A few weeks ago i would not have been able to tell you what a curation was but now i am all over it. A curation is the collection of quality resouces , information etc that come together for a chosen issue or topic and is shared through various tools.
The task 1 requires the development of a curation. Yes it took awhile to get my head around it a bit like last year getting my head around and artefact. With technology comes a new vocabulary. After many changes and a few sleepless nights i decided my curation would be on Engaging students through technology in the early years f-2. My curation is based on finding authentic , rigorous and engaging learning opportunities through projects, activities and lessons underpinned by the Technology learning area in the Australia Curriculum. I have read numerous lesson ideas and activities that provide low expectation for younger students and are boring. I believe that young students have the capability and need to be involved in activities that are challenging , make them think and enable them to consider the world around them in an age appropriate way.
I am super excited about my curation. I have expanded my Personal Learning Network (PLN) by reading blogs, tweets and posts on Facebook. I am following the ideas, news and information that my experts talking about. I have especially enjoyed reading the blogs of teachers who have tried specific activities that engage students. My PLN i am using various tools such as Facebook, Pinterest and Blogs. this provides me with various ways to interact with my experts while also being suitable to my own personal needs and availability.
I have scooped numerous ideas for integrating Technology in the younger years of primary. I have different activities, projects some connected to other learning areas while others may stand alone underpinned by Technology, yet each is engaging and fun for young students and offer the ability to differentiated to suit ability and year levels. If you want to see more go to my scoop it page and regularly check in or follow me as i will be constantly adding and updating with new ideas for the younger years.