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changes in technology
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A great resource to use in lower primary to allow students to explore how technology is used at home and in the community. 

 

Through engaging in the resource students are asked to consider what technology is, how it has changed over time. Students complete a venn diagram to visualise how technology has changed products, students will consider "then" and "now" in relation to technology.

 

This could be a whole class activity on the smart or white board or a paired or individual activity using computers in the classroom or computer lab. 

 

This activity links to relevant content descriptors of the Australian Curriculum: 

 

Identify, use and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIK001)

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

 

 

 

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Voki For Web

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Via Nicole Hargreaves
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I agree with Nicole. Voki is a great tool to use in the classroom and is very diverse as it can be integrated into many learning areas within the curriculum.

 

It is a fun and interactive means of learning. Students will enjoy the linguistic and visual aspects of listening to and creating their own Voki which will promote critical and creative thinking skills.

 

A Voki can be used to offer instructions for an activity or students can design there very own Voki to share information they have learnt within activities.

 

For example, activities that focus on Food Production could be based on creating a Voki. Students could share information through a Voki on what they have learned in about Food production. 

 

Identify, use and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIK001)

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

Generate, develop, and communicate design ideas and decisions using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques (ACTDEP015)

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

 

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Nicole Hargreaves's curator insight, June 5, 2014 11:39 PM

Voki is a fantastic tool which can be used to create your own speaking characters, to suit any subject area. Teachers are able to create them to provide engaging instructions to students. Students can also create them to include in an assignment or response to a learning activity, requiring them to program their selected character to say what they require it to, either through text-typing or recording and uploading their own voice files. 

 

Voki can be used as a means of communication between students as well as bringing about discussions regarding tools which can be used to support people with vision loss or reading difficulties, through the text to speech options. 

 

Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies


Explore how people safely use common information systems to meet information, communication and recreation needs (ACTDIP005)

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Kid's Exercise & Food Journal - Teachers

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Kid's Exercise & Food Journal - Teachers Page
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This online diary is a great way for students to connect learning to real life! Consistent with Design Technology of the Australian Curriculum students consider the processes of food and explore how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating. Students learn about the practices of gardening and farming and processes of plants and animals for food production. They consider the cycle of food from farms to the dinner table.

 

Consistent with the Digital Technologies area of the Australian Curriculum through the use of an online diary students can connect their learning to everyday life and utilise ICT's in a fun and innovative way when recording the foods they consume each day. Through this process they can consider the processes the food has undertaken in order for them to be able to consume these foods. This is also a great tool to promote healthy eating habits for children. 

 

Cross curricular priorities of HPE and ICT's are also integrated through utilising and completing the online diary each day. 

 

This links to the relevant content descriptors of the Australian Curriculum:

 

Identify, use and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIK001)

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

Generate, develop, and communicate design ideas and decisions using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques (ACTDEP015)

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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Chantell Saddler.'s comment, May 26, 2014 12:15 AM
What a wonderful way to promote healthy eating. I love this topic and resource! I hope to use it one day soon!
Danielle Flower's comment, May 27, 2014 11:57 PM
I think this is a terrific resource for teachers and students to use in the classroom. I think it is fantastic how students can get their own login to use at home with their parents allowing the families to become involved or alternatively allows a printout for those who might not have internet access.
Jake Cumner's comment, June 5, 2014 7:40 AM
I don't usually save a lot of the articles I read, but this one I did. What an awesome resource. I think that students would get really engaged with this at school and at home.
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How do apiarists farm their bees?

How do apiarists farm their bees? | Design and Technology: Primary Students exploring Food and Fibre Production to meet community needs. | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what a bee farm looks like? This clip shows how bee farmers (apiarists) look after their bees....
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From the bee to the consumer...........

 

This engaging clip provided by ABC splash will allow students to see what a farm bee looks like and understand how bee farmers look after their bee communities. Students will learn about what bees do and how bees help society. They will also explore how bees help plants. Students will consider why we farm bees in society. 

 

Students will also look at the processes of making honey, the machinery used to make honey, how the liquid is extracted from the honeycomb and how the wax is removed from the honey. Students will see honey being packaged into containers and delivered to factories. Students will then understand how it is produced, sent to the shop for society to consume. A great way of exploring food production!  

