Assignment 1 -- Teaching Package with Rationale
To develop a teaching package based on Australian History while incorporating information and communication technologies. This package aims to give students a fundamental understanding on Australian Discovery, Colonisation, Land exploration, Aboriginal Legends and also to exercise their current knowledge of 21st century Australia by comparing how much Australia has changed as a country from first discovery to today.
Discovery and Colonisation - CD-ROM encyclopaedia/ MS Word
Have all students turn on their computers and sign in and tell them how to get to the CD-ROM encyclopaedia and launch MS WORD.
Walk them through the basics of searching data step-by-step. Students are expected to use the encyclopaedia to research Discovery and Colonisation of Australia.
Instruct them how to import the data into MS Word. The students are then to collect the required information and develop a one page document highlighting their findings.
Before students print their documents, instruct them how to add formatting, borders, word art and images. Have them save their work, exit all running programs and log off the computer.
Land exploration - KidPix Studio
Divide the class up into groups that you feel will work well together. Hand each group a labeled map of Australia.
Have all students turn on their computers and sign in and tell them how to get to KidPix Studio.
The groups will have one computer and will be using KidPix Studio. Each group will be assigned part of Australia to illustrate.
These pages can then be put together into a slide show and displayed on a big screen television with each of the states, territories and...