Digital Teaching Resource: Writing a Sentence

A digital teaching resource using the free website Prezi. This resource is for year 2 students and is based on how to write a sentence.

Name of teaching resource

Prezi presentation for year 2 English.


Weblink (if web based)


Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)

This resource is suitable for a teacher to lead to year 2 students.


How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class)

This resource is to be opened by a teacher. It can be presented to an entire class on an interactive whiteboard or combox to display to the entire class, while a teacher is transitioning through the slides.


Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?

This resource is specifically designed for year 2 students to gain an understanding of how to write a sentence- English.


Identify the strengths of this teaching resource

This teaching resource is easy to use and simple to navigate through. It clearly displays necessary information for students to understand. It is also visually appealing in its display in comparison to traditional power points.


Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource

The power point will not play on its own, so it will require support to navigate through the slides.


Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource

This lesson can be used in conjunction with youtube songs and videos to structuring a sentence. A great whole class activity can take place after watching the powerpoint. The teacher can create a game where all students can take part in constructing a sentence. One child may state what, another may state who, someone may state why, when, where and so on.





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Digital Teaching Resource: Capacity

A teaching resource using a Pinterest Board showing Capacity for year 2 students.

Name of teaching resource

Pinterest page for year 2 Mathematics.

Weblink (if web based)
Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)

This digital teaching resource should be used for students in years 1 and 2 to learn abour Capacity- Mathematics.

How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class)

This resource can be used by the whole class, or individually. This resource can be teacher led, or individually accessed. The board holds diagrams and examples. It also shows catchy capacity songs, worksheets and related books which can be read within the classroom as part of the lesson.

Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?

This resource would be most appropriately used during Maths, as part of year 2’s Capacity curriculum.

Identify the strengths of this teaching resource

This resource shows many creative takes on capacity and in class resources and work examples which have been created by real teachers and students. There is also a variation of interactive activities and worksheets which offer informative points to educate students.

Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource

As it is a variation, I feel as though this resource could have more in depth detail in regards to the topic and cover more areas of capacity. It also requires a login and password to access the board.

Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource

This teaching resource is great. It is readily accessible for any teacher to quickly put a song on, to then follow with linked online resources, activities and books related to the subject. A worksheet can then be completed. It is an entire lesson in one place.



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Digital Fluency

According to the Boise State University (BSU, 2016), Digital Fluency is “an evolving aptitude that empowers the individual to effectively and ethically interpret information, discover meaning, design content, construct knowledge and communicate ideas in a digitally connected world.”. Fluency is the act of being flexible, accurate, efficient and appropriate (Karen Spencer, 2015).  This involves using technologies strategically and understanding the concept of how to use different technologies to achieve a desired outcome (Christian, 2011). Digital Fluency is a combination of digital or technical proficiency to comprehend, select and also use the technologies. Digital Literacy is in relation to the ability to read, create, evaluate and make judgements, whilst also applying technical skills. It is a combination of social competence or dispositional knowledge, in order to relate to others and communicate (Karen Spencer,2015).


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The Australian School Literacy Program (ALSA), recognises that technology is always evolving. It states that previously required skills such as reading or basic computer skills is not enough. In today’s world, society expects individuals to evaluate and apply information. This may be done by constantly re-evaluating and updating our skills through new experiences (D Lee, 2013). When looking at society’s expectation of a digitally fluent citizen, we see that these individuals must be lifelong learners. Individuals should be capable of finding the necessary new tools and resources to aid in any task (Shauna Niessen, 2013).

Through the text, I have learnt teachers develop digitally fluent students by twisting up lessons, create scaffolded challenges and also empower student leaders. Instead of handing out step by step instructions, ask students to independently gain their knowledge and take control of their learning experiences. This enables students to innovate and discover how something works (J Howell, 2012 p. 137). Lastly, empower your students to share their leaning outcomes and experiences. This rewards students and also teaches them to participate within a culture (Beth Holland, 2013)


Literacy is NOT Enough: 21st Century Fluencies for the Digital Age – Lee Crockett

Published on Feb 28, 2013

Further Reading

What is digital fluency?




Karen Spencer, 2015. What is Digital Fluency? [Web log post]. Retrieved from

Shuana Niessen 2012. What is digital fluency. Retrieved from

BSU,2016. Definition of Digital Fluency. Retrieved from

D Lee,2013. Digital Fluency. Retrieved from

Christian, 2011. The difference between Digital Literacy and Digital Fluency. Retrieved from

Beth Holland, 2013. Building Technology Fluency. [Web log post]. Retrieved by

Howell, J. (2012). Teaching with ICT: Digital pedagogies for collaboration and creativity. Melbourne, Victoria; Australia. Oxford University Press.

