TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Commissioner’s Digital Challenge ‘CHALLENGE’ TERMS AND CONDITIONS

PROMOTER

The promoter of the Commissioner’s Digital Challenge (‘the Challenge’) is the Office for the Commissioner for Children & Young People, located at 251 Morphett Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 ABN 60168401578.

WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE?

Children of South Australia are challenged to complete four of the official Challenge activities before 27 September 2019.

WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES?

The Challenge Activities are activities, tutorials and lessons that are free and already publically accessible online, curated for the purposes of the Challenge. Most are estimated to take around one hour or less.

The Challenge Activities are any activities from:

Best efforts are made to maintain active links to the Challenge Activities. However, if a user comes across a faulty link, it would be helpful to let the Promotor know via the Contact form so the link can be fixed as soon as possible.

The Challenge Activities are subject to change.

WHO CAN ENTER?

All children (anyone aged under 18 years of age) residing in South Australia are eligible to take part in the Challenge.

Children and young people outside of South Australia and those over the age of 18 are welcome to use all accessible material on the site but only those residing in South Australia at the time of submitting the Challenge Completion Form can formally enter the Challenge.

There are two ways to take part:

  • AT SCHOOL
    • REGULAR CHALLENGE
      • Years 3-6 only
      • School must be registered
      • Check if your school is registered here.
      • Homeschool groups (of 10 or more students in Y3-6) can register using the Registration form for Schools. Alternatively, children can take part as individual participants using the Outside of School option (see below).
    • SCHOOL-LED CHALLENGE EXTENSION
      • Schools wanting to run the Challenge at school for students outside of Years 3-6 are asked to contact the Promoter to discuss their requirements.
        Where suitable, these schools can run a School Led Challenge Extension to accommodate students outside of Years 3-6.
        School Led Challenge Extension schools:
        • are displayed on the website as School Led Challenge Extension participants
        • will be sent Challenge destination seals and posters to help promote the Challenge to their students, teachers and parents and
        • will be sent the Commissioner’s Certificate of Achievement template at the conclusion of the Challenge period (after 27 September 2019) to customise for any students who completed the Challenge.
      • For a schools taking part in the School Led Challenge Extension to be eligible for digital rewards, there will need to be at least some Year 3-6 students also taking part in the Challenge. This is because only a testimonial from students in Years 3-6 is eligible to be judged for digital rewards.
        This new category was introduced after the Challenge opened to meet public demand.
        Further details will be provided to schools contacting the Promoter.
  • OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL
    • Anyone aged under 18 years can take part at:
      • Home, with family
      • Their public library with guidance at a library offering a Challenge program after school or in the school holidays, or simply using free computer and WiFi access.
      • Scouts SA
      • Girl Guides SA
      • Children’s University Adelaide (CUA) Learning Destination

There are no restrictions in terms of employees and family members – all children in South Australia are welcome to take the Challenge.

SUITABLE AGE RANGE

Most of the Challenge material is most suited to children aged 8 years and over but there are activities for all ages from pre-schoolers to adults, and for all levels of ability and experience from newbies to advanced.

An unplugged Early Learning version of the Commissioner’s Digital Challenge is planned to be introduced during mid 2019 specifically for use in preschools.

Schools

Children can take part at school if a child’s school is a ‘Registered School’ and the child is in Year 3-6 and their class is taking part. Check if your school is a Registered School and direct queries to the relevant School Challenge Coordinator.

CHALLENGE COORDINATOR

Children can take part at school if a child’s school is a ‘Registered School’ and the child is in Year 3-6 and their class is taking part. Check if your school is a Registered School and direct queries to the relevant School Challenge Coordinator.

There’s a separate option for schools wanting to run the Challenge in their school for students outside of Years 3-6. This is called the School-Led Challenge Extension (found in the Who Can Enter? section).  Schools wishing to explore this option are invited to contact the Promoter.

CHALLENGE COORDINATOR (one per school)

At the time of registration, each school or homegroup school is asked to provide the name of its Challenge Coordinator.

The Challenge Coordinator is the person who will be the central point of contact for the Challenge at that school.

