Digital Technology

Digital Technology

This year at Devon we are excited to offer Digital Technology to our students. As the current Year 8 students were not given this learning opportunity last year, their learning will be similar and, at times, the same as the programme delivered to Year 7 students for 2018.

Digital Technology is fast becoming a mainstay in our global society. As students move through their education journey and beyond into their lives, the need to understand how to use this technology effectively and efficiently is vital. As a result, we will be working through how to use, navigate and explore a variety of digital tools and applications, especially those featured as part of the Microsoft Office 365 programme. Coding and other programming tools will also be explored. This ensures coverage of the newly released Digital Technology – Hangarau Matihiko Curriculum document.

Program Outline

Lesson Ideas/Programme
1 House Keeping/Cyber Safety
2 Office 365 and Email
3 File Management and Information Input
4 Word Processing – Formatting, Screen Shots, Layout
5 Creating Presentations – Transitions, Purpose, Design
6 Presentation Project – Applying concepts and ideas from previous lesson
7 Using Spreadsheets – Terminology, formulas, input, formatting
8 Using Spreadsheets – Graphing and calculating
9 Forms – How to gather and analyse information using Forms
10 Research – Reliable vs unreliable information online
11 Note-taking – Using skills to determine reliable information, students research about a given topic and learn how to take notes and put information into their own words
12 Research Project – Students choose a topic to complete research on, and present the information using a variety of different programmes already taught to present their findings
13 Research Project – Students choose a topic to complete research on, and present the information using a variety of different programmes already taught to present their findings
14 Coding – What it is, how to debug problems
15 Coding – build on skills – depend for each student based on ability
16 Coding – build on skills – depend for each student based on ability

 

As this is the first year this program has been delivered and taught, it is subject to change and adaptation.

Looking forward to an exciting year.

Mrs Dian Brookes