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Drone safety lesson: How close, how far?

This lesson provides an authentic context to develop skills of estimation and measuring length. It provides an opportunity for students to connect decimal representations to the metric system and convert from centimetres to metres, and metres to kilometres. It also provides a context to investigate and become familiar with ...

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Supporting Digital Technologies curriculum in schools

This PDF lists seven ways in which schools can support the Digital Technologies curriculum

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Newsletter – December 2017

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

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Mossman State School – Timeline

This document presents the milestones in Mossman State School'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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South Kalgoorlie Primary School – Progress report 2

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

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St Mary’s Primary School

St Mary’s Primary School, Moruya, is a small school on the south coast of New South Wales on the Traditional Lands of the Yuin Peoples. Established in 1847, it has about 250 students enrolled, 15 per cent of whom identify as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander. Kim Vernon is the curriculum officer who works with the ...

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St Mary’s Primary School – Podcast

This podcast includes information about the aims, challenges, insights and accomplishments of St Mary's Primary School's participation in the Digital Technologies in Focus project.

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Wodonga South Primary School – Podcast

This podcast includes information about the aims, challenges, insights and accomplishments of Wodonga South Primary School's participation in the Digital Technologies in Focus project.

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Banjo Morton: the untold story

In 1949, after many years of being paid only in rations, Banjo Morton and seven other Alyawarra men decided they wanted proper wages for their work as stockmen and station hands at the Lake Nash cattle station in the Northern Territory. They walked off in protest. This rich media site records the history of that protest ...

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Beyond Earth: Colonising Space

This resource provides a scaffold for students to respond to a persuasive writing task. The persuasive writing task requires students to determine where humans should create the first space colony, using prior learning and research to justify their decisions.

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Beyond Earth: Shelter from the Elements

This resource provides a scaffold for students to undertake a design challenge. The design challenge requires students to develop a shelter that protects humans from the hostile conditions on another planet. Students draw on their existing scientific understanding (for example, conductors and insulators), along with their ...

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Travel Times

Life would be very different today if we did not have modern transport. In this activity, students calculate the time it would take for humans to travel long distances through different modes of transport. They then analyse the impact of these technological developments.

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Biosecurity surveillance at school

This activity outlines the process to undertake a biosecurity surveillance of a school environment. The teacher guide, slides and student sheets identify some invasive pests that represent a threat to NSW agriculture including cane toads, fire ants and exotic bees. The activity could be adapted for other locations.

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Computational thinking poster

This infographic provides an overview overview of the concepts related to computational thinking.

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Digital systems cards

This PDF and accompanying cards provide suggestions for ways in which students can identify and explain digital systems in their environment. Students determine whether digital systems include inputs, outputs, or both, and whether they feature software, hardware or peripheral devices. The resource includes useful links ...

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Assessment: Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies sample Data assessment tasks: years 7-8

Resource description This resource provides strategies for assessing students' understanding of the ways in which data can be sourced, organised and represented to maximise options for analysis, evaluation, decomposition and visualisation in order to create digital solutions. The context of the resource is the liveability ...

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Exploring digital systems unplugged: networks: years 5-6

This PDF provides activities in which students identify features of digital systems, and create models to demonstrate their operations. Students are encouraged to demonstrate their understanding of Domain Name Servers (DNS), routing, and transmission control and internet protocols (TCP/IP).

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Robots, data and computational thinking: years 2-4

This PDF comprises four worksheets that allow students to observe, investigate, manipulate and program simple line-following robots (Ozobots), engaging in the computational thinking process while working with data.

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Computational thinking in the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies

This video provides an overview of computational thinking and how it can be taught in the context of other learning areas.