Digital technologies / Year 7 and 8 / Digital Technologies Processes and Production Skills

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Curriculum content descriptions

Plan and manage projects that create and communicate ideas and information collaboratively online, taking safety and social contexts into account (ACTDIP032)

Elaborations
  • establishing a set of ‘rules’ about acceptable and unacceptable behaviour when collaborating online, considering how different social contexts affect participation in global virtual spaces, including considering the use of language, acronyms and humour, for example only applying tags to images of other people with their permission or considering social protocols of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • creating web-based information to meet specific needs, for example modifying an existing website template or using web-authoring software including using HTML and cascading style sheets (CSS) to create a website that allows customers to interact with an enterprising solution
  • discussing policies about the use of information systems in a range of settings, for example using mobile phones for learning and accessing social media websites at school
  • organising the instructions and files in readiness for implementation of a solution, for example applying a file naming convention to all data files that are going to be used to create solutions
  • documenting and sequencing the tasks that need to be done, and the resources that are needed to collaboratively create solutions including organising the timeline, devising file naming conventions and planning backup measures
  • devising and applying protocols to manage the collaborative creation of solutions, for example planning to use cloud computing to store common files and establishing virtual meetings that acknowledge time zone differences
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Cooperation,  Information management,  Social media,  Creativity,  Digital citizenship

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Digital systems

Find out about Digital systems. Use this topic from the Digital Technologies Hub to learn more, get ideas about how to teach about it, find out what other schools are doing and use the applications and games in the classroom.

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User interface

Find out about User interface. Use this topic from the Digital Technologies Hub to learn more, get ideas about how to teach about it, find out what other schools are doing and use the applications and games in the classroom.

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Digital citizenship

Find out about Digital citizenship. Use this topic from the Digital Technologies Hub to learn more, get ideas about how to teach about it, find out what other schools are doing and use the applications and games in the classroom.

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Systems thinking

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Timothy Berners-Lee: father of the World Wide Web

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Digital Technologies Hub

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Cybersafety

Try some of these games, videos, activities and tools to help your students make the right decisions when using the Internet. These links are from the Digital Technologies Hub which is a website that supports Australian primary teachers, secondary teachers, students, school leaders and school communities in engaging with ...

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Copyright and digital citizenship

This unit of work can be used to develop students' awareness of copyright, intellectual property and the impact of film and television piracy on the media industry. Activities focus on the rights of a creator, understanding ethics of good digital citizenship including acknowledging the work of others, and the risks associated ...