 

This links to the relevant content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum:

 

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

 

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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Little Green Thumbs - Welcome

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Via khinde
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What a fabulous site. Little Green Thumbs offers an engaging process where children can explore the life cycle of a plant. What an innovative and exciting way for students to investigate gardening and how we grow plants and food for a purpose. Little Green Thumbs offer a hands on experience as every student has the opportunity to plant a seed in soil and grow their own plant. Students will explore aspects such as healthy eating and through this experience they will develop a deeper understanding of nature, nutrition and their environment. 

 

This approach integrates other learning areas of the curriculum such as HPE, Science and Mathematics.

 

This links to the relevant content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum:

 

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

 

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

 

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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khinde's curator insight, March 29, 2014 3:23 AM

 

 

Andrew from Little Green thumbs has an engaging process of capturing the interest of children and the environment around them. Andrew, introduces the content through the students creating their own story about the growth of a seed. From here the learning expands to the introduction of a life cycle of a plant through to the creation and design of their own garden. To visit the site click here http://www.littlegreenthumbs.com.au/index.html ; There are various links to the technology curriculum as well as Sustainability, Science, HPE and English learning areas. Students are making decisions ACTDEP006, exploring how plants and food is grownACTDEK003, collaborating and sequencing steps for design solutions ACTDEP009 and having a personal preference of designACTDEP008. http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

These lessons link together to create an authentic experience of real world connections.

Karen Willis's comment, May 25, 2014 7:09 PM
I would love to use this in the classroom, it is a great tool to explore the life cycle of a plant which links to the design and technology curriculum - food production. I am passionate about healthy eating and students being exposed to hands on activities in order to produce food for a purpose such as healthy eating. You could also link in sustainability and look at planting trees in nurturing our environment and protecting our future. Thanks Kyra!
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Additive-Free Pantry | Eliminating the unnecessary additivies within your home pantries - Blog

Additive-Free Pantry | Eliminating the unnecessary additivies within your home pantries - Blog | Design and Technology: Primary Students exploring Food and Fibre Production to meet community needs. | Scoop.it

Via Melissa Bufalino
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This blog looks at food and offers ideas on how to make healthy choices in the kitchen. It also looks at how processed foods contain many additives and the more they are processed the greater the additives. Students will compare and consider  how natural foods are healthier and undergo fewer processes resulting in no additives. Students will consider how technology is used in society to speed up the process of foods however it may not serve a purpose or suit everyone's needs, such as health as so many additives are used through modern technology to process and create many foods we consume in modern society.

   

This links to the relevant content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum:

 

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

 

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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Michelle Poulter's comment, April 23, 2014 5:26 PM
What an interesting website and a great find. It is so scary to realise what goes into the food we are feeding our children and ourselves. Very informative. Thanks for the great find.
Karen Willis's comment, April 25, 2014 7:43 PM
I agree with Michelle what a great resource, I am very passionate about nutrition and avoid additives when feeding my children. It is not always easy - especially with lunch box snacks.
Stephanie White's curator insight, May 13, 2014 9:24 PM

This is a blog that looks into how many additives are in children's packed lunches. The lunch on the left contains 36 additives, whereas the lunch on the right has 0 additives. Teaches could use this comparison to teach children about additives in technology. In modern society, packaged food uses many additives. This technology helps the food companies but it has a harmful effect on our health and nutrition. Fresh foods are more health for our bodies. This blog looks into alternative food options that are healthier. Teachers can discuss with the students which foods can additives and which food are natural foods. It is important for students to consider what they put into their bodies. 

 

This links up to the Australian Curriculum technologies 2.1, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9. Here is a link to the curriculum: 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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Dropped your toast? Five-second food rule exists, new research suggests

Dropped your toast? Five-second food rule exists, new research suggests | Design and Technology: Primary Students exploring Food and Fibre Production to meet community needs. | Scoop.it
Food picked up just a few seconds after being dropped is less likely to contain bacteria than if it is left for longer periods of time, according to new research.

