Digital Technology

At Murray Bridge High School we pride ourselves on delivering an engaging and comprehensive Digital Technology curriculum based on the Australian Curriculum (ACARA). We have over 250 desktop computers on the Windows 7 Operating System and strongly encourage students to bring their own digital laptop or tablet.

Digital Technology - Year Eight

Students have the choice to study one term of Digital Technology in Year 8. Within this curriculum, students study the following:

Week Topic Assessment
Week 1

School Network and Account

Ergonomics

Formative Assessment
Week 2 Cybersafety

Group Discussion

Classroom Poster

'Cyberbully Free Zone'

Week 3 Powerpoint  
Week 4 Powerpoint  
Week 5 Powerpoint Standardised Assessment Task
Week 6 Powerpoint Standardised Assessment Task
Week 7 Animation  
Week 8 Animation  
Week 9 Animation Animation Assignment
Week 10 Animation Report Writing

 

Year Nine - Digital Technology

 

Students study one compulsory semester of Digital Technology in Year 9. Within this curriculum, students study the following:

Week Topic Assessment
TERM ONE    
Week One

School and Network

IT Ergonomics

Cybersafety

Formative Assessment

Class Discussions

Week Two Microsoft Word Mini Tasks and Tests
Week Three Microsoft Word Mini Tasks and Tests
Week Four Microsoft Word Mini Tasks and Tests
Week Five Microsoft Word Standardised Assessment Task
Week Six Microsoft Word Standardised Assessment Task
Week Seven Movie Maker Formative Assignment
Week Eight Adobe Photoshop Formative Tasks
Week Nine Adobe Photoshop Summative Assignment
Week Ten Adobe Photoshop Summative Assignment
Week Eleven Microsoft Excel Mini Tasks and Tests
TERM TWO    
Week One Microsoft Excel Mini Tasks and Tests
Week Two Microsoft Excel Mini Tasks and Tests
Week Three Microsoft Excel Standardised Assessment Task
Week Four Microsoft Excel Standardised Assessment Task
Week Five Microsoft Excel Standardised Assessment Task
Week Six Programming - Alice  
Week Seven Programming - Alice  
Week Eight Programming - Alice Formative Assignment

 

Year Ten - Digital Media

SACE Stage One - Information Technology

Students study a variety of topics such as:-


Computer Systems - The study of a computer system is central to the understanding of information technology systems because of the way in which software and hardware process data into information. Students develop an understanding of computer concepts and develop accurate terminology that helps in the development of an information technology system and the communication of requirements.


Relational Databases – Students develop an understanding of database principles by constructing a relational database that stores data efficiently, minimises file size, reduces unnecessary data entry, and has a user-friendly design for forms, reports, and the finished layout. Students use the problem-solving approach of the systems development life cycle to build a system.
Application Programming – Programming involves instructing a computer to solve a problem in a logical way with the help of a programming language. An application program is a computer program that performs a specific role. Students develop an understanding of programming by constructing an application program that accepts input from, and interacts with, the user to produce outputs. The students’ code should include selection (branching) and repetition (looping) and have a user-friendly finished layout. Students use the problem-solving approach of the systems development life cycle to build an application program.


Website Programming - Students develop an understanding of programming in a client-sided web environment by developing a system that allows a high level of interactivity through the input of data and resultant program outputs. The website must meet accessibility standards of publishing, and the design of its interface, navigation, integration of media, and finished layout must be user-friendly. Students design and construct code that includes functions, selection (branching), and repetition (looping). They use the problem-solving approach of the systems development life cycle to build an interactive website.

Assessment:
Students are formally assessed using the SACE Performance Standards, Students complete a variety of assessment types including:
• Folio (30%)
• Skills and Application Tasks (40%)
• Project (30%)

SACE Stage One - Information Processing and Publishing

SACE Stage Two - Information Technology Studies

Students study a variety of topics such as:-

 

Information Systems - Students develop an understanding of an information system by considering how the elements interact and impact on society. The application of knowledge and concepts helps the developer to build a system that meets the needs of the user.


Computer and communication Systems - Computer and communication systems are essential because of the way in which software and hardware process data into information and then transfer this data/information to other locations. Students develop an understanding of computer and communication systems concepts that underpin computer devices and how these concepts apply to networks.

Relational Databases – Students develop an understanding of database principles by constructing a relational database that stores data efficiently, minimises file size, reduces unnecessary data entry, and has a user-friendly design for forms, reports, and the finished layout. Students use the problem-solving approach of the systems development life cycle to build a system.

Application Programming – Students develop an understanding of programming by constructing an application program that accepts input from, and interacts with, the user to produce outputs. They are required to design and write code that includes selection (branching), repetition (looping), function, and arrays, and has a user-friendly finished layout. Students use the problem-solving approach of the systems development life cycle to build an application program.

Assessment:
Students are formally assessed using the SACE Performance Standards, Students complete a variety of assessment types including:
• Folio (20%)
• Skills and Application Tasks (30%)
• Project (20%)
• External Exam (30%)

SACE Stage Two - Information Processing and Publishing

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