The Noise-O-Meter helps set and manage the noise level in your classroom, without you having to engage in dialogue. This package comes with instructions on how to set up and manage the Noise-O-Meter. Printed on A3 paper, and I glue to paper before laminating to give extra strength, and then it is ready for use. I discuss with the class the required noise level prior to beginning the lesson and why, then turn the arrow to keep a reminder visiable in the room. If the noise level starts to creep, simply move the arrow to the next expected noise level section along and students will know this is a warning and a consequence may be in place. Do away with having to stop the class! Only $1.50
Not sure what to teach in the way of Information Communication & Technology? It’s a hard slog trying to make heads or tails of the curriculum, so let OZClassroom Hacks take the hard work out of it for you. We have checklists from Foundation to Level 6 with ‘I Can’ statements already in for you.
OZClassroom Hacks is about anything that makes life easy in the classroom. Have you ever noticed that some staff seem to look a lot less stressed than others? That’s usually because they have the benefit of a few years under their belt and access to good range of resources. They are the one’s who know not to try and reinvent the wheel, but to use what’s already there.
This activity works great with viewing the movie Inside Out, and lends its hand to opeing some amazing dialogue about feelings and who we really are.
We have checklists for the subject area of English for Foundation to Level 3 so far! How do we use them? Easy, we know from the curriculum standards and the easy to read ‘I Can’ statements what is expected for the students to fulfil the level. Therefore these are not just a checklist, they are report comments-copied and pasted into our databanks, they are a way of groups students according to their learning point of need AND they are one of our resources for termly and weekly planning. Sound like something you could use?
Here we have for you a Level 3 (Grade 3, Grade 2 Extension students, Grade 4 Additional needs students) checklist for the Victorian Curriculum area of writing. Is the Victorian Curriculum the same as the Australian Curriculum? Yes I believe so, as for a brief moment there, we were but one curriculum joined in unity, before we Victorians boldly tore away from the breast of the Mother Nation! Each checklist is in a Excel format so you can tweak it to suit the needs of your school – you may want to add, or delete. Let’s face it, just because its in the curriculum doesn’t mean it needs to have a tick box and a tick. We use the checklist as a planning tool for our termly and weekly planners too.