Digital Technologies

Students taking this subject are expected to have access to a computer with internet access at home, so that homework tasks can be completed.

“Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer ... because it teaches you how to think.” – Steve Jobs

Information Technology is an essential part of modern life, critical to business, communications, education and entertainment. In Year 10 students explore varied aspects of Information Technology, gaining knowledge and skills they can apply to everyday life, especially in the 21st century workplace. This subject also helps to prepare students intending to study VCE Applied Computing Units 1 and 2.

In this unit, students will use ICT tools to create specific information products. They will gain experience in using spreadsheets, databases, word-processing documents, graphic and audio editing software, web development, animation, and programming tools. They will manage and store their files in appropriate formats and locations, and create a digital portfolio that demonstrates their computer competency. They will use electronic media to exchange information with their peers, through media such as email, blogs, wikis and websites.

Topics covered include:

  • How computers work
  • Computer systems and components
  • Website development
  • Programming and algorithms
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Legal and safety issues

Possible areas of study are:

To successfully complete this unit students are expected to:

  • Maintain a digital portfolio of their work
  • Manage and store their files in appropriate formats and locations
  • Use computers and other ICT equipment responsibly
  • Complete written as well as practical tasks
  • Participate in class discussions, group work and online training

Contact Teacher - Richard Fox