Year 2 start page (STACC)

Welcome to the start page for year 2 students learning Digital Technologies at St. Andrews Christian College. All continuous learning resources will be published here and content may change regularly. If your child is in a different year level you should find appropriate links in the main menu on this page. 

My name is Gary Ong and I own and control this website which I’ve been using to help students make digital creations during class. Due to health and safety restrictions this website will now be the primary resource for students to continue their learning in Digital Technologies. 

Kind regards

-Mr. Ong

 

Creating with the Chrome Music Lab

Creating with the Chrome Music Lab

The Chrome Music Lab contains many different apps you can experiment with - click the image above to navigate to the website You do not need to login to start creating, but this also means that your creations are not automatically saved. You will need to export your...

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Drawing patterns in code.org

Drawing patterns in code.org

When we first learn coding using sites like code.org we encounter puzzles that require common patterns to solve. These are some of those common coding patterns that all students should understand thoroughly: Move along a line Repeat 1 or more actions a...

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Digging Tunnels

Digging Tunnels

This term we have been utilising Minecraft Education Edition to practice our coding skills and also our collaboration skills. When you join a Minecraft world with your classmates and are trying to build 3D structures problems are bound to occur. How we deal with those...

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Building Walls in Minecraft

Building Walls in Minecraft

This weeks Digital Technologies lesson is to use code to give your agent wall building skills. This is quite different from digging tunnels as that only required destroying blocks. Now we have to place blocks to create 3D structures. Students will need to arrange...

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Keyboarding

Keyboarding

Learning to touch type on a standard QWERTY keyboard is still an important skill, but things have changed recently with on screen keyboards, autocorrect, speech recognition technology and mobile devices. Whilst it has commonly been taught in IT or digital technology...

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Introduction to TinkerCAD

Introduction to TinkerCAD

TinkerCAD is a simplified version of AutoCAD which is the commercial software that a lot of professional designers use. It's free to use for anyone and has a web based interface and also an app that works well in both Safari and Chrome. It's not quite as powerful as...

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Pixel Art Animations on iPad

Pixel Art Animations on iPad

There are lots of iPad apps for doing pixel art. However, many students have school iPads that they cannot install apps on so this post will provide some tips for using pixilart.com using Safari on an iPad. When you first navigate to the pixilart.com website...

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Pixel Art Animations

Pixel Art Animations

Introduction Being good at art does not mean you have to be great at drawing or painting. If you don't see yourself as the 'artistic' type this also does not mean that you are not creative. This is where technology plays an important role by giving students tools to...

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Creating posters

Creating posters

Creating a poster using normal computer software can be pretty complicated and even harder to do with remote learning as each family may not have access to the same apps. The good news is that the website we are using is free and is quite easy to use for students so...

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Online Safety

Online Safety

Online safety is something everyone needs to know about. Younger students may not have the ability to publish things online, but the age at which they are capable of doing this is constantly decreasing. Talking about the dangers of using technology should not result...

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