Future focused learning - a design thinking workshop to prepare your school for the new digital technology curriculum
Presenter: Paula Hay (N4L), Zoe Timbrell (OMGTech), Kawana Wallace, Patrick Lalor, Vivian Chandra, Geoff Bentley, Wiremu Wallace
The Central ‘Why?’ - What is the ‘why’ of your school?
Computational thinking for digital Technologies:
Comp Thinking enables a student to express problems
3 main areas of focus for the new digital technology curriculum:
An Algorithm is the set of instructions created through logical thinking (a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.)
Programme - when an algorithm goes into a computer (provide (a computer or other machine) with coded instructions for the automatic performance of a task)
Computational Thinking - the thought processes involved in formulating a problem and expressing its solution(s) in such a way that a computer—human or machine—can effectively carry out.
Students need to have a basic understanding of ‘binary’
(Binary describes a numbering scheme in which there are only two possible values for each digit: 0 and 1)
We were provided with a sheet with curriculum and progression levels - Year 0 to Year 8. Shows possible progressions and programmes to use.
Design Thinking Process:
Define - a problem well defined is a problem half solved
Prototype - try it out, what worked? What didn’t?