10 Digital Information Technology
Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Foulds
Digital Information Technology 10DIT
2023 Year 10 Course
There are three major projects which are assessed both practically and theoretically.
One assessment is a unit standard with the possibility of gaining 3 credits at Level 2 in total. To meet the Technology Curriculum strand of Technology Practice, students are assessed on their ability to critically analyze existing outcomes, evaluate components for use and conceptualize their design ideas through a concept sketch.
- Topic assessments are graded and awarded in line with the Digital Technologies Progress Outcomes.
- Students will be assessed on their ability to be Working Towards, Working At or Working Beyond (T,A,B) their expected year level in Computational thinking and/or Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes.
- Self assessment and peer assessment will be encouraged.
This course leads to further DIT and CSI courses for Level 1 NCEA and develops students Digital skills/knowledge to support other areas of the curriculum.
10DIT scaffolds students so at Year 11 they can select:
- 11 Design Information Technology which continues to build on Digital Media skills (Designing and Developing Digital Media Outcomes).
Databases using Microsoft Access
Week 1 Databases using Microsoft Access, Datatypes, Tables, Queries and Form Design
Week 7 Database Exam unit standard 29777 (3 credits).
Week 8 3D Modeling and Printing
Computer Science and Advanced Website Design
Week 5 HTML Coding with emphasis on main structural tags (code) used for websites.
Week 7 HTML Advanced Coding Websites (Box Model CSS) with emphasis on iteration (trialing and testing) components.
Week 9 HTML Adding a range of Digital Media, Audio, Video and Animation for Websites.
Week 10 Relevant Implications associated with making a Website; Legal, Ethical, Accessibility and Aesthetics.
Advanced Website Design and Digital Media Software Skills, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
Week 1 HTML Website Assessment - Designer Profile (online portfolio).
Week 7 Digital Media Software Skills: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Design Principles/Elements.
Digital Media Software Skills and Project - Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
Week 2 Digital Media Project - Advertising the World of Wearable Arts Show.
Recommended Prior Learning
The course is open entry to new students. Students from Year 9 DIT or 9 CSI should be Working At or Working Beyond their year level in Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes and Computational Thinking.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
A set of headphones (ear plugs).
Also have credit on their Papercut account for printing of some assessments.
Total Credits Available: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.