Hi there, I'm a graduate still in my first year, and completed the first course in Dec 2015. I'm now an ICT specialist in a primary school in Perth teaching PP-Y6 for lessons ranging from 40mins to 55 mins per week. I used to be a programmer so am familiar with all the concepts but am learning how to teach them. I'll be starting to introduce the Digital Technologies curriculum this year. Looking forward to collaborating with you all! Twitter: @MrsChom
Whilst at university I created a resource on hot make an animation using powtoon that I could use in the classroom. We would view the resource. I would then get the students to choose a story they have created already or a fairy tale they are familiar with. I would get them to plan out the characters and series of events. Students would then start experimenting with powtoon. Students would work in teams of 2 or 3 to create and debug their animat…
I teach ICT two days a week and in the classroom three days a week with my Year 6 class in Perth's northern suburbs. I've been teaching Digital Technologies (specifically coding) for the past two years and feel that I am skilled with Blockly, Scratch and many code websites.
As I have used Scratch and Blockly before I decided to create a game to demonstrate the If…Then…Else statement. It is based on the Card Game from Coce.org but uses dice instead. I hope the link to the Google Doc works as I haven't done this before – fingers crossed!
I have used Scratch and Blockly before so I decided to create a game to demonstrate the If…Then…Else statement. It is based on the Card Game from Code.org but uses dice instead. I hope the link to the Google Doc works as I haven't done this before – fingers crossed.
I have not used Blockly before but have tried Scratch jnr which helped me make decisions on how to program my way through the mazes. At first I found it easy but I have yet completed the maze on level 10. If the actions are repeated I can understand how to loop but level 10 I am still debugging to make my way through!
I enjoyed trying to get through the maze with using the least amount of blocks.
I selected the particular act…
I have used Scratch Jr and Scratch 2.0 with my Grade 3/4 class, but this task provided a good excuse to explore Blockly. I completed all the maze tasks but got really stuck on the tenth challenge (I wanted a repeat loop) and eventually resorted to youtube for a solution! What I learnt from this though, is that programming skills and concepts are definitely transferable. I've since had a play with processing.org and the little b…
Hi. I'm Bek. I am a primary school teacher. This coming year will be my second year teaching and I will be teaching Year 3. I enjoyed the first MOOC and can't wait to learn more about digital technologies and ideas I can use in my classroom.
#Digital Tech and Maths
The focus of this unit is to apply measurement concepts within a real life scenario. Students design their own dream house while using many mathematical and design processes with the final outcome being a complete house design with all costing included. The unit draws on both mathematical and design concepts…
In this lesson, which encourages students to think about the sounds of poems and to enjoy reading them, students use lip-syncing software to produce an animated talking head.
Students will develop their enjoyment and appreciation of the sound of poetry, develop the ability to read poems aloud in an expressive way and deve…