Learning Digital Technologies

How can you learn Digital Technologies for FREE?
Skills and Knowledge for Career Choice

Digital Technology Teacher Resources

Digital Technologies MOOC

Digital Technologies training for teachers is provided as a free MOOC
(massive open online course).
This is in the form of a 3 month courses. You can also have an open timeframe learning plan.

  • Foundation to 6
  • Foundations Extended
  • Next Step 7 and 8
Create learning plans for students while you learn digital technologies.

https://csdigitaltech.appspot.com/course

Grok Learning

Arduino with Learning Shield

Learn HTML, CSS and Phython programming.
There are also competitions for students.
Mentors are available for registered users.

https://groklearning.com/
https://groklearning.com/resources/ Learning posters and slide resources.

Digital Technology Student Resources

Young ICT Explorers

This is a competition for ICT projects for school students in 5 age categories.
The competition is run once per year in major cities including Townsville.
You submit a proposal and then present it in front of judges.
See robots, computer games, websites, eBooks, graphic art, videos, apps, Arduino and Raspberry Pi projects.

http://www.youngictexplorers.net.au/
https://www.youtube.com/user/YICTE
http://digitalcareers.edu.au/

Scratch Programming Coding Club

Create online games in Scatch and share them.
All you need is a computer with a modern Internet Browser.

https://scratch.mit.edu/

City Library

Raspberry Pi 3 computer

The Townsville City Library provide many services including:

  • Free computers use
  • Free iPads to use
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Borrow Box eBook remote lending
  • NBN room (high speed Internet)
  • Ozobot robots to lend
  • 3D printers to use
https://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/libraries

Hour Of Code

Learn to program while working in the worlds of Frozen, Angry Birds, Minecraft, Star Wars etc.
Learn from basic programming up to smartphone programming.
You can be anonymous, register as a student or register a classroom.
Gain certificate of completions.
Over 240 million modules have been completed.

https://code.org/learn

There is an app for that

Scratch Programming Example

Make apps on a computer and immediately test then on a Android tablet or smartphone.
All you need is a modern Internet Browser to program.
You program in Scratch. This includes using the capabilities of your smart device.
You can use your Google account credentials to login.
Avoid using very cheap tablets for this type of activity. The local school used Samsung Tab 3.

http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/

Hopscotch Tablet Programming

This is a free programming app for iPad.
Challenges are provided to build up your skills.
https://www.gethopscotch.com/
https://www.gethopscotch.com/resources
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hopscotch-coding-for-kids/id617098629

Geo Caching Treasure Hunt

This combines GPS equipment learning, maths, orienteering and a treasure hunt.
You have to solve maths problems to find the coordinates for your next treasure location (metal box with sticker in it).
There are hints on how the treasure is hidden.
It combines the outdoors, exercise, fun and learning.

Ozobots

Ozobot Robot

This is a relatively cheap robot that follows lines written on paper.
The colour of the line indicates what the robot should do.
You can also program it to do a set of actions.

http://ozobot.com/

My Scientist in School Resources

http://www.slideshare.net/matthewbulat/introduction-to-code
http://www.slideshare.net/matthewbulat/introduction-to-computer-networking-school-level
http://www.slideshare.net/matthewbulat/digital-careers-in-australia

Career Research Resources

A Snapshot of Australia Digital Future to 2050
Australia's Digital Pulse

See more industries at http://www.myfuture.edu.au - The Facts - Industries

See I Choose Technology I Choose Technology study and career pathways website.
Career Pathways or Profiles.

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