Digital technologies / Foundation to Year 2 / Digital Technologies Knowledge and Understanding

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise and explore patterns in data and represent data as pictures, symbols and diagrams (ACTDIK002)

Elaborations
  • sorting objects and events based on easily identified characteristics and using digital systems to represent patterns in data, for example sorting birthdates and presenting the patterns using seasonal symbols
  • making generalisations about data sets, for example comparing different ways of travelling to and from school using classroom data, discussing results and finding patterns in modes of travel
  • experimenting with different ways of representing patterns, for example using materials, sounds, movements or drawing
  • exploring with patterns of objects or symbols to represent data, for example the symbol 12 may represent different data to 21, or that an email address has a name followed by an @ symbol followed by another type of name
  • creating different patterns using the same elements, for example using patterns of coloured counters to communicate and give meaning such as a response of ‘yes’ or ‘no’
  • learning about how data are represented by changing pixel density (resolution) in a photograph with support and noting the change in file size to successfully email to a friend
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Data representation,  Graphs (Data representation)

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Robots, data and computational thinking: years 2-4

This PDF comprises four worksheets that allow students to observe, investigate, manipulate and program simple line-following robots (Ozobots), engaging in the computational thinking process while working with data.

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Computational thinking in practice: parent and teacher cards: years F-2

This set of printable cards describe ways in which computational thinking can be applied when carrying out simple everyday tasks.

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Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies key concepts mapping: yrs F-2

This PDF uses colour coding to provide a line of sight between key concepts, content descriptions and achievement standards in the Digital Technologies subject in the Australian Curriculum.

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Expert webinar video: Professor Tim Bell – Computational thinking

In this video, Professor Tim Bell discusses helpful ways of understanding and teaching computational thinking, a key idea of the Australian Curriculum: Technologies.

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Activities that promote Digital Technologies concepts and incorporate Numeracy: part 6: Using literature as a springboard to Numeracy and Digital Technologies

This video provides suggestions for ways in which Digital Technologies can be used to develop students' learning in the Literacy and Numeracy Learning Progressions.

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Mossman State School – Final report

This report provides details of Mossman State School's participation in the Digital Technologies in Focus project, including a Research question, criteria for success, data collection, resources, challenges, milestones and next steps.

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Mossman State School – PL ecosystem

This document illustrates the network of people and resources that make up Mossman State School's Professional Learning ecosystem.

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South Kalgoorlie Primary School – Progress report 1

This video explains the progress that South Kalgoorlie Primary School has made in the Digital Technologies in Focus project. It is the first in a series of four.

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South Kalgoorlie Primary School – Timeline

This document presents the milestones in South Kalgoorlie Primary School's participation in the Digital Technologies in Focus project.

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St Mary’s Primary School – Progress report 4

This video explains the progress that Bethany Christian School has made in the Digital Technologies in Focus project. It is the last in a series of four.

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Wodonga South Primary School – Podcast

This podcast includes information about the aims, challenges, insights and accomplishments of Wodonga South Primary School's participation in the Digital Technologies in Focus project.

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Bethany Christian School – Progress report 2

This video explains the progress that Bethany Christian School has made in the Digital Technologies in Focus project. It is the second in a series of four.

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Bethany Christian School – PL ecosystem

This document illustrates the network of people and resources that make up Bethany Christian School's Professional Learning ecosystem.

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Bethany Christian School – Final report

This report provides details of Bethany Christian School's participation in the Digital Technologies in Focus project, including a Research question, criteria for success, data collection, resources, challenges, milestones and next steps.

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Green Hill Public School – Progress report 2

This video explains the progress that Bethany Christian School has made in the Digital Technologies in Focus project. It is the second in a series of three.

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Green Hill Public School – PL ecosystem

This document illustrates the network of people and resources that make up Green Hill Public Hill's Professional Learning ecosystem.

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South Kalgoorlie Primary School – Progress report 3

This video explains the progress that South Kalgoorlie Primary School has made in the Digital Technologies in Focus project. It is the third in a series of four.

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South Kalgoorlie Primary School – PL ecosystem

This document illustrates the network of people and resources that make up South Kalgoorlie Primary School's Professional Learning ecosystem.

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South Kalgoorlie Primary School – Final report

This report provides details of South Kalgoorlie Primary School's participation in the Digital Technologies in Focus project, including a Research question, criteria for success, data collection, resources, challenges, milestones and next steps.

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Data detective

In this sequence of lessons students conduct a simple survey to collect, organise and present data. In doing so, they demonstrate their understanding of how to use patterns to represent data symbolically.