After watching the inspiring clips about students inventing games and apps etc, I decided to try to find an online app program. I have found one by MIT – also the inventors of Scratch! Can't wait to give it to my students and say "Let's build an app together!" #cserTask1
I have used data collection with the students as formative assessment tool. They complete a Google Form and watch the results live and feedback on the results before we start a new topic. I find Google forms effective in many ways and look forward to experimenting with how the students can utilise it more. #cserTask2
I often have tabs open in my browser that I hope to explore further, often links from emails I receive. Currently, among others, I have ABC Splash – Games from Scratch and Effective Curriculum Ideas site (http://effectivecurriculumideas.weebly.com/ict–web-20-excellence-in-schools.html).
Binary System – Year 6
Although this site is called '46 tools to make infographics in the classroom', it actually has 83 resources now – plenty to choose from. #csertask2
Here's a great source of data, especially with the implementation of Geography into the National Curriculum this year. It's fairly random, but full of handy maps, infographics and real-world data representation (and so should possibly go under Module 3!)
Can be used with History, Music, Social Studies, etc – some interesting Australian maps too. #cserTask2
Hi, I'm a Year Five teacher and Digital Pedagogy coach from Brisbane who's just catching up on Module 1…
As a follow up to the intro video with the 3D printer, here's a 3D printed recreation of an amazing piece of technology – note how the guests are more interested in the digital technology than the actual object! #cserTask1
I created an Inforgraphic using "fake" data as this is an investigation I will be modelling to my class before they undertake one of their own choice. We will be focusing on the process of collecting and representing data. I wanted to try out Infogr.am so I had some idea of its functionality before introducing it to the class. Through this module I have found so many quality resources that I would never have encountered otherwise. Great timing considering my up and coming Science Inquiry Unit and Data Handling in Maths.
Really love the emerging range of tools for supporting the development of infographics, for instance: http://www.creativebloq.com/infographic/tools-2131971
I think my favourite is http://www.easel.ly/
Module 2 Data – patterns and play –
Hi everyone! I came across this video which looks at different number systems. It talks about Binary at 7:20 but I think the start of the video is also useful. I like the use of clocks to represent the numbers! #resource
00011111 = my age in binary 🙂
Create A Graph is an easy website for students to use to present data in a variety of ways. #csertask2
Explain Everything app is a teachers best friend as it allows teachers and students to create presentations, with voice recording to demonstrate a concept or illustrate a lesson. #csertask1
I use Excel charts to explain my data and allow the students to have fun with the bar charts by inserting pictures of relevant data into the bars #csertask2
Last year I attended a PD session run by the Digital Technology team from DECD all about Augmented Reality. The app I tried was coLAR Mix. Two dimensional pictures came to life. I tried it with a number of special classes in my cluster with great results.
Easy Portfolio is an easy way to store, collect and analyse data about learners using an electronic portfolio. It is easy for students and teachers to use. Students in my class add their own records including photos of their work, videos and comments. I am also able to comment on their achievements too.
I haven't used it for linking to web/online tasks or audio recordings but this can be done too. It is also a great way to share data about a child's progress during student-led conferences or parent-teacher interviews.
One of the girls at my school (also doing this course) found this great video that I thought was very appropriate for this course, It very much underpins what we as teachers will encounter with the future generation of learners!
Introduction through storytelling
Illustrating a connection between handing data and everyday activities can be introduced early through storytelling. There are so many children's books that deal with quantities, patterns and processes that can be used to support activities focusing on data but a few books cover these concepts explicitly so that actively recording and interpreting the information is woven into the purpose of the narrative. Here is a collection of useful picture books that are just right for this purpose.
I have been doing datalogging with NXT robots and the Lego Mindstorms program for the last 2 years with Year 7 students. We collect data on a range of ideas such as how many people keep to the left side of the stairwell, is a Year 7 classroom noisier than the Prep classroom, the noise the bubbler makes when we get a drink and the number of people using the main entrance to the school at 3pm. The students decide on their data collection plan, choose the appropriate sensor, predict the shape of the graph, run the data collection and analyse the graph.
also try #ozcschat on twitter 😉