Coding resources

Today I also had the opportunity to play with some ‘hands on’ coding resources. My favourite was Makey Makey. I have blogged this before so I shall keep it brief. MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. It allows you to turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. So how does it work? Well, you need to buy the kit (approximately AU$60). The […]

Curriculum teaching resources which use higher order thinking skills

I have been working on my PHD so I have had little time to blog. However,  I have created a few original resources which you may find useful. The first one is a weebly website (work in progress) called http://technologiesjvillis.weebly.com/ . On this website I have provided a large number of resources for Y3-Y6 teachers. I am slowing working away at the Foundation to Year 2 level.         […]

Australian Technologies Curriculum

One of the projects which I have been working on is a website in order to provide teachers with ideas in relation to teaching the Australian Curriculum. Currently it is in draft format and I have only covered Year 3 and 4. I have started Year 5 and 6. I came across the video below which is a project (based in New York) designed to engage students in technologies. These […]

Why has this site been quiet lately?

Recently I have just been too busy to post resources. However, I have been finding and sharing resources through Pinterest, simply because it is quicker. Here is the link to my Pinterest page: http://www.pinterest.com/joannevillis/ . If you are a Pinterest user can can simply choose to follow boards which interest you. I have 69 boards but they are in alphabetical order which makes it easier to find things to follow. […]

iPad Training 2014

I have had several requests about iPad training for Term 1 2014. I will be uploading training session dates and times for SA within the next two weeks. If you have a time preference (ie during school time or school holidays) and or focuses please feel free to email me directly at jvillis@inter-tech.com.au or post a comment by clicking the speech bubble next to the title of the post.