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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 ...

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'Jot a Dot' portable braille writer, 2005

This is a 'Jot a Dot' braille writer with packaging and accessories, manufactured from plastic, metal, paper and cardboard by Quantum Technology Pty Ltd, New South Wales. The 'Jot a Dot' is a mechanical portable brailler with six braille entry keys. It is rectangular with a blue upper surface and sides and black base. The ...

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TPS-L2 Sony Walkman and case, 1979

This is a model TPS-L2 Sony Walkman portable audio-cassette player and case, manufactured from metal, plastic, fabric and electronic components by Sony Corporation, Japan, in 1979. Controls are situated along the top and right side of the Walkman, and the front flips open to reveal the tape-playing mechanism. There is a ...

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Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter, 1961

This is an Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter manufactured by Olivetti, Scotland, in 1961. The typewriter is compact with a sleek profile. It is pictured with a hard carry case, instruction manual, original guarantee and receipt, cleaning kit with three brushes, an eraser and packets of Tipp-ex correction paper.

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Apple Macintosh software package - MacWrite and MacPaint, 3 1/2-inch floppy disks, c1985

This is a moulded plastic box containing the Apple Macintosh software products MacWrite and MacPaint. There are also system disks, manuals and other items. 'Macintosh' is printed on some of the objects in the box. The packaging is attractive, protects the items inside and is portable.

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Apple iPod classic - first generation, 2001

This is the original model Apple iPod, a digital music player and storage device. It is pictured here with its cardboard box packaging. The iPod has a mechanical scroll wheel, white ear plugs and FireWire and headset connection ports. This iPod was one of the first procured in Australia - in 2001.

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'American Civil War, Vol I', 1990

This is the cover of a computer game 'Decisive Battles of the American Civil War, Volume I, Bull Run to Chancellorsville'. It was part of a six-volume series based on major American Civil War battles and using the same format but different battle scenarios. This game is a Macintosh version using 3 1/2-inch disks (an Apple ...

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'Panzer Battles', 1990

This is the cover of a computer game 'Panzer Battles'. It came on two floppy disks with two booklets, a supplement and two cards in a box, and dealt with the Eastern Front during the Second World War. It is one in a series of games in which software micromanaged the actions of individual units, for example battalions or ...

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'Warlords II', 1994

This is the cover of 'Warlords II', a fantasy strategy game. It came on four floppy disks with two booklets, a map and two marketing cards in a cardboard box in a sleeve, and was introduced in 1994. This fantasy game allowed up to eight players to participate. It features castles, monsters, heroes and armies. The game had ...

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Apple II software game - 'Reach for the Stars', Third Edition, 1987

This is the cover of the third edition of 'Reach for the Stars: The Conquest of the Galaxy', a four-player computer game on a 5 1/4-inch floppy disk that came with a manual in a cardboard folder. The original 'Reach for the Stars' had been released in 1983. This edition was introduced in 1987. It added more choice and decision-making ...

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Apple II software game - 'Carriers at War 1941-1945', 1984

This is the cover of a computer game 'Carriers at War 1941-1945: Fleet Carrier Operations in the Pacific'. The game came on one 5 1/4-inch floppy disk, in a cardboard folder with two booklets and three large instruction cards. It was introduced in 1984. This is one of a series of games in which software micromanaged the ...

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Apple II software game - 'Russia - The Great War in the East 1941-1945', 1987

This is the cover of 'Russia - The Great War in the East 1941-1945', a board game on a 5 1/4-inch floppy disk, issued in 1987. In this single-player game, software micromanaged the actions of the individual units, such as battalions or artillery assets. The format for the game was used in different battle scenarios in different ...

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Apple II software game - 'Terra Australis: Voyages of Trade and Discovery', 1988

This is the cover of 'Terra Australis', a computer game on 5 1/4-inch diskettes, with two booklets and 12 sheets of paper in a plastic folder. The game comes with a logbook, maps, puzzles, ship diagrams, activity sheets and word puzzles. Approximate dimensions: length 23.0 cm x width 17.5 cm x height 1.0 cm.

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'Tetris', 3 1/2-inch floppy disk, 1987

Tetris is a falling-blocks puzzle video game that was designed and programmed in Moscow in 1984. Its developer has said that he was inspired by pentominoes. The name is derived from the Greek 'tetra' meaning 'four'. This game 'Tetris - The Soviet Challenge - 1987 and 1988' was collected because it was one of the first games ...

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'Transylvania', 1984

This is a 3 1/2-inch floppy disk containing an Apple Macintosh software game called 'Transylvania'. A typed label reads 'TRANSYLVANIA TM / c 1984 Penguin Software Inc / by Antonio Antiochia / Macintosh version by Robert Hardy / penguin software TM / the graphics people'. The word 'TRANSYLVANIA' is handwritten on a second ...

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Apple IIGS software game - 'Chessmaster 2100', 1988

These are two 3/12-inch floppy disks containing the Apple IIGS software game 'Chessmaster 2100'. The disk on the left is labelled 'Disk 1', the right 'Disk 2'. The rest of the text on the labels is identical, and reads in part: 'THE FIDELITY / CHESSMASTER / 2100 / Apple / IIGS'. On the right side of the label is the horse-and-cart ...

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'MacCricket', 1989

This is a 3 1/2-inch floppy disk containing the Apple Macintosh software game 'MacCricket'. The black-and-white printed text on the label reads: 'MacCricket TM / Gavin Tiplady / MacCricket is a Registered Trademark of Achernar Systems Pty Ltd'. Handwritten on the same label is a tick symbol, a scribbled-over red 'F' and ...

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Dorothy Howard Collection in the Australian Children's Folklore archive, 1954-55

This item is a box of index cards arranged alphabetically, with two shown prominently - one handwritten, one typed on a typewriter. It is an example of items from the Dorothy Howard Collection, part of the Australian Children's Folklore Collection (ACFC) archive, ACFC Series 3. Dr Dorothy Howard came to Australia in 1954-55 ...

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Hot box storage for CSIRAC's memory delay lines, 1954-64

This is a temperature-controlled box, known as the 'hot box', used for housing CSIRAC's main memory delay lines. CSIRAC or 'Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Automatic Computer' was Australia's first digital computer. It was one of the world's first electronic digital stored program computers. It is the last ...

Interactive Resource

SeeMe: The media, my world and me

The SeeMe website is designed for year 8 students and their teachers. It promotes a positive body image and tackles idealised media portrayals of beauty and gender, and the influence they have on young people. There are five modules and a digital interactive titled 'Photoshock', which explores the ways images are digitally ...