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Australian Content for Early Years


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 Last week UOW launched  the Animal Alphabet Adventures and interactive whiteboard resource kit for the early years. The kit has been produced as part of a Community Engagement grant provided by the Office of Advancement for the University of Wollongong. tp://www.uow.edu.au/about/community/cegs/UOW135392.html

Animal Alphabet Adventures is a tool to explore interactive whiteboard resources with Australian content for preschool aged children. The project lead by Dr Holly Tootell and design lead Grant Elmers works well with Letter of the Week programs or animal interest projects.

The project was concerned that high quality Australian content should be available for the growing number of Early Years Centres.

The resource is very simple in order to provide a starting point for Early Years educators who are new to using interactive whiteboards. The resource is flexible enough to enable educators to innovate on the resource by adding more functionality from their SMART Boards.

All the letters are both upper case and lower case and the Notebooks include interactive spaces for brainstorming words starting with the featured letter. There are also links to other resources eg ABC “Splash”, http://splash.abc.net.au/resources

providing basic facts about the animals.

Digital content and SMART Boards enhances the learning of early years students. For more information contact j.wood@electroboard.com.au

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