Digital technologies / Year 9 and 10 / Digital Technologies Knowledge and Understanding

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Curriculum content descriptions

Investigate the role of hardware and software in managing, controlling and securing the movement of and access to data in networked digital systems (ACTDIK034)

Elaborations
  • explaining how an operating system manages the relationship between hardware, applications and system software
  • comparing the similarities and differences of two common operating systems
  • identifying how changes to the configuration of an operating system change the operation of hardware and software components in a networked digital system
  • explaining the role of hardware and software components in allowing people to interact with digital systems, for example using a mouse or touch pad or screen, speech, accelerometer
  • investigating the operation and use of robotic process control systems
  • explaining encryption of data as a means of protecting data, for example secret keys and ‘exclusive or’ (XOR) and hashing algorithms to digitally sign data
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Software,  Information management,  User interfaces,  Computers,  Transmission control protocols,  Internet

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Digital systems

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User interface

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Systems thinking

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A robot future

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Keeping secrets

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Working together

In this lesson sequence students, through role-play and other activities, develop understandings of the role of hardware and software in managing, controlling and securing the movement of and access to data in networked digital systems.

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Connected via a network

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Talk to me!

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Cyber security analysis from The Conversation

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Data: Controlled and secured

This is a unit for Year 10 from the Scope and sequence resources from the DT Hub. The topic of digital systems is organised into four key elements. Use this flow of activities to plan and assess students against the relevant achievement standards. Students explore how data can be secured through various methods such as ...

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Cybersafety

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Digital Technologies Hub

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Timothy Berners-Lee: father of the World Wide Web

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