2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

quiz, exam, questionnaire

Using technology for engagement and accountability

Situation In my subject area, there are often a lot of early concepts that students need to learn before they are able to get to the “fun stuff” of being able to create things. I found it very difficult to engage students in this sort of teaching but without it, students were disadvantaged with what …

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statistics, graph, chart

Data Science Activity

Situation The WA Curriculum outlines that students in Year 8 should be able to “acquire, analyse, visualise and evaluate various types of data.” They should also “use structured data to model objects and events that shape the communities they actively engage with. They further develop their understanding of the vital role that data plays in …

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code, programming, python

Teaching students to code

 Situation As a digital technologies teacher, one of the principal skills that I need to teach students is how to code. The WA curriculum deliberately has a very broad interpretation of teaching coding focussing on the general principles to help students develop crucial problem-solving skills rather than mandating a particular language. This is great in …

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Cyber Security Club & ECU Excursion

Situation I noticed an increasing area of interest in Cyber Security with the students at the school. Given that this is an emerging area of industry need, I started a Cyber Security & Coding Club at the school. The club meets weekly and offers students an opportunity to develop Cyber Security and coding skills. I …

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