The Challenge Coordinator will print / share the Coding Record forms, will collect the forms and will submit the Challenge Completion Form.

The Challenge Coordinator will also be sent any rewards for that school and will be responsible for sharing them with the school. Schools are free to conduct the Challenge however they like.

The Challenge Coordinator can share the Challenge site with all, or some, of the teachers of each Year 3-6 class at their school.

The teachers or the coordinator can choose the activities or this can be left to the students themselves.

There are no rules about how this needs to happen.

The only requirement is that each student accounted for in the Challenge Completion Form completed the Challenge! (i.e. completed any four of the Challenge Activities).

Time Frames

REGISTRATION

Registration opens on the first day of Term 1 (29 January) 2019 and closes on the last day of Term 2 (5 July) 2019. A school can register any date within this period. A school can only register for Years 3-6.

Registration here.

CHALLENGE OPENS

The Challenge opens on the first day of Term 1 (29 January) 2019, or from the date a school registers (whichever date falls later).

STUDENT CODING RECORDS DUE

It is recommended that students provide completed coding records to their school’s Challenge Coordinator by 13 September 2019.

CHALLENGE COMPLETION FORMS DUE

Challenge Completion Forms are due by midnight on 27 September (the last day of Term 3) 2019.

Your Challenge Coordinator will receive email reminders that the Challenge closing date is approaching will be emailed to the School Coordinator on 9, 16 and 23 September 2019.

Requirements

REGISTRATION

Schools need to be registered to take part. Registration opens on 29 January 2019 and closes on 5 July 2019. Register your school here.

You can contact the Promoter if you would like to change details of your school’s Challenge Coordinator at any time. 

Questions about registration can be directed to the Promoter at CommissionersDigitalChallenge@sa.gov.au

STUDENT CODING RECORD

Once a school has registered the relevant School Challenge Coordinator is asked to provide a printed Coding Record to each student taking part.

Every child taking part in the Challenge at school will need to complete one of these forms and return it to their Challenge Coordinator when they have completed the Challenge activities.

The Coding Record for Schools is available here.

School Challenge Coordinators may provide the form electronically if they prefer but may find it simpler to store the forms in printed form.

It is recommended that all Challenge activities are completed by 13 September 2019 to allow plenty of time for the Challenge Coordinator time to submit the Challenge Completion Form by the due date (midnight on 27 September 2019).

The Challenge Coordinator is asked to retain all 2019 Coding Record Forms on site for a period of 6 months after the date the 2019 Challenge concludes.

CHALLENGE COMPLETION FORMS

The Challenge Completion Form can be accessed here.

Challenge Completion Forms are completed by the School Coordinator and submitted online before the Challenge closes at midnight on the last day of Term 3 (27 September) 2019.

At the time of completing the Challenge Completion Form, the School Coordinator is asked to provide one student testimonial. The purpose of basing rewards on student testimonials is to increase student agency.

The benefit(s) I experienced taking part in this Challenge (35 words or less or in picture format)

The testimonials to this question determine distribution of rewards – the most creative and/or compelling and/or authentic and/or insightful groups of answers are ranked highest.

Images can be uploaded and winning is all about creativity.

The answers will be blind judged (identifying information about the school removed) by the Commissioner for Children and Young People, Helen Connolly, on or before 14 October 2019.

Decisions are final and not subject to appeal.

Arrangements will be made for rewards to be distributed to winning schools in the first 2 weeks of Term 4 (14 October to 8 November) 2019.

Upon submitting the Challenge Completion Form, school coordinators will receive the template for a digital certificate to share with teachers.

Teachers can input the name of the relevant student to print or electronically distribute to every child who completed the Challenge.

Schools are asked to retain the Coding Record Forms submitted by their students for a period of 6 months from the date the Challenge closes (until the end of March 2020).

Rewards and Recognition

Every child completing the Challenge earns a digital certificate from the Commissioner for Children and Young People.

Every school that registers will receive exclusive access to three Microsoft webinars created for the Challenge. More details to follow.

PRIZES

Prizes of value that schools can win (distributed according to ranking based on student testimonials):

First Prize

A brand new school website or upgrade donated by EWS (1 winner)

SECOND PRIZE

A class pack of 15 programmable micro:bits donated by Microsoft to code creations from robots to musical instruments (4 winners).

