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The Learning Place

Queensland state school students can access engaging online games and resources from home to reinforce and extend classroom lessons by logging onto the Learning Place, the Department of Education, Training and Employment's secure eLearning environment.

Parents can work with their children to consolidate knowledge, extend their children's understanding of concepts or simply spend time completing fun, interactive activities with their children.

From home, students simply go to the Learning Place website or alternatively type "The Learning Place" as a search.

Once on the site, students click on the link 'Student's Space' located in the box on the right hand side of the page. Students will then need to enter their departmental network logon and password. This is the same logon and password that students use to log onto the computers in their classrooms. Their logon is usually the first letter of the first name, followed by the first four letters of their surname, followed by a number. If a student does not know their logon and password, their classroom teacher will be able to provide them with this information.

Once logged on, students are taken to the spaces relevant for their year level eg. Prep to Year 3 students will be taken to the 'Early Phase' space. Students can view a wide range of learning resources sourced by the department, as well as those specifically chosen by their classroom teacher. Teachers can provide students with Learning Pathways to support their learning needs.

Students and parents can search for learning resources which can be sorted by age/grade, subject or resource type (learning object, interactive resource, virtual book, assessment, image, website, moving image, video/animation, Webquest, sound/audio, text, article etc.).

Primary-aged students tend to find learning objects and interactive resources to be the most enjoyable and engaging while secondary students are more likely to use the non-fiction resources such as images, text, video, websites and sound files.

Below is a brief example of the types of resources which can be found on the Learning Place.

Early Phase

Life cycles: butterflies

Look at the life stages of a monarch butterfly, including eggs, caterpillar and pupa. Hatch some insect eggs and take photos over several days and arrange them to make a storyboard about the life cycle.

Resource type: learning object, interactive resource
Intended audience: student
Year level: 2,3
Curriculum area: Science, English
Country of publication: Australia

SpellingCity

SpellingCity is an online spelling tool that aims to make learning to spell and practice for spelling tests fun.

Resource type: website, interactive resources
Intended audience: student, teacher, parent
Year level: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10
Curriculum area: English
Country of publication: United States

Counting beetles: solving word problems

Look at a word problem that uses beetles. Use the number line to show how to solve the problem. Watch an animation of the problem on a number line. Make a number sentence to match the number line.

Resource type: learning object, interactive resources
Intended audience: student
Year level: 1,2
Curriculum area: Mathematics

Patterns

Patterns

Students can practice identifying, reading and translating patterns.

Resource type: learning object
Intended audience: student
Year level: 1
Curriculum area: Mathematics
Country of publication: Australia

Triple Zero kids' challenge

This interactive online game site allows primary school students to learn about getting help in emergencies by playing games and solving mysteries. They will also learn about safety messages and hear what happens when you call Triple Zero.

Resource type: website, interactive resources, activity
Intended audience: student, teacher, parent
Year level: 0,1,2,3,4
Curriculum area: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), Languages other than English (LOTE), Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE)
Country of publication: Australia

The crocodile

This interactive digital book is part of a series written by children. The simple stories about animals and the environment are set in Far North Queensland.

Resource type: virtual book, interactive resources, sound/audio
Intended audience: student
Year level: 0,1,2,3,4
Curriculum area: English, Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE)
Country of publication: Australia

Make it alive: spotted tree frogs

Investigate the stream habitat of the endangered spotted tree frog. Discover what these frogs eat in the developing stages of their life. Find enough food so the frogs develop from tadpoles to adults. Help the tadpoles escape predatory fish such as the introduced rainbow trout. Search for places in the bottom of the stream habitat where the tadpoles can shelter.

Resource type: learning objective
Intended audience: student
Year level: 3,4
Curriculum area: Science, Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE)
Country of publication: Australia

Middle Phase

Exploring order of operations

Work through mathematical operations in an algorithm. Perform calculations with integers where the order of operations is important. Start with two-step operations such as 6+10x2. Move on to numerical expressions involving several operations and notation such as parentheses and indices. Solve numerical expressions quickly to earn a time bonus for a point-scoring game.

Resource type: learning object
Intended audience: student
Year level: 6,7,8,9
Curriculum area P-10: Mathematics
Country of publication: Australia

Exploring algebra

Calculate a disc jockey's profit or loss when he sells records. Use algebra to represent variables. Calculate revenue and expenses, then work out the profit or loss.

