‘Code Stars’ – Short Film

This video unveils the world of computer programming as described by the creators of the some of the most successful technology applications like Facebook and Microsoft.
These innovators identify what computer programming is, why it is so valuable today, careers and opportunities in programming, and why everyday people, as well as rock stars like Will.i.am, code.
It explores programming in a classroom setting, some progressive and futuristic technologies based on programming, and an ultra-modern and creative workplace producing gaming software.

Additional details

Year band(s) F-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10
Content type Educational video
Format Video
Core and overarching concepts Implementation (programming), Algorithms
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Follow, describe and represent a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve simple problems


Define simple problems, and describe and follow a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve them


Design algorithms represented diagrammatically and in English, and trace algorithms to predict output for a given input and to identify errors


Implement and modify programs with user interfaces involving branching, iteration and functions in a general-purpose programming language


Implement modular programs, applying selected algorithms and data structures including using an object-oriented programming language


Design algorithms represented diagrammatically and in structured English and validate algorithms and programs through tracing and test cases


Implement digital solutions as simple visual programs involving branching, iteration (repetition), and user input

Keywords Digital technologies, Computer programming, Coding, Technology applications, Technology careers, Algorithms, Web literacy
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs General capabilities



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