THIRD PRIZE

A programmable camera drone from Tello subsidised by Wade’s World (10 winners).

FOURTH PRIZE

Class packs of ‘all-access’ annual Grok Learning subscriptions suitable for Years 3-6 (6 winners).

FIFTH PRIZE

Large data packs donated by the Advanced Technology Project containing 4MB USB, Powerbank, Bluetooth Speaker and car charger (2 winners).

SIXTH PRIZE

Mini data packs donated by the Advanced Technology Project containing 4MB USB and Powerbank (2 winners).

Rewards are subject to change at the Promotor’s discretion.

Homeschool groups (with at least 10 children in Y3-6 completing the Challenge) and that submit a testimonial with their Challenge Completion Form are eligible to win a drone or data pack. The school website and class packs of micro:bits and Grok subscriptions are for participating schools only.

NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS

Winning schools will be published on the Challenge website within 72 hours after the final decision, and will be contacted by email via the relevant School Coordinator and reasonable efforts will be made to contact the relevant School Coordinator.

Any rewards that remain unclaimed by 21 December 2019 will be sent to the next ranked school.

Running a Challenge at your school

TIPS FOR RUNNING A CHALLENGE AT YOUR SCHOOL

Schools can decide how to run the Challenge in their school. There are no rules around this. If a student completes an activity alone or in a group, that qualifies as a completed activity for every student who took part.

For example, schools could:

  • Direct students to the Challenge activities and let them choose any activity they like and work through it at their own pace; or
  • Select each activity and run the entire class through each activity together. This counts as a student completing an activity; or
  • Encourage paired programming – where two students work on an activity together at the same time. This qualifies as both students completing the activity.

OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL

Children / Community Groups / Libraries

Time Frames

STEP 1

Choose and complete any four Challenge activities. For those unsure what activities to choose, look at the Beginner’s Guide.

STEP 2

Children complete and submit their Coding Record by 27 September 2019. After submitting their Coding Record, a PDF digital certificate from the Commissioner will be sent to them via the email address they have provided on the Coding Record.

Unfortunately late entries cannot be considered.

REWARDS

Every child completing the Challenge outside of school receives a PDF digital certificate from the Commissioner via the email address they provide on their online submission.

HOW CAN CHILDREN TAKE PART?

Children can take part at home, at the library or at a community group (for any age of child) at:

HOME

Parents and families are encouraged to get involved and learn together with their children – taking part in the Challenge together at home.

SCOUTS

If you complete the Challenge and you are a Scout in South Australia, you will earn the exclusive ‘speak Robot’ badge.

Children already completing the Challenge at school can do it again outside of school as many times as they like.

Each Scout completing the Challenge is entitled to a maximum of one ‘speak Robot’ badge.

All groups and ages of Scouts under 18 years, including Joeys, are able to take part.

Think about how the ‘Speak Robot’ badge could be used towards the following badges:

Cub Scouts
  • Boomerang
  • Achievement badges
    • Information Technology level 1 & 2
Scouts
  • Proficiency badges
    • Technology
    • Information Technology
Venturer Scouts
  • Pursuits
Pioneer Scouts
  • Special Interest Area
    • STEM

Contact Bek Hobbs at Scouts to discuss any other badges.

To receive your ‘Speak Robot’ badge, please forward your ‘Out of School’ certificate (which will be emailed to you after you submit your completed Coding Record online) to your Scout leader before 15 October 2019.

Scout Leaders can collect the speak Robot badge by emailing Digital Challenge Certificates through to program@sahq.scouts.com.au

Badges will be sent direct to Leaders.

Visit the Scouts SA website for more information about how to complete the Challenge with Scouts and speak to your local Scout Leader.

