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Christina Frith▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

#csertask6
I teach grade 5/6 and really like the idea of partners working out instructions to give a robot (blindfolded partner) to move to different places inside and outside our primary building. They could both work out, say how to get to the library using the fewest amount of instructions possible, using 'repeat'. A previous lesson about the terms we might use to 'tell' a computer what to do would be good. Partners could then 'test…

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Skye van Heusden▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

I found this article with links to  a range of tools that can be used to teach students coding (many of which have been introduced in this module or by participants already!). While I am not in a classroom I do work with our ICT Student action team (year 5/6/7's) and would like to get this small group of students to investigate each of these tools and then choose one to focus on and teach to a group of younger students. 
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Tonia C▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Module 6: Algorithms & Programming #cserTask6

Loom Bands – the ultimate algorithm! With abundant variations!
My lesson idea grew from observations of my students and their incredible persistence with loom bands. Both girls and boys were spending all their free time putting together new combinations of bracelets and other artifacts such as snake faces, mini handbags, pixie hats for dolls and beaded flower petal rings. 
We further investigate…

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Tonia C▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Module 3 Data Representation #csertask3  

I am sharing photos from a video that I created for my Year 3 class. We have started to look at different ways that visual data is created. As part of this task, we delved into the history of pixel animations, underpinned by coding (LOGO). My students are fascinated by the way that 'olden day' computers had no internet, were green screen, then black and white and that pictures were created from dots (…

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Joanne James▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Option 3: Design a classroom activity that uses flow charts, such as those described in 6.6 (activity ideas). This activity uses a flow chart to help students solve a common  problem… losing their school hat. It gives some ideas on how to avoid a detention. I really loved the “You dropped food on the floor, Should you eat it?” flow chart and can see how you can have a lot of fun with flowcharts  in the classroom. With a Year 6 class I would show them a number of flow charts using the data projector.  There are so many funny ones which are appropriate for younger…

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Mal Cameron▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Option 2: Describe a classroom activity that uses one of the visual programming environments we have introduced in this module.
To allow year 2 students to:
       Follow, describe and represent a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve simple problems (ACTDIP004)

Use the link below to have students do the progressively harder online challenges using Blockly Maze which provides an excellent beginners challenge based tutorial.

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Sharni Finlay▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Year Level 2-4

Brief Description: A series of lessons using ICT workshops. Students use the ICT General Capability rubric. They use their knowledge about social and ethical protocols from previous workshops to work collaboratively. They apply appropriate social and ethical protocols to begin creating, recording and sharing their work. Students work collaboratively to achieve goals from the ICT rubric; ‘I can create a simple plan to show steps in sequence’ and ‘I can use a program to plan and create a task’. Students break down and describe the way that they…

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Mal Cameron▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Year Level: F-2
Brief Description: Teach students the idea of giving instructions to a ‘robotic friend’ (lesson 1) and then to apply this idea of giving instructions to use the Move the Turtle iPad App to develop procedural programming skills to solve simple problems(lesson 2)

This unit directly addresses the F-2 Digital Technologies processes and production skills content descriptor below:
Follow, describe and represent a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve simple problems (ACTDIP004)
 

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Meridith Ebbs (iMerinet)▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

This is the first MOOC I have participated in. I found it to be well organised and I loved the way it used Social Media as the pivotal part of interaction with other participants. In reflection I wish more people had commented and liked posts as I often felt disconnected from everyone even though people were posting they were not interacting with each other.
I found the quality of the contributions to the google community was high and I enjoyed reading other posts and indicated that by providing comments and +1 to other contributions. I got the impression that …

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Rachel C▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

I recently had a Pre-service teacher in the classroom next door to me who had access through the uni to Bee-bots. I saw this YouTube clip and wanted to try it with my students. She kindly brought it in for me to use and this worked really well. It was activating students computational thinking. This opened my eyes to being able to use bee-bots in lots of different areas in the classroom, from literacy to maths, to digital technologies, this resource is well worth having in the classroom.#cserTask7

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Jenni Brown▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

#csertask7  
Hi everyone, I have included a link to an etch a sketch type activity that I created on scratch which could be used in the classroom to explore direction, co ordinates, angles, rotations and 2D shapes for students in middle primary. The scratch tutorials provide sufficient instruction for students to experiment with colour and change of direction in a preliminary lesson, before moving on and programming the sprite to create simple 2 D shapes …

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Penny Rowe▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

I have created a series of lessons around sorting and patterns.  It is intended for Junior primary and I have levelled it at Year one.  It also has links to the geography and the world around me which is looked at in Junior primary.  I have put together a fuse package which is a Victorian government site which allows you to search for resources for the classroom and group them together for easy sharing.  The lesson plan is shared through Google drive and I have allowed for comments directly on the document. 

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