Wayne Ritzema▸ U3: English Connections

#cserTask2: Digitial Tech + English

Task – To design a lesson idea that integrates Digital Technologies with English.

Overview – The students in a Year 4 class have completed an inquiry into 'Stories of the First Fleet, including reasons for the journey, who travelled to Australia, and their experiences following arrival' (e.g. treatment of convicts,
daily lives, social order) ( ACHASS085)(HASS). Throughout the course of the inquiry students have investigated who and why people were on the first fleet. Beebots could be used follow the route the First Fleet took to travel from Portsmouth in England and arrive at Sydney Cove in Australia (Yr 4 Digital Tech SCSA – 'Define a sequence of steps to design a solution to a given task : WATPPS21).

The Culmination of the inquiry would be the design of a historical narrative from the perspective of a convict on the First Fleet.

Students given a story mountain narrative template (opening, build up, diemma, resolution and closing) and asked to Plan, draft and publish informative texts containing key information and supporting details for a widening range of audiences, demonstating increasing control over text structures and language features (ACELY1694).

The final draft of the narrative will 'Use a range of software including word processing programs to construct, edit and publish written text, and select, edit and place visual, print and audio elements (ACELY1697) – students will use storybird (https://storybird.com/create/) to create and finally publish a narrative of the First Fleet story book with accompaying pictures which are dragged and dropped as they write from the portfolio of pictures (Data can be represented in different ways ACTDIK008). The books can be publish and online using agreed protocols (ACTDIP013).
Storybird – Create

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  • Steven Payne: Great idea – my friend told some of this story using littleBits which I thought was pretty cool: youtube.com – 20150309214357 20150309214357

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