A timely and relatable short story about participating in online learning.
Uniquely Australian characters bring to life a modern-day dilemma faced by students and teachers during the COVID-19 lock-downs.
The Zooming Owl (printed book)
Along with The Zooming Owl short story, this printed edition also includes a Video Conferencing Technology Tips post (photocopy to display in your classroom!) and a Student Contract activity (photocopy for your students!)
About The Zooming Owl
First published as an eBook in March 2020, this technology-themed short story will delight primary school readers, while serving as an important conversation starter for parents and teachers.
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 experiencing 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.
Feedback for The Zooming Owl
“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 this story all day long." - Julie Smith, The Techie Teacher.
"As an aunty of two little boys who love to do nothing but play with filters when we video chat, I can safely say that this book is a godsend. A fun way of introducing some much-needed guidelines of e-learning, and online etiquette in general - and a great story as well! The boys are going to LOVE it!" - Rachel
More about The Tweeting Galah series
The Tweeting Galah is a collection of short stories about growing up in the digital age. Join Gabbo, the cheeky galah from Western Australia, and his furry and feathery friends, as they learn how to navigate the world of social networking, online gaming and digital devices.
The series is written by West Australian Digital Technologies Educator, Kim Maslin. Each book is vibrantly illustrated by West Australian artist, John Field.
These cyber safety stories will delight young readers, while serving as important conversation starters for parents and teachers.
With over 10,000 copies sold worldwide, The Tweeting Galah children's cyber safety series is the "Aesop's Fables of the 21st Century" that will delight young and old alike!
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