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50 ways to use video in the classroom - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

50 ways to use video in the classroom - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 | Technology education in the F-2 Australian classroom | Scoop.it
I will be travelling quite a bit this year to conferences and schools, speaking about a teaching lifelong passion - the use of video as an educational material…

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Now to give an example of how these ideas can align with the new technology curriculum (ACARA). Let's take Point 9...

Foundation to year 2 technology curriculum: 

2.1 Recognise and play with patterns in data and represent data as pictures, symbols and diagrams.

Learning Activity:

Get students to watch a "how to" video or a clip of a technological process (e.g. milking cows) then ask student to draw pictures to sequence the steps.

Another example, Point 22...

Foundation to year 2 technology curriculum: 

2.2 Describe how people use different information systems safely to meet personal and family communication and recreation needs.

Learning Activity:

Have students conduct a skype interview of a person of an older generation to gain insight into what information systems they used for communication and recreation when they were the age of the students. Compare this to the students experience.  

 

References:

 

ACARA. (2013). Draft Technology Curriculum F-2. Retrieved March 7, 2013, from http://usqstudydesk.usq.edu.au/m2/mod/folder/view.php?id=105116

 

Ddeubel. (2013). 50 ways to use video in the classroom. Retrieved March 7, 2013, from http://community.eflclassroom.com/profiles/blogs/50-ways-to-use-video-in-the-classroom?xg_source=msg_mes_network#

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This is a collection of ideas and resources related to teaching technology in the F-2 Australian classroom. The ideas and resources are linked to the proposed new technology curriculum, as outlined by ACARA.
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A look at five schools that are taking learning back to nature

A look at five schools that are taking learning back to nature | Technology education in the F-2 Australian classroom | Scoop.it
In this age of helicopter parenting, green playgrounds offer kids a chance to explore as well as build confidence and independence (The Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail, ran an article today that highlights the green schoolyard movement...
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shapesdesignbrief.pdf

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Here is another design brief from Children's Engineering Educators. This one would be great to use in a prep classroom, and covers both the design and digital strands of the new Australian technology curriculum, as well as areas of the Maths curriculum.

 

References:

 

ACARA. (2013). Draft Technology Curriculum F-2. Retrieved June 1, 2013 from http://usqstudydesk.usq.edu.au/m2/mod/folder/view.php?id=105116

 

Children's Engineering Educators. (2000). Shapes all around us. Retrieved June 4, 2013, from http://www.childrensengineering.com/shapesdesignbrief.pdf

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Five Steps to Starting a Class Blog | Primary Tech

Five Steps to Starting a Class Blog | Primary Tech | Technology education in the F-2 Australian classroom | Scoop.it
The school year began in Victoria, Australia last week. Many teachers have been thinking about the benefits of having a class blog and are keen to start their
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Blogging as a class can work really well for students of all ages. This article describes the steps teachers should take when they decide to start a class blog. It provides link to educational blogs, resources such as parental permission forms, and guidelines you should set with students for cyber safety reasons.

 

References:

Morris, K. (2011). Five steps to starting a class blog. Retrieved June 1, 2013, from http://primarytech.global2.vic.edu.au/2011/02/06/5steps-to-starting-a-class-blog/

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Photoshop Activities - Fun Lesson Ideas for Kids, Help, Effects, Digital Photo Editing

Photoshop Activities - Fun Lesson Ideas for Kids, Help, Effects, Digital Photo Editing | Technology education in the F-2 Australian classroom | Scoop.it
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This is an activity even the preppies will be able to do...and will really enjoy doing it! It covers the following curriculum content for Foundation to Year 2:

2.4 Identify, explore, and use digital systems (hardware and software components) for personal and classroom needs.

2.5 Follow, describe, represent and play with a sequence of steps and decisions needed to solve simple problems. 

 

You could also extend the activity by looking at how photographs were captured throughout history and comparing then to now.

2.2 Describe how people use different information systems safely to meet personal and family communication and recreation needs. 

