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Unplugged curriculum (F-6)

This short video introduces teachers to unplugged learning within the Digital Technologies curriculum at Levels F-6. It explains:

  • unplugged ideas and concepts
  • examples of unplugged activities
  • use of computational, design and systems thinking skills within activities
  • applications within each of the strands
  • resources

Duration: 3 minutes 53 seconds

Unplugged curriculum (F-6) transcript

Visual programming

This short video introduces teachers to visual programming languages as part of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-6. It explains visual programming by exploring:

  • what a visual programming language is
  • different programming languages and examples of how they look
  • links to the Digital Technologies curriculum
  • how visual programming languages link to digital devices
  • how to use Scratch

Duration: 5 minutes 7 seconds

Visual programming transcript

Visual programming languages in the Digital Technologies curriculum (F-6)

This video introduces teachers to visual programming languages as part of the Digital Technologies curriculum from F-6. It explains how to use visual programming within the curriculum by exploring:

  • where it fits into the curriculum
  • key programming concepts
  • an introduction to visual programming
  • solving problems using the problem-solving methodology

Duration: 15 minutes 35 seconds

Visual programming languages in the Digital Technologies curriculum (F-6) transcript

Visual programming languages in the Digital Technologies curriculum (F-6) presentation

Digital devices in the Digital Technologies curriculum

This video introduces teachers to using digital devices to support the Digital Technologies curriculum. It explains:

  • a range of different digital devices and how they can be used
  • where exactly digital devices fit into the Curriculum
  • how digital devices can support
  • creating an algorithm
  • accepting user input
  • storing and processing data
  • producing output
  • understanding coding concepts

Duration: 17 minutes 17 seconds

Digital devices in the Digital Technologies curriculum transcript

Digital devices in the Digital Technologies curriculum presentation

Bee-Bots (F-2)

This short video explains how students can use Bee-Bots to develop their computational and algorithmic thinking skills. It demonstrates three practical activities using Bee-Bots. It covers:

  • creating algorithms to solve simple problems
  • creating simple sequences
  • creating a simple digital solution

Duration: 7 minutes 35 seconds

Using digital devices: Bee-Bots (F-2) transcript

Using digital devices: Bee-Bots (F-2) presentation

Creating Digital Solutions (F-6)

This video provides information regarding the Creating Digital Solution strand of the Digital Technologies Curriculum for levels F-6. The video introduces the problem solving methodology of analyse, design, develop and evaluate as students develop a coded solution to solve a problem.

Duration: 17 minutes 43 seconds

Creating Digital Solutions (F-6) transcript

Creating Digital Solutions (F-6) presentation

Creating Digital Solutions with Sphero (5-6)

This short video introduces teachers to using a visual programming language with the Sphero robotic ball at Level 5-6. It explains:

  • how to use the problem-solving methodology with a robotic device
  • using the Sphero's gyroscope sensor as input
  • branching, iteration and a simple algorithm

Duration: 9 minutes 36 seconds

Creating Digital Solutions with Sphero (5-6) transcript

Creating Digital Solutions with Sphero (5-6) presentation

Algorithms Part A

This short video introduces teachers to designing an algorithm to meet functional requirements at Levels 7 and 8. It explains:

  • links to the Digital Technologies curriculum
  • defining a problem
  • working out functional requirements
  • designing an algorithm

Duration: 4 minutes 33 seconds

Algorithms transcript

Algorithms presentation

Introduction to Binary

This short video provides teachers with an introductory understanding of the binary number system to assist with the implementation of the Digital Technologies Curriculum. It explains

  • where Binary is introduced in the Digital Technologies Curriculum
  • how the binary number system works
  • how digital systems use binary numbers to read and represent data
  • how to convert decimal numbers to binary numbers
  • how binary numbers relate to memory

Duration: 7 minutes 52 seconds

Introduction to Binary transcript

Introduction to Text-based programming (7-8)

This short video introduces teachers to general-purpose programming languages or text-based programming languages at Level 7-8. It explains:

  • an introduction to general-purpose programming using simple examples in Python
  • variables and values
  • branching
  • iteration

Duration: 4 minutes 54 seconds

Introduction to Text-based programming (7-8) transcript

Introduction to JavaScript (7-10)

This short video introduces JavaScript as a possible choice for a general-purpose or object-oriented programming language suitable for use in Levels 7 to 10 Digital Technologies.

  • what is JavaScript, and where is it used?
  • web pages and JavaScript
  • JavaScript examples of branching, iteration, functions
  • pros and cons of JavaScript for teaching
  • further learning

Duration: 5 minutes 33 seconds

Introduction to JavaScript (7-10) transcript

Introduction to JavaScript (7-10) presentation

Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming

This short video introduces the concept of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) as required at Level 9-10. Topics include:

  • what is OOP?
  • properties and methods
  • creating objects
  • accessing data

Duration: 5 minutes 10 seconds

Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming transcript

Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming presentation