If you or your Leader requires further information about the ‘Speak Robot’ badges, please direct them to this website and/or ask them to contact:

Bek Hobbs

Branch Program Support Officer

Scouts Australia (SA Branch)

211 Glen Osmond Road

Frewville

SA 5063

Phone 08 8130 6000

program@sahq.scouts.com.au

In the case that you require additional assistance, please notify the Promoter at: CommissionersDigitalChallenge@sa.gov.au

GIRL GUIDES

If you complete the Challenge and you are a Girl Guide in South Australia, you can present your ‘Out of School’  certificate to the Guide leader before 15 October 2019 to receive your limited edition ‘speak Robot’ badge.

Children already completing the Challenge at school can do it again outside of school as many times as they like.

Each Guide completing the Challenge is entitled to a maximum of one ‘speak Robot’ badge.

The ‘speak Robot’ badge may be credited towards the following Guide challenges:

  • Create a Challenge
  • Explore a Challenge
  • Discover a Challenge
  • Achieve a Challenge
  • Junior Baden Powell Award
  • Baden Powell Award
  • WAGGGS programs

Visit the Girl Guides SA website here for more information about how to complete the Challenge with Guides or speak to your local Guide Leader.

Badges will be distributed by Girl Guides SA.

Please check with your local contact and via the GGSA website.

If your Guide Leader requires further information about collection / postage of the ‘speak Robot’ badges, please direct them to this website and/or ask them to contact:

Bev Severin
Assistant Program Manager
Girl Guides South Australia
C/- 311 Military Rd Henley Beach SA
bev@functionalbusiness.com.au

In the case that you require additional assistance, please notify the Promoter at:

CommissionersDigitalChallenge@sa.gov.au

CHILDREN’S UNIVERSITY ADELAIDE (CUA)

If you are a CUA member, the Commissioner’s Challenge is a validated Learning Destination.

CUA validated activities are ‘Hour of Code’ or Grok ‘Hour of Code’ activities only. Look out for the CUA logo on approved activities:

These activities need to be completed outside of curriculum time to be included in the CUA Passport to Learning. Note that children can take part in the Challenge anywhere, including on school grounds, as long as participation is out of curriculum time.

Once the activity has been completed, hours are awarded by the CUA school coordinator and added to the Passport to Learning when evidence is produced. This evidence takes the form of a screen shot of the completed activity.

If you enjoyed the Challenge (4 x 1 hour activities), students can complete up to 6 additional Hour of Code & GROK Hour of Code activities to receive up to a maximum of 10 hours credit in their passports.

For non-CUA members, find out more at the CUA website.

LIBRARIES

Some libraries are running evening and school holiday programs to complete the Challenge. Libraries running programs should be listed, but some libraries may not notify the Promoter so ask your library. Otherwise, children can simply use free computer and WiFi access at their local public library.

WAYS LIBRARIES CAN GET INVOLVED

There are two different ways libraries in South Australia can get involved to win prizes:

  1. Libraries can run a school holiday or after school program to help children complete the Challenge. 
  2. Libraries can promote the Challenge in their library or on their social media using the free promotional materials.
How to run a program

Refer to our mini-guide for librarians wishing to run a program.

There are no parameters regarding the program you offer providing it is appropriate for children of the age it is targeted to and that it uses the Challenge material.

Every individual participant who submits their complete Coding Record will be sent a personalised certificate of achievement from the Commissioner. Libraries running programs are asked to encourage all individual participants to submit their online Coding Records by 27 September 2019 so that they receive a certificate from the Commissioner.

Libraries wishing to run a program are asked to contact the Promoter at CommissionersDigitalChallenge@sa.gov.au for three reasons:

  1. So their details can be included on the Challenge website as a participating library.
  2. So they can be sent the ‘Official Commissioner’s Digital Challenge Destination’ Seal to display in their library and on their social media.
  3. So they can be in the running for digital rewards (2 new Xbox consoles donated by Microsoft up for grabs).

The person contacting the Promoter needs to have authority to run a program at their library or to speak on their behalf.

The form for libraries wishing to run a program is available here.

Key Dates

The Challenge commences on 29 January 2019 and closes on 27 September 2019. All programs need to take place within this period.

Programs can be offered in the Term 1 or Term 2 school holidays or after school.

How to win a reward

After having run a program, participating libraries are invited to share a very brief summary of the program they ran and to provide at least one testimonial from a child who took part in their program. This testimonial can be in written form (35 words or less) or can be in picture form. The picture can take any format but needs to be the original work of the child providing the testimonial.

