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Anna Richardson Weebly Podcast 1 - Precipitants - what provoked Anna to choose this option

Anna Richardson, a drama teacher at Epsom Girl's Grammar, contacted Nick Brown – Dramanet facilitator - recently, about a  new tool she is using with her students -  Weebly .  Weebly enabled Anna's students to chart their drama processes, and also show their research, rather than a workbook for a unit of work. Anna, and her students, found the use of the tool to be hugely beneficial, and wanted to share this with other teachers. Anna and Nick subsequently met and recorded five podcasts during which she outlines the processes, and various benefits, of her practice with Weebly.

In the five podcasts, Anna and Nick talk about the following:

  • Precipitants - what provoked Anna to choose this option
  • Process - what the students need do to be successful when using this tool
  • Benefits of using this tool - anecdotal and quantitative
  • Future application and innovation
  • Miscellany - other relevant things Anna was keen to discuss.
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This is Podcast 1, on "Precipitants".

Anna Richardson Weebly Podcast 2 - Process - what the students need do to be successful when using this tool

Anna Richardson, a drama teacher at Epsom Girl's Grammar, contacted Nick Brown – Dramanet facilitator - recently, about a  new tool she is using with her students -  Weebly .  Weebly enabled Anna's students to chart their drama processes, and also show their research, rather than a workbook for a unit of work. Anna, and her students, found the use of the tool to be hugely beneficial, and wanted to share this with other teachers. Anna and Nick subsequently met and recorded five podcasts during which she outlines the processes, and various benefits, of her practice with Weebly.

In the five podcasts, Anna and Nick talk about the following:

  • Precipitants - what provoked Anna to choose this option
  • Process - what the students need do to be successful when using this tool
  • Benefits of using this tool - anecdotal and quantitative
  • Future application and innovation
  • Miscellany - other relevant things Anna was keen to discuss.

This is Podcast 2, on "Process".

Anna Richardson Weebly Podcast 3 - Benefits of using this tool - anecdotal and quantitative

Anna Richardson, a drama teacher at Epsom Girl's Grammar, contacted Nick Brown – Dramanet facilitator - recently, about a  new tool she is using with her students -  Weebly .  Weebly enabled Anna's students to chart their drama processes, and also show their research, rather than a workbook for a unit of work. Anna, and her students, found the use of the tool to be hugely beneficial, and wanted to share this with other teachers. Anna and Nick subsequently met and recorded five podcasts during which she outlines the processes, and various benefits, of her practice with Weebly.

In the five podcasts, Anna and Nick talk about the following:

  • Precipitants - what provoked Anna to choose this option
  • Process - what the students need do to be successful when using this tool
  • Benefits of using this tool - anecdotal and quantitative
  • Future application and innovation
  • Miscellany - other relevant things Anna was keen to discuss.

This is Podcast 3, on "Benefits of using this tool".

Anna Richardson Weebly Podcast 4 - Future application and innovation

Anna Richardson, a drama teacher at Epsom Girl's Grammar, contacted Nick Brown – Dramanet facilitator - recently, about a  new tool she is using with her students -  Weebly .  Weebly enabled Anna's students to chart their drama processes, and also show their research, rather than a workbook for a unit of work. Anna, and her students, found the use of the tool to be hugely beneficial, and wanted to share this with other teachers. Anna and Nick subsequently met and recorded five podcasts during which she outlines the processes, and various benefits, of her practice with Weebly.

In the five podcasts, Anna and Nick talk about the following:

  • Precipitants - what provoked Anna to choose this option
  • Process - what the students need do to be successful when using this tool
  • Benefits of using this tool - anecdotal and quantitative
  • Future application and innovation
  • Miscellany - other relevant things Anna was keen to discuss.

This is Podcast 4, on "Future application and innovation".

Anna Richardson Weebly Podcast 5 - Miscellany - other relevant things Anna was keen to discuss

Anna Richardson, a drama teacher at Epsom Girl's Grammar, contacted Nick Brown – Dramanet facilitator - recently, about a  new tool she is using with her students -  Weebly .  Weebly enabled Anna's students to chart their drama processes, and also show their research, rather than a workbook for a unit of work. Anna, and her students, found the use of the tool to be hugely beneficial, and wanted to share this with other teachers. Anna and Nick subsequently met and recorded five podcasts during which she outlines the processes, and various benefits, of her practice with Weebly.

