In 2017, the new Victorian curriculum has been launched and includes the new domain area of digital technologies (or digitech). The curriculum is at the forefront of international computing teaching, joining many European schools that now include coding and computational thinking in their curriculum.
The aims of the curriculum, as outlined by the Victorian Curriculum website are to:
design, create, manage and evaluate sustainable and innovative digital solutions to meet and redefine current and future needs
use computational thinking and the key concepts of abstraction; data collection, representation and interpretation; specification, algorithms and development to create digital solutions
apply systems thinking to monitor, analyse, predict and shape the interactions within and between information systems and the impact of these systems on individuals, societies, economies and environments
confidently use digital systems to efficiently and effectively automate the transformation of data into information and to creatively communicate ideas in a range of settings
apply protocols and legal practices that support safe, ethical and respectful communications and collaboration with known and unknown audiences.
You can support your child by making sure that screen time is productive time, students can use programs such as Scratch, Scratch jr, Tynker, Cargo-Bot or even minecraft to create and produce digital objects that they can share with you at home. Your support with keeping our children e-safe is appreciated, please refer to our cyber safety page for more information.