Year 8 Digital Technologies

Course and Assessment Overview 2019

Week Content Assessments

Term 1/3

1

Introduction to Digital Technologies (DT)

– Outline the years overview
– go through different aspects of DT for 2019

Classwork over the semester 10%
2 & 3

Social Media

– What is social media, How do your peers/classmates use it

 
4 & 5

Informed or misinformed

– Is social media information credible / How do different platforms influence the way you communicate

 
6 & 7

Social Media Use

– How has social media changed the way society receives and expresses opinions

 
8 & 9

Publishing our Ideas

– What did we find out? How do we present our information?

 
10

Publishing our Ideas

– Presentation of information

Research investigation 50%

Term 2/4

1

Alice 3 – 3D Programming

– Introduction to Alice 3 Program

 
2 – 4

Alice 3 – 3D Programming

– Learn aspects of editing scenes using 3D models

 
5

Alice 3 – 3D Programming

– Utilise learnt programming techniques to manipulate and create own scenes

 
6 – 10

Alice 3 – 3D Programming

– Introduce end of unit Project

– Students to create an Alice animation and journal

Alice Animation and Journal 40%

This document is subject to revision.

The Year 8 Syllabus for Digital Technologies can be found on the SCSA website.

http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/