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Tools and tips

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There are a number of curriculum and cybersecurity resources to guide teachers and support students with their entries.

The Premier's Coding Challenge curriculum alignment to Australia Curriculum: Digital Technologies (PDF, 161KB) can help with creating lesson plans and assessment. Teachers can also access the Queensland Coding Academy teacher site, STEM discussion list and coding discussion list.

A guide for teachers

Learning about cybersecurity and creating digital solutions that use cybersecurity as a context is aligned to Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies at all bands from Years 3–10, covering all sub-strands of Processes and production skills: Creating digital solutions.

Cybersecurity as a context is well supported for both primary and secondary students through resources produced by:

Students' digital solutions could address a range of age-relevant contextual problems, including:

  • Password security—how to create stronger passwords and why we don't share them with friends.
  • Personal vs Private data—what information is ok to share online in a game or on a profile.
  • Suspicious emails—what to do when we receive an email from someone we don't know.
  • Phishing, malware, viruses—how to protect ourselves from malicious "free" offers.
  • Social media etiquette—how to help our friends and stay safe when interacting on social media.

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Last updated 07 August 2020