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Unplugged Coding Pack
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An affordable, tangible way of integrating coding into your primary classroom.
- x1 paperback copy of The Tweeting Galah
- x1 set of unplugged coding felt balls in keepsake bag (16 balls)
- x9 unplugged coding mats (3 colours)
About the unplugged coding felt balls
100% West Australian Merino wool has been use to make the felt coding balls - tactical, durable and safe for children. The felt has been handmade by author, Kim Maslin… it doesn’t get any more ‘handmade’ than that!
This set is made up of 16 felt balls, measuring approximately 2 cm.
- x4 pink felt balls (representing characters in The Tale of the Tweeting Galah)
- x4 grey felt balls (representing characters in The Sensational Saga of the Bumbling Bilby)
- x3 orange felt balls and x1 green felt ball (representing characters in The Strange Story of the Singing Clownfish)
- x4 brown felt balls (representing characters in The Curious Case of the Overly Playful Platypus)
The felt balls come in a handmade bag to keep them safe!
About the unplugged coding mats
The coding mats are A6 dimensions, each comprising of a grid 6 x 4.
There are nine coding mats in total:
- x3 blue (representing the sea and sky)
- x3 green (representing bush land and trees)
- x3 yellow (representing sandy earth)
Mix and match the coding mats to form the backdrop for each story. Combine multiple mats together for a greater challenge, or start with just one! Perfect for in-class differentiation.
About The Tweeting Galah
Unique and quirky Australian characters bring to life the common dilemmas faced by children growing up with technology in the 2020s. The Tweeting Galah facilitates important discussions with primary school students about the following cyber safety issues - posting online (digital footprint); cyber bullying and photo permissions; online stranger danger; and too much screen time.
Teaching digital citizenship and online safety has never been easier, with this fun resource created by an experienced Digital Technologies educator. The Tweeting Galah series is an innovative and entertaining approach to cyber safety education that kids will love!
The Tweeting Galah is made up of four illustrated short stories:
The Tale of the Tweeting Galah
Despite being told not to use his phone while flying, Gabbo finds the temptation too great. He learns the hard way that when you post something online, ANYONE can see it.
The Sensational Saga of the Bumbling Bilby"
Sure, it was funny when Balbina the Bilby fell over during her PE lesson ... but it is not so funny when her friends posted a video of it online and EVERYONE sees it.
The Strange Story of the Singing Clownfish
Clancy the Clownfish has made a new online friend. But when she starts digging deeper she realises that her 'friend' may not be who they say they are ...
Curious Case of the Overly Playful Platypus
Presley the Platypus loves playing on his new iPad. It stops becoming so fun though, when the iPad begins taking over Presley's life.
Designed for the primary classroom
Planning Digital Technologies lessons doesn’t have to be complicated, or cost a fortune in fancy robotics equipment. The Tweeting Galah series is designed to work as its own standalone lessons... they are literally ready to just grab-n-go!
Created by an experienced educator, The Tweeting Galah is aligned with the Digital Technologies, Protective Behaviours, Health, English and ICT Capability curriculum. Suitable for primary school students.
Each story concludes with reflection questions to guide classroom discussion - ensuring students have the chance to reflect on each topic.
Augmented reality experiences are available within the books, offering a simple and safe way of integrating some technology into your lessons - without you having the prepare anything!
The series is written by West Australia Digital Technologies Educator, Kim Maslin. Each book is vibrantly illustrated by West Australian artist, John Field.
These cyber safety stories will delight young readers, while serving as important conversation starters for parents and teachers.
With over 10,000 copies sold worldwide, The Tweeting Galah children's cyber safety series is the "Aesop's Fables of the 21st Century" that will delight young and old alike!
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