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How to Write a Design Brief in Pictures and Songs - Two Pens

How to Write a Design Brief in Pictures and Songs - Two Pens | Digital_Technology | Scoop.it
A creative or design brief has to reduce all the things that could be said into the one single thing that is most important.

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A fun way to look at design briefs!

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Two Pens's curator insight, May 9, 2013 12:16 PM

Yes, I wrote it. Yes, it's good info for any product manager or marketer who needs to work with those crazy creative types :-) 

Two Pens's curator insight, May 23, 2013 2:00 PM

A nod to Three Dog Night in re better communication :-)

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Internet Safety Tips For Kids - Everything Kids

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Home | Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

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This website has been created by the Australian Goverment for Australian students to ensure they stay protected when socialising, gaming, searching and researching online. A great reminder to us all of the importance of this issue.

 

This resource would be a great one for teachers to use when addressing these issues, expecially becasue ICT is being used more and more frequently within the Australian classroom.

 

This resource has the following links to the Australian Curriculum: Technologies:

 

-6.8 Use a range of communication tools and agreed social protocols when collaborating on projects and creating, communicating and sharing ideas and information online

 

-4.7 Manage the creation, sharing and exchange of information with known audiences and apply agreed social protocols to protect people when communicating online

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Cyber Safety

How can you help your students to become cyber safe?
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This resource was created my myself and a group of peers as part of the EDC3100 assessment process. We were required to create an online event. My group choose to create this event on Cyber Safety. 

 

This online event provides information and statistics regarding online use. There are clear sections for parents, teachers and students. These sections have relevant information, games and activities for individuals to explore.

 

All of the resources within this online event are closely linked to the 'Creating and Interacting Online' strand of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies.

 

 

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Cybersafety educational games, videos and information for children: Cybersmart

Cybersafety educational games, videos and information for children: Cybersmart | Digital_Technology | Scoop.it
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More great cyber safety resources by the Australian Goverment. Teaches kids strategies to ensure they are safe while using ICT resources.

 

All activities can be linked to the 'Creating and Interacting Online' strand of the Australian Curriculum: Techologies.

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How to Write a Design Brief in Pictures and Songs - Two Pens

How to Write a Design Brief in Pictures and Songs - Two Pens | Digital_Technology | Scoop.it
A creative or design brief has to reduce all the things that could be said into the one single thing that is most important.

Via Two Pens
Jessica Armour 0061012675's insight:

A fun way to look at design briefs!

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Two Pens's curator insight, May 9, 2013 12:16 PM

Yes, I wrote it. Yes, it's good info for any product manager or marketer who needs to work with those crazy creative types :-) 

Two Pens's curator insight, May 23, 2013 2:00 PM

A nod to Three Dog Night in re better communication :-)

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Privacy Playground: The First Adventure of the Three CyberPigs| Developing appropriate online privacy protocols.


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This resource is an online game, aimed to increase the cyber safety skills of children. By participating in the game, children learn the importance of cyber safety and methods to protect themselves and their personal information online.

 

This online resource can be linked to the following standard from the Australian Curriculum: Technologies:

 

-6.8 Use a range of communication tools and agreed social protocols when collaborating on projects and creating, communicating and sharing ideas and information online

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VCEC - Design Briefs

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The Virginia Children's Engineering Council website

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Although this resource is not Australian, it can be easily adapted to be used with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies.

 

This website offers a variety of information about design briefs for the primary and secondary classroom. The website offers design brief topics for all KLA's and shows users how to correctly structure these design briefs.

 

A great resource for those like me just entering the world of design briefs!

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Primary Resources: Design and Technology

Primary Resources: Design and Technology | Digital_Technology | Scoop.it
Primary Resources - free worksheets, lesson plans and teaching ideas for primary and elementary teachers.
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This website offers a number of resources related to Electricity. This could be used in a 5/6 class conducting a unit on Electricity.

 

This Primary Resources website is closely aligned with content descriptor 6.4 from the National Curriculum: Technologies.

 

6.4 Explain how forces or electrical energy can be used to control movement, sound or light in a product or system and consider how material properties and construction processes influence the design and construction of structures.

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Cybersafety educational games and information for young children: Cybersmart

Cybersafety educational games and information for young children: Cybersmart | Digital_Technology | Scoop.it
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This website has been created by the Australian Goverment. It provides games, activites and information about cyber safety for children of all ages. This is a very beneficial resource to use in a classroom being aligned with the National Curriculum: Technology. This resource is closely aligned with content descriptor 6.8 "6.8 Use a range of communication tools and 

agreed social protocols when collaborating on projects and creating, communicating and sharing ideas and information online."

