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Cyber security activities in high school

There are many interesting activities that you can use to develop cyber security and awareness knowledge and skills with high school students that align to the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. In this post, we highlight a few of our favourites featured in our MOOC.

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How can I teach about cyber security in the primary classroom?

Cyber security provides an increasingly important and relevant context for teaching key areas of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies and ICT Capabilities. Here we highlight a few example ideas from our latest cyber security MOOC for K-6 Teachers. 

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ACA Cyber Security Challenges for High School Students

The Australian Computing Academy has released a number of exciting cyber security challenges free for school students.

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How Do You Plan an Education Research Study?

Dr Rebecca Vivian and her international K-12 Computer Science (CS) education colleagues were accepted to present a special workshop session about conducting K-12 quantitative computing education research at the 2020 SIGCSE (Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education) Conference in the US in March. The session aimed to up-skill interested researchers and educators new to research. 

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A Coffee Assignment for Introductory Programming Students

Ordering hot drinks, such as coffee, at a cafe is a familiar experience to most students and provides an excellent context for students thinking about algorithm design, including conditionals (if/else), lists, loops and variables.

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Try these Augmented Reality Activities for Space Week

In this post we share some Augmented Reality (AR) learning activities that you can implement in your classroom for Space Week! 

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Join our course on Teaching AI in K-12 classrooms

Is it possible to teach Artificial Intelligence (AI) in primary and secondary classrooms? We think so and have launched two new courses for K-12 teachers!

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CSER Lending Library

Lending Library Map - Feb 2019

The CSER Lending Library has a broad range of kits available for schools to borrow, including Beebots, Makey Makey, Sphero, micro:bits, Dash & Dot, Bluebots, Ozobots, Arduino, Rule Your Room Kits, iPads and more.

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Resources: Digital Technologies assessment quick-guide

The Digital Technologies Hub has updated their website to include some new assessment advice and resources for teachers to use in the classroom and to support the planning and design of assessments.

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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!

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