10TECC

Year 10 Digital Technologies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: T. Chisholm

•Excel (US 18743, 2 credits, 6 weeks)
•Web Design (US 18734, 2 credits, 6 weeks)
•InDesign / Photoshop poster project (10 weeks)
•Programming and Computer Science (12 weeks)

This course involves a broad mix of Digital literacy, Digital Media and Programming / Computer Science. We will learn how to create websites using HTML and CSS, write programs in Python and create sophisticated posters using InDesign and Photoshop. We also teach students how data can be represented and compressed.

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT:
Internal assessments.
There will be an opportunity to gain 4 Level 1
NCEA credits across two Unit Standards.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Headphones which plug into a standard headphone jack (not Apple) for accessing sound in tutorial videos.

Pathway

This course leads on to COM101 and DTI101 and from there to the level 2 (and 3) COM / DTI. Students with a background in Information Technology are then able to continue on to University or to find work in the well-paying IT industry (which currently has a worldwide shortage of trained professionals).

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 18734 v6
NZQA Info
Create a web page using a template
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 18743 v5
NZQA Info
Produce a spreadsheet from instructions using supplied data
2
2
2
2
2
2
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 4
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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