Year 9 Digital Technologies

9DIT
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Green

Recommended Prior Learning

This taster course has been specifically designed to give all students a basic introduction to the exciting world of Digital Technologies. There are no entry requirements other than a willingness to try new things in a fun and challenging environment.


Course Overview:
Year Nine Digital Technology is a fun and sometimes challenging introduction to Digital Technology. Students will be taught to code and solve problems in 2D and 3D using Scratch V3 and the Minecraft EDU platform.. The course will give students a good background in Digital Technology that can be used at year 10 and beyond. There will be opportunities for students to take part in group work, where they can form teams to negotiate about decisions, share resources and present and  reflect on their work. By the end of the rotation, students will be able to create a simple 2D game in Scratch and a more complex 3D Digital story in Minecraft.

This a seven week short taster course where students will develop an understanding of:

  • Planning, designing, creating, testing and evaluating
  • Creating computer game code in Scratch
  • Creating Digital stories in Minecraft Education
  • Understanding how computers work (theory and practical)
  • Literacy and numeracy.



Pathway

Year 10 Construction, Year 10 Digital Technologies, Year 10 Metalwork, Year 10 Mechatronics, Year 10 Pre-Hospitality, Year 10 STEM