Art, Science, Various

What is funny to you? Sometimes I see things and they just crack me up. Like this Horse gif….it’s hard to explain but all I can imagine is the horse probably thinking…

”whoa, whoa, what’s that? righto, steady…..steady….I got this, I can do this……HUP…hah!, totally nailed it.”


Anyhoo….onwards to three things!


I was intrigued by this first site…spent ages painting away happily




Hold the cosmos in your hands…


3.Various Subjects

Cool searchable engine of educational videos1




Three Things on a Thursday? Well, Three Geography Things Anyway!

Sorry I missed last weeks edition but things were happening in Havelock North! Some of you will be aware that we had a town-wide exposure to a nasty e.coli bacteria causing campylobacter in our drinking water.  Upshot was that all high schools were closed down for three days, and primary schools were shut down for the week. Mostly because you can’t trust those littl’uns to wash hands etc after toileting.It was an interesting experience for those of us who were lucky enough to not get sick. Many thanks to colleague Warren for putting me onto SmartyPins.

So, here’s Three Geography things to spirit you away and take your mind off your troubles when sick…..

1.Virtual Treks


2.Geography Guessing Game that uses google street map! Lots of fun trying to figure out where in the world you are.

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3.Another trivia type game that puts your geography knowledge to the test.




Science, Distance Learning, ESOL/Languages

1.Science: I had a teacher at High School who used to put a pot plant on students desks when they asked too many inane questions….she claimed she was replacing the oxygen they were sucking out of the atmosphere. This first site has lots of handy little science tidbits like according to a “theory known as the biophilia hypothesis, humans have an in-built desire to be close to nature – and scientists think this can be used to improve our health.” Turns out that teacher way back in the day was improving our health AND teaching us to think about the questions we asked in class! Thanks to Sharee Ineson for putting us onto this great site.


2. I have a student currently on exchange in Australia and we are using this website so that we can do some work around the film essay the rest of the class are preparing. We can watch a scene together, chat, and exchange board notes!


3. ESOL perhaps? Languages? English? Classics?


English, Monkey see, Study time!

I have been chatting to a fellow SCT whose opinion I value and I may start to make some changes to Three Things on a Thursday……watch this space. 🙂

1.English: I think this will appeal to younger users. It’s a very short, but interesting way to get them writing, recording thoughts.


2. eSkeletons: They missed a trick with the name though….I woulda called this ‘The Bone Zone’


3. Study: A timely resource for Term 3…..