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University of Adelaide devises courseware to get educators up to speed with new digital technologies curriculum

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Google has revealed just what it plans to to do help drive uptake of Australia's imminent digital technologies curriculum: an online course for teachers.

Announced in the inevitable blog post the course will “provide resources and example learning activities for the Digital Technologies section of the new national curriculum, from Kindergarten to Year 6”.

While the new curriculum runs from Kindergarten to year ten, primary teachers have complained they lack the skills and opportunities to train to deliver the new material. Google has previously signalled its intention to help out and has now delivered with a program it says will offer “example lesson plans” and material to help teachers impart computational thinking skills to children in their charge.

Google worked with the University of Adelaide's Computer Science Education Research Group to develop the course, which will kick off in March 2014. Vulture South has signed up and will let you know if it's any good. ®

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