After looking in the Australian Curriculum for year 3 English requirements, and simultaneously googling and trialing different game creators, I instead settled on the fun and engaging classtools.net movietext. I found it would encompass the curriculum whilst communicating my expectations of the students,in a fun and engaging way.
Evaluation Matrix for Resource 2:
Name of teaching resource
Classroom Monitor Expectations – Star Wars Theme
Weblink (if web based)
Who should this digital teaching resource be used with?
Especially made for Year 3 students, to express the expectations of the classroom, and rewarding good behaviour with responsibility.
How should it be used?
To be used on a Monday morning during morning circle. I would get the children to recite the words as it scrolls.
Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?
I created this presentation for English in general, but would be beneficial for ACELY1678 – Purpose and Audience.
Identify the strengths of this teaching resource
Using popular visual and audio the presentation engages the audience, inviting interaction and attention with reading, class recitation and participation building confidence and encouraging performance and turn taking.
Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource
I was unable to adjust timing of the scrolling, so I had to heavily edit the content in order for it to be readable.
Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource
English ACELA1475– Language variation and change (Year 3)
English – ACELA1483 – Visual Language (Year 3)
Or edit to fit almost any lesson plan.
ACARA. (2015, December). Australian Curricumlum Content. Retrieved from http://www.acara.edu.au/verve/_resources/Content_for_Year_3_-_Learning_area_content_descriptions.pdf