Useful Websites Schools may find some of these links useful.
Gerric Modules  Theories and Strategies 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.  Using the SCAMPER technique for creative thinking. Brainstorming definitions Creative thinking ideas galore! This is a wonderful source of creative and lateral thinking techniques. 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. 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. Applying Bloom’s Taxonomy.   Art Costa’s Habits of the Mind. Renzulli’s Enrichment Triad. Krathwohl’s Autonomy of the Affective Domain. Williams’ Model of Higher Order Thinking Skills. Dabrowski’s Overexcitabilities. Current Affairs 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 Make a variety of mathematics and logic puzzles for use in the classroom for a small annual fee. LOTE 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! 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! This is an excellent link to a gamemaker that allows you to create your own interactive LOTE games in any language you want! This site has a variety of links to resources for many languages.   Society and Environment This lesson introduces students to the writing, art and religious beliefs of Ancient Egypt through hieroglyphs and tomb paintings. It includes some great resources. A site loaded with links "Australia You're Standing in It" site The Australian War Memorial site Humanities (general) This is an excellent site that offers a broad variety of exciting lesson ideas in the Arts, Culture, Literature, Language, History and Social Science. Often referred to as “Bloomgard”, this Australian site offers a range of course plans using Bloom’s Taxonomy and Gardiner’s Multiple Intelligence theory. 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 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   This site includes a few activities using “forced associations”   General  Good links to virtual tours in a range of learning areas. 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 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? 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 STAWA (Science Teachers Association of Western Australia) MAWA (Maths Association of Western Australia) ETAWA (English Teachers Association of Western Australia) WILTA (Westralian Indonesian Language Teachers Association) MLTAWA (Modern Language Teachers Association of Western Australia) ICT Apps that are most appropriate to you and your classes needs.
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