In the five podcasts, Anna and Nick talk about the following:

  • Precipitants - what provoked Anna to choose this option
  • Process - what the students need do to be successful when using this tool
  • Benefits of using this tool - anecdotal and quantitative
  • Future application and innovation
  • Miscellany - other relevant things Anna was keen to discuss.

This is Podcast 5, on "Miscellany".

Exercises for Exploration of the Voice

This web page from the radio drama resource 'Bow Down Shadrach' provides a series of exercises to use as vocal warm-ups for drama or singing. Includes exercises focusing on awareness of the jaw lips and tongue; articulation; inflection; intonation; and volume.

Format for Radio Play Scripts

This web page from the 'Bow Down Shadrach' radio drama resource provides a format for creating a radio play script. Includes a link to a template based on extracts from the play 'Bow Down Shadrach' and a suggestion for finding modern and old-time radio scripts on the internet.

History of New Zealand Theatre

Arts and culture, the guide to top websites: visual, performing & literary arts.

Improv Encyclopedia

Improv Encyclopedia has downloadable (PDF) resources for drama warm ups games references and glossary.

Introduction to Costume Design

Although titled “Paper Dolls” this site covers a wide range of periods and provides an interesting possibility for introducing students to the concept of theatre costume design.

Learn Improvisation

This site explains many uses of improvisation. It has a bank of warm-ups improvisation games and exercises that you can try in your classroom or Theatresports club. Lots of great ideas for teachers.

NZ Monologues for Years 11-13

A selection of New Zealand monologues for classroom drama performance and for study. Selected monologues are abridged excerpts from longer solo performance pieces (originally written for one actor to perform) or edited excerpts from full-length plays for more than one character. Use this resource for active learning while performing classroom drama for acting exercises and audition pieces and for script/textual analysis. Includes ideas for writing/drama activities and curriculum links with the relevant strands and achievement objectives from levels 7 and 8 of The Arts in the New Zealand Curriculum and relevant NCEA level 2 achievement standards.

Once Were Warriors - The Musical Drama

The Musical Drama based on the novel "Once Were Warriors" by Alan Duff toured New Zealand in 2004. Over seventy at-risk young people whose lives mirrored those of the characters on stage worked with experienced actors and creative people to present this work. This CD-rom documents the process of the production providing key insights through interviews video clips photo galleries biographies synopsis press releases a musical score script excerpts and web links. Resource written by Susan Battye and designed by Ian Allan. ISBN 0-476-00523-X. The CDROM is available from Contemporary Arts Media.

Purapurawhetū and the Pohutukawa Tree

This project is designed to support the teaching of drama in the Arts in New Zealand Curriculum for years 12 and 13. It will also meet several drama achievement standards for the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) at levels 2 and 3. Within this resource the contemporary Māori play "Purapurawhetu" is studied alongside "The Pohutukawa Tree" written nearly 50 years ago and one of the first plays to focus on relationships between Māori and Pākehā as a gateway to understanding bicultural elements in the history of New Zealand theatre and the development of Māori theatre.

Radio Drama - Bow Down Shadrach

Bow Down Shadrach is a drama teaching and learning resource developed around the radio play by Miriam Smith and produced by Radio New Zealand. It was adapted from the novel of the same name by Joy Cowley. The unit was written with Level 6 in mind but can be adapted for other levels.

Self-directed Solo Performance Booklet

A booklet that helps with a self-directed solo performance program.

Senior Student Self Assessment Sheet (Word 21.5KB)

This template allows students to monitor their own assessment progress.

Shakespeare

Surfing with the Bard provides access to Shakespeare’s plays information and discussion on them lesson plans fun activities and a chance to 'talk' to Shakespeare about his work.

Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching

Cultivating creativity is one of the most interesting challenges for any teacher. It involves understanding the real dynamics of creative work.

