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Engagement in technology through authentic learning opportunities

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Started by Tessa Gray 25 Mar 2019 1:28pm () Replies (3)

Anyone who attended last week's Technology Online webinar will know how good it was - where several examples of Technology in action were shared that had natural links to designing/creating/presenting using digital tools and technologies. 

The resources for this webinar, including the presentation (PDF) can be downloaded from Technology Online

These powerful examples show how primary children are responding to human needs in authentic contexts. What do you think? Do you have any questions for presenters Deidre Senior or Cheryl Pym? 

Also see:

A recipe book: Linking technology and literacy

Primary playground redesign – a rich local curriculum opportunity


  • Tessa Gray (View all users posts) 11 Nov 2019 2:08pm ()

    If you missed the Technology Online webinar on, The revised Technology Learning area, it's well worth checking out. Both the webinar recording and slide deck are now available in Technology online.

    The takeaways for me were; where Computational Thinking in Digital Technologies and Designing and Developing Digital Technologies sit inside the Technology Learning area, as well as making deliberate and planned connections to the three Technological strands. There were also some examples in different year levels, linking to the wider curriculum.

    For continued support from Technology Online, register for their next webinar (Tuesday 26 November 3.45 pm - 4.45 pm) with Sarah Washbrooke on local curriculum projects in digital technologies. 

    Have you seen any other resources supporting schools implement and integrate Digital Technologies across the curriculum? Feel free to share these here.

  • Tessa Gray (View all users posts) 03 Dec 2019 12:05pm ()

    Technology Online hosted another great presentation (26 November, 2019), where primary teacher and STEM specialist Sarah Washbrooke shares how she makes connections locally across her community to find authentic ways to integrate both Computational Thinking and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes. Well worth viewing and sharing.

    Download the slides: Local curriculum projects and digital technologies (PDF, 3 MB) Taken from Technology Online

    Any other ideas for engaging in authentic contexts?

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