Bream Bay College—Te Kura Tuarua o Whanga-ā-Tāmure
Year 10 Digitech
Digital Technologies in Year 10 is a year-long course which continues to build students' skills and knowledge in this area.
Students begin to delve deeper into areas of interest to them. In Year 10 students complete four units of learning.
The following parts of Progress Outcome 3 from the Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes strand of the Digital Technologies Curriculum are covered:
In authentic contexts, students follow a defined process to design, develop, store, test, and evaluate digital content to address given contexts or issues, taking into account immediate social, ethical, and end-user considerations.
They identify the key features of selected software and choose the most appropriate software and file types to develop and combine digital content.
Students understand the role of operating systems in managing digital devices, security, and application software and are able to apply file management conventions using a range of storage devices.
They understand that with storing data comes responsibility for ensuring security and privacy.
Students also cover the following parts of Progress Outcome 5 from the Computational Thinking strand of the Digital Technologies Curriculum:
In authentic contexts and taking account of end-users, students independently decompose problems into algorithms.
They use these algorithms to create programs with inputs, outputs, sequence, selection using comparative and logical operators and variables of different data types, and iteration.
They determine when to use different types of control structures.
Students document their programs, using an organised approach for testing and debugging.
They understand how computers store more complex types of data using binary digits, and they develop programs considering human-computer interaction (HCI) heuristics.