Go MAD for a new iBook resource

Hello everyone and happy term 1 for all the teachers out there knuckling down with new classes, syllabuses and paperwork! I have 2 things that may help you in 2016….

We are proud to announce the publication of our very first free iBook educational resource! Thanks to Blacktown City Council and many teachers who helped in the design of this book it is now available for download on the iBookstore.


“What happens to the rain” is a student enquiry based multi-touch book that looks at urban water management and healthy waterways. It is highly interactive with quizzes, videos, games, pop ups and embedded apps to keep students enagaged.

Designed for Stage 3 (but useful for stage 2 and 4 also!) it comes with a 10 week unit of work for the NSW Science and Technology syllabus. The unit encompasses the skill of “working technologically”. The iBook will work on an iPad, iPhone or Mac computer.

Download for free from the iBookstore https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/what-happens-to-the-rain/id1084586515?mt=11

Or find this link and all the resources on our website.

Secondly – for high schools!

Registrations are still open for the 2016 GoMAD challenge -an environmental leadership challenge for your students.This is a collaboration between Taronga Zoo, DoE, OEH and many Enviro Ed Centres to help your students Make A Difference!

Register via this link:





4 Comments on “Go MAD for a new iBook resource

  1. Hi Shelley,

    We were wondering if Thursday 15th September was available for a Year 3 (approx. 90 children) excursion on Aboriginal Studies.

    Regards Helen Miezis

    Northmead Public School


    • Hi Helen, Thanks for your enquiry, that day is already booked I am afraid, Shelley will call you tomorrow about alternate dates. Steve

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