After reflecting on the technological world that I live, and looking closely at how technology influences my life, it is without hesitation I can say I am a very digitally reliant citizen. A digital world was a term I associated with my children’s generation. It has become apparent, however, of the significant relevance of this term in my world. A digital world is made up of the information and technology that surrounds us. It is changing the way we think, live and work (Howell, 2012 , p. 11). Technology is a significant contributory factor in keeping me on track and organised, and I welcome the positive impact that being digital has in my life.
Transmedia is a term that is new to my vocabulary, and I am captivated by the way it encourages a narrative to be expressed artistically through non-text forms. My son has no interest in reading, and this motivates me to broaden my transmedia understanding and the ways to incorporate it into education. My research thus far, has led me to believe that it may hold the key to rediscovering a love of narrative for my son and the many other children that view reading with the same disinterest. Continue reading “Transmedia”
I have a new role!
I am a curator. I have been curating on Pinterest for years and have only just realised there is a title to go with it. Digital curation sounds complex, but the abundance of online curating tools have “allowed anyone to become a curator” (Flintoff, Mellow & Pickett Clarke, 2014). As a curator, I am collecting topic specific material, from a range of online sources and collating it in a fashion that is of interest to myself and others. There is great value for content gathering for educators and students and it is proving a powerful learning tool (Johnson, 2013). Continue reading “Being a Digital Curator”
I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious.
– Albert Einstein
Year 3 Science
Understanding how liquids and solids respond to change in temperature!
As my first teacher resource, I have created a Scoop.it collection focusing on a Year 3 science learning area that is directly related to the Australian Curriculum. This Scoop.it collection centres on building an understanding of chemical science and is specifically related to the changing state of solids and liquids when heat is added or removed. (curriculum reference # ACSSU046). This resource has been developed for students, with initial guidance by a teacher. This Scoop.it collection includes short descriptive videos, image diagrams, fact sheets, simple quizzes and links to a Pinterest page that has also been created outlining simple experiments that students may like to try at home.
Year 2 Science
The Life Cycle of a Plant – Exploring Germination and Growth!
As my second teacher resource, I have created a Pinterest page focusing on a Year 2 science learning area that is directly related to the Australian Curriculum. This Pinterest page centres on building an understanding of biological science and is specifically related to the lifecycle of a plant and the stages of growth from germination through to maturation. (curriculum reference # ACSSU030). This resource has been developed for the teacher and includes classroom pictorial material, short videos, experiments, craft activities and creative ideas.