While this list looks intimidating, there are so many misconceptions that children have about using technology and it's important for teachers to be aware. This list addresses practicalities and complications of using ICT, in child-friendly language. My favourite is #36: "Mobile devices are "me" devices. The real world isn't like that." Something our young people often forget!
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The following link takes you to a summary of a multi-level classroom activity designed for Years F-6. It involves gathering, representing and interpreting data relating to the colour of vehicles that pass a given spot in a given time. It also includes a link to an 'Infogram' and some suggested extension activities. It's an oldie but a goody that can easily be adapted to suit your needs. #cserTask2
I found this thought provoking but I am as yet undecided.
Learn about SAMR in 120 seconds
SAMR in 120 Seconds …
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This was an article written in the Herald Sun last Wednesday about the use of technology in kinder settings. I found it very interesting because there is a lot of discussion about whether or not young children should have access to screens and modern technology in kinder settings. I believe that they should be in a controlled and meaningful way for example an ipad which can open up a whole world of possiblities. #cserTask1
This week I plan to look at this video (Year 6). Looks at the combinations (or lack of) some number … in this case with buying chicken nuggets. I will firstly get the students to see if they can sort it out as nuggets are in packs of 6, 9 and 20. #cserTask2
This is an app that we use in our Reception classroom to encourage children to create narratives. We workshop this app, explicitly teaching them how to use it. It's an engaging app with many options for characters and scenes.#cserTask1
As a Teacher Librarian in a primary school, I see the use of Digital technologies impacting enormously on our role. It was with great interest I came upon the report "Leading in and beyond the Library" , commenting on the value of the school library and its staff in today's digital world. I love the comment by Steven Webb, Superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools in Washington: 'Teacher librarians are an essential piece of our digital transformation professional development ecosystem'.#cserTask1
This week with my year 9 Students we have been looking at how 'technology' allows us to gain a better understanding of the Universe and we looked at how scientists have moved from simple visual observations to using technology. The newest of the Big Bang discoveries involves the use of telescopes. We also looked at the Hubble Telescope and the variety of technologies that the Hubble telescope uses to make observations of space.
A "…new and exciting piece of technology that you would love to get your hands on", or rather, on my wrist, is one of the newly announced "Android Wear" watches. I've had a Pebble smartwatch for about a month, and I love it. But, these look like going from a Palm Pilot to an iPhone. #cserTask1
I am a Year 2 teacher and my students love to use wordle.net as a way of practising their spelling and getting to make spelling posters with their words, choosing a font and a colour scheme they like. #cserTask1
Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs. he shows his incredible technology in a talk that's both technical and deeply personal — with the help of ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who lost her left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing
I am a reception/year one teacher. I found this great keyboard play idea on pinterest to help our little ones become familiar with the letters on the keyboard called: "type it" using an old keyboard, jazzed up with cute letter stickers. The students "type" their words. Check out the link below. You will need to scroll now to find a photo example. #csertask1
I work part-time in an all boys' primary school and issues of bullying, let alone cyber bullying are always a concern. The federal government has recently proposed the appointment of a children's e-safety commissioner to help protect children from cyber-bullying on social media. However, there is a lot of opposition to this proposal, namely as it will be hard to police and assumes a 'one size fits all' approach. What do you think?
Kathy Schrock Put this up on Twitter this week. Found it interesting and a useful tool for the classroom.#cserTask1
I am a Reception teacher and we are currently using i-Pads and i-Pod touches in the classroom. We are constantly looking for new suitable apps. I recently found this Facebook page that brings you a range of apps which can be used in the classroom using iDevises. The page posts information about apps that are being offered at a discounted rate or even free for a limited time. Lots of Junior Primary apps. #cserTask1
I am currently a year 3 teacher and ICT POR at my school. I found this short youtube clip that shows the progression of Technology in schools over the years. #cserTask1
I'm attaching a link to this website having just watched Mick Ebeling's prosthetic arm video. I have been wanting to learn more about coding and getting students excited about creating with digital technology for a while now and was very inspired by Mick's "You commit – and then you figure out how the heck you are gonna do it." This looks like a good place to start learning about coding -for myself and our students. #csertask1
I am currently the yr.3-7 Science teacher for my school. I usually teach upper primary (yr. 6 or 7). In the past we have used Scratch or some form of robotics with the children when it comes to technology. This year my employing authority has set up some online PD for the teachers to learn basic coding/programming. We complete the 20 hours of the course and get 2 hours towards accreditation and hopefully and interest in applying this in our classrooms. It is a fun way for children to learn basic coding and at the end of every activity you can see the Java script …