Data Representation – The History of Coding (Option 2)

Digital Technologies Lesson – Intro to coding (History and Coding Basics) Grade 3/4 Level

Data Representation

Curriculum Link;


·       Recognise different types of data and explore how the same data can be represented in different ways (ACTDIK008)

General Capablilties (ICT)

·       Communicating with ICT



Lesson sequence

Read and discuss coding and the history of coding.

Look at examples of codes over time and introduce Binary code.

See attached work sheet from Teach Starter.


Task; Students will make their own code using symbols that represent letters of the alphabet.

Students will make up secret messages for their classmates to solve.


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