Thursday, 11 August 2016

Goulds Integrated Resource - LINC Tasmania

Contact: Gina porter, LINC Tasmania
p: 6165 5550   e: gina.porter@education.tas.gov.au

Date: ASAP      
Location: Statewide

Intended Audience: Years 5-6

New Integrated Resource
The Department of Education has recently launched a free Tasmanian educational resource designed with you in mind. It can be downloaded onto classroom tablets or used on smart screens. It features stunning Tasmanian colonial paintings, maps, photographs of convicts and handwritten letters to be explored by your students.

What can it be used to teach?
The resource encourages project based learning. By working through the Australian Curriculum subjects of History, Science, English, Visual and Media Arts, and Digital Technologies students create field guides, stories, films, artwork and research that builds into their own portfolio of work. The central task is for students to create their own physical or digital sketchbook. Your class can spend a week, a month or a term working on it.

The resource was Highly Commended at the Museums and Galleries National Awards for learning and engagement in 2016. The content is based on the original Gould's Book of Fish which inspired Richard Flanagan to write his internationally acclaimed novel.

How to get it
  • It works on any ebook reader (ipad, tablet) or online.
  • Download from Fronter: http://casas.tas.edu.au/vle/main.phtml OR
  • Download from the library catalogue http://www.linc.tas.gov.au/allport/Pages/goulds-fish.aspx search "eccentric gould" and use your library card number to access. 
  • Watch a preview here http://www.linc.tas.gov.au/allport/Pages/goulds-fish.aspx 
  • If you are unsure about any of this, please contact us allport@education.tas.gov.au and we will happily assist your IT staff in downloading it onto your devices. 
What have other teachers said?
"Absolutely loved being a part of trialling the online book of fish! Took my teaching and my students to places where we hadn't been before and opened amazing windows or learning opportunities for us all to experience. Will use this resource again and again! Thank you for inviting us." - Mrs Wendy Brelis 5/6 Teacher Goulburn Street Primary
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