Scratch is an online computer program created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It allows children to create programs by dragging and dropping simple commands together. Children can make games, stories and animations, which they can then share with others. They can be simple and sweet, or they can become […]

Scratch


TouchCast is a fantastic app that allows students to showcase their knowledge in a fun and creative way.  It is a broadcasting tool with many features, some of them being a green screen option and a teleprompter. The Google Slides below outline how to set up a TouchCast account, as […]

An introduction to TouchCast


      Google Classroom 101 is intended to be an introduction to Google Classroom for those with no previous experience in using Google Classroom. Google Classroom 101 Manual

Google Classroom 101



With an increasing number of staff and students at WCCS using Chrome and adding extensions this video shows you how you can sign in to Chrome using both your WCCS Google Apps for Education account (@wccs.nsw.edu.au) plus a personal gmail or other google account and then easily and quickly switch between them. […]

Switch accounts in Chrome Browser


Using Google Docs? Don’t know a quick way to correctly reference resources? EasyBib is for you!   Getting the Add-On To use the EasyBib Add-on you must install it on your Google Docs account (it’s free). Open Google Docs. Click on Add-ons and select “Get Add-ons”. Search for “EasyBib Bibliography creator”. […]

EasyBib – Google Doc bibliographies made easy!


They’re everywhere! You can find them on posters on walls, websites and even on the packaging of different products. But what are these weird barcode-looking things?! So what is a QR code? It’s short for “Quick Response” and it is (usually) in the shape of a square. It looks like […]

QR Codes for Learning



Plickers – Of all the programs out there to assess students, nothing impresses us more than Plickers.   Plickers is a program and subsequent app that allows teachers to use their iPhone or iPad to scan the room and assess an entire room of students in less than one minute.  Here’s […]

Plickers – The Fun, Fast App for MCQs


Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. If you’ve heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history. More than 100 million students have tried an Hour of Code. With […]

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Remember when the vantage point of the fisheye lens blew your mind? Now let’s see what you can do with every possible angle at your recording fingertips. Source: YouTube Creator Blog: A new way to see and share your world with 360-degree video 360-degree videos allow the viewers to use the […]

360-degree video – A new way to see and share ...


In the future, coding will be a natural part of human language and computational thinking will be an extension of our thought processes. Imagine the solutions and inventions today’s code-fluent kids will come up with tomorrow! Source: GEreports:Get with the programming: why all kids will be coders | GEreports Australia

GEreports:Get with the programming: why all kids will be coders ...