 

References:

 

ACARA. (2013). Draft Technology Curriculum F-2. Retrieved June 1, 2013 from http://usqstudydesk.usq.edu.au/m2/mod/folder/view.php?id=105116

 

Science Kids. (2013). Technology lesson plans- Photoshop activities. Retrieved June 1, 2013 from http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/lessonplans/technology/photoshop.html

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Subway Graffiti Project | HaringKids Lesson Plans

Subway Graffiti Project | HaringKids Lesson Plans | Technology education in the F-2 Australian classroom | Scoop.it
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Taking inspiration from this art project, have students tell a story about the countries they come from using a visual display. This covers the Digital Technologies curriculum: 2.3 Collect, use and play with personal, family and classroom data (including numerical, categorical, text, image, audio and video data) and understand why it was collected and use digital systems to present the data. Students will be collecting data about where they come from, then representing this data with black and white images.

 

References:

 

ACARA. (2013). Draft Technology Curriculum F-2. Retrieved June 1, 2013, from http://usqstudydesk.usq.edu.au/m2/mod/folder/view.php?id=105116

 

The Keith Haring Foundation. (1997-2013). Subway grafitti project. Retrieved June 1, 2013, from http://www.haringkids.com/lesson_plans/learn/subway-graffiti-project

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Software MacKiev - Kid Pix 3D

Software MacKiev - Kid Pix 3D | Technology education in the F-2 Australian classroom | Scoop.it
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Kid Pix is computer software where children can create and share their own stories. This is lots of fun, although the young students will need a lot of support. It can be done however! 5 year old Nicki created the following video story using Kid Pix- http://www.mackiev.com/kidpix/kp3d_3dgallery.html

 

Using software such as Kid Pix ties in nicely with the digital technologies DRAFT curriculum.

2.4 Identify, explore, and use digital systems (hardware and software components) for personal and classroom needs.

2.6 Work with others to organise and create ideas and information in the form of text, images and audio using information systems, and share these with known people in safe online environments. 

 

References:

 

ACARA. (2013). Draft Technology Curriculum F-2. Retrieved May 15, 2013, from http://usqstudydesk.usq.edu.au/m2/mod/folder/view.php?id=105116

 

The Software MacKiev Company. (2013). KidPix 3D. Retrieved May 15, 2013, from http://www.mackiev.com/kidpix/index.html

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Technology At Work | Free Lesson Plans | Teachers | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources

Technology At Work | Free Lesson Plans | Teachers | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational resources | Technology education in the F-2 Australian classroom | Scoop.it
Free Technology lesson plan for grades K to 5.
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It is important for teachers to remember that "technology" education encompasses much more than digital technologies. This lesson plan could be adapted for F-2 students as an introduction to what technology is. Many students (and teachers) think only of computers, the Internet and new technologies, forgetting that technology includes materials, systems, tools and equipment that serves human personal and social needs. 

 

References:

 

ACARA. (2013). Draft Technology Curriculum F-2. Retrieved May 15, 2013 from http://usqstudydesk.usq.edu.au/m2/mod/folder/view.php?id=105116

 

Discovery Education. (2013). Technology at work. Retrieved May 15, 2013, from http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/technology-at-work.cfm

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Early Years Reading on the iPad

Early Years Reading on the iPad | Technology education in the F-2 Australian classroom | Scoop.it
Generating a love of reading is one of those gifts that benefit a child throughout their whole life. These apps and storybooks are a couple of ways that you can use the iPad to develop this passion.

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In my experience, kids love using iPads! During my prac I downloaded some free apps for the preps to use as part of morning rotations, in order to practice their literacy and numeracy skills. They were super keen to use the apps and, as they had to share 2 iPads between 4-5 kids, it was great to see them working collaboratively, helping each other out and learning from each other at the same time. I used the following apps:

ABC Magic 3, 123 NUMBER MAGIC Line Matching, Lola's Math Train Lite and Lola's Alphabet Train Lite

Learning activities such as these that include the use of digital technologies align with the new ACARA technology curriculum...

2.4 Identify, explore, and use digital systems (hardware and software components) for personal and classroom needs.

 

References:

 

ACARA. (2013). Draft Technology Curriculum F-2. Retrieved March 7, 2013, from http://usqstudydesk.usq.edu.au/m2/mod/folder/view.php?id=105116

 

Swanson, R. (2012). Apps in Education. Retrieved March 7, 2013, from http://appsineducation.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/reading-on-ipad-for-little-ones.html

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Tech increasing in the classroom | Lewisboro Ledger

Tech increasing in the classroom | Lewisboro Ledger | Technology education in the F-2 Australian classroom | Scoop.it
Director of Technology Nancy Kim presented the board with an overview of technology’s role in the classroom.
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PlantingaRainbowDB.pdf

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Children's Engineering Educators have a website based on the principles of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). They supply many great, free resources for teachers of all age groups. Their design briefs are organised under the skills targeted. The design brief displayed above is for K-2 and incorporates understandings of plant processes and sustainability.

