I first started using the Internet before there were graphics – it was just text. Reading about the Internet inspired me to start using it in my school. I participated in activities like following 2 Australian adventurers, Don and Margie Mac Intyre, who spent a year alone in Antarctica. Each day a student from the classes following this adventure would come to my Library and download the day's diary from Antarctica. They would use it for class activities and we even had a satellite phone call directly to Antarctica to Don and Margie. Even without pictures or v…
Part 2: I would definitely try and relate the sentence to a unit of work or current trend students are familiar with. How about:
"Do you wanna build a snowman?" 🙂
My first experience with the internet was watching my stepdad. He works in IT and he brought with him to our family a computer which he used to access the internet. That was the dial up days and I never really knew what to do with it so hardly used it! #csertask4
I created a poster that represents different types of data and different devices that students are familiar with. I used the format of the cloud to depict all images so that poster can be adaptable across several class levels. I think the poster could be used to initiate discussions about different types of data (Images inside the cloud) and different devices that share data (Around the outside) Younger students could be prompted to think of other types of data or devices for sharing. Older students could discuss the cloud and its purpose for data storage, or talk…
Part 1 – Share a resource. Cyber Crime video from BTN – clever and clear introduction to Cyber Crime that could follow on from a Digital Footprint or Privacy lesson. There are also some excellent links to related information. http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3714608.htm
Part 2 – Top 3 for me.
Internet – I would not have thought myself as a confident computer user and was not really that keen on comp…
With my year 6/7 classes we look at iTunes as a everyday data source that they are familiar with and examine what information can be found about particular songs and whether they agree with this data or whether it is subjective – they don't always agree with the genres that some of their favourite songs are categorised as!
This is a fantastic data source for teachers. It’s aimed towards upper primary classes and would be perfect to use in early March for Clean Up Australia Day/Schools Clean Up Day. It has great links to numeracy, literacy, science and the cross-curriculum priority of sustainability. #cserTask2
1. Working as an Information Specialist with an international company. 1995/96 we had to use 'special' set up computers to use the internet and plug in to dial up. The sound of the dial up is still a great memory! We also had a computer wiz come in and teach us how to search the net – keywords and URL's were highlighted. I also remember a colleague referring to Google as a new search engine – the name was appealing so I gave it a go.
2. "On Friday he ate through five oranges and he was still hungry." Source: The Hungry Caterpillar by …
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I thought this clip was interesting, it made me think about how technology and future jobs are changing. Students need skills of the future! #csertask1
A classroom activity based on an existing game in Scratch.
Using the hide and seek game I would first introduce the game to the students and let them play it and see how it works. Then I would ask the students to look at the existing code for the game and have them first discuss in small groups what each block of code does and examine how it sequences the events in the game. Then I would set the students to independently have a go at writing out what each block of code does and then highlight the repeating code and the IF/then code. Then as a whole class regro…
My tips for good searching is to know your way around google's many search options. I think I probably use this most often when looking for good images. Knowing how to search by image size, style, dominant colour etc is really useful and helps me find what I want very specifically and easily.
Top 3 Technologies that have changed my life:
#1 Mobile Technology – This has changed both mine and my students' lives, really. For me, I love the accessibility of using my ipad or iphone anywhere at school or at home. I love being able to walk around the room with my ipad making notes or taking pictures of students work. It has made assessment so much easier. For the kids, it means we can get hands on by taking our devices to the problem (think of the classic lesson of finding shapes or angles in the yard and taking photos), but also t…
Here is the link to the Excel workbook that I created for Task 3. #cserTask3
I thought this was a fascinating use of the 3D printing technology, it will be very interesting to see if this becomes a reality everywhere, will make houses much cheaper to build, what an awesome thought. This technology is just amazing with such endless possibilities. #cserTask1
I've created lesson plans about representing and transferring images on digital devices. I used ideas from csunplugged and created activities using Excel. This is also my first time with using Google Docs so I hope both the Word document and the Excel workbook have uploaded properly. #cser Task 3
Resources: We recently had the Life Education Van come to our school (with Harold, the giraffe, as I'm sure many of you will be familiar with.) They are now running a CyberSafety session, which our school undertook with all year 3s and 4s, which was excellent. Furthermore, they also provide a whole lot of resources for classroom use, which can be used in conjunction with their program, but don't rely on a visit from the actual company, if it's not feasible for your school.
Here are some of their resources.
This is an image from Scootle that looks useful for teaching Stage 3 Maths. http://www.resources.det.nsw.edu.au/Resource/Access/ec794aa4-580f-4567-8a57-e6319e5e48f9/1 #csertask1
My first experience with the internet was about 12 months after I had graduated from Uni having completed a major in computer science and my neighbour who lived over the back from us in ACT told me about this thing called the Internet that he was obsessed with. I remember him telling me that he could search all kinds of things and he even said that in the not too distant future we would be able to do banking and go shopping all on-line. I remember thinking that his wife must get pretty annoyed that he was tying up the phone line all the time. These co…
I have created a PowerPoint tutorial on how to convert a decimal number to a binary number using division. There were lots of good presentations out there so go look for others if you are interested. I did learn however to convert my PowerPoint to a video which I thought would be cool for some of my school presentations. The only drawback is it is a wmv file so would not be useful on mobile devices.