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Screen-free STEAM Games

Eleni Kyritsis

The skills of problem solving, critical thinking and creativity can be taught through STEAM learning experiences using robots, apps and technological gadgets, but how can we continue to provide children with opportunities to develop these STEAM skills without needing to use these technologies? In this blog, we explore five games that support STEAM learning that

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5 Great Reasons To Play Board Games With Your Children

Sonja Walker

There’s no school or preschool for many kids right now and with no play dates, sporting events or birthday parties to look forward to, life could be a little tricky at your house as you try to live, learn, work and play under the same roof. If the novelty of ‘physical distancing’ is starting to

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LEGO Education® SPIKE Prime™: A Teacher’s Experience

Louise McKinnon

Louise McKinnon, a Primary Digital and Design Technologies Teacher who works at Springfield Central State School  talks to us about her experience of using LEGO® Education SPIKE Prime™ in the classroom.   What do you see as the key benefits of having LEGO Education in your classroom? LEGO Education provides a conceptual platform for the

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All Time Favourite Literacy Resources

Heidi Overbye

Developing literacy skills in young students is extremely important in the early years and a large proportion of the school day is spent teaching these skills. To help me develop my students’ literacy skills, I use a wide variety of teaching tools and resources within my literacy program. Over the past few years, my collection

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10+ Maths Books For Young Learners

Heidi Overbye

In my Prep classroom, one of our favourite times of the day is when we come together to enjoy a story. Some people assume that reading stories is strictly part of English lessons – this couldn’t be further from the truth! There are so many fabulous maths books out there that captivate children’s interests

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LEGO Education® Coding Express: An Educator’s Experience

Skye Spencer

Skye Spencer, an Early Years Teacher who works at Redman House 2 Early Learning Services in Sydney talks to us about her experience of using LEGO® Education Coding Express in the classroom.

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Teaching With Teachables

Heidi Overbye

You know those resources that you use every day in your classroom that make your life easier? That’s how I feel about Teachables products. I discovered these resources when I started teaching Prep last year and they are, without a doubt, the teaching tools that I use most at school. Writing is a huge focus

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Changing Role Of Digital Technology In The Classroom

Eleni Kyritsis

After teaching in the classroom for the past seven years, I have been fortunate and excited to have moved into the role of Leader of Curriculum & Innovation at my school. This means I no longer have my own class, and allows me the opportunity to work closely with all teachers across our school to

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Starting A Worm Farm

Penny Groen

A worm farm is a great way to recycle organic waste that would ordinarily end up as landfill. This organic waste would include food ‘waste’ (such as food scraps and from school canteens or childcare centre kitchens, lunch box leftovers etc.) and garden waste (such as leaf debris, weeds, plant trimmings etc.) 

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Celebrating Christmas In The Classroom

Heidi Overbye

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… almost! Christmas is nearly here and it’s a great time to start gathering ideas for activities and gifts. If you’re looking for fun and easy ways to celebrate Christmas with your students, then you have come to the right place. Read on to find out some of

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