Year 8 Digital Technology

8DTE
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss K. Carnihan

THIS IS A COMPULSORY SUBJECT

What you will learn in this subject:
This course is designed to meet the requirements of the new Digital Technology curriculum. The Intro to Computer Science Unit is designed to introduce students to academic concepts and practices of computer science as well as begin developing their computational thinking. The unit consists of unplugged and computer based activities, incorporating designing and developing digital outcomes, basic programming, and digital literacy skills.

Computational Thinking:
Understanding of end user
Students decompose problems into step-by-step instructions to create algorithms for computer programs.
They use logical thinking to predict the behaviour of the programs
They understand that there can be more than one algorithm for the same problem.
They develop and debug simple programs that use inputs, outputs, sequence, and iteration (repeating part of the algorithm with a loop).
They understand that digital devices store data using just two states represented by binary digits (bits).

Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes:
Understanding that digital devices develop/change over time & the influence/impact they have on humans/society.
Understanding the particular roles of components in a fundamental input, process, output system and how they work together.
Understanding that inputs are transformed into outputs within a fundamental system and the “control” role that humans have in this.
Purposefully use an increasing range of applications (software and file type).


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Recommended equipment - Mico: bit (Micro computer) $25


Recommended Prior Learning

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