Resource type: learning object
Intended audience: student
Year level: 6, 7, 8, 9
Curriculum area P-10: Mathematics
Country of publication: Australia

Federation discovery: a WebQuest for Years 3-7

In this online journey or WebQuest from Windaroo State School, students use web resources to investigate Federation in Australia.

Resource type: website, WebQuest
Intended audience: student, teacher
Year level: 3,4,5,6,7
Curriculum area P-10: Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE)
Country of publication: Australia

Different types of text: persuasive texts

A worksheet that outlines the differences between persuasive and instructive text.

Resource type: website, activity
Intended audience: teacher, student
Year level: 5,6,7,8
Curriculum area: English
Country of publication: United Kingdom

Weather

Weather

This collection of learning objects (galleries and movies) on weather has student activities that may be customised by the teacher. Detailed 'Teacher notes' are provided for using the tools and resources.

Resource type: learning object, website
Intended audience: student, teacher
Year level:
8,9,10
Curriculum area: Science, Student of Society and Environment (SOSE) Geography
Keywords (or browse by topic): Computers in education, weather, eLearning, tides, thunder, lightning, climate, ICTs example, Learning object
Country of publication: Australia

Motion and forces

Motion and forces

A collection of resources about measuring motion, effects of forces, and friction. It includes demonstrations of how motion can be represented and recorded, as well as investigating the forces that influence it. Several resources develop the relationships described by Newton's laws of motion and others explore the pervasive influence of friction.

Resource type: Collection
Intended audience: student
Year level: 9,10
Curriculum area: Science, Mathematics
Country of publication:

Senior Phase:

Writing that persuades

Writing that persuades

This is a page of the 'Englishbiz' site about writing persuasive text and persuasive text as argument.

Resource type: website, article, activity
Intended audience: student, teacher
Year level: 9,10,11,12
Curriculum area: English
Country of publication: United Kingdom

Will the real William Shakespear please stand up

Will the real William Shakespeare please stand up: an Internet WebQuest on the Shakespearean authorship question

This WebQuest investigates the authorship of the plays and sonnets attributed to William Shakespeare. The skills acquired in the persuasive writing exercise are then called upon for a 'real world' exercise in persuasive writing on the global warming controversy.

Resource type: website, WebQuest
Intended audience: student
Year level: 12
Curriculum area: English, English Extension (Literature)
Country of publication: United States

Physical science: electron configuration

Physical science: electron configuration

Create the electron configuration of any element in the periodic table using orbital diagrams. Choose elements at random, or build them successively starting with the simplest. Discover the relationship between electron configuration and atomic radius. Test your understanding by answering five assessment questions.

Resource type: learning object, interactive resource
Intended audience: student
Year level: 11,12
Curriculum area: Chemistry, Physics

Newton's law

Newton's laws

Learn about the effect of unbalanced forces on the motion of objects. Discover why the force of friction delayed the scientific study of motion and how Galileo made an important breakthrough. View demonstrations of Newton's three laws of motion. Analyse real-life situations to find the various forces and their effects.

Resource type: image, learning object, interactive resources
Intended audience: student
Year level: 11,12
Curriculum area: Science

China the Beautiful

China the Beautiful

This excellent site is packed full of information including Chinese festivals, history, the emperors, language and calligraphy, literature, music, printing, dragons, historical maps, art and battles.

Resource type: Website
Intended audience: student
Year level: 8,9,10,11,12
Curriculum area: Languages other than English (LOTE)
Country of publication: United States

EagleCat: trig-G

EagleCat: trig-G

Explore the graphs of trigonometric equations in the form: (a) y = a sin[n(x - h)] + k, (b) y = a cos[n(x - h)] + k and (c) y = a tan[n(x - h)] + k. Use sliders or enter values to dilate, reflect and translate the basic trigonometric equations y = sin(x), y = cos(x) and y = tan(x), and observe the changes in the amplitude, period, shape and position of the graphs as the equation changes.

Resource type: learning object, interactive resources
Intended audience: student
Year level: 12
Curriculum area P-10: Mathematics
Curriculum area senior: Mathematics B

Women on the home front in the Second World War

Women on the home front in the Second World War

A collection of resources about home front roles and activities undertaken by women during World War II. It includes photographs and posters as well as documentary and propaganda film footage.

Resource type: collection, moving image
Intended audience: student
Year level: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Curriculum area P-10: History, Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE)
Curriculum area senior: Economics, Modern History, Study of Society

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