‘POSSUM MAGIC’: EMBEDDING TECHNOLOGY IN DEEP LEARNING.
A great learning experience for students at Pallara State School. The project involves monitor possum activity using 24 hour surveillance cameras linked to their classroom computers. The children learn Science, Biology and Maths content through this project. The children are unaware of how much learning they are participating in because they are having fun.
Check out the video – link above.
I am using the Australian Curriculum. “In 2014, The Australian Curriculum is being implemented in all states and territories of Australia.” (ACARA, 2014).
I have chose the English strand. English is one of my least favorite subjects to teach, so I thought I would get out of my comfort zone and challenge myself with this unit.
I have chosen year 1 because I am confident teaching in the younger years and am hoping for a year one class for professional experience.
Discuss how authors create characters using language and images(ACELT1581)
Create short imaginative and informative texts that show emerging use of appropriate text structure, sentence-level grammar, word choice, spelling, punctuation and appropriate multimodal elements, for example illustrations and diagrams (ACELY1661)
The hyperlink below will give you access to my online Artifact created for Assignment 1.
ICT’s in Miss Armstrong’s class
This website has been created as a preservice prep educator, explaining to parents about why we use ICT’s in the classroom.
While on the search for teacher blogs, I found a post on Kid Safe Internet searching. The blog is from a teacher of year 4 and 5 students. The project was for students to compare kid safe search engines.
I didn’t even know there was such a this as kid safe search engines. I took such an interest in checking out the different sites because of a incident that happened to my next door neighbors children. When the kids were searching the popular Loom Band YouTube tutorials, mum just so happen to walk by to hear a video that did not sound like a Loom bracelet tutorial. She quickly turned the inappropriate video off. A bit off track but the point of the story is that it is very easy for children to accidentally click on a pop up or incorrect or inappropriate site.
A great idea having kid safe search engines. My favorite is Kid Rex. The site comes up with a cheeky red crayon drawing “opps! Try again” if something inappropriate is typed in.
Sadly this is not a recent blog as the teacher has not posted in the past 6 months. However I still chose to share the blog mostly because I recognised the school uniform (I use to teach at the Childcare down the road) and there were to many great resources not to share.
playing in prep is a blog from a QLD Prep Teacher. She shares lots of images of art works, information on the importance of play, and photos of the children’s learning. Viewing the learning journeys you can really see how involved in the class the teacher is and how play is valued in the prep environment. A blog is a great way to share the children learning with the families.
So many great teaching resources and ideas.
well here is my mind map of why I am going to use ICT’s to enhance student’s learning. Thanks Alisia for the link to the article 13 reasons to use Educational Technologies in lessons. I used an iPad app called SimpleMind to create my mind map, but I believe you can also use this app on your desktop – and it makes it easy to swap between devices.
I think that ICT plays a massive part in education today and in particular in the classroom. The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) encourage the use of ICTs across all areas of the curriculum (ICT as a general capability) as well as the Technologies strand. So they value the importance of ICT to enhance education.