L1DIT

Level 1 Digital Technologies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Green

Digital Technologies is the use of any digital resource that can be used  to effectively find, analyse, create, communicate and use information in a digital context. This includes the use of a variety of digital media tools, programming tools, communication tools and software applications. At each level of learning students will enhance their skills in the use of the media, programming, communication and software application tools.

What will I learn and how will I learn?
Students will develop their skills in using a variety of software applications to create basic outcomes such as games, web pages, manipulated images, databases etc. They will be further challenged by applying a range of coding conventions to demonstrate forms of communication. Everyone will have an opportunity to share, learn and refine their skills through group work, individual programmes and inquiry learning. Four internally assessed standards will be covered with an opportunity to do one externally assessed standard. Students being offered the unit standards course will learn from a range of up-to-date technologies on how to set up and manage common devices. They will be given comprehensive instruction on how to plan, design, create, test and evaluate a range of Information Technology outcomes. This course option has been designed to give all students practical skills in Information Technology.

Authenticity
All students are expected to follow the policy outlined in the Kaitaia College NZQA Student Handbook.  Failure to comply will result in a "Not Achieved" grade for the affected assessment.

Conditions of Assessment
Most assessments will be completed with a mixture of in class and out of class time. However, some standards require work only to be completed in class time. This is to ensure authenticity - that all work that students submit is their own. Failure to comply will result in a "Not Achieved" grade for the affected assessment. Discussions during assessment events will negate Merit and Excellence grades. There are no external examinations for the Unit Standards offered.

Submitting Internal Assessments
It is important that students take note of the due dates for the internal assessments. All internal assessments must be submitted on or prior to the due date, unless prior approval has been granted for special circumstances (refer to your NCEA guidelines or talk to your teacher about this). Assessments that are submitted after the due date, without prior approval, will receive a Not Achieved.

Resubmissions and Reassessments
Apart from the CAT external, which cannot be resubmitted, all standards will be decided on a case by case basis. Criteria such as regular attendance and on task classroom behaviour will be required before any resubmissions or reassessments will be offered.

Note: This course offers a mixture of unit and achievement standards in both Digital Technologies and Information & Communication Technology. Students have the option of creating individual programmes, in consultation with the Teacher in Charge.


Course Overview

Term 1
AS91877 - Develop a proposal for a digital outcome; AS91878 - Develop a digital outcome to manage data

Term 2
AS91883 - Develop a computer program; AS91884 - Use basic iterative processes to develop a digital outcome

Term 3
AS91885 - Demonstrate understanding of searching and sorting algorithms; AS91886 - Demonstrate understanding of human-computer interaction

Pathway

Recommended Prior Learning

Preference will be given to students who have done Year 10 Digital Technologies. Students who have good work habits and are competent and confident users of a computer can gain entry with Head of Learning Area/Teacher in Charge approval. For the Information Technology option, preference will be given to students who have had some previous experience in Digital Technology or Information and Communication Technologies. Consideration from the Head of Learning Area and/or Teacher in Charge will be given to other students who have good work habits and are competent and confident users of a computer.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 37 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 34 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 2780 v8
NZQA Info
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of a personal computer system
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

U.S. 2792 v8
NZQA Info
Produce simple desktop published documents using templates
2
2
2
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

U.S. 5946 v8
NZQA Info
Use computer technology to create and deliver a presentation from given content
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10

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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

U.S. 18739 v6
NZQA Info
Create and use simple command sequences in a computer language
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10

U.S. 25659 v3
NZQA Info
Create a web page using a mark-up language with a text editor
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

A.S. 91877 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.1 - Develop a proposal for a digital outcome
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91879 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.3 - Develop a digital outcome to manage data
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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

A.S. 91884 v1
NZQA Info
Digital Technologies 1.8 - Use basic iterative processes to develop a digital outcome
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

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: 37
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0