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12 Attributes of a Successful Content Curation Strategy | Heidi Cohen

12 Attributes of a Successful Content Curation Strategy | Heidi Cohen | Digital_Technology | Scoop.it
At its core, content curation is like a great editor or blogger who brings his unique taste and understanding of his target audience to his selection of the best content for his readers.
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This website offers a number of strategies which are useful to ensure that content curation is effective. The site mentions that a 'more is less' strategy should be used. It also offers an easy to understand definition of content curation which is beneficial for a beginner. I found the site useful as it gave me a solid grounding on the concept of content curation.

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Classroom Blog: Design Brief

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Class blog on a design brief. What a great way for teachers and students to create and respond to design briefs. I will definitely be using this method as a graduate teacher.

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Evergreen - Design Ideas for the Outdoor Classroom

Design Ideas for the Outdoor Classroom
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A good reminder to us all that there are many outdoor design opportunities for students. 

 

This website offers many ideas for teachers wishing to implement design briefs centred around the outdoors. Many fun activities sure to engage all students!

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Jenni Atkinson's comment, May 19, 2013 11:44 PM
Jessica this is a great resource.I think the more we can get kids out of the class and into the outdoor learning environment the better.These are all opportunities to show students real life authentic applications of their learning.
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cc_v2n3.pdf

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Great examples of using the design brief process within the mathematics and science classroom. 

 

This resource also outlines the stages in the design process. It is very clear and can be used by all teachers, regardless of their understanding of the design process.

 

This online resource would fit nicely into the context of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies. It's content allows students to:

 

-critiquing, exploring and investigating
needs or opportunities
-generating, developing and evaluating
design ideas for designed solutions
-planning, producing (making) and
evaluating designed solutions

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What Does ‘Design Thinking’ Look Like in School? | MindShift

What Does ‘Design Thinking’ Look Like in School? | MindShift | Digital_Technology | Scoop.it
Getty Images Design thinking can seem a bit abstract to teachers. It’s not part of traditional teacher training programs and has only recently entered
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What does design look like?

 

Teaching design is an abstract concept for most teachers. This resource breaks the concept of design down so it is easy to understand for all.

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Design Briefs Children's Engineering Free Resources

Design Briefs Children's Engineering Free Resources | Digital_Technology | Scoop.it
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More great design brief examples to be used in the primary classroom.

 

I particuarly like this resource as it give teachers way to include differentiation into the design process. All activities include extension activities for those students who need a challenge. Fantastic!

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R-10_Design_&_Tech.pdf

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This document provides background information and resources on design briefs. The document outlines the importance of design briefs in the primary curriculum and how to correctly structure these design briefs. Many examples of design briefs are also given.

 

As this is a resource is intended for teachers, it provides many resources and ideas to use when implementing design briefs into the curriculum.

 

Althout this document is intended for the current South Australian curriculum, it is transferrable to the technologies strand of the Australian Curriculum.

 

This document clearly links to the following componenets of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies:

 

Design and Technologies processes and production skills

- generating, developing and evaluating design ideas for designed solutions 

-planning, producing (making) and evaluating designed solutions

 

I found this resource useful when completing the design brief component of Assignment 3 as it provided me with background knowledge on design briefs, along with tools and resources on how to implement them into the primary curriculum. 

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Awesome Digital Citizenship Graphic for your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Digital Citizenship Graphic for your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital_Technology | Scoop.it

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Why Primary Kids Tweet

Why Primary Kids Tweet | Digital_Technology | Scoop.it
When their Australian friends were threatened by floods, Kathy Cassidy's 1st graders tweeted to make sure they were safe. Result: authentic writing & reading.

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Great scoop from EDTech@UT.

Provides reasons why primary school students should tweet.

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Jenni Atkinson's comment, May 19, 2013 11:50 PM
It's good to see articles that promote the benefits of tweeting for our kids rather than just the negatives of social media.
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WordPress.com

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Start a WordPress blog or create a free website in minutes. Choose from over 200 free, customizable themes. Free support from awesome humans.
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Wordpress is a user friendly blogging site. A blog could be used in any classroom being aligned with the National Curriculum: Technologies. It provides an easy to use way of sharing knowledge and resources with classmates, teachers, parents and members of the community.

 

This can be linked with content descriptor 4.7 of the National Curriculum: Technologies.

"4.7 Manage the creation, sharing and exchange
of information with known audiences and apply
agreed social protocols to protect people when
communicating online."

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Scratch | Home | imagine, program, share

Scratch | Home | imagine, program, share | Digital_Technology | Scoop.it
Scratch: a programming language for everyone. Create interactive stories, games, music and art - and share them online.
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Scratch is a type of programming language learning environment which is beneficial for use in the K-6 Technology classroom. This is because the program is aimed at beginners in programming.

 

Scratch allows children to easily explore through constructing, animating, gaming, playing, creating and experimenting. Scratch also allows children in the K-6 classroom who are not yet able to write syntactically correct structures and sentences, to learn the basics of programming through play. This program can also help to prepare children for the use of higher level programming tools. 

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