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This is my evolving space on technology and maths and building a community resource centre for current and future teachers to share and embrace with their students.
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This link is an amazing demonstration of what can be achieved by a school that is prepared to spend time on resources and share this with the teaching community. It has been aligned to reflect the Australian Curriculum and is well worth a visit.

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Draft Australian Curriculum: Technolgies


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This is the Draft document of the Australian Curriculum:Technologies and discusses core knowledge, understanding, skills and general capabilities important for technology to support all young Australians to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens within Technology and the 21st Century (ACARA, 2012; MCEECDYA, 2008).

It looks at how to encoporate technology into the curriculum when this new Naional Curriculum is taught in our schools.

 

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Sophie Smith's curator insight, May 12, 2013 8:38 PM

This is the draft Australian Curriculum: Technologies strand document.  It outlines the core knowledge, understanding, skills and capabilities that students should achieve in each year level to support them in using technology to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens (ACARA, 2012; MCEECDYA, 2008).    

 

Mel Austen's curator insight, May 20, 2013 12:29 AM

As the title suggests, the Draft of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies, is the technology section of the Australian Curriculum that is currently under development. However, as future educators who will be teaching the subject area of technology, it is imperative to be up to date with the most current curriculum. Therefore this item was scooped to provide easy access to the document to be used as a guide by educators when planning technology-based lessons. 

Michelle Irving's comment, June 1, 2013 11:07 PM
The Australian Curriculum- Technology guides us to create lessons that address the requirements of the KLA but also to give students a depth of knowledge of technologies. I think reading this document is important as often we confuse technology with science and I have seen schools where they 'lump' them together as one KLA. I think with this new document that teachers will realise that technology is not science and needs to be taught separately. My problem is that in an over crowded curriculum it is not going to be considered as important as many other subjects such as Maths, English and Science (the top 3) and will struggle for time.
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Early Connections - Primary Grades

Making the connection between technology and the way children learn and develop - resources and information for educators and care providers of young children.

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Katrina Elliott's curator insight, May 21, 2013 1:48 AM

Provides information for teacher's and beginning teachers of the benefits of technology. It discusses how technology can be linked to a variety of KLA's such as Literacy and mathematics.

Sophie Smith's comment, May 24, 2013 3:06 AM
a comprehensive site that provides educators with information, links and support to teaching the technology curriculum in the early years.
Emily Robinson's comment, June 7, 2013 10:14 PM
Katrina I had this as a wonderful resource too, however it is no longer available! A little unfortunate I thought because it was heavily guided towards early years as well as beginning teachers. Hopefully you may find it elsewhere, I couldn’t...
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Bee-Bots Downunder

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Amanda Rogers's comment, April 19, 2013 11:55 PM
A great tool for younger students to use and engage in maths activities whilst having fun. Bee-Bots are a great technological resource and this site provides activities and resources to support teaching in the classroom.
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Bee-Bots - edna.edu.au

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Great classroom resource for Primary students to encompass technology and maths.

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New School Technology – The Ugly Truth of Technology Integration

New School Technology – The Ugly Truth of Technology Integration | Technology and Maths building a community resource bank for the next generation. | Scoop.it

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Kim Fox's curator insight, April 6, 2013 12:56 AM

Blog post addresses some of the issues with technology integration; issues all teachers of technology curriculums should be aware of, even taking them into consideration when consulting on the new Australian Curriculum Technology document.

 

The authors suggests using the TPACK framework for introducing essential knowledge required by teachers when teaching technolgies, as this essential knowledge understanding can calm frustrations and increase likeyl successes.  

 

The author also emphasises that teachers should not be expected to be technological experts, but guides/facilitators of technological learning.  They do however need to be able to undo or fix mistakes, know how to share or export work and know howstudents will engage(accessibility), with the chosen technological instrument.

 

While some of the blog seems too informative the key goal is this, teachers, like students are learners and technology creates hurdles for users all the time.  While most classrooms are time poor, and technology can require large amounts of time, well prepared teachers can facilitate engaging learning of/with technology.

Amanda Rogers's comment, April 20, 2013 12:40 AM
This blog looks at issues surrounding integration of technology into the classroom and aims to provide some suggestions as to how to address them. TPACK is suggested by the author as a useable framework for technology teaching and would also help inegrate technology into the maths curriculum. It also focuses on how time poor teachers need to take any technology education they receive and be able to develop this into classroom activities for their students. Learning,making mistakes and progressing are all important factors for both students and teachers alike.
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Top Ten: Maths apps and tools for the younger generation ...

