Tutorials

Visual programming – Scratch

Scratch is a visual programming language that uses graphic elements (or blocks) rather than just text to translate logic. This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions and images to support the learning of this visual programming language. This tutorial is designed for educators who would like to learn how to use Scratch version 2.0. It includes an introductory tutorial and a second tutorial to create a maze game.

             

Visual programming - Scratch 2.0

​This tutorial is designed for educators who would like to learn how to use Scratch version 3.0. It includes an introductory tutorial and a second tutorial to create a maze game.​

             

Visual programming - Scratch 3.0

General-purpose programming – Python

In the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies, students are required to study a general-purpose programming language at Years 7 and 8. Python is one example of this type of language. It closely resembles the English language. The tutorial is designed for educators who would like to learn how to use Python.

             

             Python tutorial

Connecting Digital Technologies to food and fibre

The following vodcast explores how students can develop and apply Digital Technologies knowledge, understanding and skills to create a digital solution through the Curriculum connection of food and fibre. This vodcast is designed for educators who would like to learn how to use a BBC micro: bit to manage the water requirements of a garden.

Digital Technologies in focus: Supporting implementation of Digital Technologies and the ICT Capability - F–10

This series of videos is designed to enhance your understanding of the ICT Capability and demonstrates how it is more explicit and foregrounded in the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.​

This video shows why the ICT Capability is so important, what we want our students to know and do in relation to the ICT Capability, as well as where in the curriculum it is required.

The ICT Capability learning continuum and what opportunities teachers are expected to provide for students.

 

This video shows how teachers, support staff, students and the wider community can become upskilled in the ICT Capability, how teachers can develop an understanding of what opportunities are available for their students and how students can best demonstrate the ICT Capability across various learning areas.

 

Data knowledge and skills

This series of videos is designed to enhance your understanding of data and its simple manipulation in spreadsheets for Years 5-6 and 7-8. This is demonstrated step by step and in the context of comparing the price of a Big Mac around the world.