Via Corinne Owen
Karen Willis's insight:

An interesting and engaging digital resource to support middle and upper primary students in considering the importance of food safety and hygiene. 

 

This resource integrates other learning areas of the curriculum such as Health and Physical Education as students explore the importance of safety standards in order to consume healthy food to nurture our bodies.

 

This links to the relevant content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies:


Investigate the role of food preparation in maintaining good health and the importance of food safety and hygiene (ACTDEK022)

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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Melissa Bufalino's comment, April 30, 2014 7:22 AM
Haha! Good to know. At least we know our kids are safe if they react fast!
Corinne Owen's curator insight, May 3, 2014 5:52 PM

This article inspired me to think about the many digital microscopes available for purchase on the market today. In my opinion no classroom teacher should be without one.

 

Microscopes open up a whole new world for students, use one to take a close look at a drop of pond water and you will soon find out the reason why. Children will be engaged and engrossed in any lesson where a digital microscope is used I absolutely guarantee it.

 

Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies Knowledge and Understanding 4.1 and Processes and Production Skills 4.3

Corinne Owen's comment, May 10, 2014 10:23 PM
Digital microscopes are a brilliant resource to have in the classroom. Ever had the chance to use one?
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Designing a sandwich (pt 1/2)

Designing a sandwich (pt 1/2) | Design and Technology: Primary Students exploring Food and Fibre Production to meet community needs. | Scoop.it
The process of creating a new sandwich is shown from the initial design meeting and taste testing, through mass production to a final evaluation.
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A lesson idea to foster design and technologies, particularly in the area of food production and how food is selected and prepared in order to promote health. Students will explore how food is selected and balanced in order to consider taste and health and how technology is used for food production. In the clips (part one and two) students will view machinery slicing tomatoes and ham, chopping cucumbers, spreading butter, cutting sandwiches and packaging the final product. Students will use the tools and materials available in class to design and create their sandwiches and consider the time it takes them compared to the machinery and the mass production of sandwiches in the clips. Teachers can also discuss healthy options and students can work collaboratively to see which foods work well together and which do not. This enables the integration of cross curricula priorities such as: digital technologies through the use of digital media, mathematics through comparing time in mass production versus production in class and English through communication and collaboration. 

 

This links relevant content descriptors from the Design and Technologies curriculum: 2.1, 2,3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9. 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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Kelly Frintzilas's comment, April 26, 2014 9:21 PM
Nice item Karen. I imagine students would be very engaged in a lesson like this. As you mention, multiple avenues can be taken with this lesson idea, allowing for the integration of other key learning areas, cross-curriuclum priorities and general capabilities. I like how it encourages the viewing of the video first, before the students get a chance to get 'hands on' so to speak. This resource promotes understanding and creativity.
Melissa Bufalino's comment, April 30, 2014 7:27 AM
This looks great @Karen Willis.. would definitely like to try this simple, yet effective lesson in my class someday
Stephanie White's curator insight, May 13, 2014 9:12 PM

Designing a Sandwich is a lesson idea that teaches design and technologies. Students will watch videos that show machinery slicing tomatoes and ham, chopping cucumbers, spreading butter and cutting sandwiches and packaging the final product. After watching the videos students will get the chance to make their own sandwiches with classroom resources. Students will compare the time it takes to make their sandwich versus the time it takes to the machinery and the mass production of the sandwiches. Teachers can discuss with the students healthy options for sandwiches and the technology and tools it takes to create a sandwich.

 

This lesson links to the Australian curriculum technologies: 2.1, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, and 2.9. Here is a link to the curriculum: 

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10#levelF-2 

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Technology's epic story

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In this wide-ranging, thought-provoking talk, Kevin Kelly muses on what technology means in our lives -- from its impact at the personal level to its place in the cosmos.
(Filmed at TEDxAmsterdam.)
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Upper Primary school students can engage as they listen to expert Kevin Kelly discuss how technology impacts our lives and the influence it has on us personally and globally. 

 

Students can consider how technology aims to serve personal and community needs and contemplate on how some technologies may not suit everyones needs. 

