Smart City Kit Teaching Resources
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The smart city course is used to teach smart cities and Internet of Things (IoT) to students. The target students are from Primary 4 to Secondary 6. After completing this course, student are able to gain a deeper understanding of smart cities and IoT and programming skills. There are 3 levels for different students:
Primary Level-10.5 hours (16 lessons)
Secondary Level-13.5 hours (20 lessons)
Comprehensive Level-21.5 hours (20 lessons)
Course Intended Learning Outcomes
Gain a deeper understanding of smart cities and their elements.
Comprehend the basics of the Internet of Things and its various applications.
Develop an increased proficiency in the micro:bit coding.
Understand the IoT communication technology through ThingSpeak, IFTTT, App Control, Cloud Control and even O2O communication.
In total, there are 5 units. The Units are as follows: Smart City I, Smart City II, Internet of Things I, Group Project, Presentation.
There is 1 Advanced Unit + 2 Optional Units.
The Courseware will include complete and detailed (i) Course outline, (ii) teacher notes and (iii) lesson plans for each lesson, and (iv) labsheets for software set up and case building tutorials.
The Final Assignment of the students will involve them combining several projects that they have built into one big city.
Different course materials are prepared for you to teach the lessons smoothly.
In teacher notes, extra information on smart city case applications is provided for teaching which can give students understanding of smart city and IoT. Videos of real-life examples are included to show students how technology works in daily life.
The lesson plan in each unit states the overall teaching flow, activities and materials needed. Teachers can take as references to plan their lessons. They can also adjust their lesson content on their own.
Designed Grading sheets are provided to assess students’ performance effectively. Different criteria are listed for assessment reference. For secondary level, peer evaluation sheets are added.
The course outline includes lesson plans for the teacher. Apart from core units, we also suggest advanced units and optional units, helping teachers to plan lessons according to their needs.
The course guide introduces the content of each document. It also suggests teaching flow as a reference and explains the curriculum differences between levels
Helping students learn IoT and STEM effectively with designed materials.
The lab sheets list the detailed assembly steps and clear programming instructions for students to build up the case scenarios. In the end of the lab sheets, there are questions to help students summarize the knowledge they have learnt in the smart city cases. In the group project assignment, project guidelines with grading rubrics are given to students finishing the project.
Extra information on IoT related applications are introduced which teaches students using those applications.
The worksheets help students brainstorm and discuss their dream smart city.