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Catherine Way
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This is an amazing data visualisation of earthquakes around the world. A dataset on earthquake size and locations or other extreme events eg cyclones would be an interesting data set for upper primary students to work with (and could be linked to science curriculum)
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I think an interesting thing ask for data collection and display for a teacher PD would be asking a difficult mental maths problem (eg. 18 x 6) and having teachers record how they found the answer (eg. My working mentally would be 10 x 6 = 60 then add 8 x 6 = 48).
You can then collect data about how many strategies were used and how many people used each strategy. Teachers could then experiment with digital ways to display the data. (Credit to the book Mathematical Mindsets, by Jo Boaler for my interest in the different way people solve a problem like this.)
#csertask2

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Before I became a teacher I trained as a geophysicist - at the time it was a field just beginning to benefit from new technologies for mapping, including mapping below the earth's surface. I looked up some of the ways technology is being used in this field now and found this article about sea floor mapping.

Other technologies, like drones, that are shown in other posts below could contribute to very interactive maps showing different views and layers.

#cserTask1 #science #geology

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App Review: Toca Tea Party
Toca Tea Party By: Toca Boca Recommended Age: 5 and under     I think it's best for: 3 to 4 year olds Price: A$4.99 In App purchases or Ads: no Toca Tea Party allows children to host a tea party on their iPad.  They set the table, invite their friends to te...

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Investigate: Eggs
Resources and ideas for extending children's interests or understanding of eggs and animals that lay eggs Video of a chicken hatching from an egg. You can follow this up with acting out the lifecycle of a chicken.

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snippets14/2/2016 - introducing ipad use to children
Apps, articles, thoughts about digital technologies and education ... I introduced the ipads to my preschool classes using the app Plic, Ploc, Wiz .  This is a simple app for arranging shapes to construct pictures.  This simple app gave the children a chanc...

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Coding in Preschool
At the end of 2015 my preschool classes participated in the  Hour of Code .  This event was facilitated by another teacher at my school.  We did this coding session on ipads as we do not have desktop computers in the preschool.  I assisted by reviewing the ...

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What does a balanced technology user look like?
Image Source:  James Jordan With 2 sons, who very much enjoy using the iPad, Xbox, TV and any other sort of digital technology, I often wonder about what makes a balanced technology user.  How do I help my children to grow up seeing tech as a tool not an es...

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This is a great example of children's creativity ...

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Now more ways to get my hit of nature photography ...
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