Ripper Resources and Likeable Links ... Digital Technologies
This is a list of exciting, interactive Stories in our Story Web - You too can make these!
MIT's brilliant, free Computer Code software for kids of all ages to explore, design and create.
It can be used to create interactive stories, computer games, interactive cards, etc. Let your imagination soar.
A very helpful online community hosted by Harvard.
Scratch educators (teachers, parents, kids) can share stories, exchange resources, ask questions, find people, and discover events.
If you want to try other programs instead of Scratch, check this list out from the Scratch Wiki. It's a comprehensive list of free and paid programming software.
Great place to start looking at and learning different Coding languages.
This is what they say on their website:
'Code.org increases diversity in computer science by reaching students of all backgrounds where they are — at their skill-level, in their schools, and in ways that inspire them to keep learning.'
MIT's App Inventor is a visual block programming language to allow beginners to learn coding and Andriod app development.
It can allow for a quick prototyping of an app or to build an app from scratch.
A Beginner’s Guide to Programming Languages - where you can find a high-level overview of some of the more commonly-used languages.
Thanks Brad and Ms Vickers for showing me this wonderful resource.
Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organisation with the mission of providing a free world class education for anyone, anywhere.
The website has series of online videos teaching coding and other subjects.
ABC Splash is a great educational resource for STEAM and all other subjects.
There are thousands of videos, audio clips, and other interactive tools.
A fun robot competion for primary and secondary schools.
This competion encourages IT and Robotic skills as well as sportsmanship, sharing, teamwork, diversity, cooperation and organisational skills.
This is a great organisation that is inspiring and empowering more girls into technology area.
This is a website allows kids to develop creative technical solutions to open-ended problems.
Every month different contests are posted to 'inspire children to design, implement, and share their solutions with a worldwide community of like-minded robotics enthusiasts.
They target it at LEGO® MINDSTORMS® users but the challenges could be used with any robot brands.
Code Club AU is a not-for-profit that assists with training and information for schools and community groups to start their own coding club.
This is a website from Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach to assist educators in Lego-based Robotic Engineering, Design, and Creations.
Edison is an educational robot that is easy to use straight out of the box, is able to be coded, is Lego compatible, and inexpensive - plus an Australian invention.
The Lego Robot that you build and code. This incorporates a variety of engineering skills with Computer IT Coding skills.
The Australian STEM Video Game Challenge is a free national competition open to all Australian students in Years 5-12.
Students can work in a group (up to 4 people) or individually to create an original video game.
This site, owned by LinkedIn, has a lot of information, how-to videos on almost anything and any application.
If you are a Queensland Australian resident you can access it free via the State Library of Qld webpage.
This is a link to the Australian Curriculum - Digital Technologies website.
This details the skills required for computational thinking through coding at each year level.
This article explains the Australian Governments initiative to restore the focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in schools.
It explains how Computer Coding is being introduced into Australian schools.