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Jasmin Smerdon▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Option 1: Collect and visualise some data collected from your classroom.
Last year when we were learning about data the kids asked me if we could collect data about our sports day teams. We ended up colouring in graph paper squares for what colour team they were in and voted on our favourite events. Our data was displayed in the class and we discussed the findings as a group.
However, after looking at the Piktochart infographic software I have discovered that we could have had so much more fun displaying our data. Not to mention all of the digital technology…

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Theresa Bassett▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

When writing up a term plan for Fitness lessons to incorporate into my planning, i recently purchased a Fitbit. I had this thought of "what if all my students wore pedometers, then we could track our steps in our fitness lessons, look at the distance and travel somewhere around the world. We could decide on a destination and step it there throughout the year. We could estimate, we could graph and track our progress as a class effort." If only. In an ideal world, my students in my class would be wearing a fit bit and we could be using fitness to go on a d…

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Jamie▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Option 3: I created a worksheet that would ideally be used as an assessment piece so that the teacher would be able to find out where the students were up to in their understanding of binary. It would be suitable for Year 5/6/7 students who have had experience with binary, as according to the Australian Curriculum where binary can be introduced in Years 5 and 6.
Prior to this worksheet being done by students, they would have had numerous opportunities to explore binary and how numbers are represented in binary, such as through the activity at the following webs…

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Jasmin Smerdon▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Option 2- An example of an innovative digital technology:
The Raspberry Pi is a $35 computer that is about the size of a deck of cards. It was developed in 2012 by researchers who wanted to give young people, particularly those in 3rd world countries, the opportunity to learn computer programming. The Raspberry Pi has a 32-gigbyte storage drive and is powered by a solar battery so it can even be used in the desert! What an amazing and inexpensive little device which is helping to make coding accessible to children all around the world.

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Andrea Grant▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Option 2: FlightRadar24 has endless amounts of data students can collect and represent. One way it can be used is to take a screenshot of the same area at certain times during the day. Over a week, students could use this information they have collected to work out the busiest times of the day for flying. Clicking on the flight, like I have here, gives you information about individual flights. You can look at destinations, how long each flight is, see which carrier has the most planes in the sky. By googling the type of plane you're looking at you can collect …

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Shellee B▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Option 2: Barrier Games
Barrier games are a great way for students to explore a sequence of instructions and they can be lots of fun. They can also be linked to most learning areas as well as support students to develop their vocabulary and oral language. Students also learn the importance of giving detailed instructions and the order of sequence.

Last year, with my primary class, we had been learning about shapes in maths and one of the activities I got students to undertake was a barrier game to help develop their knowledge of the shapes. Students work…

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Sharon Ranger▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Option 3:
I like the option of exploring past and present technologies within the home.  Students could choose a room in the home that interests them to explore and compare the changes and the aspects that have remained the same, eg: a refrigerator, clocks, tools used in the garden or on the farm.  There are many similarities in basic process so students could discuss the benefits of some of he added extras – computers screens in fridge doors or GPS navigation in headers.

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Joel Catchlove▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Option 3: I think there's great potential here to connect explorations of the history of technologies with other aspects of the Australian Curriculum. In particular, I think I would like make connections with the exploration focus of the Years 4-6 History Curriculum.
For example, it could be interesting for students to engage in an inquiry that examines a number of elements of exploration in the past and the present: transport, communication, navigation and shelter for example. Comparison of the conditions of Douglas Mawson's expedition to Antarctica co…

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Tegan Maher▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Option 2 – i found when teaching JP students about data and interpreting data it is useful to use visual aids such as interactive games to reinforce what has been taught. These data handling games and activities help children to understand how data can be displayed in various ways including pictograms, bar charts, pie charts and tally charts. They provide opportunities for data analysis and for children to create their own bar and tally charts.

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Sharon Ranger▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

As a volunteer firefighter with CFA I have seen developing digital technologies have a significant on the safety and way we approach fire fighting.  On the fire ground the new digital radios ensure VicFire know who we are the minute we press the button to talk (decreasing confusion around what appliance is where), in a mayday situation we can give a specific grid position so others know where we are and soon VicFire will be able to plot he position of all appliances on the fire ground.
For the community the linking of advice warnings to smart phone apps has mad…

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Anita Beaglehole▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

There are so many different ideas that come to mind with this task that link in brilliantly with Science and English. My class and I always have a lot of fun with procedure writing because they know that they will swap procedures with at least one other student and do exactly what the instructions say, much like the 'Jam Sandwich' example as a test of how well the procedure has been written. Once completed students swap back and if needed add more detail to particular steps in order for others to interpret them more easily.
In Science flow charts, like …

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