Year 9-10 Digital Technology
We can use digital technologies to make the world a better place to live in but we must critically reflect about issues and dilemmas when considering the global impact.
Skills such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and computational thinking are important along with improving our confidence using technology.
This course focuses on developing computational-thinking skills and digital-system understandings and media literacy. Design thinking is used to collaboratively develop prototypes and alternative solutions. Through hands-on learning, the course encourages a creative and innovative mindset to solve real-world problems.
What do you do?
- understand wicked problems and sustainability goals
- describe their digital footprint and their lives online
- investigate online systems and various technologies
- outline how digital technologies work and design a digital solution
- design a prototype and evaluate a user-friendly solution
- apply data analytics to collect, analyse and communicate data
- apply computational thinking through problem solving, algorithm design and programming to solve real-world problems.
What skills do you develop?
21st century skills including as
- critical and creative thinking,
- collaboration and design thinking
- computational thinking when solving problems
- software development with block and GPL languages
- data analytics and informatics
improved literacy and confidence when using
- data and information
- media and infographics
- digital technologies software and hardware
This course requires interest access to complete and submit work each week with programming tutorials completed using third party websites such as Code.org.
Access to Micro:bit available from edtechs.com.au or paktronics.com.au, included on booklist.