- Design can be responsive to identified needs
- Complex tasks require the acquisition of additional skills
- Complex tasks may require multiple tools and technologies
The Curriculur Competencies
As a means to address the ADST Curricular Competencies in Grade 6 and 7, students can choose a minimum of 3 specific disciplines (resources for each of these are listed below) such as:
Computational Thinking, Computers and Communications Devices, Digital Literacy, Drafting, Entrepreneurship and Marketing, Food Studies, Media Arts, Metalwork, Power Technology, Robotics, Textiles, and Woodwork.
OverDrive eBooks for ADST
There is a BC teachers’ site for coding resources: http://codebc.ca/ (Coding Resources Connected to BC’s Curriculum) This is free to everyone. First, you choose the grade level. Then comes the part you’ll especially like: on the right-hand side navigation, you can choose resources according to your own skills and knowledge in coding. Enjoy the resources!
Arduino by Terrence o’Neil and Josh Williams (Arduinos may also be borrowed from the physical commons via L4U)
Awesome Algorithms and Creative Coding by Clive Gifford
Getting Started with Coding by Camille McCue
More Web Design with HTML by Colleen Van Lent
Who Invented the Computer by Robert Sneddon
Python for Kids by Jason Briggs
Ruby Wizardry by Eric Weistein- An Introduction to Programming
Scratch by Pete Bensen
Brain Pop – search Computer Science and Coding
Curio.ca – In this site, choosing Resources > Curricula > BC > Applied Design, Skills & Technologies produces: Information Technology 8-10; Applied Design, Skills & Technologies (K-12) Be sure to choose
which will open up many programs under those topics.
Choosing Categories > Math, Science and Technology > Computer Science will take students to a list of programs they can watch.
E.g. Disrupting Design; Getting Gouged by Geeks; Hackers; How Data Mining is Changing Political Campaigns; Sc@mmed; Teaching Coding through Robotics; The Information Highway: Road to the Future?; etc.
Learn 360: Binary: Chalk Talk (Grades 6-12), Coding
Contact Mark Lamden for Tech Lab 6/7
Computers and Communication Devices
Blogs by Lucia Raatma
You can do a Graphic Novel by Barbara Slate
Understanding and Creating Infographics by Kristin Fontichiaro
All the Right Type Keyboarding program (sign up at https://fluidsurveys.com/s/All-the-Right-Type-2016-17/)
Brain Pop – search Computers
See Curio.ca above.
Discovery Education – Careers in Computer Programming (Grades 6-12), Get a Life! Computer Consultant, Trainer, Chip Designer and Engineer (Grades 6-12), Teaching Through Technology series for the teacher
Learn 360: Modern Marvels (Grades 6-12),
Computers by Kevin Cunningham
Computers: Lets Explore Science by Don Mcleese
Getting Started with Makerbot by Bre Pettis
Make 3D Printing by Anna Kazuinas France
Makey Makey kits
Discovery Education – Options: Common Sense Media Grades 6-8
Digital Citizenship kits created by the Learning Commons for K-9
The Defeat of the Cyber Bully; The Savvy Cyber Kids at Home by Ben Halpert
Raising a Digital Child by Mark Ribble
Researching in a Digital World by Eric Palmer
Discovery Education – Drafters (Grades 8/9)
Learn 360: Overview of CAD (Grades 8/9)
Entrepreneurship and Marketing
Entrepreneurship: Create Your Own Business by Alex Kahan
Giving Back by Cecilia Minden
Kids Making Money by Mattie Reynolds
Lawn Boy: (fiction) by Larry Paulsen
One Hen: (fiction) by Katie Smith Milway
The Maker Movement Manifesto by Mark Hatch
Starting Your Own Business by Cecilia Minden
Zero to Maker by David Lang
Curio.ca – For search, see Curio.ca at the top of the page. E.g. Dragons’ Den episodes; Marketplace episodes; Venture episodes; Fortune Hunters episodes; Also: The Sharing Economy; Stuffed; Teen Develops App to Prevent Child Hot Car Deaths; Addiction and the Food Industry; Diversity in Ads; Canadian Innovations; The Benefits of Buying Canadian; etc.
Discovery Education – Entrepreneurship: Be Your Own Boss (Grades 6-8)
Brain Pop – Topics include: Organic Food, Food Safety, Salt, Taste, Carbohydrates, Nutrition
Curio.ca – For search, see Curio.ca at the top of the page. E.g. Under the category of “Foods and Nutrition”: Addiction and the Food Industry; Apocalypse Cow: The Mad Cow Story; Cafeteria Confidential; Calorie Confidential; Canada’s Restaurant Secrets; etc.
