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Interactive whiteboard activity

Interactive whiteboard activity | Technologies F-2- Design and Technologies | Scoop.it
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This is an interactive resource which focusses on the effects of forces on materials, for example, some objects change shape when pulled, pushed, squashed etc. It would suitable to be used within a lower primary classroom to support students' learning about movement and forces. This entails the following content description: Explore how technologies use forces to create movement in products (ACTDEK002)  and elaboration: exploring how to manipulate materials using a range of tools, equipment and techniques to create movement, for example when constructing a toy boat that floats and moves (ACARA, 2014).

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Making a garden for students

Making a garden for students | Technologies F-2- Design and Technologies | Scoop.it
Explore a school vegetable garden where bush tucker plants, such as midgen berry, grow alongside common vegetables, like...
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This is a digital resource that provides a video explanation of how to create a garden in a school setting, in which encompasses traditional Aboriginal food or 'bush tucker'. This resource could assist students in understanding the tools and equipment needed to produce these foods. This addresses the following content description: Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

and elaboration: exploring the tools, equipment and techniques used to prepare food safely and hygienically for healthy eating (ACARA, 2014).

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Natural and man-made materials signs (SB2699) - SparkleBox

Natural and man-made materials signs (SB2699) - SparkleBox | Technologies F-2- Design and Technologies | Scoop.it
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This is a printable resource which is available for downloading and provides posters that explore different natural and man-made materials. The use of these posters could assist students, at the introductory stage, in understanding of the production and uses of differrent materials, which meets the following content description: Explore how technologies use forces to create movement in products (ACTDEK002)  and elaboration: combining materials and using forces in design, for example designing the door on a cage or a simple conveyor belt to move materials short distances (ACARA, 2014).

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Science - Playing with Plants and Animals

Science - Playing with Plants and Animals | Technologies F-2- Design and Technologies | Scoop.it
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This is a free digital resource that explores plant growth and animal maintainence. It is most suited to a lower primary, preferrably Foundation level, to explore, at the very basic introductory level, the systems of plants. This meets the following curriculum: Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)  and elaboartion: exploring which plants and animals can provide food or materials for clothing and shelter and what basic needs those plants and animals have (ACARA, 2014).

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Push and Pull

Push and Pull | Technologies F-2- Design and Technologies | Scoop.it
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This resource provides an opportunity to explore digitally created images and videos which represent the 'push and pull' motions. This resource would be suitable to be used within a lower primary classroom as an introduction to the concept of push and pull motions, addressing the content description: Explore how technologies use forces to create movement in products (ACTDEK002)  and elaboration: exploring how the principles of push and pull are used in the design of toys (ACARA, 2014).

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Scootle

Scootle | Technologies F-2- Design and Technologies | Scoop.it
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Offers a variety of teaching ideas and resources in direct relation to the Australian Curriculum: Technologies strand. Very useful for teachers.

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Adventures of Ollie - Ollie's World - Free Download Games, Online Games & Flash Movies

Adventures of Ollie - Ollie's World - Free Download Games, Online Games & Flash Movies | Technologies F-2- Design and Technologies | Scoop.it
Free Download Games, Online Games and Flash movies at Adventures of Ollie. Play free games, join adventures of Ollie and friends. Free Flash movies,free download games,Puzzle games, arcade games, word games,mahjong games card games.
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This is an interactive digital resource which allows children to participate in adventures in which they discover where everything they eat, drink, use and wear comes from. It lends itself as an accompanying resource for teaching sustainability, meeting content description: Identify how people design and produce familiar products, services and environments and consider sustainability to meet personal and local community needs (ACTDEK001)  and elaboration: exploring how local products, services and environments are designed by people for a purpose and meet social needs, for example the range of shelters provided for the public in a local community; graphical displays to market school and community events (ACARA, 2014).

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Food Safety Word Scramble

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GAME: Word Scramble - Teach kids about food safety with this fun word scramble.
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This resource is a game type activity which requires students to unscramble the words associated with food hygiene. It would be suitable to be used within a lower primary classroom, possibly Year 2, and meets the following content description: Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003) and elaboration: exploring the tools, equipment and techniques used to prepare food safely and hygienically for healthy eating (ACARA, 2014).

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Types of forces posters (SB6682) - SparkleBox

Types of forces posters (SB6682) - SparkleBox | Technologies F-2- Design and Technologies | Scoop.it
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This resource provide printable posters that explore the different terms associated with forces and movement. The content description: Explore how technologies use forces to create movement in products (ACTDEK002)  and matching elaboration: identifying, and playing and experimenting with, components such as wheels, balls, slides, springs and available local materials, tools and equipment to solve problems requiring movement, could be addressed by the use of this resource to support student learning, through the creation of a word wall (ACARA, 2014).

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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood . Water Play Game | PBS KIDS

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood . Water Play Game | PBS KIDS | Technologies F-2- Design and Technologies | Scoop.it
What sinks? What floats? Is it too big to go down the drain? Play this online game from Mister Rogers to find out.
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This game helps children look at the concept of sinking or floating, along with comparing the different materials impact on this. This addresses the following content description: Explore how technologies use forces to create movement in products (ACTDEK002) and elaboration: selecting materials to demonstrate how material properties are appropriate for particular designed solutions, for example materials that enable sliding or floating (ACARA, 2014). It would be suitable to use as an introduction to floating ans sinking within a lower primary class.

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Recycle Frenzy - Games - Visy Enviromaniacs

Recycle Frenzy - Games - Visy Enviromaniacs | Technologies F-2- Design and Technologies | Scoop.it
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This is digital resource which is designed for lower primary students. It addresses the issue of 'recycling' in an interactive and educational way. In doing so, it meets the following Technologies Curriculum content descriptions:

Identify how people design and produce familiar products, services and environments and consider sustainability to meet personal and local community needs (ACTDEK001)- especially linked to the concept of sustainability; recycling reduces negative impacts on the environment.

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Explore the characteristics and properties of materials and components that are used to produce designed solutions (ACTDEK004)- students are able to explore the process/ characteristics of recycling and compare with the end products.

 

(ACARA, 2014)

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Emma Pails's curator insight, March 12, 2014 9:47 PM

The following Recycle Frenzy game provides primary students with the opportunity to learn about and discover the issues related with recycling and the impacts it has on our environment. This interactive digital resource is a great way to engage your students in the recycling process through the implantation of the following two Australian Curriculum Technology (2013) strand content descriptors.

 

They are:

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

 

2 - Explore the characteristics and properties of materials and components that are used to produce designed solutions (ACTDEK004). 

 

Be sure to check it out!

 

 

 

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THE KEY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM’s: ICT General Capability and the Technologies - Digital Technology Strand

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For teachers to successfully teach the Technologies curriculum, it is important that they first understand it. The term 'technologies' is often confused with 'ICT's'. This document clarifies the difference between the two terms with reference to the Australian Curriculum; the starting point for understanding and teaching the Technologies Curriculum authentically and productively.

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