I chose blockly because I had not used it before and I really enjoyed the tasks. It was quite addictive and I had to think carefully in the last levels. I’ve been really interested to see some different ways to use blockly. This week in class our students worked with a partner through a blockly course on groklearning. One student was the driver and the other the navigator. Everyone was able to work at their own pace, there was lots of discussion when students were stuck and a great sense of achievement when successful.
I have already tried visual programming and LOVE it!! So for this task I have decided to make an infograph (using CANVA) to use with my teachers explaining the key programming statements! Please feel free to comment for feedback, I'd be happy to improve this!!
Hi I'm a Year 3 teacher at Wilderness School, Adelaide, South Australia. This is my first experience with coding and I already feel like I've learnt a lot by doing this course, getting involved along with my students and working with my colleagues who are also partaking in this course. My students have loved exploring and experimenting with Scratch and Blockly as have I. I look forward to extending my knowledge over the coming weeks.
"I have already tried visual programming" Option 2
I have created a poster to display in the classroom. It explains the two programming statements discussed in this unit and gives examples in Scratch visual coding blocks. #cserTask1
When doing Blockly I found it frustrating when working out what the blocks did and how they worked together to carry out the task. I imagine that perseverance for some children will be a challenge. I can see that initially it would work better in pairs whilst getting used to the language of programming.
My name is Kate and I am a curriculum coordinator in the Northern suburbs of Adelaide. I work with 12 schools and 250 teachers. I really enjoyed the F-6 Foundations course and have used so much of the learning from that course but am now wanting to move teachers further with their technologies learning with 'Next Steps' sessions which I am hoping to get ideas from through this course! Looking forward to learning with you!
Integrate Digital Technologies with Maths
Choose to select one of the learning areas within Maths and explore a series of connected lessons that cover the content descriptors for that area. Provide an overview of your activity plan including a paragraph or two on each lesson. Include information about what outcome the lesson or session is meeting within Digital Technologies and in Maths
This lesson is for Yr. 7 Special Education focusing on DT content description F-2 Follow, describe and represent a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) nee…
Hi, I'm Doug. I teach year 5 in Brisbane's western suburbs. I am looking forward to finding ways to integrate into other subject areas. A lot of my experience with digital technologies is in the Arts. I'd like to start expanding into electronics through the use of Arduino and Raspberry Pi devices.
Task 2: Digital Tech + English!
For this task, you are to think of a lesson idea that integrates Digital Technologies with English. Provide an overview of your lesson. Include information about what outcome the lesson is meeting within Digital Technologies and in English: imaginative text and building reading, writing, listening or speaking skills).
I teach Yr 7 Special Education students. I plan to use the familiar story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ to teach sequencing, story board completion, flow charting and algorithm creation. The students will prog…
I just had a play with Blockly games, Scratch junior and Scratch. Many of my students have limited internet access so I shall also use Blockly's offline options. Now that I have seen the other sites that people have posted, I shall try cargo bot and a few other recommendations to see the value for my students in their DT learning. Hopefully they will be as engaged as I am.