I am a reception/year one teacher. I found this great keyboard play idea on pinterest to help our little ones become familiar with the letters on the keyboard called: "type it" using an old keyboard, jazzed up with cute letter stickers. The students "type" their words. Check out the link below. You will need to scroll now to find a photo example. #csertask1
I work part-time in an all boys' primary school and issues of bullying, let alone cyber bullying are always a concern. The federal government has recently proposed the appointment of a children's e-safety commissioner to help protect children from cyber-bullying on social media. However, there is a lot of opposition to this proposal, namely as it will be hard to police and assumes a 'one size fits all' approach. What do you think?
Kathy Schrock Put this up on Twitter this week. Found it interesting and a useful tool for the classroom.#cserTask1
I am a Reception teacher and we are currently using i-Pads and i-Pod touches in the classroom. We are constantly looking for new suitable apps. I recently found this Facebook page that brings you a range of apps which can be used in the classroom using iDevises. The page posts information about apps that are being offered at a discounted rate or even free for a limited time. Lots of Junior Primary apps. #cserTask1
I am currently a year 3 teacher and ICT POR at my school. I found this short youtube clip that shows the progression of Technology in schools over the years. #cserTask1
I'm attaching a link to this website having just watched Mick Ebeling's prosthetic arm video. I have been wanting to learn more about coding and getting students excited about creating with digital technology for a while now and was very inspired by Mick's "You commit – and then you figure out how the heck you are gonna do it." This looks like a good place to start learning about coding -for myself and our students. #csertask1
I am currently the yr.3-7 Science teacher for my school. I usually teach upper primary (yr. 6 or 7). In the past we have used Scratch or some form of robotics with the children when it comes to technology. This year my employing authority has set up some online PD for the teachers to learn basic coding/programming. We complete the 20 hours of the course and get 2 hours towards accreditation and hopefully and interest in applying this in our classrooms. It is a fun way for children to learn basic coding and at the end of every activity you can see the Java script …
This is an awesome website which has loads of projects for wearable electronic devices combining technology and fashion. #cserTask1
I am a grade four classroom teacher and came across an interesting competition at ACMI called 'screen it'. Last year's winners put together a really cool video about communication and connecting. I am planning to help my students to enter this year!
There is so much to learn and share and to be a part of.. resources and the way that we view them will need to evolve and change as our curriculum changes to meet the demands for 21st century learning.. consider our library… will these disappear or will they change to meet new demands? #cserTask1
Digital divide and changes to NAPLAN:
Teachers are now being offered a new digital technologies curriculum to further develop students skills. All NAPLAN testing is set to move online by May 2016. #csertask1
'Senators recommend NAPLAN changes to help disadvantaged students'
At the start of the year I attended a P.D for graduate teachers and was taken by the idea of using online fantasy worlds as story ideas/starters for students. The concept is based around using the online fantasy world as a visual stimulant to help students come up with a narrative. I think utilising something like this (see hyperlink) will allow teachers to connect narrative writing to something many students enjoy on a day to day basis. Please scroll down to the "Dreamgiver" video – it is the most relevant.
I like to teach digital citizenship and build character strengths while using technology at the same time as teaching the curriculum. I curated a range of resources and will continue to add on to the site throughout the year. #cserTask1
#cserTask1 I know I have already posted something, but this is amazing. Imagine what this technology will be like in a few years and how many people will benefit from it!!
It's taken me a while to post because I have so enjoyed reading (and following links) in the discussion so far….thanks everyone for sharing. I work as a Library & ICT Coordinator in a boy's primary school and have always been interested in technologies.
There is so much going on 'out there' that it's hard to keep up so I subscribe to blogs in order to follow like-minded individuals (who clearly don't sleep). Here is one of my favourite bloggers:
This blog post and especially the video clip is rather thought-provoking on computational thinking in the real world.
Rayma Bryant. (Nee McGregor) Last year, after completing the infinity task (Gifted and talented) of making a helmet that could be used to protect our defence force, the students were very excited to see in the newspaper that Queensland police are arming their faces with glasses with Robo-cop like abilities. This gave a deeper meaning to their project. Two of the helmets were printed using a 3D printer. #cserTask1
I was interested in this youtube video because our school is about to begin a free trial of using Microsoft 365. Ignore the end where he gives a hard sell but the first part of the video give an interesting intro into how students and teachers can use this tool. #cserTask1
I look forward to getting my hands on an Edison to play with.
Forwarding link below to an article in a New York newspaper. (thanks to John Pearce for sharing on Ed Tech Crew). Very relevant to this course and helps explain why Australia like so many countries around the world are introducing computer coding into primary levels.