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Curriculum Materials - Cool Australia

Curriculum Materials - Cool Australia | Resources for teaching Technologies in a 3-4 classroom | Scoop.it
Teachers will find complete curriculum units and additional learning activities on sustainability themed topics. Each year level has its own unique curriculum package for each topic. We have combined: Australian Curriculum – Science, Maths, English and Geography The curriculum needs of Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) A model of inquiry learning Developed a progressively more …
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This is a cool resource that tackles the Australian Curriculum and environmental issues at the same time! Everything from units to activities in all subjects and year levels - Technology included! Free to use and a great resource bank that allows students to learn through important issues of sustainability.

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Student Directed Innovation and Cool Creation Tools « The Connected Teacher

Student Directed Innovation and Cool Creation Tools « The Connected Teacher | Resources for teaching Technologies in a 3-4 classroom | Scoop.it
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This blog is a 'warts and all' blog sharing experiences as well as knowledge from a teacher with 30 years of experience. In his blog, The Connected Teacher, he includes a presentation to prompt student thinking and passion in order for them to engage in digital and design technologies. He also includes a list of 15 different tools and apps to provide students with some direction. A useful starting point for any teacher considering an authentic way to engage students in the Australian Curriculum: Technologies. 

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Digital Technologies: Implementing the Australian Curriculum Learning Area - Course

Digital Technologies: Implementing the Australian Curriculum Learning Area - Course | Resources for teaching Technologies in a 3-4 classroom | Scoop.it

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Still can't get your head around implementing Australian Curriculum: Technologies? This is the resource for you! A free, online course put together by a team of professionals at the University of Adelaide. 

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Design a Truck activity

Design a Truck activity | Resources for teaching Technologies in a 3-4 classroom | Scoop.it
Animation, photo slideshow, PowerPoint, skill-builder video and accompanying worksheets on designing a truck
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A great lesson plan that allows students to design a truck. Moves students through troubleshooting problems, planning and evaluating.

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A Rubric to Navigate the EdTech Swamp? - Teachers as ...

A Rubric to Navigate the EdTech Swamp? - Teachers as ... | Resources for teaching Technologies in a 3-4 classroom | Scoop.it
EdTech, one of the most prominent innovations in the space, has long suffered from the "swamp-navigation" problem. While the technology itself does hold enormous promise, we've generally done a pretty poor job of ...

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Very useful information for teachers implementing Australian Curriculum: Technologies. Also check out the pdf http://www.nesta.org.uk/sites/default/files/alive_in_the_swamp.pdf

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The Best Resources For Creating Infographics | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Resources For Creating Infographics | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Resources for teaching Technologies in a 3-4 classroom | Scoop.it
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This blog looks at resources for creating Infographics. A useful resource when exploring different ways to represent data. Great for visual learners and English Language Learners too!

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Technology for the Elementary on Pinterest

Technology for the Elementary on Pinterest | Resources for teaching Technologies in a 3-4 classroom | Scoop.it
Explore Karla Tyler's hand-picked collection of Pins about Technology for the Elementary on Pinterest.
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Great for accessing quick links to resources and important information when exploring digital technologies.

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Let's teach kids to code

Let's teach kids to code | Resources for teaching Technologies in a 3-4 classroom | Scoop.it
Coding isn’t just for computer whizzes, says Mitch Resnick of MIT Media Lab -- it’s for everyone. In a fun, demo-filled talk Resnick outlines the benefits of teaching kids to code, so they can do more than just “read” new technologies -- but also create them. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)
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Learning to code so that students can code to learn. This presentations speaks of the importance of developing fluency in design and technologies to allow students to create and express themselves using technologies. Particularly relevant to Australian Curriculum: Technologies, Design and Technologies.

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Technology & Design Resources - Aussie Educator

Technology & Design Resources - Aussie Educator | Resources for teaching Technologies in a 3-4 classroom | Scoop.it

A greaResources for Technology & Design at all Australian school levels. Resources for teachers and students.

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A great website that has its own Technology & Design page. Here it has compiled a list of Australian sites, International sites and Technology Software that might be beneficial to educators implementing Technology. Something for parents, teachers and students! 

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Gamestar Mechanic

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A great resource that allows you to design and play video games in an educational setting and focuses on game design elements rather than coding. This learning tool taps into students natural interest in video games as well as providing opportunities to design, think creatively and become proficient in digital media literacy. 

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Teach Kids how to Code, Make Apps and 3-D Models With These Tools - The Digital Shift

Teach Kids how to Code, Make Apps and 3-D Models With These Tools - The Digital Shift | Resources for teaching Technologies in a 3-4 classroom | Scoop.it
The best applications for teaching basic programming skills—no geek cred required to use them successfully in your classroom or library. Other apps enable kids to build 3-D models, which they can print, too.
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A great website that features technology-related articles and online tools that facilitate and teach kids to code and program. A handy resource for elementary teachers of all grades to either stay informed or access creative online tools to get kids designing!

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Ages 7-11 > BSI Education website

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A great design lesson that allows students to think about designing according to the purpose of a product and influencing factors such as cost, material and safety. 

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Enterprise Learning Management System | Free LMS | Schoology

Enterprise Learning Management System | Free LMS | Schoology | Resources for teaching Technologies in a 3-4 classroom | Scoop.it
Teachers and administrators tell us they love using Schoology's secure, scalable LMS. Find out how you can join our growing community of over 2M users.
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If you want your students on board with using technology to create solutions to authentic problems, why not model that by using schoology to manage student learning.

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▶ Marc Prensky - Digital Natives - YouTube

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Digital immigrants (teachers) wishing to engage digital natives (students) ought to consider and be adaptable to the language and style of the students.

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▶ Pay Attention - YouTube

Since most of today's students can appropriately be labeled as "Digital Learners", why do so many teachers refuse to enter the digital age with their teachin...
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The relevance of technologies in our classrooms and as part of our curriculum!

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All about me..

All about me.. | Resources for teaching Technologies in a 3-4 classroom | Scoop.it
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Hi there,

My name is Jessica Bennett and I am a fourth year student studying a Bachelor of Education at the University of Southern Queensland. As Technologies is part of our future and soon to be it's own learning area in the Australian Curriculum, I have put together this curation with the hope that it will help fellow educators connect with useful resources as they implement the Australian Curriculum:Technologies.

 

In particular, this curation has been designed to specifically target Year 3-4, Design and Technologies processes and production skills:


Generate, develop, and communicate design ideas and decisions using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques

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