A collection of teaching and learning resources we find useful. Several of these are recommended also by the Australian Computing Academy.
Learn to Code
Australian Computing Academy
The Australian DT Challenges are free in-classroom activities designed to address the most technically challenging aspects of the Year 5-6 and 7-8 bands of Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.
Digital Technologies Hub
Unpack the Digital Technologies Curriculum one step at a time. Find great lesson ideas linked to the curriculum, explore strategies and advice from Australian primary and secondary schools and more.
Coding Courses, competitions, Digital Technologies Curriculum focussed - All Ages, Subscription Service, Sel-Marking Activities.
Computer Science Unplugged
CS Unplugged is a collection of free teaching material that teaches Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around.
CodeMonkey teaches coding using CoffeeScript, a real programming language, to teach you to build your own games in HTML5. It’s aimed at kids, but it’s definitely fun for adults, too.
Robots and Single Board PCs
The Edison robot is a powerful, engaging tool for teaching kids STEM, computational thinking and computer programming in a hands-on way.
You can use your BBC micro:bit for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless.
This software requires the EV3 Core Set (45544). This intuitive software empowers students to bring their projects to life, and the data logging capability enables them to predict, collect, view, analyze, and manipulate data from sensors. Includes teacher resources, a documentation tool, building instructions and tutorials.