Digital technologies / Foundation to Year 2 / Digital Technologies Processes and Production Skills

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Curriculum content descriptions

Explore how people safely use common information systems to meet information, communication and recreation needs (ACTDIP005)

Elaborations
  • sharing and describing ways that common information systems can be used to meet communication needs, for example computers can be used as phones and social networking tools allowing communication between families living in different regions
  • recognising and discussing the need for cyber-safety when using online information systems, for example recognising that shared personal information can be used for undesirable purposes and that using a password is a means of protecting identity
  • recognising safe ergonomic practices when children are playing with information systems, for example recognising the need to take regular breaks to avoid eye strain and repetitive strain injuries
  • discussing how a range of information systems support personal needs and impact on others, for example text to speech software for people with vision loss
  • sharing ideas about the ways information systems are being used by families and friends in everyday life, for example comparing current digital play equipment with play equipment of 20 years ago
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Information management

Teacher resource

Communicating safely online

In this sequence of lessons, use a game to explore the nature of personal information, how data can be recorded to reflect individual identity and how students might protect their personal information.

Teacher resource

Online safety

This is a unit for Years F-1 from the Scope and sequence resources from the DT Hub. The topic of online safety is organised into four key elements. Use this flow of activities to plan and assess students against the relevant achievement standards.As an extension of classroom rules discuss rules for online safety and acceptable ...

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Staying safe online

This is a unit for Year 2 from the Scope and sequence resources from the DT Hub. The topic of online safety is organised into four key elements. Use this flow of activities to plan and assess students against the relevant achievement standards.Learn about the importance of password strength and rules about passwords, cyberbullying ...

Teacher resource

Digital Technologies Hub

The Digital Technologies Hub is a website that supports Australian primary teachers, secondary teachers, students, school leaders and school communities in engaging with the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. The hub provides scaffolded support for teachers and many of the resources will assist those getting started ...