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Taronga Zoo - Wild Australia: iPad app

TLF ID M017702

This iPad app is designed for Stage 2 students to use while on excursion in the Wild Australia area in Taronga Zoo Sydney and at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo. Students create a field report from observations and can email and review their editable summary poster for further study back at school. The app has intuitive navigation aids which assist the integration of work in both the digital and real environments. The app is free on the App store.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This iPad app aligns with outcomes in Science, while the challenges and tasks also provide the integration of Literacy, Numeracy and ICT into the learning program. Set in the Wild Australia trail, Taronga Zoo Sydney, or the circuit at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo it provides stage 2 students with learning opportunities anywhere, anytime and /or while on location. This resource promotes science-based exploration with the support of a GPS-enabled map, and includes literacy skills of reading, viewing, writing and listening as major vehicles for content delivery. Transcripts and closed captions are provided. It facilitates collaboration through decision making and problem solving in the contexts of map reading, choosing correct animal facts, writing a conservation fact and placing the relevant animal in its feeding environment. This information populates an editable poster for students to use to educate others about our unique animals.
Year level

3; 4

Learning area
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technologies

Other details

Contributors
  • Author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: author
  • Contributor
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Data contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • Interactive
Rights
  • © State of New South Wales, Department of Education and Communities, 2014.