Returning to productive learning through art
Te Rito Toi helps teachers work with children when they first return to school following major traumatic or life changing events. Te Rito Toi is based on understanding that the arts are uniquely placed to lead a return to productive learning when schools reopen. Find advice for teachers and principals, classroom support, units of work, selected picture books and further reading.
Children’s book author videos and storytimes
In TimeOut (temporarily re-badged as TimeIn!) the piece Virtual storytimes for kids: Authors and venues go online amid coronavirus, includes videos, readings and ‘Doodles’ from Mo Willems, Dan Gutman and Oliver Jeffers.
Story Box Library is working to support educators in continuing to provide a learning program to students in the cases of school closures and home isolation, including allowing teachers and school to sign up free for two months.
Streaming: TED and Audible
TED Conferences (Technology, Entertainment, Design), the American media organisation that posts talks online for free distribution under the slogan ‘ideas worth spreading’, in these trying times is offering ‘a resource for information, inspiration and hope’ with guidance on how to create your own TED-Ed lessons.
Stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages from Audible.
Augmented Reality apps
Our very own AR experts, Lynde Tan, Angela Thomas and Alice Chik, recipients of the PETAA Research Grant in 2019, have provided a wonderful list of their top 8 Augmented reality apps — not just for exciting opportunities for experiencing the world, but to provide meaningful learning experiences for children’s language and literacy learning at home.