Year 8 - Technologies

The Australian Curriculum: Technologies is available for use: awaiting final endorsement. The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority has developed advice, guidelines and resources incorporating the Australian Curriculum. The Australian Curriculum: Technologies describes two distinct but related subjects: Design and Technologies, and Digital Technologies.
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Design and Technologies: An Introduction - YouTube

Introduction to the Australian Curriculum: Design and Technologies. Members of the Design and Technologies Advisory Group discuss the features of the curricu.

#GameOn is a cybersafety video series following the online experiences of a group of lower secondary students. Over five short episodes, the students find themselves in situations that catch them off-guard and teach them the consequences of making poor decisions online.  Topics include cyberbullying, excessive gaming, sharing passwords, free downloads and online friends.

Grace and Bianca are dealing with cyberbullying, hacking…

Computing careers - Take the first steps to finding your dream job. Discover your strengths to help find the right career path for you. Myfuture is Australia’s free online career information service from Education Service Australia. It has been created to assist career planning, career pathways and work transitions. Create an account to access the interactive Bullseye website to start exploring career pathways by selecting a learning area you enjoy.

Rural studies - If you enjoy or are good at this learning area, consider the occupations in this myfuture.

Engineering: more than bridges and roads - Technologies,Science,STEM (7,8,9,10). Engineers apply science, technology and innovation to the design of solutions to real-world problems. In this clip, civil engineering student Arna Smith describes some of the many fields and types of civil engineering projects, and how they impact people's lives. Find out what attracted Arna to engineering and how she hopes to have a positive impact on societies of the future.

Engineering: more than bridges and roads - Technologies,Science,STEM (7,8,9,10). Engineers apply science, technology and innovation to the design of solutions to real-world problems. In this clip, civil engineering student Arna Smith describes some of the many fields and types of civil engineering projects, and how they impact people's lives. Find out what attracted Arna to engineering and how she hopes to have a positive impact on societies of the future.

Cybersafety help button. The Australian Government's Cybersafety Help Button provides internet users, particularly children and young people, with easy online access to cybersafety information and assistance available in Australia. It offers counselling, reporting and educational resources to assist young people deal with online risks including cyberbullying, unwanted contact, scams and fraud, and offensive or inappropriate material.

CyberSafety "The CyberSafety Net is an aggregator website that draws in the best resources from the internet and presents them in a logical sequences for each year level from Prep to Year Teachers, Students and Parents can freely use the materials"

Ages 13 and under - Working together to make our learning environments free from bullying - build your own avatar and share the message. Bullying. No Way!( http://bullyingnoway.gov.au/ ) is an educational website for Australian school communities and the general public managed by the Safe and Supportive School Communities. It is a collaborative initiative of all Australian education authorities. Bullying. No Way! covers all types of bullying including cyberbullying.

Bullying - No Way (suitable for years) Working together to make our learning environments free from bullying - build your own avatar and share the message.

Unplugged Activity: My Robotic Friends - Technologies,STEM (3,4,5,6,7,8). This video introduces one of code.org's unplugged activities and provides an introduction to programming without the use of computers. One group of students take on the role of "programmer", drawing arrows on paper to guide the other group of students, the "robots" to build a stack of cups in a particular configuration.

Unplugged Activity: My Robotic Friends - Technologies,STEM

Digital Careers: Online producer and content strategist - Technologies (4,5,6,7,8). Have you ever wondered who thinks up new websites and tries out new ideas online? Astrid Scott is a Senior Producer and content strategist in the Research and Development team at ABC Innovation. It's Astrid's job to take a digital idea from initial concept on bits of paper all the way through to a finished website or app. Astrid has worked on a number of experimental projects for the ABC as producer…

Digital Careers: Online producer and content strategist - Technologies,STEM

Tagged - When a group of high-school friends post a rumour about a rival it sparks a chain reaction that leaves no one untouched. Cyberbullying, sexting, filmed fights and police action ensue—will these friends avoid being tagged forever?

As a parent you play a crucial role in helping your child have safe and positive experiences online. By understanding how children and young people use the internet, the risks they face and the strategies to manage risks, you can help enable your chi

Could robots take nearly half our jobs? - STEM,Technologies (7,8,9,10). Robots can clean your floor, cook your food, build cars or even go to war. Experts say that within 20 years there could be more robots on Earth than people. How many jobs will humans lose to robots in the future?

Could robots take nearly half our jobs? - STEM,Technologies (7,8,9,10). Robots can clean your floor, cook your food, build cars or even go to war. Experts say that within 20 years there could be more robots on Earth than people. How many jobs will humans lose to robots in the future?

Meet the Robot Girls - Technologies (7,8,9,10). Have you heard of Robogals? Meet some girl students that are building and programming their own robots. Did you know that women outnumber men at Australian universities but when it comes to courses like engineering, men outnumber women? That's something Robogals is trying to change!

Meet the Robot Girls - Technologies (7,8,9,10). Have you heard of Robogals? Meet some girl students that are building and programming their own robots. Did you know that women outnumber men at Australian universities but when it comes to courses like engineering, men outnumber women? That's something Robogals is trying to change!

Geckos' sticky feet - Technologies (7,8,9,10). Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk up a wall like a gecko? The scientists in this video have observed and studied the properties of gecko feet to develop products that can help us in our day-to-day lives. Can you think of some other special abilities of some animals that we could study and possibly replicate for our own use?

Geckos' sticky feet - Technologies (7,8,9,10). Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk up a wall like a gecko? The scientists in this video have observed and studied the properties of gecko feet to develop products that can help us in our day-to-day lives. Can you think of some other special abilities of some animals that we could study and possibly replicate for our own use?

Creep quiz is an online quiz aimed at students from 11 years of age to provide insights into the online world and highlight some of the pitfalls for the unwary.

Take the Creep Quiz now to learn more about things you can do to protect yourself while you're online.

Friendly robots - STEM,Technologies (7,8). Imagine a robot that can work out how you're feeling and give you advice. Meet Matilda and Jack, robots that use software to recognise human emotion from facial expressions. See how they are being trialled with elderly people. Who knows, one day your best friend might be a robot!

Friendly robots - STEM,Technologies (7,8). Imagine a robot that can work out how you're feeling and give you advice. Meet Matilda and Jack, robots that use software to recognise human emotion from facial expressions. See how they are being trialled with elderly people. Who knows, one day your best friend might be a robot!

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