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Year 11 Digital Technologies Game Cover Media Project
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Digital Technologies - Level 1


Introductory level - designing and developing a digital outcome to solve a problem and computational thinking: including; gathering and analysing data, algorithms, iterative development, programming, digital illustration, outcome development and analysing a user interface for its usability (HCI).

Image by: Catriona Nicholls

Qualification: Achievement Standards [Internal and External] Credits which contribute to NCEA Level 1.

Entry Requirements: It is preferable for all students to have completed the Year 10 Digital Technologies course.

Content/Skills: This course continues the learning pathway in Digital Technologies including:

  • Implementing basic procedures to produce a specified Digital Information Outcome [Integration of applications: Google Forms, MS Access, MS Word, MS Excel]
  • Iterative development (develop and algorithm and planning) a Computer Program [Use of Agile methodology to iteratively develop a computer game to meet a brief]
  • Implementing basic procedures to produce a specified Digital Media Outcome [Develop a media outcome using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Indesign or MS Publisher]
  • Demonstrate understanding of Human Computer Interaction [develop understanding of the usability of computer interfaces considering Neilsen's heuristics]

The above content/skills are assessed through the following context:

  • Survey of peers re their video game preferences
  • Analysis of results data
  • Planning, iterative development and programming of a video game
  • Design and development of a video game cover
  • All project work is completed considering Relevant Implications
  • Human computer interaction - analyse an interface's usability

Standards are selected from the following:

91879 Develop a digital outcome to manage data - 4 credits Internal

91880 Develop a digital media outcome - 4 credits Internal

91883 Develop a computer program - 4 credits Internal

91884 Use basic iterative processes to develop a digital outcome - 6 credits Internal (teacher discretion)

91885 Demonstrate understanding of searching and sorting algorithms - 3 credits Internal (teacher discretion)

91886 Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction - 3 credits External

Credits: Can be achieved in most aspects of this course

Note: The contents of this course may be adapted at the discretion of the HOD Digital Technologies.

Each student will receive print credit for completing work for the formative and summative assessments. For extra printing students will need to purchase a photocopy card.

Where does it lead? Digital Technologies Level 2.

For further information see Mrs C. Nicholls.