 

 

This links to the relevant content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies:


Investigate how people in design and technologies occupations address competing considerations, including sustainability in the design of products, services and environments for current and future use (ACTDEK019)

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

 

 

 

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How nature inspired the design of velcro

How nature inspired the design of velcro | Design and Technology: Primary Students exploring Food and Fibre Production to meet community needs. | Scoop.it
A look at how burrs found in nature inspired the development of Velcro.
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Lower Primary students will engage in this fun visual resource and discover how a product such as velcro was derived from nature.

 

Students will consider how plants are grown, processed and designed for a purpose - to meet personal and community needs. 

 

This links to the relevant content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum:

 

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

 

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

 

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Using the Food Plate

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children will use the food plate to create healthy meal choices
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A fun and interactive way to look at how we select food for healthy eating. Children will use the smart board to arrange their dinner plate and consider which foods they can choose to promote their health. 

 

Students can identify how food is produced for society for a purpose such as healthy eating.

 

This links to the relevant content descriptors of the Australian Curriculum:

 

Identify, use and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIK001)

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

Generate, develop, and communicate design ideas and decisions using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques (ACTDEP015)

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

 

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Jake Cumner's comment, June 5, 2014 7:35 AM
It would be really interesting to see what students bring for lunches before teaching this lesson and then again afterwards. I great way to promote healthy living.
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Home Made Cookie Stamper |Gadgetsin

Home Made Cookie Stamper |Gadgetsin | Design and Technology: Primary Students exploring Food and Fibre Production to meet community needs. | Scoop.it
Want to make some delicious and interesting cookies at home? Apparently you need a set of fun cookie cutters or the following Home Made Cookie Stamper. This
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A fun and engaging hands on activity. Students could make their very own cookie stamper and consider how technology is used for a purpose and the processes and tools we use to make changes to foods for society.

 

Students can use the stamps and apply force to manipulate the food. This activity integrates the curriculum area of Science through  manipulating the dough students demonstrate how physical changes can be made to materials. 

 

Students can identify how technology is for a purpose and that food may not suit everyones needs but can still be designed to meet social and community needs. 

 

This links to the relevant content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum:

 

Explore how technologies use forces to create movement in products (ACTDEK002)

 

Identify how people design and produce familiar products, services and environments and consider sustainability to meet personal and local community needs (ACTDEK001)

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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From paddock to plate

From paddock to plate | Design and Technology: Primary Students exploring Food and Fibre Production to meet community needs. | Scoop.it
Discover where our food comes from and how it gets to our table. Explore farming practices and the processes involved in...
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Suitable for the early years ABC Splash offers a great clip to enable early years students to consider where our food comes from and how it reaches our table! Students can consider how we farm for a purpose and explore the life cycle of farming animals to make food for our dinner tables. 

 

Through the site From Paddock to Plate a series of topics are available which explore growing crops,  farming animals, harvesting and processing and food production. There is an abundance of information, resources, clips and lesson ideas which can be utilised to teach students about farming practices and the processes involved to produce familiar products. 

 

This links to the relevant content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum: 

 

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

 

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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Michelle Thompson's curator insight, May 28, 2014 11:41 PM

Karen says that this site is suitable for early years, however it could also be utilised for students with special needs in upper age levels.

The steps followed in order for food to arrive at our table are considered and students learn the process and purpose by exploring the life cycle of farming animals.

Topics such as growing crops, farming animals, harvesting and processing, and food production are all covered. Karen explains that there is an abundance of information available from the site.

Content descriptions for the Australian Curriculum: Technologies are:

 

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

 

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

 

Kelly O'Reilly's comment, August 4, 2014 12:41 AM
Using quality and concise videos from the "For the Juniors" series, this series links well into the Australian Curriculum areas of Stage 2 Design and Technology (ACTDEK012) - Food and fibre production; Suitability of materials and systems (ACTDEK013); and NSW HSIE Syllabus Stage 2 unit "Who will buy?" (ACTDEK003)
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Why do cows make milk?

