Digital Technologies – what are they for?: Teaching and Learning in South Australia's video is well worth the watch. It describes the Digital Technologies curriculum in everyday language and has visual support.
'Code Stars': This 9-minute video explains what programming is, why it is worth learning and how people become programmers. It includes some school-based content and some well-known people discussing the importance of this domain.
Teaching creative computer science: Simon Peyton Jones This 15-minute TED talk explores what computer science means. British computer scientist Peyton Jones unpacks the thinking and skills behind the term and provides some great practical examples of what it looks like in an English context (although much is applicable to an Australian context).
Technologies sound bites: what you value – finding the essence This 2-minute video includes a series of vox pops from children and adults about the definition and purpose of 'technology'. This would be a good conversation starter.
Seven ways music video - View this video showing seven ways to help your child thrive in a constantly evolving learning landscape.
Parenting by Example: Why Parents Must Learn to Code: 'We all read to our children from a young age and encourage them to write. We do not expect them to become novelists or journalists, but we know these skills are a pathway to productivity and prosperity. It's the same with coding. We must commit as parents to raising children who can read, write, and think creatively with this language, for their own future and that of our nation.'
Check out this infographic describing the differences between ICT Capability and Digital Technology to better understand how technology-based subjects have changed. Download the A3 PDF here or click the image below to expand.