(Years 4 onwards)
The first teaching resource has been designed to give students an introduction to technology and it’s advancements. The teaching resource was created using the Wordle web tool. It’s purpose is to scratch the surface on the topic and give students a basic understanding before thoroughly learning the topic. This resource would work effectively if the educator were to question students how the key words link to the topic and how they are so important. To start the resource the teacher could read the below paragraph (which was used in the Wordle web tool to create the resource image) and ask them what are some key words that are seen important.
The resource paragraph;
Technology has rapidly advanced in the past few decades. These advancements are developing the way we communicate, innovate, share information and achieve new tasks. In these modern times it is important for students to be digitally fluent and to keep up with such advancements. To effectively participate with the world in tasks involving technology an individual must have knowledge in operating such technologies. As technology advances and our reliability on the use of technology increases, a new divide is to increasing between the people who can access technology and who can’t. This divide is increasingly separating the relationship between people who can access technology to those who cannot.
Then once the educator has received some valuable answers from the students he/she will present them with the resource image;
After presenting the following image the educator can then ask students if their responses from the resource paragraph is similar to any words in the resource picture. The educator can then ask students to create their own Wordle based on technology advancements and see what key words they create.