Algorithms…similar to writing a METHOD in Science, I am finding this really interesting from the perspective that students in primary school are doing work like this, writing steps to solve a problem, yet we still have huge difficulties getting our students to write a logical sequential method in Science. I know this may not relate directly to the computer science part, but I just noticed that the process is so similar, yet students struggle. Also in year 7 Science, we ask students to create dichotomous keys to identify animals or objects, this is using two cho…
Part 1: I used computers at uni many years ago. Since then I mainly use a computer for sending and answering emails, creating documents and for research. I love having a huge library type resource at my finger tips. In High School is used Encyclopedias for research, as well as borrowing books from the local library. I photocopied information and cut and pasted (literally with scissors and glue) pictures onto my assignments/posters.
Basic binary game (snap). After explaining numbers to 20 and binary numbers. Students can play a snap game for fun. #cserTask3
A great way for kids to work with data is by collecting it themselves. Using Physical Activity like recording how many times students can bounce a ball in 30 seconds, how far they can jump or how fast they can run over a specified amount of time etc is good at getting children involved in collecting their own data and gets them engaged in graphing and displaying their data. #cserTask2
Part 1: This is a fantastic resource with lots of class activities and ideas, although for New Zealand there are a lot of information and ideas on this site about keeping e-learning safe.
Task- Favourite fruit (Health)
Survey peers to collect data. Students can display data on their ipad, computer or through drawing pictures.
I tried a new app called ''Bitstrips". These are digital comics that can personalised. You can create an avatar of yourself to add to comics. These comic can then be then shared. It was fun!
I created a Scratch game to demonstrate the Earth and moon rotating around the sun. As part of a classroom lesson, I could strengthen this by adding the other planets to demonstrate their positions, moons, rings etc.
Part 1: We had no computers in school. I first used computers when I started my studies at Uni. No money as a student I could only purchase my first “Green-Screen” computer in 1989. I could not wait to upgrade my monitor to a black and white, wow no more nightmares “Matrix-Much” teenagers will say with those green pixels staring at you. I did use the internet and email during class time at University and communicating with friends teaching in another province the first year of teacher was a hit! This is an interesting task I cannot even think that far back. We als…
Option 2: Sequence of instructions for making a vegemite and cheese sandwich
1. Use left hand to take one slice of bread.
2. Place it gently on the centre of the plate.
3. Use left hand to pick up the butter.
4. Use right hand to grip lid of butter and peel it off of the container.
5. Place butter lid on the table.
6. Use right hand to pick up handle of the knife.
7. Use knife in a spreading motion to retrieve butter onto knife.
8. Use left hand to gently place butter container onto table.
Part 1 – my first experience with computers was 24 years ago when they were very expensive and very limited by todays standards. I learnt how to use DOS and basic programming because there were limited software packages available to do what I wanted. The Internet then became available in our area with a very slow connection but as I lived in a small rural town it was fantastic to open the world up and have access to information and communication without hours of travelling. When reflecting on my use of technology now I cannot image my life without the Internet! …
Student Task: Students recorded their Term 1 Spelling Results in Microsoft Excel and turned these into a column graph. They were then asked to analyse their results, work out their average score and draw conclusions about their results (why they received the mark they did). Very worthwhile task! Below is a screenshot of what the end result looked like #cserTask2
As part of an Art lesson for years 3 and 4 I have designed an introductory activity for students to gain an understanding of how pixels are used in images on computers. This is a poster of one activity the students will do by taking their own photo, pixelating it and then the class will try and match the original photo of the student with the pixelated one. Follow up activities will include students using software to create monotone images and pixelating them, using the pixelating tool to create their own picture and then create their own personal favicon. …
Part 1: ‘What information do I have that only some people should know and who should know it?’ – Any information that identifies anything about me to differentiate me from any other person from anywhere else in the world should be only given to people who are authorised to have it. By authorised, I mean those who I have either physically given the information to face to face or that already personally had the knowledge from their own personal interaction with me face to face.
Part 2: Mobile Phone, Google Maps, and Facebook.
Part 3: Best – digital technologie…
Part 1: I first started using the internet during year 7 with constant adult supervision due to the “significant dangers for children” that I could accidentally stumble across. I was only allowed to research for my assignments, and there was no way I would be allowed to create an email account or join a chat room.
Part 2: ‘I'm gonna be the mane event, like no king was before, I'm brushing up on looking down, I'm working on my ROAR’ or another popular verse from a popular children’s show. That way there are a lot of words that can be changed and it w…
Part 1: In high school (a long time ago) we had 2 computers in the school and only certain students were allowed access to them. I then left school and went on to study programming. We used to fill out cards and send them in and our program would be run through the computer and the printout sent back to us about 6 weeks later. We then had to correct our others. When I started teaching we did not have a mouse to operate the computer…… When the Web arrived it opened up so many possibilities for the classroom!
Part 2: A sentence I could use when exploring…
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After receiving an email from Twitter in regards to my follower/tweet data over the past 7 days, I thought i'd use it on my first 'infogr.am' experience. Although the data was not based on information collected in the classroom, I felt it was relevant data that could be used as a way of familiarising myself with infographics.
I have only recently set up a blog using WordPress, hence the…
This is a single page visual assistance for a stage 2 lesson on data as images with an activity to complete.
Teaching binary numbers was not something I thought a lot about before starting this course but I have since found a number of great articles and resources to use – including many in this forum! One activity I really like and am going to use with a group of students is relating their birthday with the Binary System. There is a great web site with some useful resources for this. They can use their own birthdate, that of their families and they can compare the information within the class.
Part 1: What information do I have that only some people should know and who should know it?
As a high school teacher we are constantly talking to our students about how much information they share on social media and whether or not they should be doing it. We have had the police liaison officer show students how offenders can easily access their facebook profiles and determine where they go to school and even live within a matter of seconds. Students need to be conscious of the amount of information they are sharing online as they are very open with regard…