This short video shows what can be done in a year 2 classroom with readily available tools of iPads and the app i movie . I found this encouraging as it is something that with my current skills I should be able to manage. I think it will engage my year 2 students in sharing their learning. #ascerTask1
This article discusses the current inequality in the number of women entering technology subjects at university and entering technological focused careers.
It also talks about current strategies to fix this. Changes to teaching in primary and high school are listed as one of the main ways this will occur.
I personally find QR codes fascinating, how they work and what they are capable of. This is a great way to teach this to kids incorporating KLA's and specific outcomes #cserTask1
I love the way that technology has empowered to explore their talents and be recognised for what they can do. The stimulus material shared a couple of stories and I have been this one with parents that I have been working with over the past few weeks. #cserTask1
I would seriously love Google Glasses but in reality this would move our students into some insane collaboration and creation!
In my past life (last year) we used 3D printing with MY students and it was a huge hit. It leans to serious project development and learning for a purpose. Would love to put in the hands of PY students at my new school!
Bloom's taxonomy linked to digital technologies.Higher order thinking skills are just as important as they ever were. #cserTask1
I'm particularly interested in ways to have students collaborate in real time. I've been using this tool for some time and find it extremely useful in a variety of learning settings.
I put together a 'prezi' to remind our teachers of the technology we have in the library#cserTask1
This video describes our journey into sharing music lessons through technology. We invited the world to our classroom and built amazing partnerships and collaborations. #cserTask1
I have used YouTube videos to spur discussion and also as a model for projects. These two links are fun to show students and that have either a discussion of why/how things change or use as a model to have students create their own videos about the evolution of something else–such as technology! #cserTask1
I have been working with a student on the Autism Spectrum, he is obsessed with cartoons and comic strips. I found this great site for him to explore and follow his interests in creating comics. #cserTask1
I am enjoying discovering new ways to use our recently acquired iPads in the classroom. This caught my interest – creating learning zones with iBeacon technology http://youtu.be/S04viOYnSg4 #cserTask1
Last year, I was sent the link to this TED Talks…I liked the concept of ensuring Technology does not lose the Dreaming. Sometime digital technologies are presented as impersonal, progressive….but we need to remember the importance of creativity. https://www.ted.com/talks/shilo_shiv_suleman_using_tech_to_enable_dreaming
Towards the end of last year at uni, we got to trial participating in an online lesson, where you were represented on the computer through an avatar. It was an fascinating experience wandering through a online environment, and moving around to access the relevant materials needed for the lesson. It was very similar to being in the class as we were all connected and able to talk to the fellow participants as well. #cserTask1
First, a recent article which delves into the life of a young entrepreneur. It's quite daunting and exciting to think how we might prepare students for such radically different experiences so early on in their lives. Then, to make sure we remember to include a little fun… here's a clip to encourage some smiles http://youtu.be/KdxEAt91D7k
Thought it was worth an insight into a view on the UK experience from @mberry
Not sure if shared already or not useful – a useful site put together by some UK teachers primaryictitt #cse
We have started using a new Mathematics Program for our Early Years (Prep – Year 1) students. Bee Bots are part of this program. I have never used them before and I am looking forward to learning all about them. I am sure the students are going to love them! #cserTask1
We are exploring a number of options with students for computational thinking. From the early days of the Tasman Turtle that first excited us in the early 1980's to the Bee Bots and the BeeBot app for iPads.
To using iPads for thinking about how to program a task in Hopscotch or Scratch for iPads and desktop computers.
Meeting Different Learning Needs
Learning activities need to broken down into small steps for students with ID (Intellectual Disabilities). The provision of a multisensory approach to learning is often the best strategy, involving and promoting multiple intelligences. Children with ID need to revisit the same learning objectives repeatedly through a variety of activities that maintain their interest and motivation. Engagement is the key and the catalyst can be technology as it that invites and promotes participation and learning.