Digital Technologies Resources
CLWB Offline Coding Kits and SD Cards - Coding without Barriers
Coding is rapidly being integrated into teaching and learning in Australian schools, but more often than not, school computers are just not fit for purpose for teaching and learning coding.
Computers in schools tend to be ‘locked-down’, restricting the programs and tools that can be used. Internet access tends to be filtered, and security policies often mean that students spend too long logging-on, or are prevented from performing the kinds of tasks needed when learning to code.
The CLWB Offline Coding Kit has been designed to get around these problems, and to enable you to deliver many, if not most, of the requirements of the Digital Technologies Curriculum. With the Offline Coding Kit, primary and secondary students can learn how to code without having to navigate security issues or be connected to a network or the Internet. The kit contains all the instructions, files and content to be able to start coding and develop skills up to the level of using a General Purpose Coding Language – all in alignment with Australian curriculum standards.
How does it work?
The CLWB Offline Coding Kit is based on a Raspberry Pi computer, a device that is used in schools all over the world to teach Computer Science and coding. The Raspberry Pi is connected to a standard USB keyboard, mouse, and monitor.
The hard drive (memory) on the Raspberry Pi is an SD card which has been pre-loaded with all the tools, learning materials and content that you will need to teach or learn coding in Scratch, HTML and Python. This means that learners will be able to learn how to code from zero understanding to being able to program in a General Purpose Coding Language.
Scaffolded tasks, clearly explained and supported with structured code files, mean that learners will progress in easy steps. After completing the tasks students will be able to create with technology – not just consume it. Typical tasks include:
· Make an animated scene in Scratch
· Build an offline website using HTML
· Learn how to send secret messages in Python
The kit can be used in pairs, and typically a class set of 13 kits would provide enough for a class of 24 students and a teacher. With a class of Raspberry Pis, students from multiple classes could then each have their own SD Card which will contain their works in progress. To keep costs to a minimum, schools can use existing PC infrastructure – the kit can be used with standard USB keyboards, mice and monitors which many schools will already have.
What’s in the CLWB Offline Coding kit?
· Raspberry Pi model 3
· Pre-loaded SD Card
· Power supply
· HDMI to VGA adaptor
· HDMI cable
You will need to supply:
· HDMI or VGA monitor or TV
· Standard USB keyboard
· Standard USB mouse
Software and Content: Selected software, coding files and learning materials designed to make learning Scratch, HTML and Python easy, are pre-loaded and ready to use ‘out of the box’.
CLWB Offline SD Card: The CLWB Offline SD Card is also available for purchase on its own if the school already has Raspberry Pi’s.
fig 2 Scratch fig 3 Clear, scaffolded instructions and analysis
CLWB Offline Coding Kit – $230.00 inc gst
CLWB Offline SD Card – $89.99 inc gst
Monitors, Keyboards, and/or Mice for use with Raspberry Pi – price dependent
Bulk discounts available
Digital Technologies Curriculum Resource USB
The Technologies Curriculum Resource has been designed to support schools in planning for and enacting the Technologies Curriculum into their schools. These materials have been gathered from a wide variety of sources around Australia and the world and collated to make it easier for teachers and schools to do the thinking and resourcing for their programs. We would like to thank all the teachers, schools, consultants and organisations involved in allowing us the use of these materials.
The materials are gathered under the following headings:
CLWB Intuyu Workshop Materials - this folder contains the pdf’s and supporting materials for the Practical Steps to STEAM and Teaching Coding workshop that CLWB and Intuyu have run around Australia to hundreds of teachers.
Coding Guides and Materials - we believe that schools need to address, at their core, at least three specific“coding” languages – Scratch, HTML and Python. In this folder we have gathered guides and materials to support teachers and students to learn these “coding” languages.
Primary School Materials - range of support materials that might be valuable to primary school teachers andschools. The materials include;
Design and Technologies Curriculum Resources - includes resources useful in F-2, 3-4, 5-6 yearlevels and general resources and videos around Design, Engineering, Science, Maths, E-Textiles, and more.
Digital Technologies Curriculum Resources - includes resources useful in F-2, 3-4, 5-6 year levelsand general resources and videos around Programming, Robotics and more.
Secondary School Materials - range of support materials that might be valuable to secondary schoolteachers and schools. The materials include;
Design and Technologies Curriculum Resources - includes resources useful in 7-8, 9-10 year levelsand general resources and videos around Design, Engineering, Science, Maths, E-Textiles, and more.
Digital Technologies Curriculum Resources - includes resources useful in F-2, 3-4, 5-6 and generalresources and videos around Programming, Robotics, Mobile App Development and more.
STEAM Resources - covering Arduinos, Kodu, Minecraft, LittleBits, Ozobots and more
Unpacked Curriculum Documents - templates the represents months of research to unpack theTechnologies Curricula with a wide range of examples, links and resources. The curriculum documents reflect not only the Australian Curriculum but also the Victorian, Queensland, and Western Australian versions.
Pricing: $49.95 inc gst, P&H
CLWB Digital Technologies Kits
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