Digital Convergence


Digital convergence is the combining of old technology with new 21st century technology. Through this process technology can become more advanced and accessible. It can be achieved by archivists, librarians, scholars, scientists and historians (Wikipedia,2016). Digital Convergence refers to the ways that various analogue media can be translated into digital bytes and then manipulated by a computer (Media Studies, 2016). Digital bytes are electronic packets of 1’s and 0’s to represent objects, policies and data. Digital Convergence unifies multiple industries: Information Technologies, Telecommunication, Consumer Electronics, Entertainment and Mass Media (Digital Resources,2007). Digital Convergence allows people to interact, play, communicate, collaborate and share information in many new and exciting ways (Ifeanyi O. Asoye, 2003 p. 1).


Ashleigh Thirlwell. (2016). Digital Convergence [image created via wordcloud]

By reading  the additional and researching other resources, I have learned the importance of Digital Convergence and what it means in the 21st century. As we live in a Digital World which is constantly evolving and expanding, it is so important to keep updating our knowledge and skills based on the world around us. We need to understand the technology within our society and apply it to our everyday lives. We now live smarter, not harder as some would say. Gone are the days where schooling consisted of a black board and text book with paper exams. Today’s generation has been brought up in a Digital World where technology is a part of every aspect of their lives. Education has evolved from a traditional classroom setting, and incorporated technology into learning to better educate students, offering more resources at any given time, of any resource. Also, through digitalized education, we are also teaching our students essential life skills which are demanded from today’s workforce. All of this has only been possible through digital convergence. The sky is really the limit now, and anything is achievable.

Leadership bringing positive impact to the digital convergence program at MDCPS

Published on Sep 2, 2015

Further Reading

Digital Technology And Student Learning: The Impact Of The Ecology





Wikipedia .(2016). Technological Convergence. Retrieved from

Media studies, 2016. Digital Convergence. Retrieved from

Digital Resources. (2007). What is digital convergence? Retrieved from

Ifeanyi O. Asonye. (2003). Digital Convergence. Retrieved from

What is a Digital World?



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A digital world is an evolving world which is innovated by technology advances. Digitalizing the world we live in will improve quality of life. Almost anywhere we turn and look is digital (Tangient LLC,2016). We now live in a world where we can work for a company based in London, while living in Spain. From shopping to socializing, almost every part of our lives has been digitally modified (ITU, 2009). Research shows that there were approximately 12.8 million internet subscribers in Australia in June 2015 (ABS 2015).


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Children of this generation have been labelled ‘Digital Natives’ due to their dependence on digital technology and the internet. Students today share everything over the internet and digital technology. These students are native speakers of the digital language (Mark Prensky,2001). Teenagers use digital technology to express themselves, communicate with one another and share experiences (Laura Gallo,2013).

Through this topic, I have learned about the importance of a teacher’s knowledge on a Digital World and the influences it has on today’s society, not just at home, but also at school too. Today’s teachers should learn to communicate in the language and style of their students (Mark Prensky,2001).  Teachers need to be digitally native to keep up with the demands students, parents, employers and society places on them. The world we live in today requires different skills. No longer are we working physically harder, instead we use digital advances to work smarter (Jennifer Howell,2012 p 6).

I have familiarized myself with numerous digital curation tools. By watching Youtube tutorial videos, I can now navigate around and competently use Piktochart, Pinterest, Word Press, and Storify. Personally, I cope in this digital world by constantly upgrading and refreshing my skills by trying different technologies and programs. In researching within this topic, I have reflected upon my own experiences and digital fluency and come to realize how much I love exploring new technologies and devices and familiarizing myself with how they operate.


Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation

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Broadcast: 25/08/2015


Further Reading




ITU. (2009). Living the Digital World. Retrieved from

Tangient LLC. (2016). Pros and Cons of the new Digital World. Retrieved from

Australian Beareu of Statistics. (2015). Internet Activity Australia. Retrieved from

Laura Gallo. (2013). Living in a Digital World. Retrieved from

Howell, J. (2012). Teaching with ICT: Digital pedagogies for collaboration and creativity. Melbourne, Victoria; Australia. Oxford University Press.

Mark Prensky. (2001). Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants. Retrieved from,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf