Category Archives: thinking

Book Murals from around the world

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As part of the OZTL – net group I belong to, I received a post about amazing wall murals featuring books. I wanted to share it with you.

 

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New videos from The Kid Should See This – cool videos for curious minds of all ages

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This is a great site to subscribe to, as every week you get sent a selection of the week’s most shared videos. But you can also go to the site and search for particular topics you are after.

Here are some gems, I reckon…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

A mystery of the brain – from The Kid Should See This

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How long can a blindfolded person walk in a straight line?

I wanted to share this interesting post from ‘The Kid Should See This’ – something I hadn’t really thought about before. Can people walk in a straight line if they are blindfolded, and the answer is NO! And scientists haven’t worked out why .

Will show it to the year 3 teachers as they are looking into mapping …could be a fascinating tangent.

Quotes that make me smile

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Another page I have on Pinterest is quotes – I collect ones that make me smile or go ahhhhhhh or think a bit.

Just a couple of them…..
‘Don’t look back. You’re not going that way.’

Dalai Lama- ‘There are only 2 days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe , do and mostly live.’

Check them out at http://www.pinterest.com/whjlibrary/quotes-i-love/

Worth1000 – an amazing and inspiring site

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I had forgotten about this amazing site full of WOW images.

Worth1000

I was introduced to it in a pd about multi-modal literacy and ways to engage students. The images are sorted into galleries alphabetically that have been contests, with a particular brief. For example, Coolest Toy Ever, Work Safe Art, Sound of Music and Garden Freestyle.

Have a look below and think how you could use these images.

Some of the images are not suitable for schools, but there is so much available that is, it is worth (get it?) checking this out. Certainly they are useful for visual literacy, but also for displays that make you stop and think, as great starters for creative story writing, for ‘ putting yourself in someone else’s shoes’ thinking, for discussions about characters – why they are imagined and portrayed as they are physically, for springboards to creating your own images  in technology classes or art…..the list goes on.

smiling tomatoes tiny cauliflower poodle butterfly painting gorilla island tiny man sawing seedling arboretum hiding mouse frog made of cotton bugle hut