Past and present technologies (for students in a Special School setting, students are working two or more years below their year level) This was aimed at my year 1 – 3 class.
Differences and similarities between students’ daily lives and life during their parents’ and grandparents’ childhoods (ACHASSK030)
Explore the characteristics and properties of materials and components that are used to produce designed solutions (ACTDEK004)
Recognise and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIK001)
Activities (please note in my class some the sorting and describing lessons would be repeated several times as these words are new to our students)
Read the book from Twinkl – “The old toy room comparing old and new toys”
Have some old and new toys, using students own communication devices (add in words into both low tech and high tech devices which have materials such as plastic, wood, paper, etc.) talk about how they feel, what they are made of, what they look like, whether they need batteries.
Discuss and sort pictures of toys old and new(Twinkl also has this resource for members)
Students to ask parents/grandparents about a toy they would play with and if possible bring in the toy or the picture of the toy.
Sort toys into groups of old and new and use an Ipad to take photos of objects. Do this several times.
For writing – students to write sentences on their favourite toy and what it is made out of
Make an Imovie with staff support students to choose the photo they want and where possible talk about their toy and what it is made of, if non-verbal then staff to vocalise what the student has said using their communication device. Staff to type in what the child has said on the Imovie.
Students to attempt to make their toys using construction items in the classroom. Make a new Imovie of the toys they have made and repeat above.
Twinkl – https://www.twinkl.co.uk as at 12/9/2019
Australian Curriculum – www.australiancurriculum.edu.au as at 12/9/2019