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St James Catholic College – Timeline

This document presents the milestones in St James Catholic College's participation in the Digital Technologies in Focus project.

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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 – 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 – Progress report 3

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

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St Mary’s Primary School – Timeline

This document presents the milestones in St Mary's Primary School's participation in the Digital Technologies in Focus project.

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Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies Years F-2 Sample Assessment Task: Digital Systems - Presentation materials

The Digital systems presentation materials to support the assessment task provides a scaffold to teach about and assess students’ understanding of how digital systems can be used to collect data about the school environment. Students are guided to use digital systems such as photo apps on digital devices and online maps ...

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Unit for Year 3 to 4 Butterflies: Engaging with nature

This unit of work engages students in preparing butterfly gardens in their schoolgrounds. It explores scientific entomology, features of caterpillars and butterflies, the lifecycle of butterflies, survival requirements, and the characteristics of butterfly gardens. The unit includes worksheets, assessment ideas, pictures, ...

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Classroom ideas: Choose your own adventure: years 3-6

This PDF provides a sequence of activities that allow students to view and create planning templates and algorithms when making 'Choose Your Own Adventure' stories. Older students can use the visual programming language Scratch to build their stories.

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Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies Years 7–10 achievement standards and aligned content descriptions on a page

This PDF presents content descriptions and achievement standards for the Digital Technologies subject in the Australian Curriculum

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Classroom ideas: exploring digital technologies through shopping: years 3-6

This PDF demonstrates how using concepts derived from age-appropriate content, combined with multiple points of entry to and exit from a shopping-related task might remove barriers to learning. Students engage in purposeful and authentic open-ended explorations that require critical and creative thinking and incorporate ...

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General-purpose programming languages

This video takes viewers through the transition from visual programming (block-based environments) to general-purpose programming (text based environments). It guides teachers as they assist students to move from block-based programming used in primary schools to general-purpose programming languages used in secondary schools.

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Digital Technologies teacher self-assessment matrix

These matrices allow teachers to self-assess their proficiency with Digital Technologies. They include a notes section for teachers to plan future professional learning.

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Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies years 3-4 Digital Systems sample assessment task: Cooling the school

This document provides a scaffold to teach and assess students’ understanding of how digital systems can be used to monitor and collect information used for mapping and making judgements about the environment. Students record information using digital systems to investigate a school need, then design solutions to improve ...

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Booth Sweeney review: Systems literacy

This article explores how children’s innate understanding of systems can be developed through deliberate educational programs that support systems thinking. This can happen by encouraging students to identify patterns, consequences and feedback (loops) associated with social, environmental and economic problems; and by ...

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Data knowledge and skills tutorial: part 4 - analysing and visualising data

This video demonstrates ways in which data can be analysed and visualised. It is the final in a series of four.

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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.

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ICT Proficiency Teacher self-assessment matrix

These matrices allow teachers to self-assess their ICT Capability and Digital Technologies proficiency. They include a notes section for teachers to plan future professional learning.

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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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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.