Out of Your Hands

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Out of Your Hands is an United Kingdom website that provides resources for the development of cyber safety and awareness of digital literacies.  The website is structured by student age level and provides teacher background information as well as student activities.  The website is aligned to the English Curriculum however strong alignments can be found in Australian National Curriculum.

Within the technologies curriculum, the strand, Digital Technologies, contains a sub-strand titled, ‘Digital Technologies processes and production skills’.  This strand requires students to explore the ethical, social and technical protocols surrounding technology use.  Above all, students are required to consider and always abide by strong safety protocols.

These considerations are explored on this website, providing information for teachers and students that build understanding for learning experiences.  In addition, the site also provides links to other website exploring issues such as online safety and cyber-bullying.

kidscape.org.uk/cyberbullying

www.getsafeonline.org/news

These resources enable teachers to help their students use technologies whilst still considering their obligation for student safety.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives is an online mathematics resource developed and maintained by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the Utah State University, America.

The library is cross-referenced by key mathematics concepts and year levels, allowing teachers to efficiently locate the most effective virtual manipulative to enhance mathematical learning in specific year levels.   Resources vary from easy to use graphing tools to virtual 3D manipulatives.

Many of the resources could easily be used to allow students to develop digital literacies as described in the

Digital Technologies Strand of the Technology Curriculum in the Australian National Curriculum

Example

Foundation to Year 2 Content Descriptions

Strand: Digital Technologies knowledge and understanding

Recognise and explore patterns in data and represent data as pictures, symbols and diagrams (ACTDIK002)

Resource: Virtual Manipulative Bar Graph

 

 

 

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives