As part of a stage 3 communications unit in science we used the flag system to decode written messages as the first part of the lesson and then the class visually present a message using the flag system at the front of the class. The students made flags and presented this in groups.
Resource idea – In the “Semaphore Flag Codes” worksheets, the student must decode the sentence to reveal an interesting fact by using the code sheet. Available at
We are excited to share that we have some new friends joining the CSER Lending Library! Please welcome Dash and Dot, Bluebot and Micro:bits! Dash and Dot are having fun charging in preparation to visit some schools. To register your interest in a kit please follow this link: https://csermoocs.adelaide.edu.au/library/
Students work in pairs. Each has a turn encoding a word (such as an animal, place or name), signing it to their partner, who then needs to decode the word.
This page is from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. I have searched for information specifically regarding Orange. The information presented would be best suited to older age primary school children (such as percentages, averages, etc). #csertask2
A series of TED talks on the subject of our digital future. Some very interesting ideas/concerns. #future
In teams, students create a maze using masking tape on the floor of your classroom/library/drama room, as well as, build an obstacle using scrap cardboard (eg. bridge, tunnel, jump etc). Teams must demonstrate how they can program through the maze using Sphero within a 1 minute time frame. If they cannot complete their own course then they cannot take part in the class challenge.
Teams then rotate and have 10 minutes to complete opposing teams obstacle courses. Whichever team completes the most courses wins!
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Students may use the weekly spelling list to design a game using scratch. This reinforces spelling and develops programming skills.
Here's an example
Make Playdough as a lesson on Algorithms
Create a digital portfolio for the art room using AdobeSpark. There is an app version and online resource. Easy for Yrs. 3 -6 This story hails the merits of this cool app.
Investigate and compare changes in technology
Easy method to teach Binary digits
Free Data sources to make creative Infographics. US based but some content can be useful in Australia
Careers in Computer Animation
This is a really simple clip which demonstrates to young children why they should seek adult help when unfamiliar situations arise. #cserTask5!
This video clip is a fun way to communicate to students ways they can be safe when using the internet. #cserTask5!
In early childhood classrooms Bee Boots are a relevant and fun way students can see visual programming in action. Attached is a lesson plan with a focus on colour and shape. #cserTask7
Hi Everyone! I teach a Kindergarten & Pre Primary split class at Newton Primary school in Spearwood WA. Just discovered CSER MOOC and joined up. Hoping to learn lots about teaching digital technologies
In Kindergarten we explored sequencing of instructions by making hot chocolate. We discussed the importance of completing the steps in order to be able to complete the process successfully. Each student put their recipe steps in order then followed them to make their hot chocolate. #cserTask6