Creating a digital start line and finish line with micro:bits (Years 7-8)

The following activity suggests one-way Digital Technologies could be integrated into a unit where vehicles are being designed and produced. Coding examples are provided in three ways: pseudocode, visual programming and general-purpose programming (Python/micro-python).

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Year band(s) 7-8
Content type Lesson ideas
Format Document
Core and overarching concepts Implementation (programming), Data acquisition, Data interpretation, Specification (decomposing problems), Algorithms, Digital systems, Computational thinking, Impact and interactions, Systems thinking
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Investigate how data is transmitted and secured in wired and wireless networks including the internet


Define and decompose real-world problems with design criteria and by creating user stories


Implement, modify and debug programs involving control structures and functions in a general-purpose programming language


Evaluate existing and student solutions against the design criteria, user stories and possible future impact

Technologies & Programming Language​s Electronic programming boards
Keywords Algorithms, general-purpose programming language, pseudocode, visual programming, DTIF, DTiF, dtif, ACARA
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs Literacy, Digital Literacy

Australian Government Department of Education and Training


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