13TEC

13 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Paterson

Students will have opportunities to develop digital outcomes of their choosing, as they further develop their understanding of fundamental computational concepts, and their knowledge of digital technology design.
Contexts students may use to develop their skills include:

- Web development, using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
- Virtual Reality creation and programming using Unity
- Game design, development and programming using Roblox or Minecraft for Education.
- Databases using JavaScript and Firebase
- Digital video creation and editing
- Digital music production
- Raspberry Pi projects
- Fundamentals of blockchain technology. 

Students will also explore key concepts in human-computer interaction. Prior knowledge or experience in any of the above is not required as this is an introductory senior year. 

The skills and knowledge acquired in this course will serve as a solid grounding for a wide range Computer Science, Media Design, Cyber Security, or other Digital Technology courses from various tertiary providers, as well as for a future involving digital technology careers beyond school.

Internal Assessment 16 credits. External Assessment 3 credits.

 

Recommended Prior Learning

12 NCEA Level 2 Digital Technology credits.

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