Digital Technologies: what are they for?

This 6 min video is an animation that brings Digital Technologies to life. It shows how a learner gathers, displays, interprets and shares data. It investigates the role computational thinking has in the process. The animation demonstrates how 'Knowledge and Understanding' and 'Processes and Production Skills' are integrated in a Digital Technologies curriculum. This animation is from a series developed by the Department for Education and Child Development SA, to provide guidance about the Australian Curriculum. It is part of the initiative Leading Learning Making the Australian Curriculum work for us.

Additional details

Year band(s) F-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10
Content type Professional learning
Format Video
Core and overarching concepts Specification (decomposing problems), Algorithms, Implementation (programming), Digital systems, Data representation
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Recognise and explore patterns in data and represent data as pictures, symbols and diagrams


Collect, explore and sort data, and use digital systems to present the data creatively


Recognise different types of data and explore how the same data can be represented in different ways


Collect, access and present different types of data using simple software to create information and solve problems


Examine the main components of common digital systems and how they may connect together to form networks to transmit data


Acquire, store and validate different types of data, and use a range of software to interpret and visualise data to create information


Analyse and visualise data using a range of software to create information, and use structured data to model objects or events


Analyse and visualise data to create information and address complex problems, and model processes, entities and their relationships using structured data

Keywords Technologies, Digital Technologies, Australian Curriculum, Computational Thinking, Data Knowledge, Understanding, Processes and Production Skills, Webpage, Department for Education and Child Development South Australia

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