This site was established primarily as an invitation only site and was created as a resource for new teachers or teacher acquaintances. After I retired from teaching in 2010, (Although still am undertaking relief teaching in 2020) I found that I had several hundred pages of lessons, tutorials, web quests and worksheets many that I have acquired, modified but mainly created by myself specifically for the ICT area. This site contains the main subject areas, a collection of exams covering various subjects including Naplan, English, History and ICT all with answer sheets. There is a set of tutorials for most sofware packages Microsoft (Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe:- Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Fireworks, Flash etc. and more tutorials with ready to use exercises that also include answer sheets, there are sufficient ICT homework sheets for one per week for a whole year with solutions. There is a page covering life skills with help with living in the real world, and there is a survival kit to deal with life after high school. There are over 500 books in ready to read format, like every Shakespeare play, every Dickens novel, all of Aesop's fables and more on the English page, there is a Student Compendium with help pages for difficult words, nouns, understanding grammar, lists of famous explorers or inventors, kings and queens and proverbs or sayings. So there is a plethora of other educational pages available, advert free and available for anyone to use because I believe knowledge should be free.
Bolow is a site plan of the main links and every file is listed on the following site pages
A to D etc. link to every file or document incuded in this site, mainly word files and some Excel
Site Files Listed by Subject Note some will be duplicated in different areas of study
A to D * E to H * I to L * M to Q * R to Z
BASIC SITE PLAN
Please report any broken links this is a large site and I am getting old!
Site Plan - Teaching Main Web Links Subjects Student Compendium a list of useful information List of the main pages see across for more details AIT Student Compendium Specific Subject Tutorial Accreditation AITStage1 Abbreviations Access Applied Information Technology AITStage2 Acronyms Adobe Pen business AITStage3 Adjectives Audacity Certificate II in Business Animals Corel Certificate II in Technology Units for the course Antonyms Digital _design citizenship Cert II Business Big_Words Dreamweaver Computing 01Work effectively in a business environment Characteristics Evaluation - Evaluation forms Digital _design 02Organize and complete daily work activities Church Excel Exams 03Communicate in the workplace Commonly_confused_words Filemaker Geography 04Work effectively with others Communication Flash HASS Humanities 05Use business technology Computer_terms Illustrator History 06Participate in workplace safety computers_about computers In-design ICT_Homework 07Produce simple word processed documents Countries Inspiration Lessons 08Create and use simple spreadsheets Death Pages Life skills (See full list below) 09Develop keyboard skills Diminutives Paintshop Mathematics 10Operate a personal computer Educational Photoshop Miscellaneous 11Integrate commercial computing Famous_People Powerpoint Multimedia 12Design Organizational Documents using computer packages Figurative_Expressions Programming Naplan - Tests & Exams Units for the course Gender Soundbooth Quizzes - hundreds of in class quizzes Cert II Information Technology Geography Techprocess Relief - Relief lessons 01Operate A Personal Computer Gods Word Religion 02Follow workplace safety procedures Government see individual pages for various lessons Resources A list of teacher resource sites 03 Design organisational documents using computing packages Grammar Scamper - A card game for all ages 04Operate computer hardware Human_Relationships Science 05Operate computing packages Inventions quizzes Site plan - you are here 06Integrate Commercial computing packages Kings_Queens quizzes _cinema Steamer - A student created reference book 07Use computer operating system Literary quizzes _entertainment Student_ Companion 08Work effectively in an IT environment Marriage quizzes _famous_people Student _Compendium - A list of useful information 09Communicate in the workplace Medical quizzes_ general_knowledge Subjects (Links to main core subjects) 10Connect Hardware Peripherals Metaphors quizzes_ geography Student Survival Kit - how to survive after school 11Maintenance of equipment and consumables Miscellaneous quizzes _history Technology 12Access and use the internet Names quizzes_ literary index _tutorials - link to tutorials 13Work individually or as a Team Member Nature quizzes _multi Web quests - student work with the internet 14Capture a digital image Negatives quizzes_ music_tv Worksheets student worksheets lots of topics Nouns quizzes _quiz_night Soccer Coaching Life Skills to help in a crisis Numbers quizzes _science_nature A soccer coaching handbook cost $49.00 life skills Opposites quizzes _sport
250 soccer coaching grids with explanation for each grid, you can now download them individually or use the .zip folders,
The book covers:- attacking, defending, goal keeping, midfield play, shooting, passing, tackling and there are complete training sets for Junior, Youth and Girls, Men & Ladies teams and Semi-Professional teams with 20 weeks of training in each set.
