Firstly, I created this little video as an introduction to the idea of binary numbers. It's purpose wasn't to teach the concept but more to showcase how an iPad can be used to create something (these students have all been given an iPad to use as part of the APE program).
They then practised doing some conversions themselves with the assistance of the BinaryGame app for their iPads
We then looked at the idea of a Pixel being on or off (1 or 0). The students were given a set of binary instructions to follow in order to produce a picture.
They were given a grid, via google drive, and then using the app PDFCabinet (https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/pdf-cabinet-2.0/id764366087?mt=8) they were able to create the picture.
We also spoke about modems and their purpose. We discussed how we can use sound to demonstrate on or off (high note or low note) to send a message. The students were able to play around with garage band and use music to send a message.
I really enjoyed the opportunity to experiment with a few different concepts/ideas. The students enjoyed being able to use a few different apps and being able to make use of their iPads.