9 Digital Technology

9DIT
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss C. Greenwood

9 Digital Technology (9DIT)

This course is designed to introduce students to Digital Technologies, using the computer facilities provided in the computer labs. Students will be working in two distinct curriculum areas during their two terms.

 

Term 1: EGGS values – Students will learn how to use Photoshop and Illustrator to create a collage (print media) along the theme of EGGS values fantasy art. They will learn more about using Google Drive and cloud technology to create and backup their school notes, file management techniques, and other Adobe suite applications to support the creation of the collage. They will learn about implications while creating their artwork, for example copyright, privacy and security.

 

Term 2: Arcade Games – Students will learn how to code 2 dimensional retro arcade games (1980s’ style) using the programming drag and drop application Scratch, or Gamefroot / Construct for advanced level programming. There is the opportunity to learn other programming languages depending on the student’s previous knowledge and skills. Associated with this will be the design and development of character sprites to be used in the game, using Adobe Illustrator. Students will also be introduced to binary (bits) and error detection in data.


Student Work Samples

Click the image below to be directed to student game, created in Gamefroot



PhotoShop Examples



Pathway

10 Digital Technology (Full year option), 10 Robotics Design (Half year course)