Closing date for entries is 15 October 2019.

Entries will be judged on the basis of the detail of the program and the 35 word testimonial or picture.

Entries will be judged by the Commissioner for Children and Young People.

Judging will take place between 16 October and 20 November 2019.

Multiple entries for the same library are permitted – one per program run.

Winners will be notified at the email address they sent their entry from within 14 days of selection.

Prizes will be posted to winners or can be collected in person upon receipt of adequate identification.

Winning libraries will be published on the Challenge website within 72 hours after the final decision, and will be contacted by email via the relevant Challenge Coordinator. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the relevant Challenge Coordinator.

Any rewards that remain unclaimed 4 weeks after initial notification will be sent to the next ranked library.

Rewards

Libraries running evening or school holiday Challenge programs are eligible to win the latest Xboxes (2 winners).

Prizes will be posted via Australia Post registered mail to the Library Challenge Coordinator.

Alternatively, collection by the relevant coordinator or assignee can be arranged and identification is required upon collection of the prize.

Rewards are subject to change at the Promotor’s discretion.

LIBRARIES PROMOTING THE CHALLENGE

Any library can promote the Challenge – free promotion packs for libraries containing poster for printing and LED screen image available here.

Libraries that promote the Challenge and notify the Promoter are eligible to win prizes. Either:

Rewards for promoting challenge

The prizes on offer are award-winning Potato Pirates offline coding game – learn 10 hours of computational thinking in 30 minutes for ages 7+ (30 winners).

Rewards are subject to change at the Promotor’s discretion.

Judging of libraries promoting challenge
Libraries entering this promotion will be ranked according to how well they have promoted the Commissioner’s Digital Challenge. Special credit for creative displays but even simple placement of the official poster or LED screen could make the grade. The top ranked 30 libraries will receive a prize. Access the free assets you can use to promote the Challenge here. 

Judging takes place between 16 October and 20 November 2019.

All judging to be completed by the Commissioner for Children and Young People, Helen Connolly.

Distribution of prizes

Prizes will be posted via Australia Post registered mail to the relevant Library.

Alternatively, collection by the relevant coordinator or assignee can be arranged and identification is required upon collection of the prize.

Rewards are subject to change at the Promotor’s discretion.

Notification of winning libraries

Notification will take place by the same means as entry – either via reply email or via the Commissioner for Children and Young People Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ccypsa/) depending how the library entered.

Winning libraries will also be published on the Challenge website within 72 hours after the final decision, and will be contacted by email via the relevant contact person who submitted the entry. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the relevant person in the first instance, and contacting the library staff in the second instance.

Any rewards that remain unclaimed 4 weeks after initial notification will be sent to the next ranked library.

GENERAL

 

Prizes and rewards

All rewards and prizes are subject to change at the Promotor’s discretion.

Prizes are subject to conditions imposed by Microsoft, EWS, Wade’s World, Grok Learning, Thinkfun!, Comodo Games and other donors.

The Promotor is not liable for any liabilities arising out of prizes or rewards. Liabilities are the sole responsibility of the relevant donor.

Costs and expenses

Entrants are responsible for any and all expenses that they incur in entering the competition and that they will not be reimbursed regardless of whether or not they win the competition.

Disqualification

The Promotor maintains the right to disqualify any entrants or entries where there are reasonable grounds to suspect any unlawful or improper conduct, or if there has otherwise been a breach of the competition terms and conditions.

Privacy

Personal information collected in the course of the Challenge is handled in a way that complies with the Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act. Please refer to the Privacy Policy of the Office for the Commissioner and Young People.

No identifying details of children will be published by the Promoter without first obtaining the express consent of that child and their parent/guardian.

The names of children who complete the Challenge (whether at school or outside of school) will not be published by the Promoter. In the case it transpired that the Promoter did wish to publish details of winning schools or similar, the names of the children involved would not be published without the prior express consent of that child and their parent / guardian.

Promotion

Promotional assets such as e-flyers, posters, LED screen graphics and the ‘Commissioner’ Digital Challenge official seal’, if altered by an entity, are the sole responsibility of that entity.

