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Dear colleague

This month we bring to you resources and events to support the implementation of the recently endorsed Digital Technologies Curriculum F-10.  

Explore Digital Technologies (F-10) in Scootle

The Digital Technologies Curriculum provides students with practical opportunities to use design thinking and to be developers of digital solutions and knowledge rather than just consumers. You can now explore the curriculum in the latest update on the Australian Curriculum website (v8), and discover teaching and learning resources in Scootle, the national repository for digital learning content.
View a learning path containing a collection of technologies resources 

CSER Digital Technologies Courses

The Computer Science Education Research Group at the University of Adelaide have developed a number of open, online courses designed to assist teachers in addressing the new Digital Technologies learning area. Courses cover an introduction to concepts and example activities to help you teach computer science and computational thinking at primary and secondary levels.
Register for a Digital Technologies MOOC

Will you teach an Hour of Code?

During Computer Science Education Week teachers from around the world are encouraged to complete one of over twenty hour of code activities designed to demystify computer science and demonstrate that anybody can learn the basics. Running an Hour of Code event is an opportunity to join a global movement of millions of students in 180+ countries.
For more information on the Hour of Code, join the University of Adelaide's CSER Group for a free information session, Thursday the 26th of November. Register here 

Introducing the new, improved myfuture

Education Services Australia is excited to announce the launch of the new myfuture website with added features to complement the popular and existing components of the service. myfuture is a career exploration and information service to support Australia's emerging and transitioning workforce to make informed career plans and decisions.
Find out more about the new and improved myfuture  

Kitchen Gardens


Daisy the Dinosaur
Use directional language to animate Daisy the Dinosaur. Make Daisy roll, jump, grow and turn using a simple interface. A basic introduction into algorithms for early years students.



Unplugged Activity: Computational Thinking
This video discusses a lesson on Computational Thinking, designed to show you how to take a big difficult problem and turn it into several simpler problems.

Chemical reactions


Programming with Alice
Introduce your students to Alice, an object-oriented 3D programming environment designed to engage students with computer programming through a story-telling context. 

What's new in Scootle Learning Path

Learning Path

What's New in Scootle?
View the collection of learning items added to Scootle in the last month.
The package includes a range of Science, Technology (Digital and Design), and Mathematics resources.

Connected Educator Video

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Code the Future
Australian organisation, Code the Future connects volunteer developers with teachers and schools. Watch a Code the Future code club in action at Clifton Hill Primary School.

Scootle Mobile Apps

Mobile Apps

Scootle apps - Digi Tech
A curated collection of mobile apps to support the F-10 Digital Technologies Curriculum implementation. The list includes: The Foos; Makers Empire, Bee-Bot, and ScratchJr.          


Community Blogs

Engaging girls in STEM
In the 2015 paper Australian students in a digital world, Dr Sue Thomson summarises findings related to gender from several assessment programs. Read more>
Computational data projects
Review projects addressing data problems from national competition GovHack Unleashed. Read more>


Community Events

Nov 10 - Discover a 3D Printing curriculum (webinar)
Nov 12 - Student led TeachMeet (WA)
Nov 14 - 15 BuzzConf (VIC)
Nov 16ACCE Learning Network Hangout
Nov 18 - Leading digital change in schools (webinar)
Nov 26 - Hour of Code Information Session
Nov 30 - Teachmeet at the House (NSW)