WELCOME TO THE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

 

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 Digital Technology  Type  Number of Credits
Internal
 Number of Credits
External
 Total Number of
Credits
 Level 2 Unit Standards 22 0 22
 
 Level 3  Unit Standards 22 0 22
LEVEL 2 – UNIT STANDARDS

U.S. 2781   3 cr Manage and protect data in a personal computer
U.S. 2788   5 cr Produce desktop published documents to meet a set brief
U.S. 5940   3 cr Produce a presentation using a desktop presentation computer application
U.S. 2783   3 cr Demonstrate knowledge of the components of personal computer systems
U.S. 2784   3 cr Create and use a computer spreadsheet to solve a problem
U.S. 6743   2 cr Demonstrate an understanding of ergonomic principles for computer workstations
U.S. 25655 3 cr Create a website using a dedicated web-authoring tool to meet a set brief

LEVEL 3 – UNIT STANDARDS

U.S. 25658  5 cr Create a website for a stakeholder using a dedicated web-authoring tool
U.S. 5968    3 cr Discuss the social implications of information technology
U.S. 2787    6 cr Create and use a computer database to provide a solution for organisation use
U.S. 2785    5 cr Create a computer spreadsheet to provide a solution for organisation use
U.S. 2781    3 cr Manage and protect data in a personal computer

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

Learning using digital systems and tools

Digital Information focuses on the knowledge, skills, and competencies that people need to locate, evaluate, and present digital information efficiently, effectively, and ethically. Students learn to use current and emerging technologies to become confident users of digital systems and tools.

Students may be creating e-portfolios; developing and managing a database; managing an online community; designing, developing, and maintaining information systems; using online data management tools; using cloud technology to make a scalable information system; sharing information on local area networks; using social networking sites; communicating by email; setting up mailing lists; and working on collaborative documents.

The study of digital information gives students knowledge and skills that are valued in the work force and useful in everyday life. It provides a platform for further study in information systems.

Becoming digitally literate

The skills for ‘digital citizenship’ include digital literacy – the ability to produce and communicate information using digital technologies. This means, for example, being able to:

  • present information that is appealing, accessible, clean, crisp, and appropriate
  • function as responsible citizens, both nationally and globally
  • communicate effectively in a variety of forums
  • gather, process, and critically evaluate information in a range of contexts
  • interpret data and make predictions (such as from a spread sheet model)
  • enter data in an efficient, accurate, and appropriate manner
  • collect and present information using ethical conventions
  • create reliable information handling systems
  • select appropriate tools to manage and present information
  • understand and apply secure and reliable file management techniques including virus checking, security procedures and backing up

Progression

As they progress students rely less on guidance and acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence to work more independently.

 At level 6, students learn the principles of software selection and use the appropriate digital information tools to enter, manage, combine, and present data.

  • At level 7, students handle more complex data and systems to interpret, analyse, integrate, and manage information.
  • At level 8, students analyse, construct, and develop integrated systems. This involves the design, creation, and evaluation of information management systems and of tools for specific organisational use. 

 

 

 

Teacher in charge of Digital Technology:  Mr. Richard Smythe – email:  richards@wesley.school.nz