The latest trend in 21st Century Learning, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is the big push in education to ‘future-proof’ our kids.
The Digital Technologies Curriculum being introduced into the Western Australian Curriculum in 2018 focuses on students being creators and producers with technology as opposed to only receiving information. The DTC explores ways in which students use computational thinking and information systems to define, design and implement solutions.
Digital Technologies aims to develop the knowledge, understandings and skills to ensure that, individually and collaboratively, students:
- use computational thinking and the key concepts of abstraction; data collection, representation and interpretation; specification, algorithms and implementation to create digital solutions
- confidently use digital systems to efficiently and effectively transform data into information and to creatively communicate ideas in a range of settings
- apply systems thinking to monitor, analyse, predict and shape the interactions within and between information systems and understand the impact of these systems on individuals, societies, economies and environments.
Our school (along with 600 other schools in Western Australia) will be receiving a Digital Resource Kit in Semester 2, 2016 and the following document gives a quick overview of the resources. More detailed information on each new tech is available on each tab. We are looking forward to exploring all the amazing new tech in our classrooms.