Year 3/4 Digital Technologies unit: secret messages

$12.00

This super fun coded messages unit is not only engaging, it covers loads of the Digital Technologies curriculum required for Years 3 and 4. Data representations are taught through 9 lessons with a variety of code systems being introduced. Systems include Braille. QR Codes, Binary and Morse Code. As an introduction to using a code, students are exposed to decoding some indigenous symbols.

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This super fun coded messages unit is not only engaging, it covers loads of the Digital Technologies curriculum required for Years 3 and 4. Data representations are taught through 9 lessons with a variety of code systems being introduced. Systems include Braille. QR Codes, Binary and Morse Code. As an introduction to using a code, students are exposed to decoding some indigenous symbols.

What this resource covers:

  • recognise different types of data and explore how the same data can be represented in different ways (ACTDIK008)
  • recognise the role of people in design and technologies occupations and explore factors, including sustainability that impact on the design of products, services and environments to meet community needs (ACTDEK010)

What is included in this resource:

  • teacher overview including learning intentions, success criteria and topic specific vocabulary
  • lesson plans - suggested order of teaching and notes on what to talk about
  • suggested links for further information
  • assessment task sheet
  • assessment rubric provided for both teacher and student self assessment opportunities
  • task checklist
  • learning intention posters for each coding system that can be used to display learning
  • information pages for each code
  • recording pages to either decode or encode each code system
  • fun activities for each code system

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