Australian Digital Technologies Challenges

Plugged and unplugged activities for your classroom

The Australian DT Challenges are free in-classroom activities for the most challenging aspects of the Year 3-4, Year 5-6 and 7-8 bands of the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies, including algorithms, implementation (coding), data representation and data interpretation.

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Dive into Code

Dive into Code with short classroom activities we've created and curated from around the internet!

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Mini DT Challenges

The Mini DT Challenges are standalone plugged and unplugged activities produced by the ACA that can help your class dive into code.

Blockly micro:bit Blast-off!

Make a cool rocket ship with the BBC micro:bit using the Blockly visual programming environment.

Blockly Satellite

Use Blockly to draw your own awesome satellite!

Blockly Space Invaders Mini

Use Blockly to learn how to create a Space Invaders game!

Blockly Intro to micro:bit

Learn about the BBC micro:bit while creating your own virtual pet!

Python Satellite

Use Python to draw your own awesome satellite!

Python Intro to micro:bit

Learn about the BBC micro:bit while creating your own virtual pet!

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DT Challenges

The DT Challenges are integrated plugged and unplugged activities that last 5 or more weeks that you can plan your Digital Technology classes around.

Blockly micro:bit Blast-off!

Make a cool rocket ship with the BBC micro:bit using the Blockly visual programming environment.

Blockly Satellite

Use Blockly to draw your own awesome satellite!

Blockly Space Invaders Mini

Use Blockly to learn how to create a Space Invaders game!

Blockly Intro to micro:bit

Learn about the BBC micro:bit while creating your own virtual pet!

Python Satellite

Use Python to draw your own awesome satellite!

Python Intro to micro:bit

Learn about the BBC micro:bit while creating your own virtual pet!

Blockly Chatbot

Write code to create word games and develop a Pirate Chatbot. Arrr, me hearties!

Python Chatbot

Write code to create word games and develop a Pirate Chatbot. Arrr, me hearties!

Blockly Turtle

Write code to control a turtle and draw fantastic pictures!

Python Turtle

Write code to control a turtle and draw fantastic pictures!

Blockly Biology

Combine Biology and Digital Technologies to identify animals!

Python Biology

Combine Biology and Digital Technologies to build an animal classifier!

Python Biology Extension

Combine Biology and Digital Technologies to build an animal classifier!

Blockly Geometry

Explore geometry through programming, and draw intricate patterns and explosive fireworks!

JavaScript Cookie Clicker

Learn JavaScript and Web programming to create a Cookie Clicker game!

Blockly Space Invaders

Use Blockly to learn how to create a Space Invaders game!

Javascript Space Invaders

Learn JavaScript and Web programming to create a Space Invaders game!

Arduino Sound

Learn to write code to create your own musical instrument!

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Project Lead

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Project Partner

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The Australian Digital Technologies Challenges is an initiative of, and funded by, the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

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