Why do cows make milk? | Design and Technology: Primary Students exploring Food and Fibre Production to meet community needs. | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered why cows make milk? In this clip you will learn the answer to this question. You will also see...
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Through this engaging clip offered by ABC Splash early years students will consider why cows make milk and how farmers milk their cows. Students can consider how milk comes from the cow to feed calves and how it is also farmed for society. This is age appropriate for Prep - Year One 

 

This links to the relevant content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum 

 

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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Amy Jones's comment, June 10, 2014 7:06 PM
This is a great resource Karen! Taking the kids back to basics is great. This will help them to understand more about where their food comes from and it's also a little life lesson too! This also makes great links to the children's real worlds which helps them to make connections and build on current knowledge to create new knowledge.
u1021010's curator insight, June 11, 2014 9:15 AM

Many animals provide food for humans. Cows produce milk for their calves, which humans also drink and use to turn into other products; dairy products - cheese, yoghurt, butter etc.

 

This insightful video clip is aimed at Foundation to year two students and would be a valuable resource within the classroom as not only is the video engaging, but there are also questions provided which teachers can use to ask before, during, and after watching the clip.

 

Relevant Curriculum:

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating:

- Exploring which plants and animals can provide food or materials for clothing and shelter and what basic needs those plants and animals have.

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Stephanie Alexander schools project

Stephanie Alexander schools project | Design and Technology: Primary Students exploring Food and Fibre Production to meet community needs. | Scoop.it
Does your school have its own kitchen garden? Gardening Australia presenter Leonie Norrington meets with Stephanie...
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This is a wonderful gardening project The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation funded by the Australian Government and founded by Stephanie Alexander. Schools can apply for a grant through the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. 

 

Through this program, children in Years 3-6 at school will plant, grow, harvest and cook fresh fruit and vegetables. This is a powerful and delightful way to engage students in exploring food production, looking at how food is grown for a purpose such as healthy eating. It is a fantastic and engaging approach to promoting healthy eating. 

 

Cross curricular priorities are embedded as well. Students will measure and cut up food in the kitchen which is integrating maths.  Science is also integrated as students grow and harvest their crops and nurture the soil and consider scientific concepts in caring for their gardens. 

 

This links to the relevant content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum:

 

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

 

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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Labelling

Labelling | Design and Technology: Primary Students exploring Food and Fibre Production to meet community needs. | Scoop.it

Via Melissa Bufalino
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This site Food Standards Australia New Zealand looks at labels, how they are created and placed on food to guide us into nutritional choices. Lessons could allow students to explore a variety of foods and associated food labels and consider and identify how technology is used in society to guide us in selecting food in order to promote health. 

 

This links to the relevant content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum:

 

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

 

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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Katherine Reed's comment, May 1, 2014 3:16 AM
Great site Karen - very worthwhile information to put forward to students to apply some critical thinking about what we are putting in our mouths!
Jake Cumner's comment, June 5, 2014 7:32 AM
Such an important skill to teach students, especially with the increase in pre-packaged foods available.
Stephanie White's curator insight, June 11, 2014 6:15 AM

The Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) website provides information on food labels. Food labels give information to the public such as the ingredient list, use by dates, storage information and warning statements. When teaching students about food production, it is important to inform students on how to read a food label and what information is on a food label. 

 

This links to the relevant content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum:

 

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

 

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10 

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teaching-with-technology

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Via Angie Walter
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Wonderful ideas utilising many digital technologies to promote blooms taxonomy in the contemporary classroom. Digital resources are displayed and linked to relevant blooms taxonomies. A great resource to keep handy in the classroom and an excellent guide in implementing blooms taxonomy through ICT and modern technologies. 

 

This links to the relevant content descriptors of the Australian Curriculum:

 

Identify, use and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose (ACTDIK001)

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

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Angie Walter's curator insight, March 7, 2014 7:39 PM

Check out this great visual image that helps to link digital technology with Bloom’s Taxonomy. Students could select specific resources to assist them with planning, evaluating, designing, investigating or communicating their design ideas, plans and solutions or alternatively use one of these digital technologies to research, collect and collate information relevant to their market research for a new product or product re-design they are working on. Whether your students are engaging in higher or lower order thinking technology activities, there is a digital resource here to suit their needs. 

