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Unpacking the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies
Unpacking the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies

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The 2018 August newsletter is now available on the Hub.
This month we focus on thinking logically, problem solving, debugging and programming, including visual to general purpose programming.
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FROM SCRATCH TO TEXT:

This webinar is useful for educators who have students that are transitioning from visual programming to text based programming. Jason Vearing from QSITE (Gold Coast Chapter) demonstrates some useful programming skills such as creating variables and arrays, and putting it all into practice with simple games.

This webinar was presented by Jason Vearing from Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education (QSITE), and Martin Richards, Content Manager of the Digital Technologies Hub.

https://www.digitaltechnologieshub.edu.au/teachers/professional-learning/webinars/from-scratch-to-text
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USING DATA TO CHANGE THE WORLD:

This webinar will introduce you to a way of integrating STEM problems using data to empower kids to solve problems in their own communities. From foundation through to year 12 and beyond, data can be used to enhance every subject, from Science and Maths through to Geography and History. You don’t need shiny, expensive toys. You don’t even need a lot of new skills. Watch and find out how.

Presented by Martin Richards, Content Manager of the Digital Technologies Hub, and Dr Linda McIver, Founder and Executive Director of the Australian Data Science Education Institute.

https://www.digitaltechnologieshub.edu.au/teachers/professional-learning/webinars/using-data-to-change-the-world
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Have you ever considered how your data is being used as you connect to the internet?
This edition of the DTH Newsletter looks at data, data science and provides the link to register for our free data science webinar (July 25, 2018).
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AN INTRO TO THE BBC MICRO:BIT:

Presented by Martin Richards and Tom Bijesse

This session provided an introduction to the BBC micro:bit, focusing on visual programming.

http://www.digitaltechnologieshub.edu.au/teachers/professional-learning/webinars/introduction-to-the-bbc-micro-bit
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MICRO:BIT TOUCH DEVELOP LESSONS
Use these lesson ideas on the Digital Technologies Hub to teach your students to build with the micro:bit using a visual programming environment.
https://www.digitaltechnologieshub.edu.au/resourcedetail?id=a8824898-09f9-6792-a599-ff0000f327dd#/
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ICT vs DT ASSESSMENT:
DT Hub's latest resource aims to demonstrate differences between ICT capabilities and Digital Technologies for assessment purposes. It provides guidance for assessment using three examples across years F-8.
https://www.digitaltechnologieshub.edu.au/resourcedetail?id=8a9f4898-09f9-6792-a599-ff0000f327dd
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AI CLASSROOM ACTIVITY: MACHINE LEARNING
Digital Technologies Hub teams up with Dr Joshua Ho to provide this aritcle that discusses how to build an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system that can exhibit another behaviour that is often associated with human intelligence: learning.
https://www.digitaltechnologieshub.edu.au/resourcedetail?id=51714898-09f9-6792-a599-ff0000f327dd
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AI CLASSROOM ACTIVITY: FACIAL RECOGNITION
In this article Dr Joshua Ho discusses how he uses an unplugged activity to explore facial recognition.
https://www.digitaltechnologieshub.edu.au/resourcedetail?id=95714898-09f9-6792-a599-ff0000f327dd
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MAKING SENSE OF ROBOT SENSORS:
This lesson plan on the Digital Technologies Hub encourages students to discuss the importance of senses and experiment using echolocation as an example.
https://www.digitaltechnologieshub.edu.au/resourcedetail?id=737e4898-09f9-6792-a599-ff0000f327dd
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