life skills_away_from_home Other 01 Covid Quiz life skills_core_life_skills Patron Saints life skills_living in a dorm Phobias Relief Lessons life skills_drugs Places relief01 find a friend life skills_first_aid Possessive_Case relief02 Chinese game life skills_greeting Prefixes relief03 anagrams 1 life skills_nice_thoughts Professions relief04 anagrams2 Warm Up Grids life skills_phone tips Proverbs relief05 famous anagrams Ball Skill Grids life skills_recipes Quotes relief06 personality quiz Match Practice Grids life skills_how to write a resume Sayings relief07 riddles 1 Set Pieces life skills_stay safe Science_and_Arts relief08 worksheet quizzes Coaching Tools life skills_travel Scientific_Terms relief09 riddles 2 Fun Grids life skills_life could be worse Seven_Wonders relief10 riddles3 Game Grids lifeskills_its all about you Similes relief11 provervial pedantry Synonyms relief12 trivia quiz Thesaurus relief13 Peters quiz UrbanMyths relief14 blind drawing War relief15 computer parts Weddings relief16 puzzle sheet Words_to_Verbs relief17 life saver Zodiac_signs relief18 old man story relief19 Famous faces relief20 Christmas Email Soccer Coaching Email Peter Faulks
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Prior to becoming a high school teacher I was Multimedia Officer in Charge at Curtin University (21 years), In 1997, I started my own computer training company and after obtaining a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, I became an accredited software trainer, I was sub-contracted to several training companies; consequently I have developed many training packages for use in Adobe, Microsoft and other software packages and these are also available on this site.
I was at a school, training teachers to use Filemaker Pro and was asked if I was a qualified teacher? When this happened a few weeks later whilst training teachers in Flash at another school I decided to consider my options. I saw and advertisement for “male mature teachers urgently required” grants available through The Education Department, I had a BA in Social Sciences (History) and I had Level II in Audio Visual Techniques and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, so my wife encouraged me to apply to become a teacher, which I did.
I was accepted and enrolled in the Grad Dip Secondary Education as a mature age student, I opted to undertake a double major with Computing and History. I still continued to run my computer training company and with my wife’s support completed both majors and became a qualified teacher.
Half way through the term we were invited to hear from principals at the private schools so I went along but took with me a small scroll that I made up and put in a small Crunchie© and a Mars© bar and rolled these up tied with a ribbon and sealed at the ends. These I gave to each principal during tea and biscuits, one principal spoke to me later saying what I had done was not acceptable - however a few weeks later he invited me to work in the school library during semester break, to show them how to make multimedia presentations, it was a great school and they even provided teachers will free meals being one of Perth's most prestigious schools.
I did a practical at Warnbro Community College and had a great support teacher, where I learn some excellent techniques but I did not accept their invitation to teach at Warnbro because it was an hour drive each way. I did get a call before I completed the Grad Dip from another private school, St Stephens, where their principal had enjoyed my scroll and the chocolates and invited me to an interview, which I accepted, and this is where I started teaching. The problem was that they were a new school and had up to year 11's and no IT teacher so I had to put together all the teaching materials that I could and teach Design and ICT. That is why I have so many documents, I scoured the world for resources and after many years of teaching here they are. This school was also an hour away through the city of Perth but I was lucky to get my final position at a private Catholic school 20 minutes away and there I stayed till I retired in 2011 but still continue as a relief teacher.
If you have been invited to this site Welcome, if you have found this site whilst browsing, that could be a bonus for you because the site is not published for public use. You should decide if you should leave or stay. Either way I feel many gigabytes of lessons, worksheets etc. would be wasted on my home computer so here they are. The topics include Naplan Tests, ICT and AIT Exam Papers, sufficient ICT Homework sheets for every week of the school year (all with answers), Test Papers, many Quizzes all with Answer sheets or solutions, and there is a Student Compendium with many useful items, as are most of the web quests or worksheets. There are other subjects covered but not in any great depth and I will endeavour to provide more detailed coverage so that teacher may have access to as much teaching material as possible. This resource may be of use to distance education teachers and they should feel free to enquire on any educational topic not covered on this site or request material for their particular needs.
I was strict with lessons and classroom management and insisted all mobile devices be placed on the centre table during class time, I then checked with bluetooth on my phone to see if any were still switched on! But once the students understood this they became quite cooperative prior to class work and used that time to recharge their phones. However the school moved to ipad's for everyone so that had a detrimental impact later, but I issued essays for students playing games (see Miscellaneous).
Apologies if work here has been sourced from others on the web, I believe there is plenty of material if you are willing to search; but here is my collection of material used after many years as a teacher and I believe that knowledge should be given freely. Each worksheet, lesson or tutorial is identified to a particular stream or topic as follows:
AIT, Cert II IT, Cert II Bus, Multimedia, Design, Science, Technology, Environment, Art, Math, English, Religion, Teacher Specific
The work presented here is copyright free, although some linked sites may be copyright.
Peter J Faulks
BA Soc. Sci., Grad Dip Ed (Sec), Cert IV in Training & Assessment., Cert II Audio Visual Studies., FASSA (Fellow)
Applied Information Technology * AITStage1 * AITStage2 * AITStage3 * Cert II Business * Cert II Information Technology * Multimedia
Subjects * Art * Computing * English * Geography * Hass * History * Mathematics
Miscellaneous * Acronyms * Accreditation * ICT_Homework * Naplan * Lessons * Quizzes * Relief Lessons * Proverbs * Sayings * Simile
Exams & Tests * Student Survival Kit * Web quests * Worksheets * Home Page * Peters Site * Soccer
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Page created 27th March 2014
Page last updated 23rd January 2019
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