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Dust Echoes – fantastic news from the ABC

Dust Echoes has been a wonderful resource to support secondary studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures. Recently the interactive online version was archived and no longer available. I followed up via the ABC contact form and … Continue reading

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Latest news on ‘JB on not Just Books’

I’ve been away for a while and have spent a wet and windy day doing some critical updates on my site. First up, I have downsized to just one work focus – with the School of Information Studies at Charles … Continue reading

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Simple Machines in my Makerspace

Simple Machines in my Makerspace is a cleverly designed series that combines the scientific principles of simple machines alongisde those underpinning Makerspaces. As students learn about different simple machines there are opportunities to apply and test the scientific principles through … Continue reading

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Tadpoles – Fairytale Twists

Tadpoles: Fairytale Twists take classic fairy tales and add an inventive and amusing twist to each story. Fun illustrations and an activity at the end add to the appeal for children who are starting to read independently. Each story contains … Continue reading

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Mapping the Continents

Discover: Australia, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, South America This is a useful and engaging series to support Geography investigations in the primary classroom with full-color maps, photos, diagrams, drawings and symbols to aid interpretation and investigation. Each book’s … Continue reading

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Finance & Economics: Money Basics series

These simple, engaging stories present basic financial literacy concepts for young readers for Foundation to Year 2. Concept covered include earning, saving, spending, borrowing, budgeting and comparing shopping (including online), and lay the foundation for developing understanding for managing money … Continue reading

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Pick your Poem – It’s Poetry Month!

Poetry is celebrated across America in April – National Poetry Month provides a wonderful platform to celebrate this often overlooked literary form. Although Australia hasn’t officially promoted  a similar celebration, 2016 sees the start of something good. Check out the … Continue reading

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