Top Ten: Maths apps and tools for the younger generation ... | Technology and Maths building a community resource bank for the next generation. | Scoop.it
We were contacted recently for advice on the perennial problem of how to help our kids when they're struggling with mathematics. In my last post I came up with a list of ten useful maths apps and digital tools for students from ...
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Amanda Rogers's comment, April 20, 2013 12:45 AM
This is a great blog to provide links to maths applications and digital tools which can be encompassed into any maths lesson, the technology behind many of these sites provides engaging and fun activities for all students. The sites listed are also utilised worldwide supporting their use as tools of excellence.
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Top rated maths starters - FlashMaths.co.uk

Top rated maths starters - FlashMaths.co.uk | Technology and Maths building a community resource bank for the next generation. | Scoop.it
The top rated maths starters at FlashMaths designed to help get your maths lessons off to a flying start.
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Amanda Rogers's comment, April 20, 2013 12:46 AM
Another great site to support maths learning with the use of technology inthe classroom.
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Teaching technology - Iron Mountain Daily News

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Iron Mountain Daily News Teaching technology Iron Mountain Daily News KINGSFORD - A Kingsford High School teacher is one of 12 state educators to be recognized for improving education through the use of technology - receiving either first place or...
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Amanda Rogers's comment, April 20, 2013 1:03 AM
If every school had a technology teacher to provide personal development to their peers then we could have an enthusiastic, engaged teaching community in every school. They would be able to get the best out of the resources available and make technology become embedded into every lesson that was taught. This would also enable students to have the best technology driven education they could and provide them with the most up to date skills needed today.
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Levels of Technology Integration - Infographic

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Amanda Rogers's comment, April 20, 2013 1:11 AM
This matrix is a great way to see how to embed technology into classroom lessons. How to focus on use technology rather than passively receive information.
Kia Sowden's comment, May 11, 2013 1:26 AM
I also think it is interesting to evaluate your own lessons in regards to if you are using technology to replace paper and pen methods (eg. using a mind mapping tool on the white board which is pretty much the same as using your white board marker) or if you are transforming learning using digital technologies.
James Buchanan's curator insight, May 12, 2013 1:54 AM

How effective is your technology integration. Are you providing transformative pedagogy by utilising technology or are you merely providing an alternative to pen and paper?

Technology is much more than computers, build things, make things, think things.

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73% of Teachers Use Cellphones for Classroom Activities

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A new Pew study looks at teachers' increased technology use, but also expresses educators' concerns about the digital divide. (73% of Teachers Use Cellphones for Classroom Activities:
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Kim Fox's comment, March 2, 2013 12:28 AM
Great article Amanda. I was surprised at how high the percentage of students and teachers using cell phones in the classroom really is, I would've expected this high a statistic for iDevices, laptops, e-readers, etc, but not for mobile phones. I love the idea that as teachers we can harness this already present technology for learning.
Amanda Rogers's comment, March 6, 2013 5:13 PM
I know Kim it surprised me too. I seems to be the way forward for 21 Centuary teaching
Amanda Rogers's comment, April 20, 2013 1:21 AM
Instead of preventing students from using their phones at school should we be encouraging them to apply their technical skills to support their learning?
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The 4 Stages of Technology Integration in Education [Infographic]

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 4, 2013 1:26 PM

Integrating technology in your teaching requires beforehand planning and structuring. It also predisposes the existence of a set of learning goals you  want to achieve through the integration of this technology in the class. So, the process is highly structured and pre-arranged and nothing is left for " happy accidents ".

Amanda Rogers's comment, May 4, 2013 6:11 PM
This is a great tool to refer to for integrating technology into lessons whilst encorporating learning goals and allowing for HOT. It is well structured and prevents lesving steps out.
Kia Sowden's comment, May 11, 2013 1:01 AM
I think many teachers struggle to truly integrate technology into their classrooms. I believe their is the common misconception that if you are 'using' technology you are integrating it into your teaching and learning. However there is a difference between the two.
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Teaching kids to program using Scratch and the Kinect - Stephen Howell

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This lively video by Stephen Howell in the Dublin Interaction Design Association (IxDA) conference tells us all about how he developed a toolkit ‘Kinect2Scratch‘ that teaches kids programming by using Scratch and the Kinect.


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This program would be a great support in the classroom providing there are ufficient resources available and the desired knowledge and understanding to teach this to your class.

 

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Kia Sowden's comment, May 11, 2013 1:02 AM
After my experiences with Scratch it is definitely a resource that you could use with students. I did find parts of it challenging, however this is because it is completely new to me. If students were introduced to programming at an early stage it would not appear so daunting to them.
Katrina Elliott's comment, May 13, 2013 6:15 AM
I found that it would be a suitable design resource for high school students. I found it challenging, however very engaging and addictive. I am unsure how this would benefit all students, as it was difficult in some areas to program and get perfect. Personally, I wouldn't use this program within my classroom.
Amanda Rogers's comment, May 14, 2013 5:00 AM
I agree Katrina, this progam would be too hard for most primary school students to grasp
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The Smart Way to Use iPads in the Classroom

