DLTV offers workshops and webinars designed to help teachers and schools understand and implement the Digital Technologies curriculum F-10.
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The second in our Digital Technologies F-10 webinar series, this session identifies connections between Numeracy / Mathematics and the Digital Technologies curriculum.
There are many connection points between these two learning areas, from Algorithmic Thinking to Geometry to Data. Teachers of Mathematics and DigiTech can benefit from an understanding of where they intersect, and activities that can be used to integrate skill learning.
Explore activities involving coding, simulations, turtle graphics and data. Further online resources will also be suggested.
Who Should Attend?
Primary and Secondary teachers of Digital Technologies.
Primary and Secondary Maths teachers.
About the presenters
Catherine Newington is the ICT Educator Specialist at Australian Computing Society. She leads the ACS national program to support schools to implement the Digital Technologies Curriculum. Working with schools she creates resources that target the curriculum and support content knowledge growth. Lessons promote skills such as authentic learning, global connections, critical and creative thinking, collaboration and student driven learning. These resources are available for free via the ACS ICT Educators Community of Practice.
Catherine is a registered teacher with over 12 years’ experience in the classroom including 5 years as learning and teaching leader. She holds a postgraduate degree specialising in Education Technologies. This has tightened her knowledge of how pedagogical practices influence the potential of technology in education.
Nathan Alison taught Digital Technologies, VCE Computing and Software Development in Victoria for 11 years before beginning work for DLTV. He brings a background in Computer Systems Engineering and years of hobby coding, as well as a keen desire to help teachers with more complex Computer Science concepts through clear explanations and relevant activities.
This event was made possible by support from the Victorian Department of Education and Training.
The third in our Digital Technologies F-10 webinar series, this session identifies connections between Literacy / English and the Digital Technologies curriculum.
While they may seem at first like different worlds, storytelling helps bridge the gap in both Primary and Secondary classroom settings. Yes, even with coding!
Examine links like procedural texts, and deconstructing and reconstructing stories. Then explore activities and projects like choose-your-own-adventure games, stop-motion animation and immersive storytelling with AR/VR. Further online resources will also be suggested.
Primary and Secondary English teachers.
Part of our Digital Technologies F-10 webinar series, this session explores the coding in Python of a program that uses Natural Language Processing to give responses according to human sentiment.
In this webinar designed for Secondary teachers, you will learn how to simulate conversations using some basic programming structures in Python and a library called TextBlob which performs sentiment analysis measuring both emotion (positive vs negative) and bias in user responses. By the end of the webinar, you will have seen the journey of building a Python chatbot through 8 simple programs. This knowledge will be easily transferable to the classroom as it comes with tutorials and assessments that are posted on the Digital Technologies Hub.
In 1950, Alan Turing defined what it would take for a computer to be considered intelligent. It would be a system could converse with a human via text messages and appear to be entirely human. With the latest Python Natural Language Processing libraries we are closer to fulfilling this vision.
Secondary teachers of Digital Technologies.
Teachers of Upper Primary looking for new challenges to extend students.
Sanjin Dedic is a robotics engineer and an experienced educator in the field of Digital Technologies. Throughout his teaching career Sanjin has been at the forefront of the latest educational technologies. In 2013 he brought Arduino, 3D printing and the maker movement ethos into the classroom, and he has since authored Python curriculum in use by dozens of Victorian schools and co-authored a book on the BBC micro:bit, both aimed at students in Years 7- 10. He currently teaches at the King David School in Melbourne and works with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria, Teacher Training Australia and The Digital Technologies Hub to share the latest in educational technology and pedagogical approaches with fellow teachers.