The curriculum includes online learning modules and unplugged lessons, covering various topics within computer science, including:
Teachers can enrol their class in the online Code.org curriculum and view data about individual performance and progress in programming within each of the topics and for programming constructs (eg branching, iteration, sequences).
Alternatively or additionally, teachers can implement the unplugged curriculum, for which there are lesson plans. Some of the topics also include assessment activities and worksheets. There is a teacher’s guide and student workbook available for teachers to download. This guide also includes advice for teachers on how to facilitate learning activities and questions that can be asked to scaffold students and elicit information about their understanding.
Teachers can select and choose lessons that align with the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies, or they can undertake a more comprehensive pathway through the modules.Although not mapped to the curriculum, these lessons can support the learning and teaching, and assessment, of a number of content descriptions across the F–6 bands.
Some of the assessment activities could be used within the context of other learning areas. For example, the assessment activity for networks could support assessment from a different learning activity.
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