NSW Australian curriculum: Geography
Jacaranda will be publishing new digital editions of Jacaranda Geoactive 1 and 2 for the NSW Australian curriculum in 2017 for use in 2018. Available in print and a brand new digital format, the new edition comprehensively covers the NSW Australian curriculum.
Trusted Geography content delivered in new and better ways
Combining quality content, a “learning made visible” framework and an exciting new platform, Jacaranda provides new and better ways to dramatically improve teaching and learning. To meet the needs of all schools, the updated Jacaranda Geoactive series will be available in print and digital formats.
Jacaranda is introducing a brand new eBook powered by learnON, the immersive digital learning platform that replaces eBookPLUS in 2018. learnON transforms trusted Jacaranda content to make learning more visible, personalised and social. For teachers, learnON includes additional teacher resources such as quarantined questions and answers, curriculum grids and work programs—no separate eGuide purchase is required.
For customers not ready to make the transition to digital-only learning, the Jacaranda Geoactive series will be available as a familiar print textbook (published in 2016). The print editions also include an activation code for learnON so schools can take advantage of the benefits of both formats, and see how learnON makes it easy to start or progress their digital teaching and learning journey.
To complement the Geoactive series, myWorld Atlas is available for Years 7-10.
The Jacaranda Geoactive series provides 100% coverage of the NSW Australian curriculum Geography 7-10 Syllabus.
Geographical tools and inquiry skills
Includes Jacaranda SkillBuilder, the ultimate that develops students’ geographical skills in context of the content covered
Focus on fieldwork
Advice for data collection and using fieldwork instruments and techniques within the classroom, school or local environment
Teaching Program for every chapter
Teacher support including a BOSTES template Teaching Program for every chapter, advice, weblinks and Syllabus Outcomes links
Investigating topographic maps
One full-page topographic map and associated exercises per topic enable students to develop essential mapping skills
Scaffolded worksheets for every chapter
New worksheets for students with learning support needs (including Life Skills) with each worksheet mapped to a life skill outcome
Case studies and updated statistics
Brand new, up-to-date case studies written for the new curriculum, with links to additional case studies in the Jacaranda myWorld Atlas
ProjectsPLUS develops inquiry skills
The Fieldwork Inquiry and Geographical Inquiry ProjectPLUS develop students’ inquiry skills through collaborative learning
100s of interactivities, videos and links
A comprehensive range of interactivities, videos, weblinks, extended writing tasks, online content and worksheets engage students
Easy to follow layout carefully integrates content, visually stimulating images, outcomes and skills to simplify lesson planning for teachers
All core curriculum titles for the NSW Australian curriculum in Years 7-10 will be delivered by learnON, the new immersive digital learning platform from Jacaranda that replaces eBookPLUS.
Jacaranda learnON transforms trusted Jacaranda content to make learning more visible, personalised and social. It has been developed to achieve the highest level of digital sophistication, while supporting a wide range of users from the digital novice to the digital expert. That’s why every title delivered by learnON comes with printables (PDFs) of the reading content and activities, as well as the opportunity for teachers to unlock premium features for their classes.*
All Jacaranda Geoactive titles powered by learnON comes with these powerful features out-of-the-box:
Everything in the one place, from theory to media, questions, answers and more, creates a seamless learning experience
Videos and interactivities embedded within the reading content, at the point of learning, support and enhance learning
Students gain visibility into their own performance via a user-friendly dashboard and on-demand reports
Customisation features such as highlighting, notes and favourites personalise the learning experience
Students receive immediate feedback via worked solutions and questions that are automatically marked
Teachers gain visibility into student performance with continual access to all students’ activities and results
Teachers can intervene at the right time by providing immediate and personalised feedback to students
Collaboration enables a virtual classroom experience as students are connected to their teacher and peers
Premium customisation enables teachers to upload their own resources, create and assign assessments, and more
*Premium features require certification by individual teachers. Certification (coming September 2017) will count towards Professional Development accreditation hours.
Learning made visible with learnON
All titles delivered by learnON align with the Jacaranda “learning made visible” framework.
This evidence-based pedagogical framework has been carefully constructed to make learning visible to students, teachers, schools and parents. At Jacaranda, we believe that making learning visible ensures that no student is left behind and no student is held back.
All Jacaranda Geoactive titles delivered by learnON provide:
Diagnosis – pre-test (for)
learnON includes a pre-test to determine students’ proficiency before they begin a new topic of study
Taken directly from the curriculum, learnON includes clear goals outlining what students will learn in each topic
learnON enables practice through the completion of questions and particular activities, directly in the learnON platform
learnON includes theories, worked examples, videos, interactivities, discussions, activities, group work, investigations, practical tasks and more
In learnON, students receive feedback from a number of sources including the platform (via worked solutions and auto-marked questions), their teacher or peers
With visibility of students’ results, teachers can easily identify less abled and/or weak performing students in learnON and provide remedial exercises
Teachers can accelerate students in learnON, assigning work beyond the level they are enrolled in (for example, giving a Year 7 student Year 8 work)
learnON enables teachers to extend individuals or groups of students, providing work beyond the curriculum, including their own material
learnON provides opportunities for offline and online collaboration, from the entire title level down to the subtopic and even specific content level
End of topic formal test (of)
Teachers can use the quarantined topic tests in learnON as summative assessments, to be completed online or used as offline printable tests
Evaluation – post-test (of)
Used in conjunction with the pre-test, learnON includes a post-test to measure students’ achievement and improvement through the topic
Title: Jacaranda Geoactive 1 NSW Ac Stage 4 Fourth Edition learnON ISBN: 9780730347507 Author(s): Swanson, Gray, Bowden, Harrison, Govers and Newman Publish date: November 2017 RRP: $69.95 Year: 7 & 8 Delivery: Activation code
learnON + print
Title: Jacaranda Geoactive 1 NSW Ac Stage 4 Fourth Edition learnON & Print ISBN: 9780730330325 Author(s): Swanson, Gray, Bowden, Harrison, Govers and Newman Publish date: November 2017 RRP: $79.95 Year: 7 & 8 Delivery: Student text including learnON
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Title: Jacaranda Geoactive 2 NSW Ac Stage 5 Fourth Edition learnON ISBN: 9780730347446 Author(s): Swanson, Gray, Bowden, Harrison, Govers and Newman Publish date: November 2017 RRP: $69.95 Year: 9 & 10 Delivery: Activation code
learnON + Print
Title: Jacaranda Geoactive 2 NSW Ac Stage 5 Fourth Edition learnON & Print ISBN: 9780730330271 Author(s): Swanson, Gray, Bowden, Harrison, Govers and Newman Publish date: November 2017 RRP: $79.95 Year: 9 & 10 Delivery: Student text including learnON
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See the new Jacaranda Geoactive in action
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Google Earth links
Interactive climate graphs
SkillBuilder is Jacaranda’s unique, comprehensive reference resource that sequentially develops students’ geographical skills. For every topic, two SkillBuilders progress learning through a Tell me, Show me, Let me do it sequence. Each lesson is supported by an engaging interactivity and video, which explain and model the steps for more than 70 geographical skills across the series.
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