Task 3: Data- RepresentationCategory
Students could complete the games and activities on this site to learn Braille. They could then create their own riddles, rhymes etc for other students to solve based on class themes and learning topics.
Last year I had a student in my mainstream class who had many disabilities, one on which included no verbal language. He was functioning at an 18mth old level so we were tied up with the decision to teach him to communicate using sign language (as this had been started outside school through his speech pathologist) or whether he would develop some simple speech. In the end (because it was getting later in the year) we decided to incorporate sign language into our classroom practice and teach it to all the students. Each day we would learn a new word/sign and we wo…
Like some others, I found the following link useful when explaining binary numbers.
I would probably also use the Youtube video we had in this unit too! As not everyone has access to computers/Ipads/laptops for the whole class at once, I made a Binary number chart, laminated it so that it can easily be used with a whiteboard marker. T…
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A search through the very useful Digital Technologies Hub lead me to this great game, Cisco Binary Game.
Suits bands 3-4 and 5-6. You can learn and practice the binary number system in a tetris style game.
A great lesson as an introduction to Binary for students
I have a much better understanding of binary code after completing this unit! Some great resources and links saved.
I like the idea of students making their names using binary code/letter as in the photo below using black and white beads.
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I have a much better understanding of binary code after completing this unit! I liked the examples of students writing their names in binary code and egs of making jewellery using black and white beads using the letter/binary decoder as per the photo below.
Mathematically, there are some clear links to building on from our base 10 understanding. I have saved many of the suggested links from the unit and many of the games are appealing yet clearly educational.
Photos Photos.This activity would be suitable for year 5 or 6. It is using the binary system and QR codes. Collect some staff baby photos and some student baby photos. The teacher transcribes the names into binary and next to each name a QR code with a clue to the which photo it might be ( staff/class member or a clue about the background in the photo). The students then have to work out the name, then use the clue to help match the name with the photo. You could also divide the class into half and divide the photos, the students convert the names into binary and…
I came across this game when teaching binary to a group of students. It's a fast paced activity that can help students with their mental computation and is probably more aimed towards Year 5 and 6. We found that when trying to make a number in binary, start at the highest value then add on the next value (removing the value if we went over the target).
This interactive task can also be a good way to improve the understanding of binary amongst other staff in the school.
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In Civics last year, students had to create a poster about Australian Citizenship. Their poster had to be visually appealing and not too text heavy, the design was an important component in the task, as was the content. To enable students to include all of the necessary information, they were encouraged to create a QR code which would take the viewer to a video they had created to cover the required content. It was really successful 🙂
task 3 We use a variety of communication systems in our special needs class. From sign language, pictorial systems, enlarged print for visual impaired, switch buttons with recorded words. The students work hard to learn each others system for both communication and friendship. We explicitly use sign as we speak to help develop our own skills and to teach the class.
In our class we use a variety of communication systems as the children have special needs, from using, sign language, pictorial communication systems to enlarged print, and switch systems for words. The students support each other and learn each others system to enable communication and friendships.
Data Representation Option 2
I have chosen to included an excellent website which contains lots of good ideas and useful activities for involving students in coding and decoding data. I think this site would work well in the classroom and with stage 3 students.
My suggestion for a classroom learning activity is for Kindergarten . During the activity students colour a worksheet that has random lines and squiggles that make shapes with and without dots. When coloured the dotted shapes will reveal an image. Students would be taught that these dots represent 'on' and no dots represents 'off'. This would be linked to concept of binary numbers to demonstrate how information can be conveyed in…
Some useful websites on binary to teach and drill with the students. Also have included binary games to make the lesson fun and exciting.
Binary Challenge is a fun app that can be installed onto iPads/iPhones for the students to further develop their understanding of binary whilst enhancing mental computation. It ranges from 4-bit to 32-bit. #cserTask3
I have located several games that can be used to reinforce binary knowledge in a fun and engaging way.
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I would like to integrate the use of QR codes in a Science unit I will be teaching. Students will be required to propose an alternative energy source for the town. They will need to make a model of the proposed power plant and make a mock pitch of their idea to the local council. I will get the students to use QR to incorporate a range of media in their proposal. This may include video, images, text, maps etc where viewers can access information about the new power plant. I will then invite students from other classes to view each of the proposals and interact wit…
Great website teaching the basics of binary numbers in computer processing.
Loom Band Binary!
I got this idea off twitter so quickly went and made an accompanying instructional street for my kids. The loom bands make the binary process tactile and more accessible for some students.