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Eric Land▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

I am always at a loss of where to start when asked to share an idea for educational technology.

I think the best thing to do rather than share an idea or a bit of educational technology is to share a few frameworks for thinking about it.

The first is the SAMR model developed by Ruben Puentedura.  SAMR looks at phases or stages of pedagogy that incorporates technology.

The second is TPACK developed from an earlier model called PCK it allows a discussion or framework on the integrated nature of technological, pedagogical and content knowledge th…


Jennie Bales▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Mobile technologies provide exciting new opportunities for students to engage in programming and develop logical thinking as they engage with their devices. Instead of purchasing game apps, they can start creating them. Recently introduced to GameSalad (for PC and Mac); this task has sent me off to explore what's available for students to use on tablets. Released this month, Tynker is free on the App store and uses visual code blocks. BTW, Hopscotch has good reports too (


Sallyann Williams▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Here's one of my favourite videos to inspire all of you.  It's the 'why' of why Google is involved in CS education & tech.  It's the 'why' of why teachers and education matters.  It's the 'why' of why we need more people in STEM careers.  I love the fact that each and every person doing this course has an opportunity to raise the expectations of what kids can do, and will do – even if we don't know how we're going to do it.


Wes Warner▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

I enjoying gaming and have a big interest in involving games in education.  I also enjoy technology.  Minecraft merges these two loves into one amazing artifact that can be used in schools.

Colleagues of mine in Australia, Singapore and th eUAE have been able to create courses in English, Maths, Science and History using Minecraft.  The great opportunity that exists for us as educators is that the students will be keen to help facilitate their own learning as Minecraft has currency with them.

Imagine the Digital Technologies curriculum embedded onlin…