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Class blog

Students unpack elements of English and Digital Technologies and investigates the concept, purpose and critical features of a good blog.

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Home/school communications

In this lesson sequence, students use big data sets and school surveys, to design (and as an extension activity, make) a new digital communication solution for the school.

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Digital citizenship

This is a unit for Year 5 from the Scope and sequence resources from the DT Hub. The topic of collaboration and protocols is organised into four key elements. Use this flow of activities to plan and assess students against the relevant achievement standards. Students create a blog, website or contribute to an online learning ...

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Planting fruit and vegetables

In this sequence of lessons students grow a plant from seed, capturing each step and decision as an algorithmic process and recording data for future learning.

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Put the user in user interface

In this lesson sequence students investigate the importance of quality design and design principles in creating an efficient and effective user interface.

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Digital citizenship

Digital citizenship is a suite of resources for Stage 5 students to support safe online behaviour. This resource includes game-based learning, lessons, videos, and parent and teacher support materials.

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Netiquette: Digital Citizenship

A page with a focus on online behaviour and how others perceive you when social networking. Contains activities and links to stimulus material. One of a series of laptop-friendly, digital citizenship resources.

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An introduction into algorithms

This is a unit for Years F-1 from the Scope and sequence resources from the DT Hub. The topic of algorithms is organised into four key elements. Use this flow of activities to plan and assess students against the relevant achievement standards. Students explore algorithms through guided play, including hands-on, kinaesthetic ...

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Pre-programming

This is a unit for Year 2 from the Scope and sequence resources from the DT Hub. The topic of algorithms and programming is organised into four key elements. Use this flow of activities to plan and assess students against the relevant achievement standards. Students learn some basic computational skills such as working ...

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Digital friendships: Digital Citizenship

A resource for Stage 3 students with a focus on safe social networking and online chatting. Contains activities and links to stimulus material. Digital citizenship resource.

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Using 'Billycarts' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea outlines the way a teacher used digital curriculum resources about billycarts to engage her students in the study of the history and science of billycart making.

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Using 'Letter planet' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea provides video footage of students using an interactive digital resource L7855 'Letter planet: sh, ch, th' to develop their language skills. It describes and provides access to the digital resource used in the classroom, along with other relevant resources.

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Teachers talk laptops

This resource is a series of short videos about teachers using laptops in their high school classrooms. The subject areas covered are English, Mathematics, HSIE, Creative arts and PDHPE.

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Leading Literacy: Professional Learning

This teacher resource describes the Leading Literacy: Professional Learning course provided by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to principals and school leaders. The course helped them to develop deep understandings about how student literacy can be improved. There are nine sections ...

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MoneySmart teaching

This is a website from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission that provides up-to-date content and support in consumer and financial literacy for Australian educators. The website provides access to professional and personal learning programs, as well as resources for teaching and learning including units ...

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The big dry - unit of work

In this unit of work students identify and examine the reasons for and the effects of drought in Australia. They examine historical patterns of drought and the global weather patterns that influence climate in Australia. Students look at the broad effects of drought on Australian society and compare different drought-management ...

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Using 'Poetry anthology' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea provides video footage showing how a teacher uses an interactive learning object from the 'Poetry anthology' series to assist her year 11 and 12 students learn about three different types of poetry and then create their own cyber poem. It describes and provides access to the digital resource used in the ...

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Ned Kelly – hero or villain? – Teacher idea

This Teacher idea uses a range of TLF digital materials about Ned Kelly to develop students’ critical literacy skills and appreciation of the power of language. The key question of whether Kelly was a ‘hero’ or a ‘villain’ framed the unit. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

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Taking a stand - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea shows how an extensive range of digital materials can be used to develop students’ critical literacy and writing skills, which then helps them to identify persuasive techniques that authors use. It includes a unit of work developed and trialled by a teacher.

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Images and symbols for quick, persuasive power

What can you do in just a few minutes? Current affairs stories are only a few minutes long yet need to present an entire argument. Let's explore a story about digital footprints, to see how words and images are used to convey a lot of meaning in a short space of time.