10DT

Year 10 Digital Technologies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Sunnex

Digital Technologies helps prepare you for your future - developing the skills, knowledge and ability to adapt yourself to an ever-changing global environment. 

Students choosing a digital technologies pathway will develop the more specialised skills that industry say are in high demand.  Students become the creator rather than a user of our digital world.  The curriculum covers two key areas, computational thinking and designing and developing digital outcomes.

Computational thinking is about understanding how computers work and principles that underlie all digital technologies.  Control a Robot and work with Microbits to expand your programming skills.

Designing and developing digital outcomes enables you to  develop knowledge and skills in using different software programs to create digital content such as websites, infographics, images, movies, sound and other applications.

Digital technologies programme will:


Course Overview

Term 1
Designing and developing digital outcomes is where you can create quality, fit-for-purpose digital outcomes to meet the requirements of an end user. These include; print media, e-marketing documents, movies and sound and much more.

Term 2
Computational Thinking, expand your ability to develop a computer program while controlling edison robots and microbit challenges.

Semester A
Digital Information such as the presentation and management of data including file management, word processing, digital presentations, spreadsheets and simple databases
Suggested software: Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Slideshare; Google docs; iPhoto

Digital Media such as video production, multi-media design and animation, web design, on-screen presentations, brochures, advertisements
Suggested software: iMovie, MediaEdit, Celtx;
Programming & Computer Science such as writing a simple program using drag and drop tools to create a simple game
Suggested software: SCRATCH, Alice, Visual Basic, Python)

Computational Thinking
Coding is an important and necessary future-focused literacy. The concepts of computer programming are introduced using block-based languages. Skills are developed through the use of robots, a mechanical device, that can be programmed to follow a set of instructions. Robotics supports learning with a focus on problem finding and then problem solving.

Semester B
Digital Information such as the presentation and management of data including file management, word processing, digital presentations, spreadsheets and simple databases
Suggested software: Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Slideshare; Google docs; iPhoto

Digital Media such as video production, multi-media design and animation, web design, on-screen presentations, brochures, advertisements
Suggested software: iMovie, MediaEdit, Celtx;
Programming & Computer Science such as writing a simple program using drag and drop tools to create a simple game
Suggested software: SCRATCH, Alice, Visual Basic, Python)

Computational Thinking
Coding is an important and necessary future-focused literacy. The concepts of computer programming are introduced using block-based languages. Skills are developed through the use of robots, a mechanical device, that can be programmed to follow a set of instructions. Robotics supports learning with a focus on problem finding and then problem solving.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

8GB USB flash drive

Pathway

Studying digital technologies leads to a wide range of career options;
Creative content design - web site developers, animators, radio imaging, print designers, business data analysts, design and develop hardware products or software applications and provide a range of technical services.

Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.