Entering the Challenge means that the entrant is representing that they meet the entry requirements and accepts these terms and conditions.

Intellectual property for testimonials

Any person providing a testimony (written or pictorial) for the Challenge:

  1. Warrants that they have all necessary rights to provide the intellectual property and consent to any act or omission which would otherwise constitute an infringement of their intellectual property.
  2. Expressly licenses the intellectual property in their testimonial to the Promoter and it may be used for promotional or advertising purposes in future years of the Commissioner’s Digital Challenge.

Commissioner’s Digital Challenge ‘Name the Robot’ competition

Terms and Conditions

  1. The promoter of the Commissioner’s Digital Challenge ‘Name the Robot’ competition (‘the Competition’) is the Office for the Commissioner for Children & Young People, located at 251 Morphett Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 with ABN 60168401578.
  2. The start date for the Competition is 24 September 2018 and the end date is 15 October 2018 at 11:59pm Australian Central Standard Time.
  3. The prize is a $100 AUD Visa gift card redeemable in Australia.
    Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash.
  4. The Competition is open to residents of Australia.
  5. For entrants aged 18 years and under, age should be included.
  6. Entrants aged 13 years and under must submit their entry via an adult.
  7. Winners will be notified by email at the same email address with which their entry was submitted.
  8. The winner will need to provide a postal address to be sent the prize. The winner should notify CCYP by email or phone. The prize will be posted within 14 days of notification of the winner’s postal address.
  9. The winner has 1 month from the date of notification to reply with an address. In the case that no notification of an address is provided, the prize will be deemed unclaimed.
  10. This is a skill-based competition with no random element. The name of the robot will be selected on creative merit alone.
  11. In the case that no name is chosen from the selection, the favourite name submitted will win the prize but an alternative name can still be used for the robot.
  12. Judging of the name will be by the Commissioner for Children and Young People, Helen Connolly.
  13. Employees of the Office for the Commissioner for Children and Young People and their immediate family members are not eligible to win the prize.
  14. Only the first name of the winner will be published. In the case that the winner is aged 18 or under, the first name and the age of the winner may be published.
  15. Names and email addresses and other data are collected for the purposes of the Competition only so will be treated as confidential and sensitive and won’t be made available to third parties for commercial purposes.

Update: The winner of this competition and the $100 worth of gift cards was Yasser aged 9 with the name ‘Buttons’. The Commissioner added the first name ‘Cody’ and the results were published on the Commissioner’s Facebook page in October 2019.

TERMS OF USE

ATTRIBUTIONS

Commissioner’s Digital Challenge material

Much of the material on this website comes from third party providers.

Most is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 international licence.

If you wish to share or re-use any information on this site belonging to a third party, you are encouraged to view the terms and conditions of that third party on their website.

The Commissioner’s Digital Challenge and CCYP is not responsible for the use of:

  • any images, photographs, trademarks, logos or branding; and
  • other content supplied by third parties.

‘The Commissioner’s Digital Challenge’, ‘Learn to speak Robot’ and ‘Cody Buttons’ are the intellectual property of the Commissioner’s Digital Challenge.

The Office for the Commissioner for Children and Young People owns the copyright in material produced by the Commissioner’s Digital Challenge including:

  • Original web graphics including the logos, banner and icons were commissioned by the Commissioner’s Digital Challenge and were designed for the Challenge by young graphic designer, Alex Brigden.
  • Text-based content information on this website was provided by Commissioner’s Digital Challenge and CCYP.
  • The photos on this website were included with the express authorisation of their owners or via Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 international licences.
  • The use of stock images (where applicable) is via direct purchase from iStock.

Use of the Commissioner’s Digital Challenge original intellectual property for non-commercial purposes and for the purpose of education for children in South Australia is encouraged via the free promotional material available on the site.

If you wish to use any of our original material and make alterations, please contact us by email at CommissionersDigitalChallenge@sa.gov.au.

Where material was shared via a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 international licence, that same license applies to any user of the information on this site.

Material from Third Parties

Much of the material on this website is from third party providers.

