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Here you will find the content strand (ACARA) chosen to focus on throughout this curation. 

 

ACARA. (2014). The australian curriculum: technologies. From http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/rationale-aims/technologies ;

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This website is a fantastic resource to explore and read about all news stories regarding food processing. There is a variety of news stories that are relevant to teaching the technologies curriculum strand involving food, people and technology as well as linking to the science curriculum about health and well-being. I find this resource could more benefit teachers looking for articles to give students more worldly knowledge about the happenings going on around food processing. 

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Food Technology | Media Store - ClickView Online

Food Technology | Media Store - ClickView Online | Technology and Food Supply | Scoop.it
Food Technology Videos. Total 175 videos.

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Another useful website to utilize when teaching the Australian Curriculum: Technologies Year 5 and 6, food production in safe environments. It is packed full of videos relating to the topic of food production.  It is easy to access and easy to use. 

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Carla Frohloff's curator insight, March 2, 2014 1:36 AM

This website was originated by an Australian company called ClickView to provide teachers with educational videos that they can easily access within the context of school. The above page provides videos on a variety of curriculum areas, including food technologies which is an aspect of the Technologies curriculum. The resource incorporates 175 videos on food technologies alone and looks at diverse societies and food within these videos. 

 

This website would be valuable for educators to use to introduce students to the concept of food technologies, before investigating those used in modern and traditional societies as per the design and technologies strand of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies for Years 3 and 4. The particular content descriptor being referred to is the one which states "investigate food technologies used in modern and traditional societies" (ACARA, 2014, p.2). Links to the personal, social and community health strand of the Health and Physical Education curriculum could be made  by having students identify the actions implemented by food technologists to promote the health, safety and wellbeing of consumers. This will address the Health and Physical Education content descriptor for Years 3 and 4 which states "identify strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing" (ACARA, 2014, p.4). 


In my opinion, this resource is convenient as it provides numerous videos on food technologies all in the one place. As the videos on this website explore diverse contexts, this will allow educators choice over the particular contexts that they would like to look into. I also feel that this website is an excellent resource to link the Technologies curriculum with Health and Physical Education as both learning areas are concerned food and health to some extent.

 

 

 

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. (2013). Health and Physical Education. Retrieved March 2, 2014, from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/healthandphysicaleducation/Curriculum/F-10

 

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. (2013). Digital Technologies. Retrieved March 2, 2014, from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/digital-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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Inside the Factory Where McDonalds' Meat Comes From - YouTube

Inside the factory where McDonald's' Meat Comes From 

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This is a great video clip to show students the meat production to show the technology involved to get cuts of meat to the hamburger patties they find in their burgers at the Golden Archers. Although a little bit of an eye-opener it's still important that children see the processes related to food production. It's also extremely useful as it links directly to the Australian Curriculum: Technologies Year 5 and 6 where students investigate how food and fibre are produced. 

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Farmed Out: How Will Climate Change Impact World Food Supplies?

Farmed Out: How Will Climate Change Impact World Food Supplies? | Technology and Food Supply | Scoop.it
A new study attempts to estimate the effects of climate change on global agriculture--and outline ways to mitigate its most dire consequences
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This article isn't direct link to 'Technology and Food Supply' however an interesting read in regards to environmental change and the affect it has on food supply. I believe the more awareness of this issue hopefully the children of the future can change the impacting affects and invent new ways to deliver food to the shelves of super markets. As a teacher I might have a positive influence on one of my students in showing him/her this and they decide to change the future. You never know what the future holds, as a teacher I can only prepare my students for what might happen. 

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Changing our food system: Melissa Foster at TEDxMacquarieUniversity - YouTube

Melissa Foster, Co-founder Food Orbit Food Orbit is changing the food system; making buying and selling local and responsibly farmed food simple! We're enabl...
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This is a fantastic TED talk video about the change in our food processing system and how this change is bad. It presents better ways to process our food, with the introduction of improved technologies. I found this video to be full of information, but also very passionate about making positive changes to improve our society in the future. 

