PTA Homework presentation 08

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PTA Homework presentation 08

  1. 1. Want to help your children with their homework? Tips to keep you in the know
  2. 2. What’s happening in New Zealand? <ul><li>It’s a digital world </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 and beyond </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bza39_rFHUE </li></ul><ul><li>Books are still important! </li></ul>
  3. 3. What’s happening at school? <ul><li>Background: </li></ul><ul><li>Research skills </li></ul><ul><li>Information Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Year 9 module through English </li></ul><ul><li>Year 10 module through Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Specific targeted lessons at Y11-13 </li></ul><ul><li>Junior Campus </li></ul>
  4. 4. Help from home <ul><li>Any Questions – Many answers </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.anyquestions.co.nz/ </li></ul><ul><li>EPIC – Electronic Purchasing in Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tki.org.nz/epic </li></ul>
  5. 5. Searching the net <ul><li>How to get the best out of Google: </li></ul><ul><li>www.google.co.nz </li></ul><ul><li>Other search engines to try: </li></ul><ul><li>www.clusty.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.ask.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.teara.govt.nz/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://kids.quintura.com/ </li></ul>
  6. 6. Reading for enjoyment <ul><li>Good read lists – School and public library </li></ul><ul><li>Books and authors – through EPIC </li></ul><ul><li>Create Readers blog through National Library </li></ul><ul><li>http://createreaders.natlib.govt.nz/ </li></ul><ul><li>Author’s websites </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.brianfalkner.com/ </li></ul>
  7. 7. The web addresses: <ul><li>Homework help: http://www.anyquestions.co.nz/ </li></ul><ul><li>EPIC databases: http://www.tki.org.nz/epic </li></ul><ul><li>Search engines: www.clusty.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.ask.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://kids.quintura.com </li></ul><ul><li>NZ Encyclopaedia: http://www.teara.govt.nz/ </li></ul><ul><li>Book reviews: http://schools.natlib.govt.nz/blogs/create-readers </li></ul><ul><li>Author website: http://www.brianfalkner.com/ </li></ul>

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