9.30 am IST, Wednesday, 16 February 2022
The future of learning is here, Australian Aboriginal Rangers present authentic STEM content in monthly live webinars and students document their learning into published books.
Schools enrich online or in-class lessons with curriculum-based Science presentations on primary-source wildlife monitoring, conservation strategies, data collection for research, analysis and more.
Students interact with Rangers from all over Australia, ask questions, and document their English text and art into collaborative class books to showcase learning and include them in portfolios.
Every month features different Aboriginal Rangers and content, demonstrating seasonal animal and land maintenance schedules, ancient Indigenous knowledge, and modern science technology tools.
$50 funds Aboriginal Ranger communities and book-creating licences, including:
- a link to access the interactive live webinar and recording,
- a link to access the FamilyBookform book-creating dashboard; teachers automatically collect up to 100 students’ content into a collaborative class digital book. Online training and lesson plans are available.
All books are private until shared and published online for 1 year. Download PDF to print on demand.
FamilyBookform is an Australian company and collaborates with the NSW Department of Education. A Google for Education and AWS Partner and comply with all international privacy and data storage requirements.
Monthly ‘Best Book’ competition with cash prizes: Nominate your student or class here.
FamilyBookform documents any inquiry learning into published books, more examples:
Astronaut Challenge: 6-week virtual excursions with live presentations from Space experts, scientists and astronauts, e.g. STEAM Astronaut Challenge.
Biography: Students interview their family or community elders to create personalised biographies as a service, e.g. 5 minute TV video.
Qualitative Research: Teachers or students collect primary-source interviews and content from their community, e.g. Covid 19 and Me.