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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, Skills and Employment.

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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.

Data Representation

Play with binary numbers, encrypt text, stylise images and make music using Python.

Blockly Sport Micro:bit

Get fit with your micro:bit! Learn about the BBC micro:bit and build your own egg and spoon race micro:bit!

Python Sport micro:bit

Get fit by combining Health and Physical Education and Digital Technologies!

Blockly Smart Garden

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

Python Smart Garden

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

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!

Blockly Cookie Clicker

Use blockly and the web to create a Cookie Clicker game!

JavaScript Cookie Clicker

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

Python Biology Extension

Combine Biology and Digital Technologies to build an animal classifier!

Blockly Biology

Combine Biology and Digital Technologies to identify animals!

Python Biology

Combine Biology and Digital Technologies to build an animal classifier!

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 Geometry

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

Arduino Sound

Learn to write code to create your own musical instrument!

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!

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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.

Scratch: Get moving

Learn how to move and position sprites in a Scratch project.

Scratch: Get interactive

Learn how to make decisions and use inputs in your Scratch projects.

Scratch: Get looping

Learn how to use loops and variables in a Scratch project.

Blockly Wombot

Write code to help Wombot move, turn and find delicious carrots to eat!

Blockly Christmas Express

Make your own Christmas tree ornaments with the BBC micro:bit!

Blockly networking with micro:bit

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

Python networking with micro:bit

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

Blockly: Get started

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.

Blockly Tree

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

Blockly Space Invaders Mini

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

Blockly micro:bit Blast-off!

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

Blockly Intro to micro:bit

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

Python Intro to micro:bit

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

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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, Skills and Employment.

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