EDP4130 – Resource Design Ideas

Good afternoon everyone!

I would like to share with you my design ideas for the two resources I am going to be designing. Please see below. It would be wonderful if you could take a look at these ideas and provide some feedback. Thank you very much!

Kind regards,

Liz

Yr 2: Design and Technologies Resource – Spectacular Spinners

Content Descriptions

Knowledge and Understanding – Assigned

Explore how technologies use forces to create movement in products (ACTDEK002)

Process and Production Skills

Use materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to safely make designed solutions (ACTDEP007)

This resource will be designed for year 2 students. They will be investigating how technologies, such as spinning toys, use forces to create movement and how materials, tools and techniques enable their design.

Format of resource

The format of the resource will be on my pre-service teacher blog and all resource components will be accessible there. The resource consists of a unit, spanning over an eleven-lesson period. The resource includes:

  • a unit plan (on website) for the educator
  • assessment task booklet and rubric (word documents)

For the first four lessons, students will work through a series of learning activities. They will learn about the purpose/need for, design features of, materials/tools/techniques used to make and forces placed on, a variety of spinning toys.

During the following seven lessons, students will work through the assessment task booklet to complete the given project.

The challenge: Create an exhibit for a Past and Present Toy Museum (to be created in our classroom) that includes:

1)   A display (image and written description) of the mammandur (an aboriginal spinning toy from the past).

2)   A new moving toy you will design and create.

3)   A floor plan for the setup of exhibit tables.

4)   A sign for your exhibit.

5)   Your completed design booklet.

 

Yr 5: Digital Technologies Resource – Nifty Networks 

Content Descriptions

Knowledge and Understanding

Examine the main components of common digital systems and how they may connect together to form networks to transmit data (ACTDIK014)

Process and Production Skills – Assigned

Plan, create and communicate ideas and information, including collaboratively online, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols (ACTDIP022)

 

This resource will be designed for year 5 students, providing foundation knowledge of the representation of data, digital systems and networks.

 

Format of resource 

The format of the resource will be on my pre-service teacher blog and all resource components will be accessible there. The resource consists of a unit, spanning over a ten-lesson period. The resource includes:

  • a unit plan (on website) for the educator
  • assessment task booklet and rubric (word documents)
  • student WebQuest, (provides a digital workspace where students can independently work through and access a range of learning materials and activities, such as:

o   viewing powerpoints and videos

o   finding and reading information from websites

o   printing copies of resources

o   accessing the class website.

 

For the first six lessons, students will work through learning activities via the WebQuest. They will learn about representations of data, components of digital systems and how digital systems can be connected to create a network and transmit data.

During the following four lessons, students will work through the assessment task booklet to complete the given project.

The challenge: New iPads have arrived in the school and members of the school are unsure of how to connect them to other digital systems, in order to transmit data. A page has been created on our class website, where people in the school community can visit to find network designs and instructions on how they can connect their iPad to other digital systems. You are required to contribute a network design (involving at least three digital devices) and accompanying written steps to instruct others on how to create the network.

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