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Australian Curriculum History Units

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AC History Units presents 8 units developed by the History Teachers' Association of Australia to support teachers in the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: History


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Provides a planning/lesson template and some resources for years levels from 2-10 that may assist with the implementation of the Australian Curriculum.

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Most helpful for the implementation of the Australian Curriculum.

 

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Popular culture is currently the only Year 10 unit here (Sept 2013), but surely more will come...?

Technology Education Resources for the Middle Years Teacher
Information, Activities and Resources relating to Technologies in the Classroom and Community that may be useful to Teachers of Middle Year students
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How to Develop Positive Classroom Management

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A recent report found that educators believe that the secret to effective discipline is proactively building relationships, not reacting punitively to student misbehavior
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Building respectful and understanding relationships with students is paramount 

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Great article on behaviour management. If a student feels you respect and care about them then they are more likely to get involved in classwork and respect you. 
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Australian Curriculum History Units

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AC History Units presents 8 units developed by the History Teachers' Association of Australia to support teachers in the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: History


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Provides a planning/lesson template and some resources for years levels from 2-10 that may assist with the implementation of the Australian Curriculum.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 28, 2013 4:14 PM

Most helpful for the implementation of the Australian Curriculum.

 

Kate Narev's curator insight, September 16, 2013 9:47 PM

Popular culture is currently the only Year 10 unit here (Sept 2013), but surely more will come...?

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Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Good Video Sources for Math Students and Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Good Video Sources for Math Students and Teachers | Technology Education Resources for the Middle Years Teacher | Scoop.it
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A great collection for the secondary math teacher.  Math can be truly fascinating with the right demonstrations, investigations and discussions.  Great addition to Kahn Academy videos.

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21st-Century PLNs for School Leaders

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George Couros (@gcouros on Twitter) is the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning for Parkland School Division, a large district near Edmonton, Alberta. He believes that, as educ
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As educators it is easy to feel overwhelmed by social media and all the technology tools available.  Sometimes less is more.  Make a start with this clear plan reagarding Twitter and Blogs.  

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The Edublog Awards

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A great place to start investigating worthwhile bloggers and twitters to follow.

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The History Of Learning Tools [Infographic] - Edudemic

The History Of Learning Tools [Infographic] - Edudemic | Technology Education Resources for the Middle Years Teacher | Scoop.it
You're going to want to print out this infographic and, at the very least, share it with your fellow teachers and even students.
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Edudemic: providing information and tools to teachers and students.

 

In the classroom: Discussion - What drives the use of certain technologies over others? Technologies and society - how people use technologies taking into account social and functional factors.

 

Link to Australian Curriculum: Design and Technologies knowledge and understanding - the use, development and impact of technologies in people’s lives

 

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4 Ways Colleges and Universities are Using Tech to Go Green

4 Ways Colleges and Universities are Using Tech to Go Green | Technology Education Resources for the Middle Years Teacher | Scoop.it
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...
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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

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Child labour, The impact of the Industrial Revolution, Industrial Revolution - societies and change, SOSE: Economy and Society Year 8, QLD | Online Education Home Schooling Skwirk Australia

Child labour, The impact of the Industrial Revolution, Industrial Revolution - societies and change, SOSE: Economy and Society Year 8, QLD | Online Education Home Schooling Skwirk Australia | Technology Education Resources for the Middle Years Teacher | Scoop.it
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.
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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.

 

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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

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Robotics News, Conferences and Careers - ASME

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Find Robotics resources including engineering news, conferences, standards, careers, and groups from ASME - the center of engineering conversation.
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Technology in farming may results in no farmers at the wheel.

 

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Health and Environmental Affects of Ewaste | 1800Ewaste

Health and Environmental Affects of Ewaste | 1800Ewaste | Technology Education Resources for the Middle Years Teacher | Scoop.it
Our electronic waste is filled with a veritable cocktail of toxic materials.
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EWaste - What is the impact of technology on our environment?

 

In the Classroom: Researching the negative impact of technology? What can be done to manage these issues?

 

Importance:

Draft Australian Curriculum: Technologies 8.3 (Grade 7/8)

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Starting high school

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
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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?

 

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Draft Australian Curriculum: Technologies (Years 7-8)

8.11 - Creating and interacting online

 

 

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Behind the News

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Behind the News is a high-energy, fun way for upper primary and secondary students to learn about current issues and events in their world.
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Relevant stories, quizzes, reports that are interesting and clearly delivered.

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Edmodo: A Quick Start Guide

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  EDMODO – A Student Quick-Start Guidehttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=edmodo-a-student-quickstart-guide3846&stripped_title=edmodo-a-student-quickstart-guide-5575559&userName=bvanderkley View more presentations from bvanderkley.


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10 time-saving tips for grading student writing - The Cornerstone

10 time-saving tips for grading student writing - The Cornerstone | Technology Education Resources for the Middle Years Teacher | Scoop.it
Grading students' essays and stories can be extremely time-consuming. Here are some ideas for grading student writing more quickly and easily (and making the
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Consider a change in the way you do things.  How to minimise marking time, develop student ability to edit, communicate and complete what is required as per the assessment guideline.

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The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education

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The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education
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#Hashtags - what are they, when do we use them, who uses them and which ones to use.

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ClassTools.net: Create interactive flash tools / games for education

ClassTools.net: Create interactive flash tools / games for education | Technology Education Resources for the Middle Years Teacher | Scoop.it
Create free educational games and tools in flash
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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

 

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The Evolution of Classroom Technology - Edudemic

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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!
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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

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Using Technology to Connect Students & the Environment

How technology can further STEM learning through the environment, both inside and outside the classroom. An educator toolkit is available free at - http://go...
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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

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Food Futures | CSIRO

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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.
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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? 

 

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Connection to QSA Essential Learnings Technology Learning and Assessment Focus by the end of Year 7 and Year 9.

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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2000

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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?

 

Importance:

Connection to Draft Australian Curriculum: Technologies (Years 7/8) 

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Cisco Binary Game

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The Binary Game is all about adding up combination of binary numbers.
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In the Classroom: Students can develop their understanding of binary counting through this fun interactive.

 

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Draft Australian Curriculum: Technologies 8.1(Grade 7/8)

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Technology for Kids - Free Games, Activities, Experiments, Science Online

Technology for Kids - Free Games, Activities, Experiments, Science Online | Technology Education Resources for the Middle Years Teacher | Scoop.it
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Science Kids (Grades K-12) Website covering Science & Technology with Experiments, Games, Facts, Quizzes and Projects for school students.

 

Useful as an interactive during free time or for getting ideas for classroom projects.

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