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Paddock To Plate: Articles - LifeStyle Channel

Paddock To Plate: Articles - LifeStyle Channel | Technology and Food Supply | Scoop.it
Byron Bay Farmers Markets & Coopers Shoot Tomatoes, Lismore Fire Brigade, Hayters Hill Beef: Byron Bay and other articles about Paddock To Plate
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This website showcases the best cuisine cooked up by Premier Chef Matt Moran. He goes back to the country and visits the hard working farmers behind the freshest food Australia has to offer. One of the tag lines for the show is 'with the freshest produce there’s a story behind every bite'. This fits perfectly within the Australian Technology Curriculum (Year 5 and 6) (ACARA, 2014) where students are to investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments. This being, sequencing the process of converting ‘on-farm’ food or fibre products into a product suitable for retail sale, that is, the ‘paddock to plate’ supply chain, or when making yarn or fabric from fibre. This also includes investigating the use of technologies including digital technologies in the production of food and fibre. The articles and episodes found on this website demonstrate the importance of farmers and their use of technology to bring food to our plates.

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Food processing | CSIRO

Food processing | CSIRO | Technology and Food Supply | Scoop.it
We are helping to transform the way food is processed, using sustainable, efficient and innovative practices better suited to a resource-constrained world.
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Another useful website highlighting the way food is processed. However this website by CSIRO delivers information about sustainable, efficient and innovative practices for better delivery of processed food. I find this website to be highly beneficial when investigating resources to teach the technologies and science curriculum around the human and technological influences in the processing of food.

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Primary & Secondary Schools < Education | Poultry Hub | Poultry Research, Commercial & Scientific Poultry Information

Primary & Secondary Schools < Education | Poultry Hub | Poultry Research, Commercial & Scientific Poultry Information | Technology and Food Supply | Scoop.it

Poultry Hub supports teachers and students at primary and secondary schools by providing information on education opportunities, as well as resources to assist in learning.

This Teacher’s Resource Kit is free for Australian schools and includes poultry-related educational resources developed by the Poultry CRC, the Australian Chicken Meat Federation, theAustralian Egg Corporation Limited and the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Chicken Meat Program.

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Yet another great resource to use in Primary Schools, as it assists teachers in educating students about poultry in Australia. It is a free resource which includes a vast range of DVD's and CD's, posters, worksheets, books and presentations which address the different productions of poultry. Students are able to explore and learn about a multitude of topics including hens, farmers, eggs and baby chickens and how they all play a vital roll in the production process. This resource can be utilized across the Australian Curriculum: Technologies Food and Fibre Production strand for F-12.  

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How It's Made - Bubble Gum - YouTube

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Another great YouTube clip. This one is the process of making bubble-gum. I love this clip not only is it interesting, I think, for the students but it is showing them the process if goes through from production to packaging. It was awesome to see the different machines it went through to become what we see in the shops and also how these machines are getting the job done efficiently. Wow technological thinking has improved over the years. 

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Welcome to LandLearn NSW

Welcome to LandLearn NSW | Technology and Food Supply | Scoop.it
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Fantastic educational website tailored to children. You can access helpful videos related to the process of getting food from the paddock to the plate. There is a variety of videos you can access such as wheat, milk etc. I really am enthusiastic about using this website as there is a section for educators where I can access face-face programs, classroom resources, events and support. However there is also a section for students to access which includes brief descriptions about topics, followed by links to other pages to get more detail or talk to experts in the certain fields. Best of all there is a link to a games section of the website full of fun and enjoyable activities for students to explore. I believe this website would be a beneficial resources when teaching the Australian Curriculum: Technologies to Year 5 and 6 when looking at food production in managed environments and the technology utilized. 

 

 

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Food Science Overview and History - YouTube

Curriculum connection: overview and history of food science. The cool science! I do not take any credit for the video, video is solely owned by Institute of ...
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Great visual and informative video about how science and technology have changed and improved the way food is stored and delivered over  the years. This video is an excellent resources that links directly in with the Australian Curriculum for year 5 and 6 when discussing the technology utilized when it comes to the production, storage and distribution of food in today's society and how it has changed. 

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Funding boost for smarter farming

Funding boost for smarter farming | Technology and Food Supply | Scoop.it
The Federal Government is funding trials of variable rate technologies in the horticultural sector.
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This article explains the use of new a new technology called Variable Rate Technology (VRT) which uses GPS to help the farmer better target where their fertilizer is going. This in turn potentially cuts down on costs, as less fertilizer is required, marketing benefits, better crop outcomes and improved health benefits for not only the farmers but the environment as well. This website could potentially become a gateway for more research into creating, designing or improving technology currently used on farms to protect the health of the environment, farmers and consumers. 

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