Which course is best for my students?

How do I choose the best course for my students?

For Grok Learning-authored course and competition recommendations by grade and experience level please see our Guide to Grok Learning Course and Competitions.

For resources authored by our partners at the Australian Computing Academy and hosted on Grok Learning, please see their resources page

The ACA also has a suggested Sequence of Learning.

Looking for a quick start? 

Here are some recommendations for Grok Learning and ACA resources by grade level:


Years 3-4

Start with (core):


AND/OR AND/OR
Scratch: Get started
Scratch: Get moving
Scratch: Get interactive
Monster Maker
More Monster Maker
Blockly Wombot

Follow on with (further activities and extension options): 

Blockly micro:bit Blast-off! (program a BBC micro:bit device)


Years 5-6

Start with (core):


OR OR
Blockly Turtle
NCSS Challenge (Newbies)
5 week competition
Blockly Chatbot
Introduction to Programming (Blockly)

Follow on with (further activities and extension options):

Cyber Challenge: Information privacy and security - primary

BBC micro:bit courses (program a BBC micro:bit device):

Years 7-8

Start with (core):

OR OR  
Python Turtle
     
NCSS Challenge (Beginners)
5 week competition
Python for Beginners Python Chatbot
 

Follow on with (further activities and extension options):

Data Representation

BBC micro:bit courses (program a BBC micro:bit device):

Cyber Security Courses:

JavaScript Geography mini course

Unplugged activities, assessment, and further resources available via the ACA Resources page


Years 9-10

Python

OR
NCSS Challenge (Beginners) 
5 week competition
Python for Beginners

NCSS Challenge (Intermediate)
5 week competition
NCSS Challenge (Advanced)
5 week competition

Other Python courses:

Image Manipulation (short course)

Web (HTML, CSS & JavaScript)

OR
Web.Comp (Beginners)
Introduction to HTML & CSS
Web.Comp (Intermediate)
Interactive webpages with JavaScript

Databases

Introduction to Databases (SQL

Cyber Security

Information privacy and security

Web application security

Network security

Data encryption

Other

Unplugged activities, assessment, and further resources available via the ACA Resources page

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