A change of pace from the usual instructional technology content – a look at ‘ed tech’ from an eco-friendly perspective. When you think of colleges and universities going green, you...
Emerging Education Technologies: Providing an insight into emerging technologies and their relevance. How the use of technology such as apps, tablets, computers allows us to reduce the use of resources.
In the Classroom: Discussion: Use of resources, impact of technology on resources, sustainable use of technologies.
Link to Australian Curriculum: Technologies - General Capabilities - Ethical Understanding and Information and Communication Technology Capabilities
Child labour, The impact of the Industrial Revolution, Industrial Revolution - societies and change, SOSE: Economy and Society, Year 8, QLD Introduction Children had worked alongside their parents on farms for generations.
Changes in Agriculture over time: Without the industrial revolution students could still be in the fields working alongside their parents instead of being in the classroom.
In the Classroom: Explore changes, contributing factors, impact and contributions of technology on industries and society. Consider future possibilities and concerns.
Connection to Draft Australian Curriculum: Technologies 8.2 (Years 7/8)
Connection to QSA Essential Learnings and Assessment Focus by the end of year 9
Year 7 students give top tips for primary kids about to start high school. Created by the NSW Department of Education and Communities.youtube.com
Although developed within a NSW context it can be helpful as an idea for a worthwhile technology/ICT project for your school.
In the Classroom: Create an online welcome to first time students to your school that will make a positive difference to their experience.
What steps do you need to take? What resources do you need? How can you ensure that it meets the purpose intended, How can you evaluate the success of the project, what considerations are there to ensure the safety and security of school? Are you following a set protocol?
Draft Australian Curriculum: Technologies (Years 7-8)
ClassTools.net: Providing relevant online tools for teachers to use as activities in the classroom.
In the Classroom: Use these resources to provide hands-on activities in the classroom for students to experience real world tools such as Twitter, Facebook and blogs without real accounts. These activities will promote discussion about the use of online tools, safety, responsibilities and more. Further to this it provides students with opportunities to be creative and build their confidence as critical users of technology
Links to Australian Curriculum: Technologies - General Capabilities- Ethical understanding/Personal and Social Capability/Critical and Creative Thinking/ICT Capability and Literacy. Design and Technologies
Here's a brief look at the evolution of classroom technology. Do you have a piece of technology that you think should be included? Tweet @edudemic or let me know in the comments!
Edudemic: Provides information and tools for teachers and students
In the classroom: Discussion about the evolution of technologies in the classroom. Understanding the roles and responsibilities of designers. Investigating further needs for technologies in the classroom.
Links to the Australian Curriculum:Design and Technologies knowledge and understanding: the use, development and impact of technologies in people’s lives
How technology can further STEM learning through the environment, both inside and outside the classroom. An educator toolkit is available free at - http://go...
Technology not a distraction but a means of re-connecting students with environment through meaningful and purposeful activities that assist the environment and builds connections and relationships in a wider community.
Links to Australian Curriculum: Science and Technology
Our goal is to transform the international competitiveness of the Australian agrifood sector, adding A$3 billion annually, by applying frontier technologies to high potential industries.
CSIRO: Australia's National Science Agency.
Part of the process of designing solutions for the needs of many different industries such as agriculture
In the Classroom: Exploring the role of groups such as CSIRO in designing and bringing technologically based solutions to industries? What is the impact of these solutions on individuals, communities, profits and country competitiveness in a global market?
Connection to QSA Essential Learnings Technology Learning and Assessment Focus by the end of Year 7 and Year 9.
ABS Website: Technology isn't just about ICTs and the latest gadgets. Changes in technology have resulted in improvements in many industries including agriculture. Benefits may include greater efficiency, improved output and lower costs.
In the Classroom: What technologies have there been in agriculture, what have been the benefits and the impact upon individuals and industries?
Connection to Draft Australian Curriculum: Technologies (Years 7/8)
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