Monday, 26 July 2010

July 2010 Activity available - Off on a Holiday from Cool Cats Cross Arts Adventures level 3

Bushfire Press

This month's activity is from
the Recreation and Leisure unit
of Cool Cats Cross Arts Adventures level 3

This program integrates music, dance, drama, media and visual art in thematic units.

It is a piece of really EASY choreography for the song ‘Off on a Holiday’. Your students will LOVE the song and have a ball putting the simple dance steps together.

Find out more about Cool Cats Cross Arts Adventures here.

We are giving you part of the level 3 unit 'Recreation and Leisure'. We have a CD track and a PDF for a great song, 'Off in a holiday', including lyrics and movement and dance activities.

Another great activity to have fun with!
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Monday, 5 July 2010

More news on Seventh National Interactive Teaching and Learning Conference

Kev O'Mara will be doing a presentation of The Interactive Musicroom at the Seventh National Interactive Teaching and Learning Conference on the Gold Coast.

The Conference is being held from 12th-14th August
Kev will be presenting on Friday 13 August 11.25 - 12.15


Who is this presentation for?
Primary All Levels of Expertise

The Interactive Music Room - Book 1 (beginning primary)

This product is the first of a 7 level classroom interactive music program that will cover the primary years. The second level will be available early next year. Inspired by the popular Music Room series, this new interactive software has been adapted and designed by South Australian teacher and accredited Easiteach® presenter Cheryl Burgemeister. The Interactive Music Room contains 30 Easiteach® lessons (up to 5 activities each), audio ans video files embedded in the lessons, Easiteach® Player software (with software licence), a music player with pause and search functions, visual images, animations, large lyrics, BLMs for assessment, worked solutions and examples, teacher notes, a teacher manual and an instructional DVD.

Students can touch the screen to animate characters, touch and reveal, drag and drop, start and stop music, play virtual sounds and music, write and draw on-screen with finger or pen.

This is the first interactive developmental music program in the world. It is physically and mentally interactive, engaging aural and visual areas of the brain (brain-based learning). If you haven’t seen this program in action, come and touch the screen at Kevin’s demonstration.

Bushfire Press will also have a display in the Trade Exhibition where the product will be available for purchase. In the meantime, go to their website, for a sneak preview. There you can see a video demonstration with creator, Cheryl Burgemeister, and her students. You can download a free activity to play around with either on an IWB or on your computer.

You can download a conference brochure here

For further information about the Conference and to register go to:

all the best
Steve Vermont
Bushfire Press