 

References:

 

ACARA. (2013). Draft Technology Curriculum F-2. Retrieved June 1, 2013 from http://usqstudydesk.usq.edu.au/m2/mod/folder/view.php?id=105116

 

Whiting, G. (2006). Planting a rainbow. Retrieved June 4, 2013, from http://www.childrensengineering.com/PlantingaRainbowDB.pdf

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Benefits of Blogging by Linda Yollis and Class | Primary Tech

Benefits of Blogging by Linda Yollis and Class | Primary Tech | Technology education in the F-2 Australian classroom | Scoop.it
My good friend in Los Angeles, Linda Yollis, recently created this excellent video with her second and third grade class about the benefits of blogging. This
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This is a great video. It shows how a class blog can be used, even with the youngest students, to teach them about cyber safety, allow them to communicate their learning to a worldwide audience and as motivation for learning. Students are able to learn about the world first-hand, and discover how to become global citizens, and leave an appropriate digital footprint. 

This corresponds nicely with the Draft Technology Curriculum, F-2: 2.6 Work with others to organise and create ideas and information in the form of text, images and audio using information systems, and share these with known people in safe online environments. 

 

References:

 

ACARA. (2013). Draft Technology Curriculum F-2. Retrieved June 1, 2013 from http://usqstudydesk.usq.edu.au/m2/mod/folder/view.php?id=105116

 

Morris, L. (2013). Benefits of blogging by Linda Yollis and class. Retrieved June 1, 2013 from http://primarytech.global2.vic.edu.au/2013/04/08/benefits-of-blogging-by-lind-yollis-and-class/

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Ange McSweeney's comment, June 10, 2013 8:41 AM
Hi Alysse,
Great link! I have only just begun to see the real value in 'blogging' and how effective it can be as a tool in the classroom to promote work with digital literacies. It's great to see that these sorts of opportunities extend right through to the younger years. You have made good links to the Australian Curriculum. You have provided some good links here, although perhaps your identified theme could be more narrowed to provide a more specific collection of topic focused resources. In saying that, you have done a great job in searching for a selecting resources that would be appropriate for practical application in technology education for Foundation through to year 2.
Feel free to check out my curated collection on implementing technology education through science, with a specific focus on the theme of natural disasters at http://www.scoop.it/t/implementing-technology-education-through-science
Thanks for sharing,
Ange :)
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BROOKLYN DESIGN LAB : PARK SLOPE : DESIGN AND ART CLASSES

BROOKLYN DESIGN LAB : PARK SLOPE : DESIGN AND ART CLASSES | Technology education in the F-2 Australian classroom | Scoop.it
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These design and art classes describe some interesting ideas that can be useful in classrooms. Students desgin and construct monsters, moving characters, products, T-shirts and textiles. They use unusual materials, even animal bones! Afterwards, they have an exhibition of their work for friends and family. These ideas are easily translated into the classroom and cover many of the strands of the Draft Technology F-2 Curriculum, including 2.7 Use design ideas, materials, components, tools and equipment to play with, plan, safely produce and evaluate designed solutions based on personal criteria for technologies contexts. 

 

References:

 

ACARA. (2013). Draft Technology Curriculum F-2. Retrieved June 1, 2013, from http://usqstudydesk.usq.edu.au/m2/mod/folder/view.php?id=105116

 

Author Unknown. (2009-2013). Brooklyn design lab. Retrieved June 1, 2013, from http://brooklyndesignlab.org/classes_k5.html

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Boston Kids Design Animal Puppets For First Night - CBS Boston

Boston Kids Design Animal Puppets For First Night - CBS Boston | Technology education in the F-2 Australian classroom | Scoop.it
At workshops in several Boston locations, kids have been designing and making their own animal puppets.
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Children of all ages can participate in design challenges like these kids in Boston. There may not be a local community theatre parade for them to showcase their designs in so students could create their own theatrical performance to be performed at assembly. To develop understanding of sustainability, give students parameters such as that their puppets must be made from recycled goods. This idea can be adapted to cover a range of the F-2 Draft Technology curriculum strands, in particular:

2.5 Explore and investigate needs or opportunities for designing, and the resources needed to produce designed solutions. 

