The course content for Year 10 is split into the planning, designing and development of two different types of digital technology outcomes. Students will complete the MYP “Design” cycle to create a website in Semester 1 and a game (or app) in Semester 2. Project work is done as a combination of some team work, with the majority being individual work. The skills learned and/or advanced in the Year 10 DTC course help prepare the students for further study in both the Digital Media (DTC) and Computer Science & Programming (PRG) courses for senior level Digital Technologies.
Students will learn a variety of skills and tools needed for planning, designing and developing a digital media outcome. Students will also be learning about databases and their effect on society in order to create a database outcome as evidence of their understanding. Finally, students will be introduced to website design elements as they undergo a critical analysis of existing websites.
The focus of the learning programme in this course is website design and development. Students will learn how to ‘hard’ code a website using HTML and CSS and a text editor app (Notepad++). All of the assessments in this course are encompassed in a website project that requires the students to plan, design, create, develop, test and evaluate web pages for a school community topic of the student’s choice. Students also have the opportunity to undertake an independent learning option that is a theory-only unit of study about advanced concepts of digital media. This option is for students who demonstrate the capacity to complete their website project early in Term 3.
(*NOTE: Undertaking this standard will require both independent learning and independent production of the required assessment evidence (report). Students should notify the instructor early in Term 2 if they wish to be considered for entry in this standard.)
Students in Year 13 Digital Technologies Computing are provided with the option of completing either a website or a computer program for a set of stakeholders. Students are able to work to their strengths and interests, thus creating a collaborative and engaging environment for all those involved. Students who have performed in an effective and efficient manner may also be invited to take part in the completion of a separate Scholarship Technology course. Students will be assessed on a combination of the following standards based on their own technological practice and interests.
All students will be expected to complete assessment tasks worth at least 16 credits from the following standards:
(Available via instructor invitation only)
Students who have done well in previous years in Technology courses may be granted an opportunity to participate in the Scholarship Technology course. By looking at their own practice throughout the year, students will need to reflect and engage with how their own technological practice has changed throughout the year and how it could be further improved. There is a group focus with discussions and collaboration, enabling students to work with their peers to obtain the best possible results. Students will need to create a portfolio of work summarising their Year 13 DTC project accompanied by a reflective report.
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