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Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies Years 7-8 Sample Assessment Task: Digital Systems

The Years 7-8 assessment task focuses on digital systems (integrating Digital Technologies and Science). The digital systems assessment task provides a scaffold to teach about and assess students’ understanding of how digital systems can be used to monitor the classroom learning environment. learn how to create environmental ...

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Expert webinar video: Russell Scott - Vortals: Augmented reality, virtual reality, 2D, 3D and game design lessons

Russell Scott, Co-Founder of multimedia design company Vortals, demonstrates some of the ways he teaches students about augmented reality, virtual reality, 2D, 3D and game design.

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Algorithms: Year 9 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 9 is for the topic of Algorithms. Students draw upon their knowledge of congruency, transformations and ratios of right-angled triangles and apply creativity, critical thinking and reasoning skills to a sequenced geometric problem. For example, students may design a flow chart to prove the ...

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Describing an everyday object

In this lesson, students act like the inventor of an everyday object that does not yet exist. Students abstract the essential details, and describe what need would be fulfilled by the new object and how, specifically, it functions. They will then translate the description into a format appropriate for modeling the object ...

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Pencil code program: Chaos game

The ‘chaos game’ is a way to see how patterns can result from certain random events. Use this program to run the chaos game, randomly moving the turtle to create a pattern. Have students analyse or fill in or change parts of the pencil code program.

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Design a quiz - Convicts: crime and punishment

Students design and create a simple game/quiz to demonstrate convict crimes and punishments.

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DT Challenge - 5/6 Blockly - Networking with Micro:Bit

Learn how to code the micro:bit to use the radio! In this DT Mini Challenge, you can create wireless networks to send pictures and messages around the room! You'll start by sending simple messages, but work up to making your own interactive games with your friends! Dive on in and you'll be sending secret messages in no time!

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Ciphering a sentence

A cipher is a message that has been written in such a way (encoded) that it is unreadable by others. In this lesson, students will use mapping to encode a sentence. Students will work with a partner to create an algorithm that describes the encryption process. They will also examine encoded and decoded messages to recognize ...

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DT Challenge - 7-8 Python - Turtle

Control a turtle and draw amazing pictures with code. In this challenge you'll learn the fundamentals of programming by using instructions to position a turtle on the screen, drawing lines, patterns and shapes in the same way computers draw images. Computers use the input from users and the environment to give us feedback ...

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DT Challenge - 5/6 Blockly - Space Invaders - Mini

Command an alien space fleet to save your home planet from global catastrophe. Build a fleet of drone ships using advanced top-secret technologies. On your journey to Earth, slingshot around a black hole and mine for valuable resources. Your mission is to outsmart Earth’s Global Defense System in your quest for precious ...

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Snap block models

Create a model using snap blocks 1 block high and create a code so someone else can build your model.

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Space Race Game (Introducing Algorithmic Thinking) - Calculate

Space Race is a simple board game that teachers can use to introduce the concept of algorithmic sequencing to students. The teaching points provided with the game assist teachers to introduce the use of an algorithm (a simple set of mathematical instructions) to describe the trajectory of an object across a grid plane from ...

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Years 3–4: Programming a simple digital solution

This scope and sequence unit outlines a teaching sequence, starting with identifying user needs and co-developing a user story, followed by the design and implementation of a digital solution that includes sequencing, branching and iteration (repetition).

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Dynamic route planning

In this learning sequence, students think critically about the types of data artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms need to analyse for real-time traffic data.

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Years 5–6: Programming challenges

This scope and sequence unit provides a sequence for teaching programming incorporating branching, iteration (repetition) and variables.

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Scope and sequence overview

This resource provides a possible set of sequenced topics that could be used in teaching the Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies curriculum Version 9.0 to address the content descriptions of the curriculum.

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ACARA sample assessment task: years 3-4: Classifying living or non-living things

This resource provides strategies for assessing aspects of the Digital Technologies subject in the Australian Curriculum that relate to data using contexts from other learning areas and General Capabilities, including Science, Mathematics, Numeracy and Literacy. The resource includes an assessment planner and rubric, as ...

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Understanding algorithms and the smiley face biscuit challenge: years F-2

This PDF provides suggestions for introducing students to algorithms by sequencing words, images and actions.

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Micro:bit missions: Take a chance on me (Integrating Mathematics): years 6-8

This resource comprises two activities that allow students to explore the concept of chance in Mathematics. Students use computational thinking while using a micro:bit as a digital system to generate and collect data. Students implement programs involving branching and iteration in visual and general-purpose programming languages.

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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.