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

Curriculum content descriptions

Collect, explore and sort data, and use digital systems to present the data creatively (ACTDIP003)

Elaborations
  • collecting, and sorting data through play, for example collecting data about favourite toys and sorting them into categories such as toys they like or dislike
  • locating and purposefully using visual or text data, for example searching through a digital photo library to select an image, taking into account cultural considerations such as awareness of appropriate use of images and audio recordings of deceased persons
  • exploring, imagining and comparing the usefulness of different data displays, for example jointly creating simple column graphs and picture graphs to represent different types of items
  • exploring and creating graphs to represent classroom data, for example collecting data on the country of birth of each student and presenting the results as a picture graph
  • using digital systems to organise data to improve meaning, for example using word processing software to create a list of tasks or visualisation software to create a mind map (diagram) showing relationships between characters in a story
  • using common software to present data creatively, for example as a slideshow, movie, sounds, image, chart, word art, poster or drawing
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,  Collation,  Data storage

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Data is all around us

This is a unit for Years F-1 from the Scope and sequence resources from the DT Hub. The topic of data is organised into four key elements. Use this flow of activities to plan and assess students against the relevant achievement standards. Students collect, sort and present data in a digital format. They also explore ways ...

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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.

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Classroom ideas F-10: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander connections to Digital Technologies

This resource provides examples of ways Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures can be integrated into Digital Technologies. Examples include 'classification and sorting data' and 'designing solutions'.

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Technologies: sequence of achievement in the Australian Curriculum

This Word document provides sequences of achievement standards for the Technologies learning area in the Australian Curriculum

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Digital Technologies resource types and resource mapping template

This three-page document gives suggestions for selecting and organising Digital Technologies resources, including physical equipment, unplugged activities and online links. It includes a simple template that may be helpful in documenting these.

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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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Digital Technologies in the Australian Curriculum: sequence of content

This PDF provides a sequence of content for the Digital Technologies subject in the Australian Curriculum

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Board and card games for exploring Digital Technologies concepts

This PDF suggests board and card games that are useful for exploring Digital Technologies key concepts and key ideas.

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Data collection and representation: What’s in your lunchbox? Years F-2

This resource provides activities in which students collect, represent and interpret data about the fruit and vegetables they bring to school.

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Teaching and supporting project management in the F-6 classroom

This PDF gives educators an overview of what project management is and ideas on how they can implement project management skills in the F-6 classroom.

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Books for exploring digital technologies concepts

This PDF provides a list of books that are useful for exploring key concepts and ideas in Digital Technologies.

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Asunda review: STEM integration

This article explores the benefits of an interdisciplinary STEM program in the quest for providing students with a holistic approach to problem-solving that reflects real-world practice. This is supported by a conceptual framework that comprises four constructs: systems thinking, situation learning theory, constructivism ...

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Curzon & Bell et al. review: Computational thinking

This article explores the concept of computational thinking within computer science learning and in relation to other learning areas. The authors assert that because of its focus on analysis, computational thinking is not only suitable for computation but also the development of systems-based on computation.

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Kelley & Knowles review: STEM integration

This article explores ways of building integrated STEM programs so that students have opportunities to make connections to crosscutting concepts and real-world problems. This is proposed through the lens of a framework.

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Rosicka review: STEM practices in primary schools

This report reviews recent research literature in the areas of teacher capacity, integration of STEM disciplines, active learning and student engagement and participation to help inform the world of practice. The literature review was restricted to STEM practices in primary schools.

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DTiF Classroom Exploring AI in the Classroom: Activity

Simon Collier, Digital Technologies in Focus Curriculum Officer, takes viewers though a lesson from the Digital Technologies Hub exploring how machine learning can be used to organise photographs.

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Effective DTiF strategies

This PDF lists eight ways in which Digital Technologies in Focus (DTiF) supported the implementation of Digital Technologies in disadvantaged schools.

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Supporting implementation of Digital Technologies and the ICT Capability: part 3

This video explains ways in which the Digital Technologies curriculum and the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) General Capability can be implemented in schools. This video is the last in a series of three.

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Newsletter – June 2021

This newsletter from the Digital Technologies in Focus project includes information about schools' projects, assessment tasks, artifical intelligence (AI), the Australian Curriculum, useful links, and resources.

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Newsletter – April 2020

This newsletter from the Digital Technologies in Focus project includes information about schools' projects, workshops, computational thinking, the Australian Curriculum, and useful resources.