Our Purpose / Mission
Simply stated. It is to provide primary schools a whole of school easy and clear lesson plan for the delivery of the VCA Digital Technologies scope and sequence. Lessons and Modules enable teachers to undertake digital activities which are realistic given the time constraints in most schools whilst specifically aligned to VCA outcomes.
Within each level lessons begin with a digital systems context, then explore data and information and conclude with digital solutions (coding and "hands on" coding suggestions).
We have also ensured that their is a cyber safety module with in each level so that it is an ever present focus.
Quick Overview / Tour
The video below is a quick tour of the DigitalNinja site outling the structure, open pages for you to explore and the strong STEM coding resources.Each level also contains a cyber safety focus.
Lessons / Modules in detail
In the video we cover teacher resources, video learning, the Suggested Activities, Vocabulary, fun links and VCA outcomes offered with each lesson.
Our mini courses contain our most popular ICT, Cyber Safety and coding short courses. Mini courses are approximately ten weeks in duration assuming one to two time slots can be made available each week. They can be core learning or offered as extension programs. Each course begins with easy learning moving on towards more advanced. A strong emphasis of interactive and creative learning is contained with in each course.
How to use this site
Teacher directed (levels F - 2)
Using the DigitalNinja site will vary from school to school depending on available resources and access to digital equipment.Generally some form of Teacher guidance is required, particularly in the Foundation to 2 years.
- Introducing the lesson and key concepts.
- Playing the introductory video.
- General discussion.
- Undertaking the suggested digital activity.
- Playing the skills video that supports the activity.
- Extension via the additional resources links.
- Assessment of the completed activity to determine successful achievement as per the VCA outcomes.
Teacher directed > Independent self paced learning (levels 3 - 6)
For most teachers a "blended" learning model may be more appropriate.
We recommend the use of a digital portfolio system to enable students to showcase their DigitalNinja completed activities. This is a powerful tool for teacher / student conferences. The Sites option within Google Classrooms is a easy tool for all students to use.
Belts and Certificates
The DigitalNinja program aims to offer young learners a fun and rewarding journey. Through the use of lighthearted ninja (karate) system of colored belts, teachers and students can plot their progress. We have provided printable certificates to present at the completion of each level.
A teacher may elect to complete a belt level as part of their planning. A school could map out F - 6 outcomes using the belt levels. It's an option.
The DigitalNinja team wish to extend our appreciation to our premier partner school (Mitcham PS). We have enjoyed over 20 years of support and engagement with MPS. They have allowed us to develop custom ICT, elearning and digital programs for students and staff. Their feedback and input has been crucial in producing the DigitalNinja program.
OzInterBiz (Consultancy) wishes to acknowledge the wide range of other schools that have partnered in our various achievements and initiatives. Learn more.
Throughout the site there are many videos. We acknowledge: