9DIT

Year 9 TECHNOLOGY - Digital Information Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: D. Foulds

9 Digital Information Technology

9DIT Introduces the students to a range of software applications with emphasis on the technology and design process. Students will develop knowledge and skills associated with Digital Technology:

Digital Citizenship: The focus will be equipping students with core knowledge and skills to be a confident and responsible Digital Citizen when using Technology devices and the Internet. Topics that will be covered; Ups and Downs of Digital Life, Rights and Responsibilities, Searching Strategies, Scams, Digital Footprint and Copyright.

Design and create products such as a Database, Website, Program or Flyer, appropriate for a specific purpose and apply design principles for visual appeal.

Code a website to format and communicate information in a browser on the world-wide-web.

Plan, design and create a solution to address an issue that is related to real world
situations, using a variety of software applications:
Students will develop their ability to use: Google Docs/Apps, Microsoft Access, Notepad++(HTML coding), Scratch (programming), Photoshop (image manipulation) and 3D Printing (time permitting).

This course leads to further DIT and CSI courses in subsequent years and develops students Digital skills/knowledge to support other areas of the curriculum. 9DIT does compliment the 9CSI - Computer Science Information course, students can choose to do both 9DIT and 9CSI.

Assessments                                                                                                                

Topic assessments are graded and awarded in line with the new Digital Technologies Progress Outcomes. Students will be assessed on their ability to be Working Towards, Working At or Working Beyond their expected year level in Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes and Computational Thinking. Pre-assessment will be carried out to establish existing student skill levels. A portfolio of student’s work will be maintained (Google Site). Group work, self assessment and peer assessment will be encouraged.



Course Overview

Term 1
SEMESTER 1
Digital Citizenship (Relevant implications), Legal, Ethical and Privacy (2 and half weeks)
Databases (Data manipulating, storing, retrieving, sharing)
HTML (The world wide web) being able to code and communicate information through a website.

Term 2
SEMESTER 1
HTML (The world wide web) being able to code and communicate information through a website.
Scratch (Computer Science, Programming Concepts)
Photoshop (File Types, Image Manipulation, Resolution, Design Principles)
3D Printing (time permitting) rotate weekly with Photoshop

Term 3
SEMESTER 2
Digital Citizenship (Relevant implications), Legal, Ethical and Privacy (2 and half weeks)
Databases (Data manipulating, storing, retrieving, sharing)
HTML (The world wide web) being able to code and communicate information through a website.

Term 4
SEMESTER 2
HTML (The world wide web) being able to code and communicate information through a website.
Scratch (Computer Science, Programming Concepts)
Photoshop (File Types, Image Manipulation, Resolution, Design Principles)
3D Printing (time permitting) rotate weekly with Photoshop

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1E4 - 7mm Quad Book 28 pages, pen, pencil, eraser, ruler and a set of headphones (ear plugs).
Students are expected to file all work in a well-organised clear-file folder. Also have credit on their
Papercut account for printing of some assessments.

Pathway

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