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Your Stories – Flinders Island District High School: A Digital Technologies Journey – Part 2!

By Cindy Thornton from the Flinders Island District High School. It’s been just over a year since we shared the start of our Digital Technologies journey on the CSER MOOC blog and what a year it’s been! Inspired by the energy and excitement of completing the first MOOC, and with the enthusiastic support of our principal, […]

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Your Stories: Reflecting on 2018 in NSW

By Meridith Ebbs, NSW Project Officer.  In 2018 there was an amazing demand for workshops from teachers and schools wanting to prepare for the 2019 launch of the NSW digital technologies syllabus. Last year Meridith Ebbs (NSW Project Officer) and Toni (ACT/NSW Project Officer) and #spotbot travelled throughout NSW both physically and virtually to deliver […]

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Resources: Some of our favourite unplugged algorithm activities

Computer Science doesn’t have to be taught only with computers. There are many engaging activities that can promote computational thinking and provide an introduction to algorithms in an “unplugged” way! We’ve curated a few of our favourite unplugged algorithm activities shared by our Project Officers that they model in their CSER Digital Technologies workshops with […]

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Your Stories: Sphero with St Francis of Assisi (NT)

By Shannon Morgan at St Francis of Assisi, Northern Territory. Year 3/4M from St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School in Humpty Doo, Northern Territory, investigated push and pull forces in their Science unit in Term 4, 2018. Digital Technologies were utilised to engage the students and to develop their understanding and abilities across both […]

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Happy holidays from the CSER Team!

On behalf of the CSER Digital Technologies Education team, we’d like to wish our wonderful community of educators and partners a safe and happy holiday season. To wrap up the year, we would like to share some 2018 program highlights with you all! Project Officers worked face-to-face with over 6,000 teachers, around 2,000 schools and […]

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Resources: Digital Technologies & English unit ideas

We’re going to highlight some unit plan ideas generated by participants in our MOOC that might inspire a unit plan for your own classroom for 2019! In this first post, we have some examples where teachers are combining Digital Technologies and English subjects. These have some from our F-6 Digital Technologies: Extended Massively Open Online […]

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Your Stories: Jabiru Area School (NT) hosts Computational Thinking Expo

By CSER Project Officer, Suzanne Carter, working with Holly Harlow, Classroom Teacher at Jabiru Area School. Class 4/5H from Jabiru Area School held a highly engaging Digital Technologies Expo for the whole school. Using the Mixed Kit from the CSER National Lending Library, the class spent the term learning about computational thinking through the use […]

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Position available – QLD Project Officer

We are seeking to appoint an additional QLD-based member to our enthusiastic team of Digital Technologies Project Officers, based across Australia. Our Project Officers support the CSER MOOC program, providing embedded face-to-face support across Australia, with a focus on disadvantaged and Indigenous communities (visit view position advert). This position is available because our wonderful QLD team […]

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CSER roadtrip with Celia and Toni in Victoria

By Celia Coffa and Toni Falusi CSER Project Officers support the online courses (MOOC’s) across Australia with face to face professional learning sessions.   The sessions bring the Digital Technologies curriculum to life, highlighting and introducing required skills as well as exploring opportunities for integration across the curriculum. Recently, Toni Falusi (ACT Project Officer) and Celia […]

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Events: The 2018 Hour of Code is almost here!

The annual international Hour of Code event is almost here! Sign-up your school or library up to run an event in December. This year’s promotion theme is “What is Creativity?” What do your students think creativity is? What types of careers do creative people work in? This is a great opportunity to bust misconceptions and […]

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