An article about how technology is changing what we perceive art to be. #cserTask1
Classroom activity that I often use for creating a program in a visual programming environment is micro:bit. It is a fun way to learn how to use code blocks in order to program the microbit to do different things (spell a name, draw a heart, make sounds…)
As an introduction of algorithms I often use an activity where one student is blindfolded, obstacles are put around the classroom and another student needs to give exact verbal directions on how to cross a pathway from one end of the classroom to another avoiding obstacles. This is a great opportunity for students to understand that even a minor mistake can lead to a totally different outcome and how important are instructions that are simple, effective, exact, logical and in the right order.
To create and share information online in a safe environment my students often use Office365 tools. Students can use social network Yammer to communicate in a safe way, connect with other students or teachers. The great thing about Office365 is an easy way to share your work with anyone you send the link to and another great option is to work on projects together online creating OneNote documents, interesting multimedia projects using Sway as well as using Word, Excel and PowerPoint online and much more.
This lesson idea can be adapted to any year level and can be integrated with History and English.
Students will choose a piece of technology (camera, watch (or timekeeping devices), phone, computer or music player). They will then research that technology online or in books (individually or in small groups) and record information about the similarities and differences over time since it was first invented. Provide a list of child friendly websites and school library books for students to use for research or alternatively compile the information in a docume…
How will technology impact modern education in the future?
I've attached a link for a possible investigation and some ideas.
A good and interesting classroom activity could be binary bracelets. Here is an example.
Firstly we used the code from the sphero.com site to create a square with our sphero robots. This was an excellent way for students to begin thinking logically when using coding, how coders actually get things to happen and the need to debug when things go awry – without having to actually design/write the code. Students really got the feel for coding and being productive with it.
Next we began to ring in the changes. One of the…
Using digitaltechnologieshub.edu.au students can conduct surveys to collect, oragnize and represent data visually. There are a lot of resources for teachers to use in their classrooms with a lot of activities for students.
Option 1: Create a resource (poster, video, presentation slide, document) that explains either decomposition or abstraction – or computational thinking in general. Explain who your target audience are (teachers for PD, Year level, public). My poster looks at explaining decomposition. I originally had middle primary level students in mind but I'm thinking it might help some of the teachers to grasp the concept too. I created this just in MS Word and as I was working I was thinking of many students I have taught who would love to share their understanding and th…
This an excellent, comprehensive and easy to use resource to introduce students to binary code.
This article is about new digital technologies health care industry should be excited about in 2019. From artificial intelligence, blockchain, virtual reality in healthcare, personalize mobile apps and much more. This is a great example of how digital technologies work for human wellbeing. #cserTask1
As a relief teacher I like to have several no-prep activities on hand in case there is no work left or there is spare time. This is one activity which I created for this purpose:
Provide students with some background information about codes and coding languages (Braille, spy codes, Auslan, Egyption hieroglyphs, Caesar Shift Code used to code military messages by Julius Caesar, Morse Code). Alternatively, students can research independently or in small groups (if have internet connection) and create their own coded alphabet (or use their researched code) to …
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Professional Development. Using data to inform discussion
As the Reading Coach at a remote indigenous school data is valuable in assessing what we are doing and is what we are doing having an effect on Student Learning. The school adopted a new the raw data and how it could be presented.reading program after exiting a program that showed little or no progress in 3 years and which students and parents disliked. Data for all students is collected by the reading coach and raw data is given to teachers.
The data is presented in the table below and in this case i…
A great example of digital technologies enhancing the training of midwives – bridging the gap between theoretical and clinical learning. This technology has already been trialed to teach child resuscitation, it will be interesting to see future application of this teaching style. #cserTask1
Hi, my name is Erin and I am the Maths Leader P-6 at my school. I have also now taken on the role as Digital Technologies leader and look forward to deepening my understanding of the curriculum and exploring authentic ways to integrate it into current classroom teaching practices.
I have had my year 5 class scanning the QR codes of books in the library, using their IPads. We are compiling a list of websites and information from the web sites to share with other children at our book club. The year 5s are also helping the younger children to scan the codes to access the book's web sites.
Apparently my Google+ account is going away April 2. As this course uses this what is happening and what do I need to do? Sorry if this has already been answered I've been away.
Hi, I am Penny Taylor, Teacher Librian and Digital Technology teacher at MVES in Adelaide. I am looking forward to growing my understand and sharing this with students.