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DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES HUB

Unpack the Digital Technologies Curriculum one step at a time. Find great lesson ideas linked to the curriculum, explore strategies and advice from Australian primary and secondary schools and more.

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Binary

Find out about the binary number system, a base-2 number system. Use topics 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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LESSON IDEAS

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Introducing algorithms

3-4 YEAR LEVEL

Students design a sequence of steps for others to follow. They convey their instructions to peers and evaluate the work of others to determine if the outcome was successful.

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NEWS

The Maker Projects - grants open

The Maker Projects initiative opened 16 March 2017 for grant applications from eligible Australian schools and community organisations to help set up dedicated maker spaces that offer students hands-on experience in practical aspects of design, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship as well as STEM engagement activities. Click here for more information.

CSER Lending Library

CSER Lending Library opens its figurative doors to schools nationally in a groundbreaking program. Schools can now integrate a huge range of digital technologies educational equipment on loan, for free. Read more and register here.

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CASE STUDIES

See what other schools are doing in the digital technologies space.


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A whole-school digital technologies program

F-6 YEAR LEVEL

By building knowledge from an early age, North Fitzroy Primary School allows students to get more proficient with technology and programs over the course of their school career. Students begin in Prep on iPads and are exposed to coding and algorithms early on. Each year they will be shown different apps and programs to complement traditional teaching methods and also to build on learning from previous years.

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Everything is numbers

7-8 YEAR LEVEL

In this sequence students learn how the binary number system works, how we can represent text using binary numbers and learn one of the representations of the standard English alphabet used by computers. They look at how the same concepts apply to non-text data and analyse the effectiveness of some binary representation techniques to various types of data.

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Webinar: Computer Science unplugged

LOCATION: Online
DATE: 29 March 2017


This webinar will be presented by Tim Bell. 4:30pm - 5:30pm AEDT

Tim Bell is one of the authors of the renowned resource CS unplugged: http://csunplugged.org/

Find out how to introduce students to Computational Thinking through concepts such as binary numbers, algorithms and data compression; separated from the distractions and technical challenges of having to use computers. Importantly, no programming is required to engage with these ideas!

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