 

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Generate, develop, test and communicate design ideas, plans and processes for various audiences using appropriate technical terms and technologies including graphical representation techniques (ACTDEP036) (ACARA, 2014).

 

Effectively and safely use a broad range of materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to make designed solutions (ACTDEP037) (ACARA, 2014).

 

Use project management processes when working individually and collaboratively to coordinate production of designed solutions (ACTDEP039) (ACARA, 2014).

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BBC - KS2 Design and Technology - Designing a sandwich (pt 2/2)

BBC - KS2 Design and Technology - Designing a sandwich (pt 2/2) | Design and Technology: Primary Students exploring Food and Fibre Production to meet community needs. | Scoop.it
Creating a new sandwich - from the initial meeting to final evaluation.
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A lesson idea to foster design and technologies, particularly in the area of food production and how food is selected and prepared in order to promote health. Students will explore how food is selected and balanced in order to consider taste and health and how technology is used for food production. In the clips (part one and two) students will view machinery slicing tomatoes and ham, chopping cucumbers, spreading butter, cutting sandwiches and packaging the final product. Students will use the tools and materials available in class to design and create their sandwiches and consider the time it takes them compared to the machinery and the mass production of sandwiches in the clips. Teachers can also discuss healthy options and students can work collaboratively to see which foods work well together and which do not. This enables the integration of cross curricula priorities such as: digital technologies through the use of digital media, mathematics through comparing time in mass production versus production in class and English through communication and collaboration. 

 

This links relevant content descriptors from the Design and Technologies curriculum: 2.1, 2,3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9. 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

 

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Grow your own clothes

Grow your own clothes | Design and Technology: Primary Students exploring Food and Fibre Production to meet community needs. | Scoop.it
Designer Suzanne Lee shares her experiments in growing a kombucha-based material that can be used like fabric or vegetable leather to make clothing. The process is fascinating, the results are beautiful (though there's still one minor drawback ...) and the potential is simply stunning.
Karen Willis's insight:

Students from middle to upper primary can listen to an insightful and inspiring talk by a Designer Suzanne Lee as she shares her fascinating experiments in growing a kombucha-based material which can be used to make fabric and leather to make clothing!

 

What a wonderful way to promote sustainability and consider how new technologies can meet personal and community needs.

 

Students can also explore how we grow and process plants to make other products to serve society.

 

This links to relevant content descriptions from the Australian Curriculum:

 

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

 

Investigate the suitability of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment for a range of purposes (ACTDEK013)


Recognise the role of people in design and technologies occupations and explore factors, including sustainability that impact on the design of products, services and environments to meet community needs (ACTDEK010)

 

Investigate how people in design and technologies occupations address competing considerations, including sustainability in the design of products, services and environments for current and future use (ACTDEK019)

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10

 

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The bread-making process

The bread-making process | Design and Technology: Primary Students exploring Food and Fibre Production to meet community needs. | Scoop.it
The bread-making process is seen from start to finish at a small specialist bakery.
Karen Willis's insight:

This is a fun and innovative way to explore food production. BBC offer this engaging clip where students can see bread being made from start to finish and considered how it is made and supplied to society for healthy eating. 

 

A bread making lesson could be drawn from this clip, what a fun hands on and engaging way to learn concepts of food production as students made their own bread in class! Safety policies and procedures would have to be adhered to and a relevant risk assessment undertaken however, once everything is in place this is a great opportunity for students. 

 

This links to the relevant content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum:

 

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

 

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

 

 http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10 ;

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Stephanie White's curator insight, May 29, 2014 6:43 PM

BBC offers this engaging video clip for students to watch. The video shows the bread making process from start to finish. Students can watch this film to gain an understanding of how bread is made and supplied to society as a part of a healthy lifestyle. 

 

A bread making lesson could be drawn from this clip to allow students to have a hands-on experience. With the aid of the teacher and/or teacher aids, students can engage themselves in the bread making process from start to finish. Safety rules and guidelines would need to be in place. This would be a fun lesson for students to cook and then eat there final product. 

 

This links to the relevant content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum:

 

Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

 

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

 

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10 ;