Sharing Culture


S3 Sharing Culture

S3 Sharing Culture

Check out the students tour created using Google Tour Builder to create a virtual tour embedding annotated photos and narratives at each location. (Use Safari to view in 3D) https://goo.gl/v0TtF6
The Aboriginal Environmental Experience aims to provide students with an authentic opportunity to experience and gain knowledge on integral parts of the Indigenous culture. The learning is aimed at both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and schools are encouraged to pair students attending as such, to encourage the creation of strong relationships between all students based on a mutual understanding and respect of Indigenous culture.
Teaching and Learning Experiences
Day 1 at the Illawarra Environmental Education CentreIntroductory session:
  • Upon arrival at the IEEC students will be briefed on the plan for the day
  • Pairs should be assigned prior to arrival at the centre with the suggestion of 1 Indigenous and 1 non Indigenous student per pair
  • Pairs will then be allocated an iPad before heading out to begin their experience
Field Experiences: Students will observe and learn about a variety of environmental aspects and artifacts that are integral to the Aboriginal culture, these include:
  • Exposure to a range of plants with an explanation of their use
  • Journey into the rainforest area with an opportunity to build mini Gunyas
  • Walk to the Lagoon to observe wildlife
  • Explanation of and exposure to some Aboriginal weapons/tools/instruments
  • Walk to the beach, opportunity to use nets to catch ocean creatures, Pipi hunting, discussion and explanation of creatures and their significance before releasing them back into their habitat
Technology: Throughout the field day students will extensively use both the Notes & Camera apps on their iPad Notes –
  • As explanations are given of plants/wildlife/artifacts students will need to record some notes relating to each
Camera –
  • students will take photos of all plants/wildlife/artifacts from a variety of angles
Day 2 At school On the follow up day at school students are given the same iPad used in the field. Students work with their partners using Book Creator to compile their notes and photos into a book that can be presented to their peers. Google Tour Builder – The IEEC will use Google Tour builder to create a virtual tour of the day in the field. The tour uses Google Earth to take the viewer from school to Killalea State Park. Each location visited is viewed along with annotated photos and a narrative for each site. While students are working on Book Creator individuals are called up to assist IEEC staff in creating narratives and annotations. The virtual tour represents the journey students went on during their field day experience. In the afternoon the group preview the virtual tour. This tour can then be shared via a link which can be embedded in the school’s website. Students presented their books created in Book Creator. An assessment rubric was used by students to complete a peer assessment of one another’s presentations.