The Australian Computing Academy has put together a flyer summarising their activities, including:
Check out their flyer for more information.
The first four Australian Digital Technologies Challenges are:
Blockly for Year 5–6
Python for Year 7–8
Arduino for Year 7–8
Blockly + Maths for Year 7–8
Also check out the ten key concepts
The CSER Digital Technologies Education Program provides a number of free, open online courses designed to assist teachers in preparing for the new Digital Technologies learning area. The NEW Years 9 & 10 Digital Technologies: Explore! Is open for registration. Starts 1st July! For more info click here.
To be in the running for the great prizes you'll need to produce a live action film, animation or video game in response to the theme of ‘Time’. Check out the excellent resources and class video-chat sessions to help with your entries. When you win, your work is exhibited online in the Australian Mediatheque, on big screens around Australia and ACMI’s newly-designed Screen It space in the Screen Worlds exhibition. For more info click here.
code.org has released its annual report on the state of K–12 computer science, a snapshot of global efforts to raise educational standards in the computer science landscape. Read the 2017 report here.
To celebrate ONE MILLION pageviews on the Digital Technologies Hub we are giving away 10 BBC micro:bits to one lucky winner. To enter, fill in your name and email.
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About the BBC micro:bit: The micro:bit is a handheld, small, fully programmable computer that you can use to create simple games, sense the surrounding environment, make music and much more. Check out its features and this Micro:Bit resource to get inspired!
To enter and for T&C’s, visit this link
Hour of Code events can be organised by anyone, and take place all over the world. No experience is needed, and one-hour tutorials are available online. Take part in this global movement!
You can register your class, school or community to learn code and have fun. There are also resources available to help you spread the word.
Round 2 of the Digital Literacy School Grants (DLSG) initiative is now open. Digital Literacy School Grants is an initiative under the Inspiring all Australians in Digital Literacy and STEM measure of the National Innovation and Science Agenda.
Grants of between $10,000 and $50,000 are available for schools and other organisations to encourage and facilitate implementation of the new Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. Grants will be awarded for project proposals that demonstrate innovative methods for driving enhanced digital literacy in schools. Grants of amounts greater than $50,000 may also be made where a project has demonstrated capacity to reach regional, national or sectoral scalabilities such as projects involving clusters of schools and/or peak bodies/professional associations.
For more info click here.
A new program released by LifeJourney invites students to virtually explore the careers of Australia’s STEM leaders in technology and innovation. The program, Australia 2020, weaves together key themes including wireless technology, cybersecurity, drone delivery, financial services and autonomous vehicles in order to paint a picture for students of Australia’s future digital economy and related careers pathways.
CSER Lending Library opens it’s 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.
There is a lot of discussion around Bring Your Own Device and successful implementation. This article has great advice on the topic.