Category Archives: Education

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Cyber Security Like Iron Man

When it comes to security, Iron Man heads the pack.  After all, it is his duty to protect his home and his country!

While most households are not out to save the world, there is one environment that is of the utmost importance and that is HOME! However, like many marvel comics there is always a villain that seems to weasel their way into a happy domain.

Google understands parents fears about cyber safety.  As a result, they have created a safe search setting.  This means that you can set you google search on your computer to safe search and reduce the risk of your child seeing inappropriate images.  Click on the link below to take you to the Google Safe Search Page!

GOOGLE SEARCH


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Back to the Future with Easter

 

This Easter we are taking kids back to the 80’s when the only form of video games could be found using an ATARI type console or going to an Arcade.  Road trips did not involved watching videos, because DVD’s were only starting to become a concept in the average household.  Of course, there was no internet, unless you were NASA. And time in the car was spent either playing ‘cricket’, ‘I-Spy’, or reading a comic.

So, in remembrance of an era that became the foreground to the evolution of technology, we have some activities which kids can do!  No I-PADS or smartphones, no computers or DVD’s.  Just old fashion pen, paper and communication skills.

The Challenge – How long can you go without using technology to keep you entertained this Easter?

A big thanks to DLTK for these awesome activities for kids.  To download the ‘old fashioned’ activities please click on image and print.  Or, click on image, save and print! 😉

Happy Easter Everyone

From
The TechCamps4Kids Team


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Share the News

Category : Australia , Education , News

Recently we hosted one of the biggest promos for this year.  Some parents snapped up the opportunity, however we had many people contact us to say that they missed out.

Please think about your friends and family and share our newsletters, posts or other interesting things we may have online.  This way more people can benefit from our awesome promotions that we know parents/guardians LOVE! #sharethenews!


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5 Ways to Keep the Kids Busy These Holidays with Literacy

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Category : Australia , Education , Literacy , Skills

At TechCamps4Kids we understand how delicate the brain is and, while we love technology, we also know the value of taking a break from technology to rest and recover.  After all, you don’t find professional sports people training 24 hours a day – so why should it be different with technology?

With this is mind, here are 5 fun ways to keep the kids busy these holidays.

 Decipher Code

Let kids create coded messages to you using ASCII Binary which is based on 7 digits using one’s and zeros.

ASCII Binary


Read a Comic

We found that many kids do not know how to read a comic.  Comics are a great way to teach kids to read, improve on imagination and help kids understand story board and content.  You can purchase comics from your local news agency.  Of course, Marvel and DC comics are popular but there are also other comics such as Richie Rich, Archie and Casper!

Create a Comic

Once kids have conquered how to read a comic, the next is to create one.  TechCamps4Kids published a book on ‘Comic Creations for Kids’.  This is a helpful easy to read book, giving kids tips and ideas on how to create their first comic.

Comic Book Template

Template Sample of a Comic Page

Visit a Library

There are so many Libraries in Perth with great things to see and do.  Why not visit your local Library to see what they have planned for kids these holidays?

Membership to a Library is free.  All you need is Photo ID, verification of your home address and to your application form (which you can acquire at the Library).

Write a Story

TechCamps4Kids are looking for junior contributors.  Have the kids write a story about space and/or technology.  It could be fiction or non-fiction.  Who knows, their story might make it to press!

Elmo enjoys a Good Read

 

 


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TechCamps4Kids aligns with Department of Education

Category : Austism , Australia , Education , Skills

We are super excited to be aligned with the Department of Educations ICT Curriculum Details.

With our focus on Life Skills, Literacy Skills and Learning Skills in a Technology Environment means everything we do in our camps has a tick of approval that meets the ICT Curriculum Outcomes.

So what is Australia looking for in the ICT Curriculum:

In the Australian Curriculum, students develop Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability as they learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively in all learning areas at school and in their lives beyond school. ICT capability involves students learning to make the most of the digital technologies available to them, adapting to new ways of doing things as technologies evolve and limiting the risks to themselves and others in a digital environment.

To participate in a knowledge-based economy and to be empowered within a technologically sophisticated society now and into the future, students need the knowledge, skills and confidence to make ICT work for them at school, at home, at work and in their communities. Information and communication technologies are fast and automated, interactive and multimodal, and they support the rapid communication and representation of knowledge to many audiences and its adaptation in different contexts. They transform the ways that students think and learn and give them greater control over how, where and when they learn.

The nature and scope of ICT capability is not fixed, but is responsive to ongoing technological developments. This is evident in the emergence of advanced internet technology over the past few years and the resulting changes in the ways that students construct knowledge and interact with others.

Students develop capability in using ICT for tasks associated with information access and management, information creation and presentation, problem-solving, decision-making, communication, creative expression and empirical reasoning. This includes conducting research, creating multimedia information products, analysing data, designing solutions to problems, controlling processes and devices, and supporting computation while working independently and in collaboration with others.

Students develop knowledge, skills and dispositions around ICT and its use, and the ability to transfer these across environments and applications. They learn to use ICT with confidence, care and consideration, understanding its possibilities, limitations and impact on individuals, groups and communities.

We are super proud to be sharing this vision  with the Department of Education.


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