Design and Technologies
28 views | +0 today
Follow
Design and Technologies
This topic includes news articles, resources and ideas on how to include design technology into teaching practices.
Curated by Casie Hintz
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Casie Hintz
Scoop.it!

Kids Design Challenge: TiPS

Kids Design Challenge: TiPS | Design and Technologies | Scoop.it
Casie Hintz's insight:

This website gives some useful tips on what to include in design activities. It is good for teachers just starting out as it states clear instructions on how to write design activities for the classroom. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Casie Hintz
Scoop.it!

Teaching design and technology

Primary design and technology
Casie Hintz's insight:

This scoop is very handy for new teachers just starting out or teachers with little design and technology experience. It inlcudes information on different design activities you can ask your class to make (design activites that are relevant to their currernt situation and design activiites in fictional contexts). The slide show also states how teachers can include other key learning areas in technology. Most of this slide show is relevant to the students themself and could prove to be beneficial for the class to watch. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Casie Hintz
Scoop.it!

Engineer in the Classroom

Engineer in the Classroom is a nationally recognized, award-winning educational program for students in 5th grade. Since the program's inception in 2000, eng...
Casie Hintz's insight:

This is an insightful video that can be used for both teachers and classroom use. It compromises interviews from the students and the teacher's perspective. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Casie Hintz
Scoop.it!

Design Technology Teaching Ideas

Design Technology Teaching Ideas | Design and Technologies | Scoop.it
Find free Design Technology teaching ideas, activities and resources for your primary and secondary classroom.
Casie Hintz's insight:

This website is great for the Design and Technolgies aspect of the Austrlaian Curriculum. The website provides many useful classroom activites that cater for diverse learning needs. The website also provides activity sheets for students to develop skills required (such as scissor skills) for the design activities given. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Casie Hintz
Scoop.it!

Target: Design in the Classroom

Target: Design in the Classroom is an innovative new program that brings the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to NYC schools. This video s...
Casie Hintz's insight:

This video follows Joanna Burgess as she travels around to different classrooms showing how design can be executed in classrooms ranging from K-12. The video includes interviews of various teachers and principals showcasing their thoughts and opinions on design projects. This is a great video broadcasting many different ideas for design challanges. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Casie Hintz
Scoop.it!

Primary Resources: Design and Technology

Primary Resources: Design and Technology | Design and Technologies | Scoop.it
Primary Resources - free worksheets, lesson plans and teaching ideas for primary and elementary teachers.
Casie Hintz's insight:

This is a great site for any teacher who is focusing on the Design and Technology strand of the Australian Curriculum. There are many different themes to choose from. This is a great way to incorporate and connect other KLA's into your Technology teaching, whether it be designing a musical instrument (music), designing an ancient Greek sandal (history), or designing a torch (science). 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Casie Hintz
Scoop.it!

Draft Australian Curriculum: Technologies

Casie Hintz's insight:

This scoop provides you with a direct link to the Australian Curriculum Technologies (Draft). The curriculum inlcudes both strands Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies. The Design and Technolgies strand starts at page 25 and ends on page 60. However, the whole document is insightful and helps you discover the importance of teaching technologies in the classroom. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Casie Hintz
Scoop.it!

Engineering is Elementary- Engineering and Technology Lessons for Children

Overview of Boston's Museum of Science Engineering is Elementary (EiE) program and the value students get from hands-on learning about science, technology, e...
Casie Hintz's insight:

This video follows the Museum of Science in Boston travelling around to different schools and implementing an engineering or design program into the classroom. Some of this video is not relevant to teachers in Australia as the program is not available to us, however there are some great tips and information in the video for ALL teachers wanting to implement design into their classroom. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Casie Hintz
Scoop.it!

Technology

Technology involves the design, engineering and production of innovative and creative products to meet the needs and wants of others.
Casie Hintz's insight:

Queensland Education brief explanation of technology and what technology means for students. This website provides useful links to essential learning and curriculum outcomes. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Casie Hintz
Scoop.it!

VCEC - Home

VCEC - Home | Design and Technologies | Scoop.it
The Virginia Children's Engineering Council website
Casie Hintz's insight:

This website is fantastic for teachers looking to implement design into their classroom. It provides useful links to other websites also focusing on design. There are design brief lesson plans for grades K-5. The lesson plans are identified with other key learning areas involved in the design brief activities e.g Year 3 design brief incorporating maths or Year 5 design brief incorporating Science etc. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Casie Hintz
Scoop.it!

Design In the Classroom

Solar Ovens, Design in the Classroom
Casie Hintz's insight:

This is a fantastic video that showcases designs that have been created in the classroom. A number of students are interviewed about their thoughts on design. The students talk about the process they used to create these designs, the struggles they faced and what they learnt while creating these projects. This video is a great resource for teachers as it shows how students can really use higher order thinking to solve problems. 

more...
Jess Went's comment, March 25, 2013 6:59 PM
If you are planning on using this video in the classroom, start it about 2 minutes into it. This section shows the students justifying their design ideas and processes. The students use a variety of terminology that you could discuss with your students: prototype, insulate, experiment, materials, limitations, process and testing.
Scooped by Casie Hintz
Scoop.it!

What most schools don't teach

Learn about a new "superpower" that isn't being taught in in 90% of US schools. Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Ton...
Casie Hintz's insight:

This is a great video on the importance of learning how to design programs. The video is a combination of interviews from famous individuals such as Bill Gates, Will.I.Am and Mark Zuckerberg.  

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Casie Hintz
Scoop.it!

Technology in the classroom

Technology in the classroom | Design and Technologies | Scoop.it
A guide to the technologies your child may be exposed to in the classroom.
Casie Hintz's insight:

A fantastic news article published by the Sydney Morning Herald in 2010. The article talks about how teachers can use different types of technologies in the classroom. It explains how others have been involving technologies in their classroom and provides some great suggestions. The article is set out very clearly making it easy to read and follow. 

more...
No comment yet.