Primary Australian Digital Technologies Scope and Sequence

It has taken a while to put together, and I am constantly updating the document, but below is a scope and sequence for Digital Technologies based on the Australian Curriculum. The document breaks down the Australian ¬†Digital Technologies Curriculum into 5 major concepts/areas; Data (representing, managing and analysing), Digital Systems (understanding and using), Creating and Interacting online (cyber safety and digital citizenship), Algorithms (coding and game design) and Information Systems […]

You may not be able to have ducks at school but you can get a scrap bucket!

Indian runner ducks are used to control pests instead of using chemicals (see video at the bottom of this post). However, if you are like me, you can’t have an army of ducks at school¬†(I only have two at home ūüôā ). However, you can introduce a class scrap/compost bucket where students place their scraps. At the end of the day ,you simply take the scraps¬†to your compost or even […]

The best Minecraft Youtuber according to Sydney

        Sydney is my 10 year old daughter and here is her blog:I think that he is the best You Tuber because he does a range of different Minecraft things including;¬†Bedwars, Money Wars, TNT wars, Parkour, adventure maps, murder mysteries (it is not actually murder), minecraft hide and seek, Vlogs and plenty more! It doesn’t matter is you don’t like Minecraft because you can just listen. When […]

Mothers Day Digital Tech Idea

This year, Brooke (co teacher) and I ¬†guided our¬†students to create their own calendar for the mothers and attach it to a clip board. The calendar started with May and went through to December. The clip boards were cheap, $2 each from Office Works. I wanted students to be creative and not just insert photos. To foster creative images they used these free sites: Sketch io, The Art Zone, Be […]

We need to ask ‘What if?’ instead of ‘What is?’

I was inspired by this EdTek talk so much that I had to share it. It is an amazing story about an artist named Phil Hansen. He talks about¬† how a life-changing injury forced him into rethinking how limitations inspire creativity. One of his key points is ‘learning to let go’, letting go of outcomes, failures and imperfections. With this comes the ability to be creative, to think only of […]

80 plus coding resources!

Throughout the year I have been blogging and pinning resources for teaching students how¬†to code. So I decided to put them all together in a single document.¬†I thought this¬†was a great idea to start off with but it¬†ended up taking¬†longer than I thought! Below is a¬†Slide Share presentation¬†containing resources for both Primary and Secondary teachers who are required to teach coding. The presentation includes online resources, apps (Android, iPad and […]

Create QR Codes with QR Droid

QR Droid ¬†provides a free online QR code generator for nine different QR code¬†types. One which I think is of particular use is the QR text generator. Simply type in your text, adjust the size and colour if your choose and the click generate QR code. Print the QR code and post¬†it¬†on the front door of your classroom. All parents/students need is a device with a QR code reader app […]

Christmas Drama Ideas

The slide share below¬†covers a range of curriculum areas including English, Arts (drama), Technology and Religion. If you don’t teach at a Catholic school the slide share also offers alternatives. It also includes teaching ideas using¬†Green Screen iPad app. Ideas for teaching Primary Drama at Christmas time from Joanne Villis

ABC Splash 150 plus new games

ABC Splash have recently added over 150 new games, all of which are aligned with the Australian Curriculum. Each game clearly states the related curriculum area and recommended year levels. For those who are not familiar with ABC Splash it is an education website with high quality digital educational content from across the ABC and around the world. It is packed with thousands of videos, audio clips, games and interactive […]