As we cruise around the internet and go about our working lives I find we often stumble upon or create resources which could be of use to many others. I remember the days of pages upon pages of links on a website that was almost out impossible to really use effectively. In an attempt to utilise the technology available to us now I have decided to put this page of resources together. The documents have been uploaded to an open Google Drive collection so everyone can go and view them at their leisure. If you’re not aware of the suite of applications available via Google then you should have a read here, it really is an amazing way to bring ICT and collaboration into your class room.
Edible Gardens in School
Edible gardens in schools are AWESOME! They are a fantastic way to teach students about life cycles and observe how they work in a fairly short time span. From growing a seed into a seedling, planting those seedlings into the ground, watering them, watching them grow, talking to your buddies about the amazing growth that’s occurring, harvesting, eating your gorgeous kai and then returning the leftovers to your compost heap to create soil to use in the same process all over again. There are a heap of resources out there, a Google search of Edible Gardening in Schools will return thousands of options. Over time I’ve gathered a few goodies, well I think they are, and now I’ve made them available in a collection on my Google Drive.
Notes from around the web
Links pages are a nightmare to navigate and manage. Endless lists of page titles is confusing and boring to trawl through. Thankfully the emergence of Internet technologies is making this easier. Simon has decided to start using a website called Padlet to collect some of the interesting and entertaining links he finds that are at the very least vaguely related to Education for Sustainability. You can also keep an eye on Wanaka Wastebusters Facebook page for ongoing updates from all of us.
October 2013 – A lovely variety of links here, from an introduction to why we need to choose a sustainable future through to a photography projects helping us understand the lives of different people and cultures across the globe….
September 2013 – Wilding Pines and Unpackit explained on video, living outdoor shade rooms, the sow and grow timetable and so much much more……