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I am a Teacher from the UK working in Japanese IB Schools - Kindergarten Teacher, Elementary Teacher, Middle School Design / ICT Teacher, Librarian. I created this website, all the artwork, videos and teaching materials within this website, Teachers Pay Teachers, YouTube, and Etsy.



From the author of The Magic Crayons Blog a Design, Technology and Computing Resources for the IB Flipboard.
Follow for general interest, or specifically if you are teaching are studying MYP Design or Art.

Queensland Government, Australia - Department of Education and Training

In the first of hopefully some interesting posts is this ICT - Policies category is from the Queensland Government, Australia - Department of Education and Training.
A comprehensive and well developed site.
Smart Classrooms is a comprehensive strategy for digital education in Queensland state schools.
The key to the strategy is that it is student-centric; recognising the demand, from both students and their parents, for seamless movement between learning at school, home, work and play.
Smart Classrooms provides direction for harnessing the learning and business potential of ICT now and into the future.
Areas of interest that require further reading by myself a

Mobile Pedagogy for English Language Teaching: A Guide for Teachers

Dear blog readers,
I have just begun reading the above paper that was published just this week. Already just a few pages in it has provided much food for thought and as such I can already recommend you give it your consideration.
I am reading this paper because:
  • I am interested in how technology can be integrated into the classroom.
  • My school has begun to use flipped classrooms and I wonder what technologies can be integrated into that initiative.
  • I work with K2-G2 students. What digital tools can help me with preparation, production, and presentation of lessons.
  • I have seen many examples of software that is labelled as educational, yet the emphasis seems to be, at face value, on entertainment. Where to find…

Actions Songs for Kindergarten and Pre-School Children

Actions Songs for Kindergarten and Pre-School Children
Actions Song. Fun to Sing and Easy to Teach. By The Magic Crayons. Tim Sensei's first attempt at animation!
Champion x4
Walk Fast x2
Jump Slow x2
Hop Fast x2
Run Slow x2
...breakdown (line up kids)...
Let's Race x2
On Your Mark x2
Get Ready x2
Disco Yeah! x4
The Magic Crayons. Actions Song

Made with Daz Studio

Description (from website): Choose from thousands of 3D people, creatures, buildings and props to place into your scene or “photo shoot”. Then dress them, pose them, and give them expressions. Once the stage is set, adjust lighting and camera angles and start snapping your amazing images. Best of all! Ownership of these images belongs to you. Use them as book covers, posters, or banners. Whatever you want. They're all yours to do with and sell as you like. You can now be the artist producing jaw-dropping scenes.

An English kids song with family member names

Fun and Easy Song about Families for Children and ESL Students. By The Magic Crayons
Einstein Class (2012) sing a song about families. This is his 4-6 year old class of students and Bilinga International Science, Tokyo, Japan.
In Japan children learn family members by fingers... so Daddy is thumb, Mummy is first finger and so on, to the baby small finger. Teachers note: be careful how you model "brother".

How Speakers work - infographic

How speakers work and make noise
Thanks to Gizmodo for drawing my attention to this website. A beautifully effective animated info graphic. As a one time DJ and spender of late nights in front of sound systems I have naturally posted one of the speaker animagraffs. There are six more speaker animagrafs in that set, plus:
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