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Ann Wuth▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Meeting Different Learning Needs
Learning activities need to broken down into small steps for students with ID (Intellectual Disabilities). The provision of a multisensory approach to learning is often the best strategy, involving and promoting multiple intelligences. Children with ID need to revisit the same learning objectives repeatedly through a variety of activities that maintain their interest and motivation. Engagement is the key and  the catalyst can be technology as it that invites and promotes participation and learning. 


Jo Laretive▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

'How Search Works' a short clip that overviews what happens when you do a web search. Covers terminology including index and spiders, most importantly it clearly shows how the words in your search are searched within the Google index. Also provides a summary of results and how to read them. I have used this with Year 5 and 6 students and they find it fascinating, a great introduction to savvy search techniques.
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Chloe Jones▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

I have recently discovered this app on my iPad. Basically, you can create a powerpoint that can be shared with your students when they link into it on their computers. You can have all your students at a computer during computer lessons and they can access the powerpoint as you go through it. They enter their name and answer questions (you receive the score they get in a list), the can draw pictures and you will receive these in a list as well and SOOO much more! I am very excited to try this out! 


Rachel Crellin▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

This article outlines research looking into the benefits of active video games for children which can increase physical activity.  I liked it because it highlights a positive aspect of technology.  The media tends to bundle things, such as video games, together with all the negative impacts (often quoting Grand Theft Auto) when clearly jumping around to Just Dance is a healthy and fun;  and very different to playing violent games.  It also highlights that technology takes place in many different forms – many parents think of children sitting on their own in front …