A FREE DIGITAL CHALLENGE FOR CHILDREN IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
4 CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES × 2019
TAKE THE CHALLENGE NOW
CLOSES 27 SEPTEMBER 2019
Ways to take part
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Choose and complete four activities = Challenge complete!
Not sure which activities to try?
Check out the recommended activities in our Beginner’s Guide.
Or explore the full range of free step-by-step activities here:
When you have completed four activities, don’t forget to submit your Coding Record by 27 September 2019 to claim your Certificate of Achievement from the Commissioner.
Submit your Coding Record to complete the Challenge and claim your certificate.
Every child completing the challenge earns a certificate from the Commissioner for Children and Young People.
Girl Guides and Scouts in South Australia who complete the Challenge automatically qualify for the exclusive ‘speak Robot’ embroidered badge.
Libraries offering Challenge programs are eligible to win one of two new Xbox consoles donated by Microsoft and libraries promoting the Challenge in creative ways can win one of 30 sets of the award-winning offline coding game, Potato Pirates (teaches coding fundamentals in 30 minutes to ages 7+).
Schools that are registered and complete the Challenge can win a new school website, programmable camera drones, class sets of micro:bits and other useful digital rewards – see Schools page for more details.
*Terms and conditions apply. Please refer to the Full Terms and Conditions for more information.
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My Challenge is a free, step-by-step way to increase the uptake of digital skills in this generation across South Australia through community, schools and family.
It’s all about increasing inclusive digital opportunity.
Commissioner for Children and Young People,
CEO & Co-Founder at Code Like A GirlThe future is technology. Women are at risk of losing out on tomorrow’s best job opportunities. The situation presents a unique opportunity for females to step up and take action. The future is very much looking to artificial intelligence, and if it’s only men building that intelligence there’s going to be continued bias in the technology of the future.
Leader at Learning Technologies, Leadership Development, Department for Education ǀ Director at Educators SA ǀ Principal Consultant at EdTechSAThis Challenge opens young minds to thinking technologically. It will grow diversity and inclusion and opportunity for those that will soon lead this work in creating tools and systems yet unimagined. Human, cultural and systems diversity require the chance for every child and young person in South Australia to be part of this thinking and mix.
Professor Katrina Falkner
Lead at Computer Science Education Research (CSER) Group | Lead at Centre for Distributed and Intelligent Technologies - Modelling and AnalysisIt is essential for our next generation to not only learn about how digital technology works and how to use it, but also how to create new technologies. Understanding how we create technology solutions empowers people in solving their own problems and those of their communities in ways that truly address their needs.
Dr Rebecca Vivian
Research Fellow at Computer Science Education Research (CSER) GroupTechnology increasingly has an impact on every field today – including finance, fashion, agriculture, business, art, medicine and more! Providing opportunities for children to develop computational thinking and digital skills is fundamental to building their capacity to be problem-solvers and solution-creators in a digital world.
Professor James Curran
Academic Director at Australian Computing Academy | Director at National Computer Science School | CEO at Grok LearningDigital technologies make thoughts concrete without requiring the physical world. Any problem that can be turned into data, you can manipulate and interact with in such a way that you could change the world – and there’s nothing more amazing than that.