 

References:

 

ACARA. (2013). Draft Technology Curriculum F-2. Retrieved June 1, 2013, from http://usqstudydesk.usq.edu.au/m2/mod/folder/view.php?id=105116

 

Merrill, K. (2012). Boston kids design animal puppets for First Night. Retrieved June 1, 2013, from http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/12/26/boston-kids-design-animal-puppets-for-first-night/

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LEGO.com Education LEGO Education downloads

LEGO.com Education LEGO Education downloads | Technology education in the F-2 Australian classroom | Scoop.it
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These are some great ideas for using Lego with young children. Children love Lego and it is a brilliant tool for the F-2 classroom as they are familiar with how to use it already. The DRAFT technology curriculum states that F-2 students must:

Investigate and play with technologies, materials and systems used to identify properties and create designed solutions for personal and local community needs (2.2). You could have the children design and create a local playground (see 'Let's See Saw' for an example).

F-2 students must also:

Explore how mechanical, electrical and electronic technologies use pushes and pulls to create movement in systems and products (2.4). 'One Fine Windy Day' demonstrates how to teach students about natural energy using wind turbines.

 

References:

 

ACARA. (2013). Draft Technology Curriculum F-2. Retrieved May 15, 2013 from http://usqstudydesk.usq.edu.au/m2/mod/folder/view.php?id=105116

 

Lego Education. (n.d.). Preschool and lower primary downloads. Retrieved May 15, 2013, from http://education.lego.com/downloads/?q={2009544C-A52C-4DFD-95F2-2AE3A19E5A25}

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iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » If It Were My Home: Compare Countries Visually

iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » If It Were My Home: Compare Countries Visually | Technology education in the F-2 Australian classroom | Scoop.it
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I love how well this technology can be used to cover a range of learning areas. It is also a very real-world, authentic task that would engage, and could be adapted to suit, students of many ages. This could be used to lead into other strands of technology. After comparing technologies, materials and systems of different countries students could then create/design solutions to meet a specific need in their own community (2.2).

I'd love to hear from anyone who has used this in the classroom. If so, please comment below!

 

References:

 

ACARA. (2013). Draft Technology Curriculum F-2. Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://usqstudydesk.usq.edu.au/m2/mod/folder/view.php?id=105116

 

Tenkely, K. (2010). If it were my home: Compare countries visually. Retrieved March 13, 2013, from http://ilearntechnology.com/?p=4936

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50 ways to use video in the classroom - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

50 ways to use video in the classroom - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 | Technology education in the F-2 Australian classroom | Scoop.it
I will be travelling quite a bit this year to conferences and schools, speaking about a teaching lifelong passion - the use of video as an educational material…

Via Patty Ball
Alysse Martin's insight:

Now to give an example of how these ideas can align with the new technology curriculum (ACARA). Let's take Point 9...

Foundation to year 2 technology curriculum: 

2.1 Recognise and play with patterns in data and represent data as pictures, symbols and diagrams.

Learning Activity:

Get students to watch a "how to" video or a clip of a technological process (e.g. milking cows) then ask student to draw pictures to sequence the steps.

Another example, Point 22...

Foundation to year 2 technology curriculum: 

2.2 Describe how people use different information systems safely to meet personal and family communication and recreation needs.

Learning Activity:

Have students conduct a skype interview of a person of an older generation to gain insight into what information systems they used for communication and recreation when they were the age of the students. Compare this to the students experience.  

 

References:

 

ACARA. (2013). Draft Technology Curriculum F-2. Retrieved March 7, 2013, from http://usqstudydesk.usq.edu.au/m2/mod/folder/view.php?id=105116

 

Ddeubel. (2013). 50 ways to use video in the classroom. Retrieved March 7, 2013, from http://community.eflclassroom.com/profiles/blogs/50-ways-to-use-video-in-the-classroom?xg_source=msg_mes_network#

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Patty Ball's curator insight, March 5, 2013 11:29 AM

ideas for using video in the EFL Classroom

Ellen Graber's curator insight, March 6, 2013 9:27 AM

Wow, only 50..how many more applications for video can you think of? What have you done?