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We are currently going through the Its Your Move program developed by ACT Health - which is on the design thinking process.
While based on a health problem - the unit and process could easily be modified for an app development project.
The unit already comes developed with links to the Australian curriculum and assessment tasks and ideas.

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http://www.health.act.gov.au/healthy-living/healthy-children-and-young-people/its-your-move

A process that could be replaced by a function is crating a classification table for a group of organisms. I currently have one student who is developing a program to classify animals.

I think to introduce the idea of programming with my class I will use simple, humorous flow charts and then have them create their own. I like the idea of them working with their younger buddies too. This page had some great examples. I especially liked the homework one: https://www.edrawsoft.com/flowchart-examples-for-students.php
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Living in Tasmania you notice a lot of 'road kill'. It is heartbreaking! This Roadkill TAS app allows the public to report hotspots and attempts to reduce the number of animals killed and injured around the state. #cserApps2

A very simple algorithm for eating breakfast cereal might consist of these steps:

put cereal in bowl
add milk to cereal
spoon cereal and milk into mouth
repeat step 3 until all cereal and milk is eaten
rinse bowl and spoon
The algorithm will repeat steps 3 and 4 until all the cereal and milk has been eaten.

There is an app that allows you to scan a barcode on a drink, that will then tell you how much sugar is in the drink (in teaspoons). The only trouble is that not all drinks are recognised by the app so more work needs to be done. making people aware of their sugar intake has many advantages as I assure you'd agree#cserApps2

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I agree
I find that at times some of my students need to be reminded that mindfulness and caring for yourself is the first place to start when life seems to be a bit overwhelming.

As such, I believe that the smiling mind app is a benefit to society. The link to the app is here:

https://www.smilingmind.com.au/

Further, I know that students who practice mindfulness at more likely to pay attention in class and show a level of resilience when facing challenging topics.

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smilingmind.com.au

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Hi, I'm a recent graduate based in Hobart and I'd like to add Digital Technologies to my teaching subject-areas. I have a strong interest in this area stemming from a previous career in electronics and I also see it's relevance and application in other teaching areas.

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Give an example of a daily activity consisting of multiple steps that could be replaced by a function.

One task that we all perform daily but are not often aware of its frequency and usefulness is that of calculating the duration between two times. Usually between the current time and a forthcoming time such as;
How long till this class is over?
How long do I have to wait for the next bus?
Do I have time for coffee before work? etc. etc.

This 'function' involves some deceivingly tricky math that may challenge students when asked to develop an algorithm, especially for durations that cross time 'thresholds' (am-pm, pm-am, or greater than 24 hrs) There's more than one way to do it (scope for extension) but here's a link to a simple method for small durations.
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#Function #timecalculations

https://www.mathsisfun.com/time-add-subtract.html
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