NCEA Level 2 Digital Technologies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Sunnex

Recommended Prior Learning

8 Credits NCEA Level 1 Digital Technologies.

Students choosing digital technologies pathways for NCEA Level 2 will develop the more specialised skills that industry partners say are in high demand. Digital content covers two key areas, computational thinking and designing and developing digital outcomes.

Students are guided through an inquiry process to design and develop a digital outcome to meet the needs of a local or regional opportunity. The outcomes can range from apps, games, 3D augmented reality, web sites, movies, comic strips  or wherever the student's interest lies.

Course Overview

Term 1
Skill Development.
Students can choose from a range of outomes and use online tutorials to develop their skills. Example outcomes include:
Web sites, Apps, Augmented Reality, Movies etc.

Term 2
Tahi Rua Toru Tech Challenge.
Students experience project management as they participate in the 123Tech digital challenge for senior secondary school students. Through 123Tech, they will solve problems in their local school or community using digital technologies - and have fun along the way!
All of the achievement standards are weaved into the three term challenge.

Term 2: AS91890 Conduct an inquiry to propose a digital technologies outcome. The final summary of their project required for this standard is completed in term 3.

Term 3
AS91891 - Apply conventions to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome - requires investigation and development of the relevant conventions for their outcome.

AS91893 - Use advanced techniques to develop a digital media outcome. Students begin to create the outcome using a processing of testing and iterative improvement.

Term 4
The external report which is a summary of their Tahi Rua Toru Tech Challenge is completed.



Assessment Policy & Procedures

NCEA Level 3 Digital Technologies

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

8GB USB storage

Pathway Tags

Accountant, Accounts Officer, Advertising, Auditor, Biomedical Engineer, Business Analyst, Computer Support Technician, Contact Centre Worker, Data Entry Operator/Transcriptionist, Database/Systems Administrator, Electronics Engineer, Energy Auditor, Financial Adviser, Financial Dealer, Game Developer, Helpdesk/Support Technician, Information Technology Architect, Information and Communication Technology Manager, Loss Adjuster, Management Consultant, Manager Marketing, Mortgage Broker, Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Procurement Manager, Production Manager, Programmer, Real Estate Agent, Sales and Marketing, Software Architect, Systems Administrator, Telecommunications Engineer, Tertiary Lecturer, Test Analyst, Web Designer, Web Developer, Website Administrator

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