"I have already tried visual programming."
Option 2 – Create a resource that explains key programming statements. #cserTask1
Task 1: Visual Programming. I choice the Blockly program as my coding experience is as an immerging learner, having enrolled in this course I feel I have learnt some very important and useful skills which I can pass on to students. I found the Blockly 10 steps program a challenge as the levels progressed. I realise I am a 'big-picture' person and the precise details required to successfully complete the game required me to think ‘details, details, details’ !! I feel that the Paired Programming suggested, would have assisted me. The Blockly platform was an …
Any Victorian members may be interested in this great Kids Conference. The Digital Technologies Curriculum coming to life . Registrations are now open http://www.acu.edu.au/about_acu/faculties,_institutes_and_centres/education_and_arts/kids_conference
I'm the Resource and E-Learning teacher at Redeemer Lutheran School in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. We are an ELC -to Year 7 school with over 450 students. I completed the Foundations Course earlier this year and have subsequently conducted two staff meetings with our staff about Digital Technologies and Coding. I am looking forward to learning more in this area.
Hi all. I completed the F-6 MOOC a couple of years ago and I am now redoing it whilst supporting some of the staff at my current school. They are enjoying the journey and we are all dedicated to implementing Dig Tech into our classrooms. I am completing the 'Extended' MOOC to broaden my knowledge and to assist other teachers in implementing DT across the curriculum. I am looking forward to new learning and would love to network with others around the Hobart area.
Hi everyone, I'm teaching Prep to Grade 4 and looking for ways to integrate DigTech from Kindergarten to Grade 10. I'm learning as I go, so these MOOCs are proving to be really useful! Thanks!
One of the only things I remember doing with computers in school (back in the Dark Ages) was Turtle maths. It looks like Turtle maths (or turtle-like task programs) still exists – which makes me happy!
For maths, a challenge could be posed to Year 3-4 students to program Turtle in such a way that he draws a pentagon, a hexagon, etc. In this way, students are experimenting with and exploring degrees of angles and sums of angles. This leads to further lessons connecting polygons with sums of angles.
In an integrated Christian Studies and English unit, I have had students create models of the Old Testament Tabernacle and then act as 'tour guides', showing visitors around their virtual tabernacle. The students built the tabernacle physically or on Minecraft this past year. Next year, I might have students put pictures up in ScratchJr and have a Sprite narrate through the tour of the tabernacle. #cserTask2
I played with Blocky maze and LOVED it. I can see how the use of pairs (with one as navigator and one as driver, and with ground rules in place) can really facilitated problem solving and computational thinking. #cserTask1
I'm Janet Abercrombie, Head of Junior School in the Western Suburbs. The Junior School staff have taken either the Foundation or the Extended course. I'm picking them up a few days late. The Foundation course helped me fill in come gaps in understanding technology. I'm looking forward to learning more through the extended course.