Australian Digital Technologies Challenges

Online 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.

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

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DT Challenges

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

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 Cookie Clicker

Use blockly and the web 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!

Blockly Smart Garden

Learn about the BBC micro:bit while creating your own super-sensing Smart Garden!

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DiC mini DT Challenges

The Dive into Code Mini DT Challenges are standalone online 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 Tree

Learn to use geometric shapes to draw and decorate a beautiful tree.

Blockly Intro to micro:bit

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

Blockly Variables

Learn to code and work up an appetite at the same time, as you take over a cooking show and help give the contestants feedback!

Scratch Maze

Design and program a maze game using Scratch and challenge your friends to reach the end.

Python Intro to micro:bit

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

Lego Algorithmics

Explore algorithms and data representation by building Lego!

Networking with micro:bit

Program a micro:bit to create wireless networks and send messages around the room!

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

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