I believe..

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.

Additional Resources

Year 2 and the Makerspace

Year 2 and the Makerspace

Central Idea 

Technology has changed over time and influences the way people live.

Key Concepts    

  • Change and Connection

Related Concepts

  • Innovation and Discovery

Lines of Inquiry

  • What technology is.
  • How technology has changed over time.
  • Ways technology has influenced our lives.

Design Task

Future Technology: Design a Car

Future Design Challenge

DEVELOP A DESIGN FOR THE JS LIBRARY

Edutech Masterclass STEM & Coding

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.

Design Challenge with @Sphero @julia_boulton

#EduTechAU #masterclass pic.twitter.com/2928JTmGgw

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THINGLINK

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PADLET

https://padlet.com/embed/i8x91jtxj7cm

DESIGN THINKING AND CHALLENGES
https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/tom_wujec_build_a_tower.html

PROGRAMMING RESOURCES

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Digital Learning Day 2016

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

 
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Digital Learning Day – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

ACTIVITIES

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?”

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Read a blog post (or two)

Lunchtime Activities 

  • BeeBots, Cubelets and Spheros in the Utilities Room