Since the Marine WATERs site was first launched over a year ago, The Department of Fisheries has kept in regular touch with us at the ‘Department of Starfisheries’. Their team have added huge amounts of content including lesson plans, posters, fact sheets, articles, presentations, games and more – which has made this site an invaluable resource.
After listening to the teachers that use this site, it became apparent that the sheer scale (no pun intended!) of the resources slowly became tougher to navigate. It just so happens we are sticklers for easy navigation and we suggested building in some simple search and refine features to complement and improve the resource library that was already broken down into Processes, Marine Biology, Habitat, Humans and Management.
Now teachers can choose to keyword search and/or filter the phase of learning from the class, curriculum, topic and resource types as you can see below on the left hand side. Alternatively you can click on the icons at the top of each of the master pages and it will anchor (hah!) you down to the appropriate part of the page.
Every resource has its own page and summarises the suitability of the particular resource as you can see here or below.
We celebrated this launch with an amazing LaunchCake from Utopia in the shape of a kooky little fish. Check it out on our Facebook and let us know what you think!