of the world's foremost experts on creative thinking. This is an excellent site that explores techniques used by people such as Einstein. http://www.celt.iastate.edu/teaching/RevisedBlooms1.html Applying Bloom’s Taxonomy.   http://www.habits-of-mind.net/   Art Costa’s Habits of the Mind.   http://www.learningplace.com.au/deliver/content.asp?pid=13568 Renzulli’s Enrichment Triad. http://www.aps.edu/aps/gifted/krathwahl.html Krathwohl’s Autonomy of the Affective Domain. http://www.aps.edu/aps/gifted/williams.html Williams’ Model of Higher Order Thinking Skills. http://giftedkids.about.com/od/gifted101/a/overexcite.htm Dabrowski’s Overexcitabilities. Current Affairs  http://www.cagle.com/teacher/ This site explores the use of cartoons to portray contemporary events. Five cartoons are available for free classroom use. Possible questions are included as well as links to resources to help students to explore these questions. A range of very good lesson plans for early, middle and upper developmental phases are included. Mathematics   http://www.edhelper.com/logic_puzzles.htm?gclid=CNeNquHVp4gCFRycTAodhAf5MQ Make a variety of mathematics and logic puzzles for use in the classroom for a small annual fee. LOTE   http://www.word2word.com This site offers the opportunity to learn another language to those students who show a strong interest in LOTE. There are many languages to choose from including Arabic, Indonesian and Cree! http://www.education.vic.gov.au/languagesonline/ This site is maintained by the Victorian government and offers activities in French, Indonesian, German and Italian. There are loads of printables as well as interactive activities. Excellent! http://www.education.vic.gov.au/languagesonline/games/index.htm This is an excellent link to a gamemaker that allows you to create your own interactive LOTE games in any language you want! http://www.teachercenter.org/for2.html This site has a variety of links to resources for many languages.   Society and Environment http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=348 This lesson introduces students to the writing, art and religious beliefs of Ancient Egypt through hieroglyphs and tomb paintings. It includes some great resources.   http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html A site loaded with links http://www.virtualteacher.com.au/australia.html "Australia You're Standing in It" site http://www.awm.gov.au/ The Australian War Memorial site Humanities (general) http://edsitement.neh.gov/tab_lesson.asp?subjectArea=1 This is an excellent site that offers a broad variety of exciting lesson ideas in the Arts, Culture, Literature, Language, History and Social Science. http://www.cap.nsw.edu.au/teachers/tech_based_resources/MI_pages/INDEX.HTM Often referred to as “Bloomgard”, this Australian site offers a range of course plans using Bloom’s Taxonomy and Gardiner’s Multiple Intelligence theory. http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/trc/cluster.asp?mode=browse&intPathID=7721 This site offers a range of simple but effective ideas for differentiating various themes, including hieroglyphics, constellations and free verse, to suit gifted students. Music http://home.earthlink.net/~jbertles/front.html This is an excellent site with interactive elements for children as well as ideas for teachers. Learn how to make your own musical instruments from rubbish.   Good Questioning http://www.cdl.org/resource-library/articles/childrens_questions.php   This site includes a few activities using “forced associations”   General http://www.theteachersguide.com/virtualtours.html  Good links to virtual tours in a range of learning areas.  http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/educators.htm This is one of the best gifted education sites out there. While you're there, check out the link for kids and teens! Competitions and Challenges www.tom.edu.au Tournament of Minds (TOM) is a national challenge held annually throughout Australia and also in Singapore and New Zealand. Following regional and state finals, a national final is held. In 2006, Western Australian teams won the Secondary Maths and Engineering Challenge and the Primary Social Sciences Challenge. Two other teams received honours for the Secondary Social Science Challenge and the Primary Language/Literature Challenge. Has your school participated in this exciting challenge that truly encompasses the concept of problem solving?   http://www.fpsp.org.au/ Future Problem Solving is an international educational program for students from P - 12 that focuses on the development of creative thinking skills. In particular, it centres on the skills of problem identification and positive solutions to those problems. Above all, it aims to give young people the skills to design and promote positive futures for the society in which they live. Professional Associations http://www.stawa.asn.au/index.asp STAWA (Science Teachers Association of Western Australia) http://www.mawainc.org.au/ MAWA (Maths Association of Western Australia) http://www.etawa.org.au/ ETAWA (English Teachers Association of Western Australia) http://www.wilta.org/ WILTA (Westralian Indonesian Language Teachers Association) http://www.mltawa.org/ MLTAWA (Modern Language Teachers Association of Western Australia) ICT http://rde.nsw.edu.au/apps-for-learning Apps that are most appropriate to you and your classes needs.
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