The Peace Journey: Using Process Drama in the Classroom

Process drama is a powerful and motivating teaching tool that engages students in writing for imaginative and functional purposes. In their lives students have had a wide range of experiences with peace and conflict. In this lesson they will participate in a simulation of a “Peace Journey” as they engage in a variety of literacy activities.

The Play about the Baby

These drama teaching and learning materials for years 12 and 13 were developed around "The Play about the Baby" by Edward Albee. Based on the resource kit for teachers produced by the Auckland College of Education and the Auckland Theatre Company (ATC) Education Unit they include background material on the playwright play and relevant dramatic forms detailed director/actor/designer interviews and specialised classroom activities. Teachers may find these materials and activities valuable both for direct use and as a comparison and template for studying other plays/productions and performance practice.

The Virtual Drama Studio

Within the site ‘Using Technology In The Drama Classroom’ there are some good ideas for using ICT on stage. The emphasis in this site is on performance with teaching ideas links to other sites a play texts list and a collection of pictures from productions.

Theatre of the Absurd - Playwrights and Plays

This site provides a number of links to playwrights of the ‘absurd’ genre and some of the key plays from the genre.

Theatrical Resources: Music Theatre International

This site provides resources to go with many of the most well-known shows like Fame Annie and Fiddler on the Roof. The study guides explore issues that are pertinent to the era and themes of the shows. A great resource for teachers who want to use the school show as an assessment tool.

Travesties

These drama teaching and learning materials for years 12 and 13 were developed around "Travesties" by Tom Stoppard. They are based on the resource kit for teachers produced by the Auckland College of Education and the Auckland Theatre Company (ATC) Education Unit. They include background material on the playwright play and relevant dramatic forms detailed director/actor/designer interviews and specialised classroom activities. Teachers may find these materials and activities valuable both for direct use and as a comparison and template for studying other plays/productions and performance practice.

Whole School Drama

A case study was developed by Evelyn Mann in consultation with teacher Bonnie Leask (Half Moon Bay School, Stewart Island) for the children of Half Moon Bay School, Stewart Island. All 28 children in the school were involved in the drama from new entrants to Year 8.

Wiseheads Speak "The Future"

Wise Heads Speak – Panel discussion. Part 3 – The Future. Nick Brown talks to David Chambers, Verity Davidson and Rachel Steele about Drama Education in NZ.

 

Wiseheads Speak "The Past"

Wise Heads Speak – Panel discussion. Part 1 – The Past. Nick Brown talks to David Chambers, Verity Davidson and Rachel Steele about Drama Education in NZ.

 

Wiseheads Speak "The Present"

Wise Heads Speak – Panel discussion. Part 2 – The Present. Nick Brown talks to David Chambers, Verity Davidson and Rachel Steele about Drama Education in NZ.

 

General

Art and Creativity in Early Childhood Education

This site has lesson plans as well as handouts on art and literacy and how art impacts on overall learning.

Arts Queensland

Arts Queensland involves students in five arts disciplines: Dance Drama Media Music and Visual Arts. This site contains information on Arts Curriculum Support Policies and Procedures Arts Programmes and Arts Resources.

Creative Waikato

Creative Waikato supports the development of the creative arts in the Waikato for the benefit of the greater community. We can help with information, advice, support and funding for your arts or cultural project. The Waikato has a thriving and distinctive creative sector and our communities treasure its essential contribution to our lives. Our purpose is to strengthen, develop and invigorate the creative sector in the Waikato for the benefit of all.

Education and Disability Resource Center

Use this British education site as a reference tool for various issues in education that affect the entire community- Including Job Tips Neurological Developmental & Learning Disabilties Salary Statistics SATs Classroom Management Home Schooling Lesson Plans Bullying ADD Student Loans and Articles in Education.

Educators Reference Desk Lesson Plans - Arts

The Educators Reference Desk Lesson Plan Collection contains more than 1000 unique lesson plans which have been written and submitted to AskERIC by teachers from all over the United States. This page is focused on the Arts.

Exploring Te Ao Kori

Te Ao Kori (the world of movement) is a Māori celebration of life through movement and its many expressions. This resource describes learning experiences derived from customary Māori cultural practices and integrates the arts with health and physical education.

