Post: Awesome ideas for learning at home: Part 3



Awesome ideas for learning at home: Part 3

Angie Simmons writes about awesome online science tools for learning at home. She offers tips and tricks in the blogs series to make learning at home the best it can be.
Angie SImmons
Kia ora Welcome back to my blog series where you will find special tips and tricks to help make learning at home the best it can be. Here’s a great range of Science tools for online learning, check out these websites: Ministry of Education Science Curriculum Resources The MOE website outlines science guidelines and goals. It provides a link to all the resources and ideas for teaching science. The Science Learning HubThis is a wonderful resource for students to find out more about science topics and concepts. Encourage your students to find out main ideas, form opinions based on facts and share their thoughts and findings. Science Kids NZ Great ideas and projects for creating fun science experiments at home. Brainpop Engaging video tutorials showing a wide variety of science concepts. The Science Channel Awesome videos explaining interesting current science topics and concepts. National Geographic Kids A great resource exploring current science and social science topics from around the world. Use this to spark writing and interest in reading. NASA for Kids This US space exploration website for children has many great learning ideas and activities.
Happy learning! Angie Simmons
Digital Fluency – Let’s Get Coding shows how to use coding to present and share learning or to power a device for learning in curriculum areas including science. It’s packed with the inventive ideas, information on coding apps and sample lesson plans to help you design coding activities. Find this resource here. Visit our website for even more brilliant Learning at home resources.

About the author

Angie Simmons is interested in current best-practice learning approaches that encompass thinking skills, collaboration and problem solving. As an experienced educator, she has worked broadly across the educational sector of New Zealand. She worked as a primary school teacher for many years and as a university lecturer, when she was head of an educational technologies programme and taught prospective teachers. In another significant educational role, she was a digital technologies professional development facilitator working with schools across the Auckland area to integrate future-focused learning within the curriculum.


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