Evaluation Matrix for Teaching Resources

Name of teaching resource

Technology and it’s Advancements – Image and paragraph (Teaching Resource 1)

Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)

Years 4+

How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class)

The resource’s purpose is to introduce the students to the topic. This learning resource is an effective initial step to teaching students about technology and its developments in our world. The idea of the resource is to read out the paragraph to the students and then ask them to state key words that were in the paragraph. After receiving a significant amount of responses, the educator then presents the class with the Wordle image. The Wordle image presents the main key words in the paragraph and after this the educator should reflect back to the class to how their responses are related to the Wordle’s. The resource is simple and kept to a minimum to get them actively thinking about the topic.

Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?

The ACARA or Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority have a Technologies subject that is taught at foundation to year 10. The Technologies subject focusses on teaching digital technologies and design using technologies. It is important to teach children about the rapid development of technology and how it affects us in our world.

 

Identify the strengths of this teaching resource

The strengths of this teaching resource is that it is simple and universal. The way it can be used is dependent on the teacher and can be used in many learning experience scenarios. Another approach to the resource is to get the students to create their own Wordle. This not only will reinforce their understandings but keep all types of learners such as kinaesthetic and visual learners actively thinking.

 

Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource

The teaching resource is limited. The purpose is to introduce the students about the topic not to broaden their understanding. Ways of broadening the students understanding about the topic is to connect both resources together or have the students research the topic and have them create their own Wordle from their findings.

 

 

 

 

Name of teaching resource

Technology in our Modern Times and the Future- Pinterest ( Teaching Resource 2)

Weblink (if web based)

 

 

 

Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)

Year 5+

How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class)

This resource is for both the educator to use and students to explore. The plan for both resources are to be linked into one learning experience. After resource one has been presented and implemented by the students, the educator is to than move the lesson along by presenting the class with the Pinterest webpage (Resource 2). The educator will explain that the blogs or the articles on the website are all related to how technology has advanced or are advancing in our world. The educator can than open one of the articles and while reading along he/she should ask students on how the advancements of the technology has or will affect us and our world. Once the educator has gone through one article, the students can go through one of the articles on their own or in groups and write their own notes on how the technology has affected us or our world.

Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?

The ACARA or Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority have a Technologies subject that is taught at foundation to year 10. The Technologies subject focusses on teaching digital technologies and design using technologies. It is important to teach children about the rapid development of technology and how it affects us in our world.

Identify the strengths of this teaching resource

The strengths in the teaching resource (2) is that the students get to explore for themselves and create their own understandings. All types of learners will be active. The main strength about this resource is that it also lets the students practice their own technological skills by accessing the website using the school computers or devices.

Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource

The weakness to this resource is the limited amount of articles that are accessible for the students. At the same time the educator does not want to give the students to much of a selection but the educator has to be very selective in which articles are on the Pinterest page for the students to access and learn about.

Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource

This teaching resource is great for its intended purpose and the universality of the Pinterest web tool can be used for other subjects. Another idea is to have students create a school login for Pinterest and set an assignment for students to complete by using Pinterest. This will further enhance the students skills associated with technology that is connected to the curriculum’s Technology subject strand.

 

 

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