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Subject:

Technologies

Year level:

Level 5, Level 6

Suggested timing:

30 mins - 1 hr

Photograph of the stars at night by Ara. Peter Lieverdink

Activity 2 - Create a post for an online collaborative discussion

This activity is a part of the Indigenous astronomy, communication, and digital technology resource.

Ara. Photographer: Peter Lieverdink.  Source: Flickr. Licence: CC BY-SA 2.0 

This activity expands on the class discussion about the videos. Students apply what they learned and contribute their discussion notes to an online collaborative space (such as Padlet, Miro, Microsoft Whiteboard, etc.).

Learn about the class discussion here.

Key summary

  • Year level: 5 and 6

  • Subject: Technologies (digital technologies)

  • Curricula: Australian, VIC, NSW

Suggested timing

  • 30 mins - 1 hr

Step by step guide

Before getting students engaging with technology, work collaboratively to develop some guidelines for ethical posting within the collaborative space and post that to the board.

Step 1: Have students get together in groups and compare notes.

Step 2: Write a small post about their answers and what they learned with their class

If time allows, the class can watch the videos describing the aims of Wunungu Awara and the behind-the-scenes process discussing how the new technologies are used 0 .

Related activities within this resources:

Photograph of the stars at night by Ara. Peter Lieverdink

Activity 1 - Film and discussion

Have students watching up to three of the digital animations related to astronomy, keeping notes about particular aspects of the films, and participating in an in-class discussion.

Suggested timing:

30 mins - 1 hr

Required resources:

TV/computer, notebook, pen

Photograph of the stars at night by Ara. Peter Lieverdink

Activity 3 - Behind the scenes of animators work

In this activity, students will go 'Behind the scenes' of animators workflow and see how a project of this magnitude comes together.

Suggested timing:

One lesson

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