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Curriculum content descriptions

Analyse simple compression of data and how content data are separated from presentation (ACTDIK035)

Elaborations
  • explaining how simple compression schemes reduce the size of repetitive data, for example how run length encoding reduces the size of images
  • explaining the difference between lossy and lossless compression, for example the difference between JPEG and PNG images
  • explaining codecs for audio-visual compression, for example common codecs for video formats
  • generating a layout or report in a database or applying a style sheet to a web page
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Data representation,  Computer files,  Data compression

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Connected via a network

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Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies Years 7–10 achievement standards and aligned content descriptions on a page

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Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies key concepts mapping - Years 9 and 10

This PDF uses colour coding to provide a line of sight between key concepts, content descriptions and achievement standards in the Digital Technologies subject in the Australian Curriculum.

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Faith Lutheran School

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Faith Lutheran College – Timeline

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Faith Lutheran College – Project proposal

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Faith Lutheran College – Podcast

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Faith Lutheran College – PL ecosystem

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Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies: years 9-10

This PDF provides a line of sight from content descriptions to achievement standards in the Digital Technologies subject in the Australian Curriculum.

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Navigating primary industries into the 21st century

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St James Catholic College – Timeline

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Expert webinar video: Russell Scott - Vortals: Augmented reality, virtual reality, 2D, 3D and game design lessons

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Newsletter – April 2019

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ACARA sample assessment task: years 9-10

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