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Tuning in for Makers – Richard Turere -Making Peace with lions

Students from around the world have real issues and problems they want to solve. Not many of them involve lions. This TED talk is a great tuning in resource for teachers creating maker spaces and students using critical and creative thinking and

Posted in Challenge, Class Activities, Coding, Curriculum, Digital Learning, Digital Tech Curriculum, Digital Technologies, Digital technology, Programming

Hour of Code this week

The Department and Splash, are supporting Code Club Australia to challenge you to build a game using Scratch. Scratch is an intuitive tool to help children from 8 to 16 years old learn to code. Scratch helps students think creatively, reason

Posted in Challenge, Digital Learning, Gaming for learning, Programming

Meetup – featuring Code the Future

Code the Future connects developers with educators to help students learn how to code. They are presenting at a Meetup session and they are looking forward to sharing some amazing stories from their community and projects. http://www.meetup.com/Code-the-Future/events/234785642/ When: Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:00 PM

Posted in Coding, Curriculum, Digital Learning, Digital Technologies, Digital technology, Online Projects, Pedagogy, Programming

NGV Education programs

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Digital Creatives Programs enable students to use digital technologies to explore, interpret, create and share works of art. There are sessions for students and teachers.  Works from the NGV Collection provide an inspiring and

Posted in Coding, Digital Technologies, Programming

Coding tools for students P-12

A terrific article by Kira DeVaul featured in Common Sense Media’s summer edition (for the US and Europe) presents some great options for teachers to use in their classrooms and give to their students to explore around coding. She has organised these

Posted in Curriculum, Digital Learning, Digital Literacy, Digital Technologies, Programming

Robot school – Has any one used it?

Robot School presents like a good option for schools with access to iPads to introduce coding to young children. Has any one tried it out?

Posted in Digital Learning, Programming, Uncategorized

The Great Victorian Coding Challenge

Get your students involved in The Great Victorian Coding Challenge – register your school by visiting the Victorian Education Department website – Click Here Students will be challenged to develop their creativity using the computer program Scratch. Scratch is one of the software

Posted in Challenge, Creativity, Curriculum, Digital Learning, Digital Literacy, Digital technology, Gaming for learning, Pedagogy, Programming

Coding apps and websites to support digital technologies curriculum

Looking at the inclusion of Digital Technologies into the Victorian curriculum – AusVELS , it is worth having a look at some of the learning outcomes across the years and looking at some resources. Some of this if going to be new

Posted in Digital Learning, Digital Literacy, Gaming for learning, Programming

Computer programming for students

With the development of the Australian Curriculum’s Digital Technologies In a world that is increasingly digitised and automated, it is critical to the wellbeing and sustainability of the economy, the environment and society, that the benefits of information systems are

Posted in Programming

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