DEC Scan Journal : Volume 34 Issue 4
2015 Volume 34, Issue 4 55 Contents Editorial Reflections Teaching & learning Research Curriculum support Share this Resource reviews History Stage 3 Topic: Australia as a nation and Stage 5 Depth Study: Topic 2A: Making a nation. C. Keane USER LEVEL: Stage 3 Stage 5 KLA: AC; HSIE SYLLABUS: History K–10 PUBLISHER: Immigration Museum, VIC REVIEW DATE: 12/10/2015 [325.94] SCIS 1736870 *1736870* Migration stories Migration stories is part of the NSW Migration Heritage Centre’s website. It is a virtual museum of stories collected and preserved for current and future generations to provide different perspectives on migration and settlement in NSW since 1788 to the present. Introductory chapters to thirty stories appear on the page, each can be opened with a simple click for the full story, and earlier posts are available from a link at the bottom of the page. From nine year old Hoang Yen Nhi’s story of moving to Wollongong from Vietnam at the age of one to Italian born Angelina Gonano’s story of arriving in Australia Top secret! (Grades 6–8) Teaching students about the pros and cons of sharing information online is the focus of this interactive game which begins with a message alert: Think you don’t have any personal info worth protecting? Read on ... Chris, Dad, Mariah, Sue and Tyler are the characters in the game and appear in a graphic novel style story about sharing information online. In the first scenario, Chris is composing a message about taking Mariah to the beach. Students are asked consider which status setting Chris should choose to publish this on social media: Everyone, All MyFriends users or MyFriends contacts. Once players choose an option, a pop up speech bubble explains how private and safe this setting is. A back arrow allows players to change their chosen setting. The scenarios continue and each one ensures students think carefully about the settings they use to post photographs, to create an account to purchase music, and to create a profile for a multiplayer game site. Feedback is provided as the story unfolds. This interactive game offers sensible advice about cybersafety and encourages students to think critically about the choices they make when publishing personal information online. C. Keane USER LEVEL: Stage 3 Stage 4 Community PUBLISHER: MediaSmarts, Canada REVIEW DATE: 12/10/2015 [323.44] SCIS 1736954 *1736954* Immigrant stories Published by Immigration Museum, an affiliation of Museum Victoria, this Discovery section showcases moving stories of people from all over the world who have migrated to Australia. Six stories are featured, including that of three generations of the Gung family who migrated to Australia in 1890 and German born Karl Muffler who migrated from Germany in 1930 and was interned in an enemy alien camp in Victoria for six years before eventually becoming an Australian citizen in 1947. Each story is unique and contributes to an understanding of the diverse journeys that Australian emigrants have experienced and their role in making Australia a multicultural nation. Links to photographs and memorabilia on display at the museum bring their stories to life, while the timeline exhibition adds perspective. This easily navigated website will support students studying eresources Resources are listed in Dewey order app for iPad/iPhone/iPod touch; app for Android digital authoring tool; learning platform software ebook; ejournal; online database interactive; eg game; learning object media presentation; eg podcast; slide show; digital story; video; audio website must be purchased scan selected eresources into SCIS Create orders or check SCIS Special order files Icons for eresources are from Office clip art and media and Open Clip Art Library. Icons used: Changes happen daily on the internet. Sites may not be permanent or structured as they were when reviewed. Reviews indicate fees, registration or devices as needed.
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