Efforts have been made to properly attribute third party authors of the material at every point throughout the site. If there is any oversight due to human error, please contact us by email at CommissionersDigitalChallenge@sa.gov.au so that we may seek to correct it.

The predominant providers of material for the Challenge are:

The Hour of Code™ is a United States’ initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. It is a global movement and all tutorials are shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). For the full terms and conditions relating to Hour of Code and Code.org material, please refer to https://code.org/tos.

Minecraft®, Disney®, Star Wars® and NBA® are registered Trade Marks of Microsoft Corporation or its subsidiaries, Disney and Disney Services and NBA.com respectively. Angry Birds are © 2016 Rovio Entertainment Ltd. Angry Birds is a trademark of Rovio Entertainment Ltd. Frozen and Moana are trademarks and © 2016 Disney. Star Wars is a trademark and © 2016 Lucasfilm and Disney. Minecraft is a trademark and © 2016 Microsoft.

The Digital Technologies Hub™: The Digital Technologies Hub is a single and easily accessible portal to a collection of freely available activities, learning sequences and other resources to support the teaching of the Australian Curriculum for digital technologies.

The aim of the Hub is to increase teacher and student engagement and confidence with digital technologies, and increase student proficiency in coding and computer programming. This website’s content is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license and with the express permission of the Digital Technologies Hub.

CS Unplugged™:  CS Unplugged material is open source on GitHub, and this website’s content is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. The CS Unplugged is a project by the Computer Science Education Research Group at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

GROK Learning™: GROK Learning’s Hour of Code™ activities are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license and with the express permission of GROK Learning.

MakeCode® and Microsoft® are registered trademarks of Microsoft. MakeCode is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license and with the express permission of Microsoft. Exclusive webinars produced by Microsoft for the Challenge were created by sponsorship agreement and Microsoft owns these.

Code Club Australia© is the intellectual property of Code Club. Code Club activities are shared with the express permission of Code Club.

The Extended Learning Material contains a multitude of links to resources and material from a wide array of third party providers in Australia and overseas. Each heading or description credits the source of the material and the links take the user directly to that material. Users are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the terms and conditions relating to any material they use.

If you come across a broken link or material that has changed and is no longer appropriate or functional, please notify us by email at CommissionersDigitalChallenge@sa.gov.au

GENERAL

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  • do not represent or warrant that applications or payments initiated through this site will in fact be received or made to the intended recipient. Users are advised to confirm the application or payment by other means.

PRIVACY AND SECURITY

This site collects and uses the following information from users in the standard way:

The user’s IP address, the date and time of the visit to the site, the pages accessed and documents downloaded, the previous website visited and the type of browser used. No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities, except in the unlikely event of an investigation where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect our service provider’s logs. This information is analysed to determine the site’s usage statistics.

The site retains the email address of people who use the ‘Contact us’ form so that we can send a response. They are stored securely and will not be used for any other purpose, nor disclosed without your consent.

You should note that there are inherent risks associated with transmission of information via the internet. You should make your own assessment of the potential risks to the security of your information when making a decision as to whether or not you should use this site.

This site contains links to a large number of other websites that are included on the basis of containing content relevant to the digital empowerment objectives of the Commissioner’s Digital Challenge. When a user clicks on a link to another website, they leave this site and this privacy and security statement no longer applies.

The content of this privacy and security statement may be updated from time to time, so we suggest that if you return to this site on a regular basis you carefully read the information provided.

We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic and user behaviour on this website. Personal information is not recorded as part of this process. However, if you wish to prevent your data from being collected by Google Analytics you can install a browser add-on.

If you require further information or have any questions about our terms of use, please feel free to contact us by email at CommissionersDigitalChallenge@sa.gov.au

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Website design and development team 

The Challenge website was created by young South Australian design company EWS. EWS donated a free website / upgrade as a reward in the Challenge.

EWS develops websites for Adelaide schools (preschools, primary schools, high schools).

For more information:
Website – https://eduweb.solutions/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/educationwebsolutions

Acknowledgement of Country

We respectfully acknowledge and celebrate the Traditional Owners of the lands throughout South Australia and we pay our respects to their Elders – and to past, present and future generations of their children and young people.

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