I think its important that educators remember that ICT and all the devices now available are still just tools to achieve a learning task. If we don't show students how they can create new things with the new technology, we'll still be doing things the old way, only with a new medium. It's not about the technology, but how you use it.
That's what I'm passionate about…… new ways to do new things!
: I am just beginning to discover the importance of the this learning area. This clip reinforced the importance of expanding my skills to help my students on their learning journies #cserTask1
I've just introduced a group of primary students to scratch.mit.edu. It allows designing and creativity through programming which is meaningful at an introductory level. This article shares reasons why programming through scratch is useful. #cserTask1
Is this what all our students will be wearing soon? #cserTask1
I am secondary computing teacher. Very interested in what the K-6 education sector will do with Digital Technologies as these students will eventually end up in one of my classes and I want to build on the skills they come along with. This site can help with teaching programming to younger students – http://www.tynker.com/courses/programming-101.html
This short video shows what can be done in a year 2 classroom with readily available tools of iPads and the app i movie . I found this encouraging as it is something that with my current skills I should be able to manage. I think it will engage my year 2 students in sharing their learning. #ascerTask1
This article discusses the current inequality in the number of women entering technology subjects at university and entering technological focused careers.
It also talks about current strategies to fix this. Changes to teaching in primary and high school are listed as one of the main ways this will occur.
I personally find QR codes fascinating, how they work and what they are capable of. This is a great way to teach this to kids incorporating KLA's and specific outcomes #cserTask1
I love the way that technology has empowered to explore their talents and be recognised for what they can do. The stimulus material shared a couple of stories and I have been this one with parents that I have been working with over the past few weeks. #cserTask1
I would seriously love Google Glasses but in reality this would move our students into some insane collaboration and creation!
In my past life (last year) we used 3D printing with MY students and it was a huge hit. It leans to serious project development and learning for a purpose. Would love to put in the hands of PY students at my new school!
Bloom's taxonomy linked to digital technologies.Higher order thinking skills are just as important as they ever were. #cserTask1
I'm particularly interested in ways to have students collaborate in real time. I've been using this tool for some time and find it extremely useful in a variety of learning settings.
I put together a 'prezi' to remind our teachers of the technology we have in the library#cserTask1
This video describes our journey into sharing music lessons through technology. We invited the world to our classroom and built amazing partnerships and collaborations. #cserTask1
I have used YouTube videos to spur discussion and also as a model for projects. These two links are fun to show students and that have either a discussion of why/how things change or use as a model to have students create their own videos about the evolution of something else–such as technology! #cserTask1
I have been working with a student on the Autism Spectrum, he is obsessed with cartoons and comic strips. I found this great site for him to explore and follow his interests in creating comics. #cserTask1
I am enjoying discovering new ways to use our recently acquired iPads in the classroom. This caught my interest – creating learning zones with iBeacon technology http://youtu.be/S04viOYnSg4 #cserTask1
Last year, I was sent the link to this TED Talks…I liked the concept of ensuring Technology does not lose the Dreaming. Sometime digital technologies are presented as impersonal, progressive….but we need to remember the importance of creativity. https://www.ted.com/talks/shilo_shiv_suleman_using_tech_to_enable_dreaming
Towards the end of last year at uni, we got to trial participating in an online lesson, where you were represented on the computer through an avatar. It was an fascinating experience wandering through a online environment, and moving around to access the relevant materials needed for the lesson. It was very similar to being in the class as we were all connected and able to talk to the fellow participants as well. #cserTask1
First, a recent article which delves into the life of a young entrepreneur. It's quite daunting and exciting to think how we might prepare students for such radically different experiences so early on in their lives. Then, to make sure we remember to include a little fun… here's a clip to encourage some smiles http://youtu.be/KdxEAt91D7k