Digital Technology Year 9 (software focus)
Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Nyberg
This course focuses on Computing Technologies and may include any of the following components in combination with one another.
1. Digital Citizenship / Digital Media
An introduction to the managing and protection of data on digital platforms. Here Students will explore communication through the use of a digital media outcome (Print Media) through:
- Analysing and using design techniques to produce an outcome
- Understanding and apply ethical practice to outcome/s
- Developing and ensure appropriate functionality of outcome/s
Students will learn how to manipulate and combine information from various sources to create a merged document, using a number of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Access). Students will be able to:
- Design and build a fully functioning database
- Extract data from Excel and Access in appropriate formats
- Merge information a from various sources
- Apply appropriate formatting procedures.
3. Robotics / Computer Programming
Students will be able to develop basic computer programming skills using a number of coding applications, based on Robotics. Students will be able to:
- Understand present day the relationships between human and robots
- Through coding, learn to control a robot with precise instructions.
- By using robotic technology, solve problem(s) through designing and creating solutions .
4. Web Design
Students will learn the basics of web design and apply these skills to design and create a basic, but fully functioning site (using Weebly), through:
- Using planning techniques, develop a solution
- Using accepted design techniques and elements, produce a website
- Through coding, ensure the appropriate functionality of the website
Recommended Prior Learning