Year 7 Digital Technology


In this subject you will explore algorithms, computational thinking and programming. You will complete an online course using drag and drop programming blocks. This culminates in you being able to use your new-found skills to interact creatively with simple robots and producing a game/story app.

What do you do?

In studying this subject you will:

  • learn programming and computational thinking through the completion of a Blockly/JavaScript based, online programming course
  • collect data and learn to use various techniques to display that data visually
  • program a Spider helicopter and a Sphero ball to carry out manoeuvres.

What skills do you develop?

You will develop skills including:

  • computational thinking
  • binary coding
  • data representation
  • creating digital solutions.




You must have access to the internet in order to access this course.

Weekly work will be completed and submitted online. You will also need to join code.org, which is a third-party website, where all the programming lessons take place.

Things you can do now

Go to the VCAA website for more information about this subject.