ICT and Digital Citizenship Learning Continuum – Complete document
Integrating ICT Capability in English from BOSTES –
The study of English enables students to develop and apply knowledge, understanding and skills of ICT in their composing, responding and presenting, and as part of the imaginative and critical thinking they undertake in English.
Students have the opportunity to become competent, discriminating and creative users of ICT as they learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately when investigating, creating and communicating ideas and information. Students will learn about the ethics of information communication through technology.
Teacher at Mt Blue Uses Engineering and Design Principles in English Class – By Robbie Feinberg July 2016
Lessons to Share: 3D Printing and Design to Learn Reading and Writing – tweenteacher.com June 2016
New Tools for Interactive Fiction and Engaged Writing – Matthew Farber via Edutopia April 2015
Teaching English with Technology website
Engaging Practice: Making in English Language Arts – The Creative Educator article
Pencils to 3D-Printers: A New Kind of Language Arts Class – article with video February 2016
Stage 4 Computational Thinking Activities for English
In Stage 4, students are encouraged to become more sophisticated in their use of computational thinking skills in all learning areas. They can create online stories and games, programs and models. Students can use electronics and robotic technology to create mechanisms and develop mini-computers. They learn how to best use everyday sites such as Google Maps and spreadsheets. Students learn about online safety.
- create poetry using online poetry creators such as AIpoem or Poetry Creator apps
work as a class to publish a collection of short stories using iBooks Author or a similar app
- write narratives using programs such as Alice
- develop and code games that include narrative elements with gaming software, such as Unity or YoYo Games
- create comics using an online comic creator such as Alice or Pixton
model conversations in Scratch
- deconstruct coding instructions as an informational or procedural text type.