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Digital technologies / Year 3 and 4 / Digital Technologies Knowledge and Understanding

Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise different types of data and explore how the same data can be represented in different ways (ACTDIK008)

Elaborations
  • recognising that numbers, text, images, sounds, animations and videos are all forms of data when stored or viewed using a digital system
  • using a table to reorganise information that includes sentences, and/or words, and/or numbers and/or images
  • recognising representations of different types of data such as waves for sound
  • exploring codes and symbols that are representations of data, for example morse code and semaphore and how similar symbols in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art can represent different concepts depending on the context, for example three circles, drawn as lines, can represent ants, fruit, flowers or eggs depending on the art region
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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Data Representation

Find out about Data Representation. Use this topic from the Digital Technologies Hub to learn more, get ideas about how to teach about it, find out what other schools are doing and use the applications and games in the classroom.

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Create your own card game

Grab a deck of cards and a bunch of friends and create your own card game. What sort of rules will you decide on? Get a pen and some paper out and brainstorm some possibilities. You might decide on something like 'If I draw a red card, I get a point' and 'If I draw a black card, you get a point.' What other rules can you ...

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Activities that promote Digital Technologies concepts and incorporate Numeracy: part 1: Introduction and overview: accessing the Australian Curriculum National Numeracy Learning progression

This video provides an introduction to the ways in which Digital Technologies can be used to develop students' learning in the Numeracy Learning Progression.

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Mossman State School

Mossman State School is a government school located in Mossman, Queensland, on the Traditional Lands of the Kuku Yalanji Peoples. Beth Claydon is the curriculum officer who works directly with the school to support the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. Teachers at the school have chosen ...

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Mossman State School – Podcast

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

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Bethany Christian School

Bethany Christian School is an independent school just north of Adelaide located in Paralowie, South Australia on the Traditional Lands of the Kaurna People. It is an F-6 school, with 543 students, and of those, approximately 48% are EAL/D. Steve Grant is the curriculum officer who works with the school to support implementation ...

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Bethany Christian School – Project proposal

This PDF outlines Bethany Christian School's proposal to participate in the Digital Technologies in Focus project.

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Green Hill Public School

Green Hill Public School is a small school located in Kempsey, New South Wales, on the Traditional Lands of the Djangadi/Dhangatti Peoples. It has recently expanded from a K–4 to a K–6 school. It has 28 students, 96 per cent of whom identify as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander. Green Hill Public School was a finalist ...

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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 2

This video explains the progress that South Kalgoorlie Primary School has made in the Digital Technologies in Focus project. It is the second 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 2

This video explains the progress that St Mary's Primary School, Moruya, has made in the Digital Technologies in Focus project. It is the second in a series of four.

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Books for exploring Digital Technologies concepts

This PDF provides a list of suggested books or similar that identify and discuss key concepts, key ideas and related ways of thinking about Digital Technologies.

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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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Bethany Christian School – Progress report 3

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

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Bethany Christian School – Podcast

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

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Green Hill Public School – Progress report 3

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 three.

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South Kalgoorlie Primary School

South Kalgoorlie Primary School is located in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, on the Traditional Lands of the Wangkatja people of the North-Eastern Goldfields. It has about 450 students. Deanne Poole is the curriculum officer who works directly with the school to support the implementation of the Digital Technologies curriculum. ...

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South Kalgoorlie Primary School – Project proposal

This PDF outlines South Kalgoorlie Primary School's proposal to participate in the Digital Technologies in Focus project.

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St Mary’s Primary School

St Mary’s Primary School, Moruya, is a small school on the south coast of New South Wales on the Traditional Lands of the Yuin Peoples. Established in 1847, it has about 250 students enrolled, 15 per cent of whom identify as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander. Kim Vernon is the curriculum officer who works with the ...