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Technological artefacts

  1. 1. Technological Artefacts <br />The good and bad of Technological Artefacts used in a classroom environment.<br />By Alicia Arundale<br />
  2. 2. G<br />The two technological Artefacts I have chosen to analyse are Google Earth and Sunshine Books Online.<br />
  3. 3. What is Google Earth?<br />
  4. 4. Discover The Earth.<br />
  5. 5. Explore the Sky.<br />
  6. 6. Dive in the Ocean<br />
  7. 7. Walk on the Moon and Visit Mars<br />
  8. 8. All of these provide a real world connection to support the students learning whilst being a enjoyable and interactive tool used to educate the students.<br />
  9. 9. Google Earth for Educators<br /> Google Earth for Educators.<br />Classroom Resources.<br />Talk Teacher to Teacher.<br />Student Work Showcase.<br />Tutorials and Tips.<br />What Educators are saying.<br />
  10. 10. Google Earth can help you bring a world of information alive for your students.<br />Students can use Google Earth to explore topics like:<br />
  11. 11. Classroom Resources: Features for My Class.<br />Below is a list of some popular features and how they can be helpful in the class.<br />Fly to the sky.<br />View Historical Imagery.<br />View 3D Buildings.<br />Draw and Measure.<br />Create a Tour.<br />
  12. 12. Classroom Resources<br />Projects for My subjects.<br />Below you will find ideas on popular methods to implement Google Earth in the classroom for a variety of subjects.<br />Science.<br />HSIE.<br />Creative Arts.<br />English.<br />Maths.<br />
  13. 13. Google Earth<br />Overall this is a great example of a Technological Artefact that has appropriate pedagogical applications. It can be linked and used to relate to students current or prior knowledge and future knowledge to be learnt from the use and implementation of this tool.<br />
  14. 14. What is Sunshine Books Online?<br />
  15. 15. fhd<br />This program offers a connection to the real world from Kindergarten to Year 6 through Literacy and Numeracy. You can discover the basics from learning the alphabet to Governments in Year 6.<br />
  16. 16. Sunshine Online is organised into three ‘Learning Spaces’.<br />Emergent.<br />Early.<br />Fluent Readers.<br />
  17. 17. Emergent Reader<br />What is an Emergent reader and what does this area cover on the site?<br />
  18. 18. Early Reader<br />What is an Early Reader and how does this site cater to this student or students?<br />
  19. 19. Fluent Reader<br />What is a Fluent reader and how does this site cater for these students?<br />
  20. 20. Sunshine Learning Spaces.<br />The digital resources offered in each learning space can be used for:<br />Whole class shared reading using an interactive whiteboard.<br /><br />Students working independently using classroom computers.<br />Both literacy and Maths programs.<br />
  21. 21. What does it offer a classroom teacher?<br />Animation.<br />Text support.<br />Literacy and Numeracy Programs.<br />Interactive Activities.<br />Assessment tools .<br />Worksheets<br />
  22. 22. Sunshine Online<br />Sunshine Online is a great tool to have in any classroom however the bad or negative part of this Technological Artefact is it now comes at a fee, in the past it was free. However the only free part now is a 14 day free trial period. Once this is finished you will have to subscribe to a years subscription which can prove costly for some schools and teachers.<br />