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This is a presentation which I delivered at the Oz Tech 2014 Conference in Melbourne. It includes teaching ideas for the Australian Technologies Curriculum. My teaching ideas are based on the Maker Movement ( getting kids to tinker, engage in hands- on learning experiences). This presentation was followed with a second hands on workshop called coding for teachers and kids.

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  1. 1. By Joanne Villis
  2. 2. This session is based on a website which I am in the process of creating. I am Joanne Villis (Classroom Teacher, University Tutor, ICT Trainer, founder of Inter-tech Education). Achievement Standards and Content Descriptors were copied directly from the Australian Curriculum Technologies Website. This is NOT an official site of the Australian Curriculum. Website created April 2014. Last updated 22/8/2014. This site is currently under construction.
  3. 3. Content Structure There are two subjects: 1. Design and Technologies 2. Digital Technologies There are two strands for each subject: 1. Knowledge and understanding 2. Processes and production skills
  4. 4. Bands descriptors: Band descriptions provide information about the learning contexts that apply to the content descriptions and achievement standards in each Technologies subject in each band. The curriculum for each Technologies subject is written in bands of year levels: • Foundation to Year 2 • Years 3 and 4 • Years 5 and 6 • Years 7 and 8 • Years 9 and 10.
  5. 5. Design and Technologies My prediction on the future direction of design technologies in Australian schools and my reasons (spoken).
  6. 6. I created a Y5/6 program based on Caine’s Arcade which can be found on my site or http://www.australiancu 2014/09/06/caines-arcade- year-56- technology-unit-will-engage- students/
  7. 7. Not digital? What about this? Kenyan boy makes peace with lions through technology.
  8. 8. What is the Maker Movement (spoken) and how did I integrate the Maker Movement (tinkering) and technology?
  9. 9. Have you heard of Sylvia?
  10. 10. However, todays focus is something scarier than the Maker Movement for many teachers as it is in our curriculum which we must teach!
  11. 11. But don’t worry, you can learn with your students. Does this sound convincing?
  12. 12. Here are the basics: Algorithm : A description of the steps and decisions required to solve a problem Branching: Occurs when an algorithm makes a choice to do one of two or more actions depending on sets of conditions and the data provided Digital solution: The result (or output) of transforming data into information using digital systems, skills, techniques and processes to meet a need or opportunity.
  13. 13. So where did I start? ear-34-coding-lesson-plans-teach-kids-code/
  14. 14. Now for the hands-on part. What can you tinker with? 1. Scratch software (you’ll need my USB) 2. TurtleArt software (you’ll need my USB) 3. Makey Makey (I have 2 to share, need a laptop) 4. BeeBots(I have 3 to work with) 5. iPad Apps for coding (I have 5 iPads to share)
  15. 15. Cool ideas HVAVo
  16. 16. Did you know that Sheldon believes that he has isolated the algorithm for making friends?
  17. 17. Created by Joanne Villis for a presentation at the IWBNet Oz Tech Conference 2014 Images:
  18. 18. Thank you to the Sponsors