123Tech is adapting resources so it is something that can still be done online and from home collaboratively.
“We are taking each of the discovery level activities, which are usually done in groups in class, and adapting them so students can do them at home in their own bubble with resources they can either download or substitute with items that are generally found in the house,” said organiser Joy Keene.
“The 123Tech team can assign virtual mentors. Several of our remote schools currently use this option as it works well. Both teachers and students will need to have access to a screen sharing/communication software, like Skype, Zoom, Google Hang Outs, Microsoft Teams, etc.
“Each week we will be posting some hints, tips and videos via the 123Tech Facebook and Twitter accounts, to encourage discussion and support educators to deliver the programme to their students from home.”
This free competition is the national digital tech challenge available at all school levels across Years 1-13. Teams of 3-4 students use digital technology to solve a problem in their local school or community.