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Denise Plain▸ U2: Algorithms & Programming

I learned how to use Blockly at a one hour after school off site PD. I thoroughly enjoyed it and although I didn't master level 10, I knew I would have some students who would be able to do so. The next lessons I had with years 5 and 6, I introduced them to Blockly. They were immediately engaged and the collaboration between students was amazing…mainly just helpful talk and suggestions. For the next week or two, as lab sessions were completed, students were able to go on with Blockly…great that it saved where they were up to. Students did not really compet…

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Jane Batham▸ U3: English Connections

Linking Thinking – English + Digital Technologies
When introducing Scratch Jr to Year 1 students, a number of opportunities to link their thinking about the purpose and structure of the coding language and the purpose and structure of familiar texts used in English became apparent. Our discussion about the purpose of particular blocks and the syntax of the Scratch Jr code were valuable opportunities for students to make connections between their learning in different subjects.

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Jemima Saunders▸ U1: Introduction

Hi everyone,
I'm Jemima, a Digital Learning Consultant for the Catholic Education Office in WA. I'm currently working part-time (mummy duties) and responsible for supporting CEWA schools with all things teaching and learning with digital technologies. I spent 12 years in the classroom prior to this role in both SA, WA, remote and metropolitan schools. I'm an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Google Certified Teacher and have completed my Masters in Edn (specialising in ICT in Edn). I was fortunate enough to teach in a 1:1 device classroom and helped e…

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Kathryn Parres▸ U2: Algorithms & Programming

# cser task 1
Option 1
I tried Scratch JR a few times and enjoyed it a lot but felt confused and very new at it.I have not had any real experience until recently so I chose Blockly. The first one I tried was "Movie" but got lost easily so tried "Maze" and loved it. I am now going onto try as much as I can now some things have clicked. It must be the same for some children starting out and my experience reassured me just how important baby steps and breaking it all down to lots of graduated activities really is best!

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jeanie macnamara▸ U4: Math Connections

#cserTask3
I have been doing a ceramics unit with my ILC (Intensive Language Centre) art students. My students are all migrant refugees or asylum seekers with very limited English language skills and are aged between 12 and 20+.
In the ceramics unit we have been looking at nets of solids, starting with commonly used functional geometric forms (such as plastic take away food containers) and moving onto triangular prisms and hexagonal pyramids etc. Many…

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