DGT1

Level 1 Digital Technology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: D. Dewhurst

Students will first be exploring the issue of Road Safety and develop a responsive website to help learner drivers understand the rules of the road. Students will later develop a JavaScript based program with the same theme after developing an understanding of Java Script. A practical exploration of algorithms will be undertaken in Term 3 as the first computer science topic. Human Computer Interaction (HCI) is explored and applied during a range of evaluation activities in preparation for external examination done in examination week. All strands of this course will be continued the following year. 

Term 1 – Develop a website to support an aspect of Road Safety

Term 3/4 - Exploring and understanding algorithms

Term 2 - Developing a computer program to solve a specified problem

Term 3 –  Human Computer Interaction

There will be a course contribution of $15 for the year.



Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 course consumables, electronics components, licensing software, resources.

Entry Guidelines

Experience of basic programming using Javascript, and the writing of HTML/CSS markup language is essential. An understanding of the Technology practice in the development of a digital outcome is also desirable.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 14 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91880 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.4 - Develop a digital media outcome
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91883 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.7 - Develop a computer program
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91885 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of searching and sorting algorithms
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91886 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.10 - Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 14
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 10
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.