AppInventor.org allows students to create their own apps. This could be used by students to create a welcome to the school app which provides a tour of the school and insights into what happens within each area of the school.
Option one. How do humans send messages? Can you develop a new way to send messages?
Year 5 or 6
Message stimuli –
Sting acoustic – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zru9S4i09GU
PNG Slit Drum message –
Option 3: Exploring past and present technologies.
Here is an excellent unit available I have done with Year 2 on Scootle about Past & Present technologies – http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/search?accContentId=ACHHK046
or visit Queensland site here –
I have created a Scratch program to help students explore iteration of dotted lines, using distance, pen colour and pen size. I have done this lesson with Years 3 and 4.
This poster resource can be used with stage 2 students to explain decomposition.
An important component of computational thinking and a mathematical strategy for problem solving is creating Tree Diagrams. Examples of problems I have given students;
You are organising a singles handball competition. Each player must play each other. How many games will there be in the competition if there are eight players?
If you have two dice and you throw them once, what possible combinations of numbers can yo…
This is a recreation of an activity that my grade 7 students did using infogr.am. They each created a dataset of their choice (based on a question they wanted answered), research some information relevant to their chosen data and conducted a survey to collect date. They then reflected individually and as a class on how well the task and presentation worked in answering their original question.
An activity I would do would be to work through the animating tutorial on Scratch. My 2/3s experimented with Scratch on the Ipads last year and it was a constant stream of "it won't do what I want". Hence, I would get them to experiment with animating their names by modelling and following the tutorial steps on Scratch. I would then have them do the same thing. I would probably have them plan it out beforehand for example, using paper, pens to show what their letters would look like, which ones they would one to get bigger, glide, change colour etc. …
I am a year 5 teacher at Murray Bridge North School. I am hoping this course will help me be able to effectively teach the Digital Technologies curriculum to my students.
I have just enrolled in the MOOC to see what it can offer teachers in my region. I am currently in the role of STEM Champion for the North Coast Region in QLD and I am keen to engage with quality resources that I can pass onto my schools and teachers.
Option 1: An inquiry question about computers or networks: Think of one curious question or investigation topic that could form the basis of an inquiry about computers or networks.
Firstly, watch the movie i-Robot. In the film (2004), a robot was being developed to feel emotion and in games characters can show emotion. If devices are able to feel, see, taste, hear, speak or sing and move, do you think that technology will be develope…
Option 3: Create or share a resource to support a classroom or professional development learning activity about binary OR digital data. This could be a worksheet, a poster, a book, a game or any other idea!
The following worksheet was developed for classroom use. It enables students to develop an understanding of how black and white images can be represented using binary.
I was unsure what to look for with jobs that related to coding that I was interested in other than teaching – and there isn't anything else that I'm particularly interested in. I would like to look into coding to assist me in recording student achievement and using this data to create learning experiences and reporting opportunities. I used the search term "using code in teaching" and found the following link. Even though it doesn't relate to what I was actually searching for, it seemed to have a good range of resources that will help the pri…
In the classroom i use two programs for safe sharing of information and work. We regularly use Edmodo to communicate and I have a social group for the students to chat and post on which I moderate which has allowed me several opportunities to screen shot and discuss inappropriate or easily misunderstood posts by members of the class. I always blank out the names and use it as a teaching and learning opportunity rather than a telling off. I haven't had anything that is a serious breech yet as all students are aware that I check their site daily. There is also a…
Click on this link to see some interesting information about my family. It is presented very simply. I have tried to create an infographic using suggested software but had difficulties. Would be interested if anyone could suggest a way of presenting this data more interestingly. Thanks
I see this as being able to be used in two ways. Firstly as a guide to help teachers break down the concepts and processes involved in a learning goal for visible learning and secondly in a middle or upper primary class as a set of steps to solve addition of fractions with the same denominator.
#csertask6 option 3
#cserTask7 Visual Programming
Option 2 Describe a classroom activity that incorporates visual programming.
Next year I would like to trial an activity which would allow an element of digital technology learning when working on Narrative writing in our literacy lessons. I already teach a series of lessons based on fractured fairy tales. I can see the potential to expand the idea further by allowing students to use the scratch characters to …
I have been trying for a while now to submit this task. Unable to locate down arrow at top right hand side of my post to copy and link. Any advice appreciated.
This post from Newcastle University in the UK describes work currently being undertaken by researchers into digital technologies and how they can support sustainability. There is a emphasis on collaborative problem solving and community engagement.
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