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Scan the Zappar augmented reality cards and transform into the different characters! Plus, augmented reality games, quizzes and more included in The Tweeting Galah and The Surfing Penguin. Quick, simple ways to use technology in your classroom while engaging meaningfully with the stories.browse books
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Oh my goodness! I’m giddy with excitement. This is sooo sooo good and I think it is going to be a HUGE hit. I could read your stories all day long.
The Little Possum Who Looked Up provides us all with an opportunity to reflect on our use of technology and the wonderful experiences we can share together online and offline.
Thank you for this wonderful book and teaching resource. I have been reading the stories to my Year 3 class as part of our health program to reinforce healthy online behaviours.
Pumped to have received these brilliant eSafety themed story books from Kim Maslin. Already had a play with the AR cards and can't wait to share them with my students
This year I will be using both books with the grade 1 - 4 classes I am teaching. They are a great way to introduce the children to these concepts. I am glad I came across them as we don’t have many Australian resources in this area
The Tweeting Galah
Four short stories about growing up in the digital age, complete with interactive augmented reality experiences:
The Tale of the Tweeting Galah
The NUMBER ONE rule of flying is to never use your phone. But surely Gabbo's teacher won't notice if he just posts just one selfie ...!?
The Sensational Saga of the Bumbling Bilby
Sure, it was funny when Balbina the Bilby fell over during her PE lesson ... but it's not so funny when her friends posted a video of it online.
The Strange Story of the Singing Clownfish
Clancy the Clownfish has made a new online friend. But when she starts digging deeper she realises that her 'friend' may not be who they appear to be ...
Curious Case of the Overly Playful Platypus
Presley the Platypus loves playing games on his new iPad ... until it starts interfering with the rest of his life.
The Surfing Penguin
Four more short stories about growing up in the digital age, complete with interactive augmented reality experiences:
The Scary Plight of the Surfing Penguin
When Pablo the Penguin's big brother finds them a movie on the internet, it's a little scarier than Pablo was prepared for. Now what. is. that. tapping at the window!?
The Courageous Quest of the Smiling Quokka
Quinn the Quokka is devastated when she sees nasty comments posted on her photo... Luckily, her friend knows just what to do!
The Troublesome Episode of the Trolling Echidna
Edgar the Echidna thinks mucking around and destroying things in his online game is hilarious ... but not everyone agrees!
The Galahs' Close Encounter with the Creeping Kestrel
Gabrielle the Galah learns the hard way that there are dangers to posting your location online. Fortunately her big brother, Gabbo, is there to save the day!
The Little Possum who Looked Up
If you enjoyed Dr Seuss, you'll love The Little Possum who Looked Up! Quirky rhymes and funny characters address the important issue of screen time balance … for the WHOLE family!
When Pebbles the Possum looks up from her screen, she sees the moon shining brightly outside her window. She decides to stop looking up faraway places on her tablet, and visit them in real life instead. But to finish her rocket ship and get to the moon, she’ll need some help from her family. If only they could LOOK UP from their screens long enough to help her!
The Zooming Owl
With a termite attack forcing the closure of the Flying Academy for Young Galahs, Wing Commander Grey is transitioning his class to online learning. Gabbo and his friends are looking forward to video conferencing with the acclaimed Intergalactic Flying Operations Specialist, Pilot Wingstrong .... as long as technology issues don’t get in the way!
The Zooming Owl is a must-read for any primary aged child transitioning into online learning. The reflection questions at the end provide guidance for teachers and parents to help kids understand this new way of communicating and learning.
The Tweeting Galah cyber safety chidren’s book series is written by Esperance-based author and experienced educator, Kim Maslin. All books in the series are illustrated by Perth-based artist, John Field.
The series is proudly created and printed in Western Australia.