Figure Drawing Lab

A useful and comprehensive guide to drawing the human figure from the University of Evansville Indianna.

Group Activities Games Exercises and Initiatives

A site with a large index of free and purchasable team-building exercises games and group activities.

Guide to Field Trips (Word 26.5KB)

A downloadable guide to organizing trips and designing tasksheets for exhibition.

History of New Zealand Theatre

Arts and culture, the guide to top websites: visual, performing & literary arts.

HotChalk's Lesson Plans

HotChalk's LessonPlansPage.com is a collection of over 3000 lesson plans for primary and secondary levels developed at The University of Missouri and more recently by the users of the site.

Integrated Arts Programme - Arizona

This video and accompanying materials describe and justify an arts-integration programme in primary schools. While the programme relies on visiting arts specialists in the classroom there are ideas and rubrics that could be adapted by generalists.

LEARNZ

Register to find information about past and upcoming arts virtual field trips. Registration and enrolment in all trips is free for New Zealand registered teachers teaching in New Zealand schools.

Manaakitanga - Senior Secondary Teaching and Learning Guides for the Arts

Examples of manaakitanga in arts classrooms. Mannaakitanga is about values of integrity trust sincerity and equity. Through manaakitanga the teacher and fellow students recognise and affirm the identity of each student in open and trusting relationships.

New Zealand Curriculum Resource Bank

This tool organises resources and information that support professional learning and leadership as schools implement The New Zealand Curriculum. There is a selection of resources for The Arts in this database.

Nga Toi Online

This site contains materials for teaching Ngā Toi in Māori medium schools in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Re-assessment (Word 25KB)

This generic document provides succinct clear guidelines on the issue of re-assessment for NCEA.

Secondary Education Portal

Information resources and guidance to support secondary teaching and learning.

Secondary Schools Arts Coordinators’ Funding

Since 2009, schools have no longer been required to apply for their allocated funds or to provide activity reports to the Ministry. All state and integrated schools have received tagged funds for the Secondary Schools Arts Coordinators Project in their operational funding in instalments in January, April, July and October. The amount they receive depends on the number of students in each school, with a base amount of $1,000.

Schools determine how they use the funding – this may be to employ an Arts Coordinator or may also be used for their students to attend Arts events or to have artists/musicians come into their school.

Read the 2004 Evaluation Report of the project here.

Student Self Assessment Guide (Word 22KB)

A template for students to monitor and reflect on their own assessment progress.

Success for Boys

This New Zealand Ministry of Education website is intended to help teachers build on existing practice to create opportunities for all boys to succeed.

Tales from Te Papa

This teaching resource features 100 Tales from Te Papa mini-documentaries that showcase many of the unique pieces that Te Papa holds in trust for the nation. Each Tale is supported by curriculum links questions for students response templates teaching resources and links to relevant material on the Te Papa website. This resource is the result of a partnership between TVNZ 7 Vero and Te Papa.

Tangata whenuatanga - Senior Secondary Teaching and Learning Guides for the Arts

Tangata whenuatanga represents place-based socio-cultural awareness and knowledge of the whenua or land we come from.

Te Manu Aute

Te Manu Aute is a centre for gifted and talented students in the arts. Teachers and students can register for classes and materials that are multi-cultural and based on the Aotearoa New Zealand and Pasifika experience.

Theatrical Resources: Music Theatre International

This site provides resources to go with many of the most well-known shows like Fame Annie and Fiddler on the Roof. The study guides explore issues that are pertinent to the era and themes of the shows. A great resource for teachers who want to use the school show as an assessment tool.

Tino rangatiratanga - Senior Secondary Teaching and Learning Guides for the Arts

Examples of tino rangatiratanga in arts classrooms. Tino rangatiratanga is the principle of relative autonomy – the goal is to gain relative control over one's own life and cultural well-being.

Whanaungatanga - Senior Secondary Teaching and Learning Guides for the Arts

Examples of whanaungatanga in arts classrooms. Whanaungatanga involves relationships (between students school-wide and with the community) based on high expectations.

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