This is the second of my lesson plans. It is aimed at year 3 and uses the popular picture book The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs to explore sequencing of steps and algorithms. #cserportfolio
One lesson for year 2 exploring image pixels and one lesson for year 6 exploring programming.
Introduction of Scratch to a Grade 2 class
1. Draw/paint a scene eg an Underwater scene with seaweed, shells and sand or a jungle with trees or desert with rocks, etc.
2. Draw a character in the scene eg a fish, a tiger, a snake
3. Label drawings with ‘Scratch” terminology – stage and sprite
4. Start Scratch and go to Stage – (demo this) and then click on ‘background’ and ‘paint ‘and re-create background student had painted/drawn. This becomes a draw activity as done in many computer/iPad activities.
I have chosen option 2: Some students in my class had learnt a rhythmic clapping song and were trying to teach others. I had them work in a team to write the sequence down and tested their first draft on a child who had never seen the act. We recorded this and it was an eye opener for them. They immediately wanted to refine their instructions to add more detail. The recorded difference was very clear and a great learning experience for them. I have included their first attempt at written instructions and their revised edition. I have also included the performance…
Option 2 My students love Scratch visual programming. I showed them the step by step Youtube link from this course and away they went. They quickly learnt how to change or add "sprites", change backgrounds and add speech. Now that they have had a play around and have shared their discoveries I would like them to plan short sequences on cells first before programming. Their short sequences could be instructional (eg explaining directions the sprite takes), describing the sprite's environment, a short story or review of a book. They could even have the…
I have created 4 literacy reading comprehension strategies lessons for my portfolio focussing on Tagxedo, QR codes and Tellagami. The unit of lessons is aimed at Year 4. My students were engaged and enjoyed these written and visual opportunities to develop and show inferential comprehension by using ICT and team work. The lessons promoted a lot of discussion and some students are buying or borrowing the books to reread. These lessons can be used for any book series or author study.
I’m sure I was using the internet before this but an early memory of the internet that stands out for me is using MSN messenger in the final years of primary school and throughout high school. MSN is a program that allows you to ‘chat’ in the form of text to others. You are only able to chat to people who you approve so it was unlike being on a chat room. I remember going straight home from school to log onto MSN so I could continue talking to my friends. I was using MSN for a few years before I had a mobile phone so for myself and many others it was an …
My resource is a short PowerPoint presentation about the representation and transfer of digital images. I have intended it for use with Year 1 as a small part of a broader unit. I have kept it short purposefully for the age group and thought there are activities around capturing of images and using images following this activity. I can see some great connections with the Visual Arts and Media Arts that could make this a nice rich integrated unit.
Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies – Foundation to Year 2
Recognise and explore…
#cserportfolio Lesson sequence – Digital Systems Year 6
I hope this is the sort of thing that is required. I have detailed one activity within the sequence for further explanation. I have done this activity to illustrate a food web and both I and the students felt it was very successful. I'm not sure if it would transfer to this subject as I don't have the opportunity to test it out. Looking forward to hearing your opinions.
The two lessons are targeted at Stage 1 students. The first lesson focuses on Data Representation, engaging students in activities based on 'Alexander's Outing' – Pamela Allen. The second lesson focuses on students using QR codes and is based in the PDHPE syllabus. #cserPortfolio
Two lesson plans provided. One for Year 3 based on the book 'Walking the Seasons in Kakadu' data collection of words to describe the different seasons and data representation using the digital tool Wordle. The second lesson is for Year 5/6 on Copyright – focus on digital images and digital citizenship to meet the AC learning objective agreed ethical protocols and ICT Capability Level 4 – Recognise intellectual property: identify the legal obligations regarding the ownership and use of digital products and apply some referencing conventions.
These two units target different age groups. An exploration of digital technologies focusing on the book targets Year 2 students and uses the wonderful "It's a book" by Lane Smith as the springboard. A unit of work based on introducing and then applying Scratch visual programming is presented for Year 6 students. There are so many resources available online that I tapped in to these to provide the 'flesh' to the outline of the unit. #cse…
Part1: The book "The Berenstain Bears get a Computer" reminds all ages of student (but particularly suited to Junior Primary) that the computer is a tool that we can use to our benefit but that it can take over our lives if we are not discerning about how and when we use it. This book has all the members of the family using the computer for lots of things – emailing, on line shopping, social networking etc and all of the family members hit a problem along the way with what they are doing. Every page in this book can be used in a classroom setting and …
I first started using the internet around the age of 14 back in 1994. Back then there was no search engines like google or any type of HTML web sites that I can recall. My friend was a bit of a computer wizz and a big player of the video game DOOM. He had joined an online game forum where by you had to use dial-up to connect to the gamming hub. I’m pretty sure he showed me how this was done and I managed to access it through my own computer at home. The connection speed and stability was laughable in comparison to what we have today, but back then it…
Part 1: I vividly remember in the early nineties, driving home from school and seeing placards on the side of the freeway that said "WWW is coming. I remember every day for a few weeks as we drove home, my husband and I would ask each other if either had managed to find out during that day at work what the heck the signs meant. It was at least a month before we understood that the sign was referring to the World Wide Web, and even then, we still had no idea what that meant. My first use of the internet would have been email, and I remember my husband cra…
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Hoven School District Superintendent's Blog What Digital Footprint Will You Leave Behind2.flv
Video aimed at upper primary and lower high school about cyber safety.
I would use this resource as a digital citizen resource, in helping the students understand digital footprints as well as using the internet and social media responsibly. It outlines 10 Common Sense tips for u…
I decided to use the Scratch cards as a means of introducing students to the idea of visual programming using the blocks in Scratch. Being a complete novice myself I found this to help with understanding the different elements that could be used to develop a sequence. The two I started with are the cards below. #csertask7
I have developed 2 lesson plans for Kindergarten, ES1. The first is on collecting and sorting data. The second is on cyber safety. cser#Portfolio
Tile-Shoe Shuffle-sorting data.
Summary-In this lesson, students will sort the shoes they are wearing using 2 different criteria. They will record their findings using graphics on an Interactive Whiteboard. (IWB)
Objective- Collect, explore and sort data and use digital systems to present data creatively. ACTDIP003
This lesson is aimed at a Kindergarten class.
How much fun is Makey Makey! Even my 16yo thought it was, to the point he'd like a set.
Option 2: Primo looked really interesting. Its cost may be an issue. Because there is no "reading" involved, it would work really well in an early years environment. If it wasn't available at my site, I could make up symbols along the same lines and have the students use them to make up a set of instructions to guide a figurine around a simple grid-based maze or even each other around a simple maze – a non-tech version. This would reinforce sequencing a…
#csertask5 Optiom 1 I have made use of the following online resource developed some years ago by Roar Film here in Hobart Tasmania as part of the smartonline website. Budd:e has worked well as a tool for assisting students on how to best navigate what is safe to put online and what is not.
Option 2 Of the three information services that z=my students and I have found most useful in recent years I would have to say Trove