The Internet of Things or IoT connects physical devices from all over the world using the internet. From self closing animal habitats to Fitbit activity trackers.
This innovative course will show you how to help your students design their own amazing IoT products! Your confidence to teach Digital Technologies will grow and best of all the strategies and tips you’ll learn are totally unplugged.
You will walk away with fun, hands on activities to use in your classroom, linked directly to the new Science & Technology Syllabus, including a simple 5 step strategy for designing any smart product you can imagine.
The day will showcase how to use these unplugged techniques – just like engineers at NASA and Apple – to develop impactful design and systems thinking skills in your learners.
Walk away with:
- Comprehensive design handbook.
Gamified (unplugged) activities for teaching IoT stacking
- Simple stage appropriate frameworks for developing IoT products
- Digital IoT poster pack for the classroom.
- Up to date resource list
Suitable for any teacher K-8 looking for simple but smart approaches to working technologically and designing for the Internet of Things.
Face to Face – Individual
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.
$349 + GST (Includes morning tea, lunch, tea and coffee.)
Session 1- Overview
Discuss the what and why of IoT innovation in society.
Examine how easily IoT products link to the new Science and Technology Syllabus and the Technology Mandatory (Stage 4) Syllabus
Refresh thinking skills (design thinking, systems thinking and computational thinking) required for IoT systems.
Session 2 – Hack
Explore IoT student friendly frameworks to support creativity, functionality and useability.
Apply fun design strategies to support and incorporate learning across the curriculum content.
Session 3 – Design
Based on aspects of design thinking and design and production processes you will;
Identify an IoT system and its components
Assess how to safely store, represent and analyse information (data) for IoT
Collaborate and develop an IoT concept.
Session 4 – Review
Showcase your IoT concept and justify how your product meets the need or opportunity as identified.
Develop strategies for evaluating innovative IoT designs.
Completing How to Design for IoT will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 2.1.2 and 6.2.2, from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
2.1.2 Proficient Level – Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.
6.2.2 Proficient Level – Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice, targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities.