Digital Technology - NCEA Level 1
Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. Kara
Students will be exposed to general computer literacy skills where they will acquire a basic understanding in the rapidly growing area of information technology. This course will allow students to use a range of applications to enhance their digital technology competency.
It includes the following range of modules for students to choose from:
Develop a digital media outcome - Web Pages
Create and process data in a spreadsheet
Create a Presentation
Desktop Published Documents
"You can be a creator and an artist, not just a consumer"
Students will learn to plan a web page, create code for a web page, and add hyperlinks to a website using a mark-up language with a text editor. After learning how to do these skills students will be assessed with US25659 Create a web page using a mark-up language with a text editor, worth 2 credits.
Students will learn to create a spreadsheet from instructions using supplied data. They have self-paced lessons available on eStudee. They will insert formulae and create graphs. Students will then be assessed with US18743 Produce a spreadsheet from instructions using supplied data worth 2 credits.
Students with an aptitude for Excel will be offered a Level 2 Spreadsheet Assessment US29770.
Students will end Term 1 with a total of 4 credits.
Students will learn how to plan and use the functions of a presentation programme. This will include looping using timed recordings, hyperlinking, and adding voice and music audio. Students will need to use design skills to format content in an attractive layout. Students will then be assessed on US5946 Use computer technology to create and deliver a presentation from given content, worth 3 credits.
Students will build on the skills and knowledge learnt on their single webpage and will start preparing to create a website with a minimum of three linked pages. Practice and scaffolding will take place.
Students will end Term 2 with 3 credits - a total of 7 all together.
The assessment will be started. Testing and refining of code and explaining the relevant implications are included. Students will be assessed with AS91880 Develop a digital media outcome worth 4 credits.
Three documents will be produced based on the created Website. Students will need to be able to produce, proof and print simple desktop published documents using templates. Students will be assessed with US2792 Produce simple desktop published documents using templates worth 2 credits.
Students will end Term 3 with 6 credits - a total of 13 credits all together.
Print Media - students will manipulate information both given and self-composed to produce documents which communicate efficiently and effectively and have visual appeal. Practice and scaffolding will be given.
Students will be assessed with US12884 Create electronic documents and manage a file for generic text and information management worth 3 credits. Note this is a Level 2 assessment.
Students will end Term 4 with 3 credits - a total for the year of 17 credits.
Optional extra - Develop a digital outcome to manage data 4 credits
Recommended Prior Learning
Total Credits Available: 30 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 30 credits.
Term: 3, Week: 10
Term: 4, Week: 4
Term: 2, Week: 8
Term: 1, Week: 5
Term: 2, Week: 6
Term: 3, Week: 6