The Smart Way to Use iPads in the Classroom | Technology and Maths building a community resource bank for the next generation. | Scoop.it
Touch-screen tablets for young students have become all the rage. Some districts are even buying iPads for every kindergartner, a move sparking both celebration and consternation.
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Amanda Rogers's comment, April 19, 2013 11:45 PM
This article raises some excellent and innovative ideas on how to use an Ipad in the classroom to promote technology supporing learning. This example shows how a young student can produce an activity like explaining a system. The explanation is done in a far more articulate way then producing the same understanding through the use of traditional tools, it allows students who may not have great writing skills to show off their understanding of a subject. ACARA states that 'Engaging students with developing and evaluating ideas and design in alignment with the Australian National Curriculum: Technology' (ACARA, 2013) This is obviously meeting the engagement element required in our Technology requirements in today's education program. In my opinion if this tool is available and can be utilised in such a way as to engage students into thinking and producing exciting ideas and concepts then we must support this in our education system
Denize Piccolotto Carvalho's curator insight, May 4, 2013 9:42 PM

Important for new investigation! Look this my students!!!

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Get the Buzz on Bee-Bots - Bee-Bot Adventures - Something that begins with play

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Amanda Rogers's comment, April 20, 2013 12:23 AM
Another great Bee-Bots resource site providing technology and maths integration for the younger learners in our schools. The idea of technology and teaching combined in a fun activity it stimulating and exciting for both teachers and students alike.
Amanda Rogers's comment, April 20, 2013 12:23 AM
Another great Bee-Bots resource site providing technology and maths integration for the younger learners in our schools. The idea of technology and teaching combined in a fun activity it stimulating and exciting for both teachers and students alike.
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Unpacking the Australian Curriculum: Technologies

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has released the Draft Australian Curriculum: Technologies Foundation to Year 10 for pu...

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Jenni Atkinson's comment, April 5, 2013 4:13 PM
A valuable insight from those that are already out in the field with experience of both teaching and student capabilities.
Michelle Higgs's curator insight, April 12, 2013 9:09 PM
Talking about things like deficit of teacher skills in these areas, how teachers will integrate, and whether all states will be using this particular curriculum.Must view for all teachers, not just ICT specialty.
Amanda Rogers's comment, April 20, 2013 12:42 AM
This clip is both insightful and useful for teachers nationwide, providing a view form experts in the field as to how the new curriculum will impact on the ever evolving area of technology.
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Here are some of the best iPad math apps for kids that make learning math faster and in an entertaining way. Learning math has become fun thanks to these cool entertaining iPad apps.
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Amanda Rogers's comment, April 20, 2013 12:58 AM
Another innovative site which is providing teachers and parents with fun ways to allow students to play and learn maths. As the activities are available on Ipads these can easily be encorporated into classroom activities with many schools today having access to Ipads.
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Applying Bloom's Taxonomy in Your Classroom - Infographic

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 15, 2013 9:42 PM

Check out this infographic that briefly discusses Bloom's taxonomy but takes it a step further by looking at in-class instruction as well as assessment! 

Amanda Rogers's comment, April 20, 2013 1:04 AM
Having this available would cement Blooms into everyday teaching and this application would enable teachers to have it to hand.
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Learn with Play at home: Fun Bottle Top Addition Game. Playful Maths

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This week we bring you another 2 Playful Maths Activities using Bottle Tops. Today's activity from us focuses on "Counting, Number Recognition and Basic Addition". This activity also includes subitising, counting on and ...
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Amanda Rogers's comment, April 20, 2013 1:07 AM
Some great explicit teaching activities for maths. The activities are clear and will support learning for students in the lower years of primary education. They support learning of number strands within the maths curriculum.
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iPads for Education | Victoria, Australia

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Learn about the Victorian iPads for Learning trial. Explore specially selected apps, classroom ideas and technical tips for using iPads in education.

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Amanda Rogers's comment, April 20, 2013 1:16 AM
This is a very interesting site showing how Victoria has engaged and embrased the use of Ipads inthe classroom to engage students with programs that require interaction and fun with learning.
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Bloomin' Apps

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Includes all the Bloomin' versions in one place!

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James Buchanan's curator insight, March 3, 2013 5:09 AM

This site collates all apps for iphone and android according to the level of thinking they use. They also have an interesting take on blooms taxonomy as not a hierarchy but as a series of cogs. Basically she postulates that as you use the highest order of thinking, "creating", you access all the other orders, and in any activity you tend to go back and forth between the levels of Blooms Taxonomy.

Amanda Rogers's comment, April 20, 2013 1:19 AM
The site take a different view of Blooms taxonomy. It shows the process as a series of interlocking cogs which show cognitive progress.
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Numeracy & Maths Lesson plans & Teaching Ideas - Edgalaxy: Where Education and Technology Meet.

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Free Maths Lesson Plans, Teaching Ideas and Resources for Teaching Numeracy and Mathematics...

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Amanda Rogers's comment, April 20, 2013 1:40 AM
This site provides usefull teaching activities and links and allows the students to interact with technology through maths.