Well I honestly wasn’t sure if I was ever going to use this blog again after EDC3100, but how wrong I was. Having started EDC4130 I have realised the value again in using this as a networking tool in hope of receiving handy feedback, advice and suggestions. An assessment task requires me to create a resource that can be used in the classroom to support teaching the Technologies learning area of the Australian Curriculum. I was given two content descriptors and asked to find a complimentary descriptor, then asked to draft a proposal of resources I would like to see in use. So long story short, here are my ideas. Please feel free to be honest in your comments
Process and Production Skills (Assigned Descriptor) Collect, access and present different types of data using simple software to create information and solve problems (ACTDIP009)
Knowledge and Understanding (Complimentary Descriptor) Recognise different types of data and explore how the same data can be represented in different ways (ACTDIK008)
This resource will be a 2-part video presentation using Prezi as an introduction to data collection and representation. The video will be a mixture of written, visual and auditory information so as to cater to diverse learning styles. Part 1 concept will use a variety of technological devices that are familiar to students (IPod, IPad, smartphones, digital cameras), and challenge students to think of ways in which they are able to be used to collect data. The video will also allow time for brainstorming activities as will be highlighted during presentation. Demonstrations will be given to encourage critical thinking.
Part 2 will be a follow on presentation that will demonstrate the transferal of data from devices into basic software that will include Word and PowerPoint to form graphs and charts. This will occur through step by step instructions using audio, written and visual imagery to form a basis from which students can expand upon.
Knowledge and Understanding (Assigned Descriptor) : Recognise the role of people in design and technologies occupations and explore factors, including sustainability that impact on the design of products, services and environments to meet community needs (ACTDEK010)
Process and Production Skills (Complimentary Descriptor): Critique needs or opportunities for designing and explore and test a variety of materials, components, tools and equipment and the techniques needed to produce designed solutions (ACTDEP014)
This resource is a summative assessment task that asks students to design a new school uniform. Resource will be comprised of a task sheet, workbook and rubric. The aim of this resource is to assess how students have understood a unit of work that has explored production of materials used in the manufacturing of clothing, sustainability of products and the effects that this has on the environment and the design of clothing.
Tasks within the workbook will require students to research 3 different materials used in clothing production, to identify the process by which it is made, properties of materials, effects on environment, cost and sustainability, before designing their own school uniform. These tasks are the basis for a PowerPoint presentation that students will be required to complete. The resource will require students to research, analyse, appraise, design and justify the decisions they have made for the designing of a new school uniform, whilst consolidating the knowledge and understanding that has been taught.
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