The Digital technologies curriculum introduces and enables students to use
computational thinking and information systems to understand, design and create digital solutions. Students develop understandings of digital systems including hardware and software used for different purposes. They learn how to collect, manage and represent data safely using safe internet searches and various software including spreadsheets and presentation software.
Computational thinking and coding are a large focus in digital technologies at Hillcrest. Students design and create solutions using computational thinking on a range of devices including PC’s, MS Surfaces, iPads and robotic devices.
With many thanks to our P&C, we have a set of Blue-bot robots to aid in the understanding and development of coding skills across all years from Pre Primary to Year 6.
In Term 4, 2016 the Department of Education issued all public primary schools with a 'Tech' Pack to help
schools introduce the new Technologies Curriculum. The kit contains an assortment of Robotic devices including Spheros, Dash and Dot and Edisons along with Osmo's, Snap-on Electronics kits and wearable technology kits. Hillcrest students are actively engaged in all things STEM (Science, Technologies, Engineering, Maths) with the aide of these devices.