This is the first post for my next learning journey….
I have been updating my online presence and reflected on what I believe as an educator and how I feel I can make a difference to those I come in contact with.
See more of my work and reflections at my Google site.
Year 2 and the Makerspace
Technology has changed over time and influences the way people live.
- Change and Connection
- Innovation and Discovery
Lines of Inquiry
- What technology is.
- How technology has changed over time.
- Ways technology has influenced our lives.
Today was a day filled with #STEM and #coding at #EdutechAU Masterclass.
Participants explored how STEM can engage and challenge students while implementing the Australian Curriculum (Science, Mathematics and Technologies).
The days was a ‘hands on’ approach with participants applying a design thinking approach to robotics, programming and STEM, examining related concepts to adapt and implement in their context.
See some below some of the resources and sharing from the day.
— Michael (@brbcycling) June 1, 2016
— Julia Boulton (julia_boulton) June 1, 2016
DESIGN THINKING AND CHALLENGES
Digital Learning Day is an excellent way to celebrate the ways that our students engage with the world. In education, technology has changed the world we interact with each other – from the classroom to the world.
“Education is evolving due to the impact of the Internet. We cannot teach our students in the same manner in which we were taught. Change is necessary to engage students not in the curriculum we are responsible for teaching, but in school. Period.” – April Chamberlain
“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is most important.” – Bill Gates
Digital Learning Day – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
Take a Quiz Safer Internet Day 2016 Quiz
View a video
Post your thoughts on the Padlet (see below)
Classes are encouraged to think about their use of technology in the learning process and
“Share your favourite technological tool for learning and add the hashtag #DLD. Why is it your favourite?”
Read a blog post (or two)
- BeeBots, Cubelets and Spheros in the Utilities Room
The students worked in groups to design a maze for navigating the Sphero.
This is what happened.