drScratch

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Dr Scratch is a free online analytical tool that evaluates Scratch projects. Students use the tool to provide feedback on a variety of computational areas, including: flow control, data representation, abstraction, user interactivity, synchronisation, parallelism and logic, as well as use of best visual programming practice (eg use of sprites attributes and naming, and script performance).

Dr Scratch tool is best suited to support formative assessment and students’ self-evaluation of their own projects, peer-evaluation or as a support tool for teachers wanting to undertake formative assessment of students’ Scratch projects.

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Years 3–4

Digital Technologies Process and Production Skills: Define simple problems, and describe and follow a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve them (ACTDIP010)

Digital Technologies Process and Production Skills: Implement simple digital solutions as visual programs with algorithms involving branching (decisions) and user input (ACTDIP011)

Years 5–6

Digital Technologies Process and Production Skills: Design a user interface for a digital system (ACTDIP018)

Digital Technologies Process and Production Skills: Design, modify and follow simple algorithms involving sequences of steps, branching, and iteration (repetition) (ACTDIP019)

Digital Technologies Process and Production Skills: Implement digital solutions as simple visual programs involving branching, iteration (repetition), and user input (ACTDIP020)

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Class Blogs

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Students investigate the concept, purpose and critical features of a good blog.

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Digital Technologies Process and Production Skills: Plan, create and communicate ideas and information, including collaboratively online, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols (ACTDIP022)

 

 

Is it going to rain? Data collection

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Students understand the importance of data in effective decision-making. Students find, sort and interpret Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) rainfall data, and to collect their own data and analyse the resulting datasets.

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Digital Technologies Process and Production Skills: Acquire, store and validate different types of data, and use a range of software to interpret and visualise data to create information (ACTDIP016).

Digital Technologies Process and Production Skills: Define problems in terms of data and functional requirements drawing on previously solved problems (ACTDIP017).

Digital Technologies Process and Production Skills: Design a user interface for a digital system (ACTDIP018)

Design and App

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‘Design an App’ allows students to work independently to design an app through the use of an online program called Weebly.

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Design and Technologies Processes and Production Skills: Design a user interface for a digital system (ACTDIP018)

Design and Technologies Processes and Production Skills: Design, modify and follow simple algorithms involving sequences of steps, branching, and iteration (repetition) (ACTDIP019)