Regional Queensland, we’re coming!
The Digital Economy & Productivity team, within the Department of Science, Information Technology & Innovation, brings you the Digital Skills for all Queenslanders Regional Roadshow.
Through our Digital Skills for all Queenslanders roadshow, people in regional towns can interact with exciting digital technologies and consider the benefits and opportunities that the digital age brings and what it could mean in their lives.
Free web conferences: Learn to code with Scratch
Join guest facilitator, Emily de la Pena, Founder of Coding Kids and Advance Queensland’s Community Digital Champion as she demonstrates some of the ways she is helping Queensland teachers and students develop skills required in the new Digital Technologies curriculum. Let’s start from Scratch and learn to code. Play at home, build your first project with Scratch.
Integrate the new Digital Technologies subject into your classroom
Integrating the new Digital Technologies into your already choc-a-bloc class timetable can be tricky.
The Digital Technologies curriculum has now become mandatory in Queensland state schools. The remaining Australian states will soon follow. The Digital Technologies curriculum is not a stand alone subject, it is to be integrated into current curriculum subjects.
Build Your Own Computer Game
Scratch is a great platform to learn to code because it is a drag and drop environment. You get to explore and discover computer programming concepts with minimal syntax and typing.
Learn how to build the game Forest of Danger using Scratch.
Bring coding into the classroom using Scratch (Part 4 of 4)
This is Part 4 in a 4 part series: Designing classes
Top 3 Games to Bring Your Scratch Skills to the Next Level
There are so many exciting games you can make as advanced Scratch Coders. With breadth and depth in computer programming skills, the sky’s the limit with game design. Here are some of our favourite games for advanced level coders.
Cutting Edge STEM, Griffith University – Teacher Professional Learning Day
Closing Address Speech, by Emily de la Pena (Monday 28 November, 2016) at Griffith University’s Cutting Edge STEM – Teacher Professional Learning Day.
Information to tell your principal to introduce Coding Kids
If you would like your school to introduce the Coding Kids program to students, there are a few but important details that your school principal may be interested in finding out.