Discovery Education – What is Farm to Table (Grades 3-8), Standard Deviants Teaching System: Nutrition series (Grades 6-12), Teen Nutrition: What’s the Big Debate? Canadian Edition (Grades 6-12), Food Science Experiments (Grades 6-12), Daily Planet in the Classroom: Food (Grades 6-12)
Learn 360: The Science of Food series (Grades 3-12), Kitchen and Food Safety (Grades 6-12), Food Allergies (Grades 6-12), World Food Markets (Grades 6-12), World Foods: French Cooking (Grades 6-12)
Food Safety Basics by Caroline Laine
Food 25 Amazing Projects by Kathleen M. Reilly
The Good Garden (fiction) by Katie Smith Milway
Stem Guides to Cooking by Kay Robertson
Using STEM to Investigate Food Production by Barbara R Sandall
Brain Pop – Topics include: Media Literacy and Video Games
Curio.ca – For search, see Curio.ca at the top of the page. Under Categories, choose Arts and then “Media and Communications” to find E.g. Are We Digital Dummies? Ask a Silly Question; Butting In: Big Tobacco Meets Big Media; etc. Under Resources, Curricula, BC, choose Arts Education and choose:
under the “Media Arts 10 to 12” link. E.g. Tattoos: An Ancient Art Goes Mainstream; The Last Great Escape: Why Use Animation in a Documentary?; The Last Great Escape: Behind the Scenes with the Animation Team; etc.
Discovery Education Options: iMaths: 3D Graphics (Grades 3-8)
Learn 360: Digital Art (Grades 3-12)
Digital Photography for Beginners by Angela Pierce
Using the Media Grades 6-8 Fact Fiction or Opinion? by Instructional Fair
Learn 360: Oregon: Valley Bronze Gallery (Grades 3-8), Metalworking Safety (Grades 6-12), Japanese Metalwork (Grades 6-12)
Learn 360: Fluid Power Technology series (Grades 8/9)
Getting Started with Lego Robotics by Mark Gura
First Robotics by Nancy Benovich Gilby
Robots are Everywhere by Richard Lay
The Lego Mindstorm by Laurens Valk
The Lego Mindstorms EV3 Laboratory by Danielle Benedetelli
Make Robots by Marc Frauenfelder
Lego Mindstorm kits.
EZ Humanoid Robots coming soon in Fall 2017/18. STEAM workshops province wide.
Brain Pop – Robots
Curio.ca – Choosing Resources, Curricula, B.C. and then Applied Design, Skills and Technologies opens up many topics. Under one of the Applied Design, Skills and Technologies topics, choose
which will move you into the categories, subjects, etc. filters. At the top, choose Robotics in the search box. E.g. Driverless Cars: Giving up Control in the Fast Lane; Remote Control War; The Kill List; Drones: Military or Mainstream; Jobs at Risk from Automation; Death Trap. Under Categories, choose Math, Science and Technology, then “Earth and Space Sciences” to find multiple pages of programs. E.g. Atom Smasher; Canada’s Amazing Neptune Project; Deep Space Antenna; Deep Space Observatory; etc.
Discovery Education Options: The Fixies: The Internet and The Manipulator (Grades K-5) Weird Connections: The Blindfolded Seal (Grade 6-12), Science Nation: RoboBees (Grades 6-8) A World of Wonders: Japanese Robotics (Grades 9-12), Show Me Science: Robotics: Advances in Engineering (Grades 9-12)
Learn 360: Japanese Robotics: World of Wonders (Grades K-8), The Fixies: The Robot (Grades 3-5), Walt Disney World (Grades 6-12), Robotics and Automation: Career Options (Grades 9-12), Advances in Industrial Robotics (Grades 9-12), The Future of Robotics, Understanding Robotics series (Grades 9-12)
Girls Guide to DIY Fashion by Rachel Low
Textiles: A History by Fiona McDonald
The Best of Sewing Machine Fun for Kids: Projects and Activities by Lynda Mulligan
Discovery Education – Options: iDesign and Technology: Textiles Technology (Grades 6-12)
Learn 360: Cotton (Grades 3-5), Wool (Grades 3-5), Style Trek (Grades 3-12), New Fabrics, New Fibers (Grades 6-12), All About Textiles (Grades 6-12), The Science of Smart Materials (Grades 9-12)
Build it with Dad; Wood Working Fun for the Whole Family: by A.J .Hamler
Discovery Education – Options: Workshop Safety: Safety in the Woodshop (Grades 9-12), Building a House series (Grades 6-12)
Learn 360: This is Daniel Cook Making a Bird House (Grades K-2), Telmos and Tula: Little Windmill – Arts and Crafts (Grades K-2), Woodworking Tools series (Grades 6-12), Woodworking Safety (Grades 6-12), Woodworking: The Art and the Craft series (Grades 9-12) Building Trades series (Grades 9-12), Woodfinishing (Grades 9-12), Residential Construction Framing series (Grades 9-12)