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Johanna Emptage▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

I would get the students interested by letting them play this Scratch game – This would be great for year 4 and 5 students. I would show them the coding inside and demonstrate how to start – using the Scratch cards to do simple things to start with. I'm sure some of them would 'take off' exploring on their own and then working out how to do tasks that they need.

I would love to challenge the Year 6 kids to the Hour of Programming – I am sure they would love the challenge. My problem is, our lessons are only 45 minutes long! I know some of them w…

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Francine Kannan▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

I've chosen to work with the year 6 children and create a new scratch project.  The project that the children created was to re-introduce them as a  year 6 buddy to their kindergarten buddy.  In future these scratch projects would be completed at the beginning of the year.  Scratch is a fun way for the year 6 students to interact with the kindergarten children.  The year 6 children would be able to use scratch to convey many messages across the curriculum.  Scratch would be particularly helpful completing the health unit where students could make many advertis…

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Nicole L▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Microsoft Expression Encoder is perfect for those wanting to try 'flipped teaching/learning'. It records what you are doing on your screen as well as audio and video if you choose. I will be using it in ICT lessons to allow students to either listen to instructions again, or move ahead with extension tasks if they grasp concepts quickly. It also will allow me to move around the room to help individual students instead of being stuck at my computer giving instructions. You might find your Microsoft Educational Licensing give you access to the full version, …

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Janet Leadbeater▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

This works in well with our current learning. We have just used the robot activity to increase vocab in location and direction. We could certainly revisit this activity for another purpose. We have moved on to learning about fractions and I'm intrigued by the idea of using precise instructions to cut up food. I think my class will find the concept challenging. I'm going to model the sandwich making first and then use an idea from a collegue that is making "banana sushi": a pice of bread, spread with Nutella wrapped around a banana, then cut into …

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Wiz ‘n Dash▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

I've chosen to share a resource that I have been using in my ICT Lab for a number of years, I feel it’s really engaging for the younger students even though it covers a lot of content. It could do with an update but still holds some important information that applies to new internet users.

Part 1

This resource is an oldie but a goodie, It’s is a little dated but I still find it relevant for lower primary students. The modules share a good mix of animation and interaction. With each section addressing a different aspect of cyber-safety and using t…

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Peter Lelong▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

#cserTask6  I have been fortunate in the past few years to spend time with Professor Stephen Heppell and recall him talking about a clever activity (it was at the time) and asked Stephen if he might remind me of the task,. Stephen responded with some further information when I asked him about it;  As you will see from his response there was a good deal of planning and mapping of coordinates … good computational thinking going on with the students;

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Vivien Clark▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Although I have finished this course, I keep coming back to make use of all the resources this community has to offer and to make further comments. As a pre-service teacher I am always looking for new ways to enhance my learning and then show what I have learned. I have started to compile all the notes I made throughout this course and intend to create a power point (or use some other fabulous tool) as a showcase of the knowledge gained through this course. I aim to include this in my professional portfolio as evidence of my further learning. A package of my parti…

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Kirsty Ridley▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

#csertask6  Flowchart
So my lesson ideas, I have done is linked to Science for Foundation level.  The students are going to give instructions for a weather machine (the output)  They will draw pictures depicting several weather conditions and also draw clothing that you would wear in certain conditions, raincoat, gum boots, bikini etc.  Students would then place the pictures and use arrows to indicate the flow of things i.e hot sun would lead to Hat and s…

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Jackie Child▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

We played this game on camp. Two teams had to get across a river ( a large grid 9×9 squares) each started on opposite banks. The pattern was pre-set. As the girls started out they could move one square at a time if the square was in the pre-set pattern a bell would ring. Rest of team had to remember the square was safe! If the square was wrong a buzz would sound and the girl would go back to end of line, next girl then had to remember the safe squares! Girls were able to call out instructions….left, 2right, diagonally etc. Each team took it in turn to have a go…

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Janet Leadbeater▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Part 1.I use Hector's World and find that children respond very well to it. They are engaged while watching and motivated to discuss afterwards. They take privacy very seriously.
Part 2. Smartphone for many things, but in the classroom… to capture learning on the camera and to google quick answers when I don't know something or how to spell something.
The cloud that connects information between devices. Apps such as Dropbox and Evernote. Couldn't live without it.
Googlemaps. High quality, up to date maps. Use it in the classroom and to find …

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Janet Leadbeater▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Pt 1. The beginning of the internet was not a major event. It happened gradually with the growth of PCs that became more and more complex as I grew up. At Uni was possibly the first time I used it with emails and learning to do searches.
Pt 2. We have been learning to be descriptive in our writing and have been learning about location. So the perfect sentence for my year 2 class would be:
"Furry blue panda took 18 steps forward"
#cserTask4

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Nicole Schwidder▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Part 1 
Share a resource (a book, story, video, song) that could be used in the classroom for a learning activity on privacy or interacting online safely – how would you use it?
http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/
The cyber smart website has a range of resources for parents, teachers and students of all ages to learn about cyber safety. For older students it has information about how to deal with a variety of issues that…

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Ros Peters▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Option # 2
A popular game at my school is handball.  It is frustrating to manage when on duty because there are so many variations to the 'rules.'  So I would use this game as the springboard for creating a set of instructions on how to play the game.  I would get the students to imagine they are explaining to a foreigner or alien to the school so that steps to playing the game are explicit.  This could be challenging!  We could then laminate the instructions and post them in the playground.  The offshoot of this task could be a school-wide set of handb…

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