Australian Curriculum Technologies – View Year Level Descriptors, Content Elaborations, Achievement Standards, General Capabilities and Cross Curriculum Priorities. Download the entire curriculum or specific aspects of it to suit your needs.
Maker Spaces – “I transformed my school library and started a makerspace from scratch and I want to empower other educators and librarians to do the same.”
Maker Spaces – “Learn everything you need to know about makerspaces and maker education. Whether you are new to the makerspace movement or you’re a seasoned maker pro, we are here to get you answers.”
Computer Science Unplugged – CS Unplugged is a collection of free learning activities that teach Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles. The activities introduce students to Computational Thinking through concepts such as binary numbers, algorithms and data compression, separated from the distractions and technical details of having to use computers. Importantly, no programming is required to engage with these ideas! CS Unplugged is suitable for people of all ages, from elementary school to seniors.
5 Online resources to use when starting to learn code – A blog post Mashable Australia.
What is coding? You’ve seen the craze for learning code. But what exactly is coding? Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps and websites. Your browser, your OS, the apps on your phone, Facebook, and this website – they’re all made with code.
Code Combat – Code Combat is a platform for students to learn programming all while playing a game with their classmates. We believe in encouraging real, typed code to support healthy learning curve with programming.
Code.org – Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.
Computer Science Education Week – Learn about coding. Great for educators of all levels and provides tutorials ranging from 1 hour to courses lasting 15-25 hours. A very engaging resource for students and teachers.
codecademy – Codecademy is an education company. But not one in the way you might think. We’re committed to building the best learning experience inside and out, making Codecademy the best place for our team to learn, teach, and create the online learning experience of the future.
Computer Science Education Research – This course will explain the fundamentals of digital technology and computational thinking specifically addressing learning objectives of the Australian Digital Technologies curriculum (Foundation-6).
Bee Bots Focus Educational software. 3D software – Focus on Bee-Bot: Lesson Activities 1.3 is a cross-curricular interactive program based on the popular Bee-Bot programmable floor robot. The resource is an excellent starting point for teaching control, directional language and programming to young children. It is suitable for both individual study and whole class whiteboard teaching. New Features include:
• Shell Designer Module • On-screen Mat Creator
• Bee-Bot Jacket Printer • Audio Playback of Activity Instructions
View how the above software works.
Bee Bots – lessons and ideas
Bee Bot support materials
LEGO Mindstorms – LEGO robotics
The LEGO Shop – Robotics
Autodesk 123D – see below for the applications available on Autodesk 123D.
Capture places, people and things in 3D using your iPad or iPhone. Share your catches, or 3D print a real object!
123D Design is a free, powerful yet simple 3D creation and editing tool which supports many new 3D printers.
Have a perfect character idea in your head? Bring it to life with this free app for iPad!
Turn your amazing 3D models into even more amazing do-it-yourself projects. Download the free app now.
Push, pull, pinch, paint, smooth, tug. More fun than a Renaissance studio, cleaner than clay.
Here you’ll find some technology in progress – this is stuff we’re working on or experimenting with.
Uni SA Pedal Prix – Design Fact Sheet
Google Sketch Up – This link is for the download of Google Sketch Up. Three-dimensional models are essential if you’re in the design field. Google SketchUp gives you the ability to easily create your own 3D models. With an easy-to-use interface and a wide swath of Help features, it’s the perfect tool for beginner and intermediate designers alike.
Primary Design and Technology – UK site covering Food and Drink, Containers and Packaging, Music, Movement, Clothing, Electricity, Shelters, Bridges and Other Projects & Resources.
Lego Digital Designer – Lego Digital Designer provides you with a huge amount of Lego pieces of all sorts and sizes with which you can build anything you can come up with. Besides free creation, you can also use pre-rendered 3D figures included in Lego Digital Designer, either for editing them or for taking them as models for your own designs.
Ergon – There are lots of fun and interesting facts to learn about: Saving energy, Safety, Energy Sources, How electricity works, History of electricity, Links to other useful sites for your research needs and Fun Stuff, with a new Game, Screensavers and Stickers for you to print.
KnowledgeHound – The subtopics include examples of generator design, wind and solar power.
Boat Design – building projects, forums and best designs.
Technology Student – This website contains numerous information sheets and exercises to enhance the study, understanding and teaching of DESIGN and TECHNOLOGY.