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Sue Wilson▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

As I read through this module I connected with this topic. So I am writing about a worksheet I have recently used  that had the numbers 1 – 3 and a number of pictures of objects for the students to cut out and later colour. I used this with some Reception students who are at the end of their first term at Primary School. This worksheet was an activity as part of Literacy Group time. With this sheet we counted the syllables in each word (collected our data), sorted our data into the appropriate column and some of the students were able to voluntarily analyse the da…

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Ellie Croft▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Last year's  Reach for the Stars National Literacy and Numeracy Week tied in with the International Year of Mathematics and planet Earth.  A  Lower Secondary activity suggested doing a rubbish bin sort and count in your school.  I took my Year 7 Maths class to the quad after lunch and in groups we sorted and counted the rubbish in the bins. I had modified a survey and recording sheet for the purpose.  Column  Graphs were drawn, each group for their bin and  a pie chart for the aggregate results. The poster photo was up the right way but was rotated in uploadin…

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Gregory Salerno▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

As I am new to teaching coding, I believe it is important to teach the staff how to code correctly so they can teach children appropriately.

I think that the use of Bee Bot's is an easy way to describe how algorithms can assist in following instructions in order to achieve a desired outcome.

Another option could be to work in partners. One partner is blindfolded. The other is to explain how to function by simple commands, eg one step left, three steps forward. This will allow for the student or the staff member to understand how a set of commands…

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Inaz M.▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Part 1 –  My father is an IT technician so my family and I were exposed to all sorts of technology when we were younger. My brother in particular was very good at all that and I can remember the two of us sitting in my dad office playing around with games on the World Wide Web.

Part 2 – The sentence I would use in my classroom would somehow relate to the students interests. They are currently obsessed with my adventures about travel so it would go along the lines of "Ms Madkhul saw the leopard climb up the tree with its cubs". 

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Inaz M.▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

I teach Foundation and earlier this year we read the wonderful book "10 Apples Up On Top" by Dr Suess. Its a fantastic book with fancy rhyme and repetition that the students loved. After reading it we discussed what our favourite number was. We collected this data onto a graph, simply writing the numbers 1 – 10 with the title, Our Favourite numbers, and used sticky dots for each student to represent which number was our favourite.  This is a great introduction lesson to counting, collecting and displaying data – some great conversations came out of inter…

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Gregory Salerno▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Option 3: 
Science and Technology unit: Marvellous Micro-organisms taken from the Primary Connections unit.

Students investigate YEAST. They do this through the process of bread making. Before they make the bread, they need to write down the steps. They can do this in a flow chart, explaining what is required at each step. 

An example of the task has been attached. This student used popplet to create the flow chart. This app is limited in the way you can lay out the flow chart. A draft needs to be constructed in their Science book before creating …

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Tahniya McKillop▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Part 1: Share a Resource – Webonauts
This resource is a game that can be used in the classroom to review internet safety and making fair and respectful decisions with peers. It is tailored for young students and could be used as a whole class game that is played every afternoon on the interactive whiteboard in prep or an individual game in year 2 or 3. The activities consist of protecting passwords, understanding stolen property and choosing good sources when researching. 

Part 2: Top 3
– Class blogs, discussion spaces, padlet: Students' love bein…

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