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Teaching Digital Technologies with the NCSS Challenge

Bands: Years 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11, 12

Duration: 1 hour

In this webinar James and Jane explore teaching digital technologies with the National Computer Science School (NCSS) Challenge

The NCSS Challenge is a 5-week online programming competition for upper primary to all levels of high school. The NCSS Challenge is an initiative of the Australian Computing Academy and the University of Sydney in partnership with Grok Learning

The webinar will cover an introduction to the NCSS Challenge, the different streams (newbies, beginners, intermediate and advanced) and who they are best aimed at, enrolling your students and the Grok Learning platform, using the NCSS Challenge to teach Digital Technologies and changes to the Challenge for 2020.

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NCSS Challenge (Newbies)

The Newbies stream of the NCSS Challenge has been built for students with no experience in coding at all.

NCSS Challenge (Beginners) Blockly

The Beginners stream of the NCSS Challenge is the best stream for most students.

NCSS Challenge (Beginners) Python

The Beginners stream of the NCSS Challenge is the best stream for most students.

NCSS Challenge (Intermediate)

The Intermediate stream of the NCSS Challenge is for students who have completed the Beginners stream and want to learn more.

NCSS Challenge (Advanced)

The Advanced stream of the NCSS Challenge is for students who have completed the Intermediate stream and want to learn more.