Grant’s Reflective Journal 
Digital Technologies

Session 2: Programmable Toys

January 15, 2019

The modern classroom should reflect the contemporary world and this can be achieved by teaching programming. More specifically, in the primary education context, we can use programmable toys to familiarise students with key concepts (Janka, 2008). In this session, we were looking at the ideas programmable toys can facilitate to achieve cross-curricular learning. The idea of learning through programming dates back as early as the 1960s. Papert created one of the first programs that was… Read more

Session 1: An Introduction

January 8, 2019

I would happily label myself as a “digital immigrant” (Prensky, M. 2001) someone who although having not had technology and gadgets around me since birth I have embraced them with open arms and understand they are a fundamental part of the modern world and modern classroom. I originally chose this option under the impression I would be able to rest on my laurels to focus on other areas of my learning. I was sorely mistaken.… Read more