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NEW Level 1-3 Digital Technologies Resources

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NEW LEVEL 1 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES RESOURCES

AS 91877 (DT 1.1 – 3 credit internal)

Develop a proposal for a digital outcome

For this resource students investigate the components that make up a custom-built computer, including hardware and software, and then develop a solution for a given end user. Comprehensive self-teaching notes are included to teach students what they need to know. These notes and assessment can be taught alongside DT 1.6 AS91822 (Develop a computer System), or separately. (Note: 91877 is a theoretical standard – they don’t actually need computer parts)

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment ($275 plus GST)

AS 91878 & AS 91879 (DT 1.2 – 3 credit internal and DT 1.3 – 4 credit internal)

Develop a design for a digital outcome
Develop a digital outcome to manage data

The integrated self-teaching notes cover both standards 91878 and 91879 – design and development of a digital outcome. In the tutorial and teaching notes students gather data in a survey, configure a flatfile (Google spreadsheet), store the data in a table, query the data and then design and develop a digital outcome (infographic) using the queries to provide the information for the infographic. There is an integrated assessment activity that assesses against both achievement standards. Students need a Google account and then can access the free apps used for the tutorial – Google Forms for the survey to collect the data, Google Sheets for the flatfile to store the data and create queries and Google Drawings for the infographic designs and finished infographic.

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment ($475 plus GST)

AS 91880 (DT 1.4 – 4 credit internal) Web Site Design

Develop a digital media outcome

The tutorial and assessment resource teaches students how to combine two types of digital media by embedding images into web pages using the text editor, Notepad ++, to combine HTML code and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to produce three web pages. Image-editing software such as GIMP or more specialist software such as Photoshop, or even a free online photo editor such as Pixlr Editor can be used to edit images for insertion into the web site.

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment ($275 plus GST)

AS 91880 (DT 1.4 – 4 credit internal) Desktop Publishing

Develop a digital media outcome

This resource involves the creation of printed material using desktop publishing. The tutorial and assessment assumes knowledge of DTP via any software you choose, but teaches how to effectively produce quality desktop published documents.

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment ($275 plus GST)

AS 91881 (DT 1.5 – 6 credit internal)

Develop an electronics outcome

This resource uses a low priced Arduino kit and the free software Kittenblock (similar to Scratch but adds Arduino) to design and create electronic circuits. The easy to read tutorial leads students through the theoretical and practical parts of this standard, and the assessment and supporting files clearly measure and assess student achievement.

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment ($275 plus GST)

AS 91882 (DT 1.6 – 4 credit internal)

Develop a computer system

Students are taught to demonstrate and understand computer parts and then dismantle and rebuild a computer, testing it and fixing it for a customer. Students will need an old “working” computer that they can dismantle, rebuild and install Windows 7 onto. These notes and assessment can be taught alongside DT 1.1 AS91877 (Develop a proposal for a digital outcome), or separately. (Note: 91877 is a theoretical standard – they don’t actually need computer parts – but here they do)

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment ($275 plus GST)

AS 91883 (DT 1.7 – 4 credit internal)

Develop a computer program

As they work through the easy to read tutorial, students learn to in Python to solve problems. They then use what they have learnt to complete the assessment.

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment ($275 plus GST)

AS 91884 (DT 1.8 – 6 credit internal)

Use basic iterative processes to develop a digital outcome

Achievement standard 91884 repeats the website development section in 91880 but offers another two credits to students who are comfortable with the additional effort and discipline required to document a website that has been planned and developed in an iterative manner

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment ($275 plus GST or $150 plus GST to purchasers of 91880)

AS 91885 (DT 1.9 – 3 credit internal)

Demonstrate understanding of searching and sorting algorithms

The tutorial and assessment resource teaches students about search and sort algorithms and then how to use Scratch to build scripts and run search and sort algorithms.

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment ($275 plus GST)

AS 91886 (DT 1.10 – 3 credit external)

Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction

This comprehensive resource helps students to understand the required background material and shows them how to go about responding to the CAT.

Self-Teaching Notes including assessment guide ($150 plus GST)

AS 91887 (DT 1.11 – 3 credit external)

Demonstrate understanding of compression coding for a chosen media type

This comprehensive resource focusing on image compression helps students to understand the required background material and shows them how to go about responding to the CAT. We also have an audio compression resource. (The media type changes each year)

Self-Teaching Notes including assessment guide ($150 plus GST) (or $250 plus GST for both the image and audio resources)

AS 91887 (DT 1.11 – 3 credit external) Audio

Demonstrate understanding of compression coding for a chosen media type

This comprehensive resource focussing on audio compression helps students to understand the required background material and shows them how to go about responding to the CAT. We also have an image compression resource. (The media type changes each year)

Self-Teaching Notes including assessment guide ($150 plus GST) (or $250 plus GST for both the image and audio resources)

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NEW LEVEL 2 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES RESOURCES

AS 91890 (DT 2.1 – 6 credit internal)
Can be used with a L2 external

Conduct an inquiry to propose a digital technologies outcome

The notes lead the student to conduct an inquiry, do research and analyse the results. The resource should be used alongside another level 2 standard from 2.2 to 2.10.

Resource Notes ($120 plus GST)

AS 91890 (DT 2.1 – 6 credit internal)
For use with a 2.7 91896 (Programming)

Conduct an inquiry to propose a digital technologies outcome

The notes lead the student to conduct an inquiry, do research and analyse the results.  The resource is designed to be used alongside the level 2 programming 2.7 91896.

Resource Notes ($120 plus GST)

AS 91891 (DT 2.2 – 3 credit internal)

Apply conventions to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome

The teaching notes and tutorial are designed to introduce students to the principles and conventions used in the design of websites. Subjects covered include web conventions, usability heuristics, visual hierarchy, naming conventions and web coding conventions for HTML and stylesheets (CSS) as well as the implications involved in website design and development

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment ($275 plus GST)

AS 91892 (DT 2.3 – 4 credit internal)

Use advanced techniques to develop a database

As they work through the easy to read tutorial, students learn the necessary skills/knowledge to effectively plan and create a relational database (MS Access) and use it to do queries, create forms, reports, etc. They then use what they have learnt to complete the assessment.

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment ($275 plus GST)

AS 91893 (DT 2.4 – 4 credit internal)

Use advanced techniques to develop a digital media outcome

This achievement standard covers the development phase of websites. It can be treated as a standalone standard or integrated with the design standard (AS91891). If integrated the design produced in AS91891 can be used as the basis for the website produced in this standard. Subjects covered include HTML and stylesheets (CSS), the use of third-party code libraries and composite effects as well as the implications involved in website design and development.

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment ($275 plus GST)

AS 91893 (DT 2.4 – 4 credit internal)

Use advanced techniques to develop a digital media outcome

Will be based on Indesign or similar

Available 2021 if sufficient interest

AS 91894 (DT 2.5 – 6 credit internal)

Use advanced techniques to develop an electronics outcome

As the student works through the easy to read tutorial there are a series of theoretical and practical exercises to complete to gain the necessary skills/knowledge. The Arduino IDE is used with the Arduino programming language and TinyCad. There is then an assessment that needs to be completed.

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment ($275 plus GST)

AS 91895 (DT 2.6 – 4 credit internal)

Use advanced techniques to develop a network

Available 2020 if sufficient interest

AS 91896 (DT 2.7 – 6 credit internal)

Use advanced programming techniques to develop a computer program

This resource is a combined tutorial/assessment. The self-teaching notes are based on Python 3.6 – free to download programming software. As they work through the easy to read tutorial, students learn to use Python and how to apply it to a problem. They then use what they have learnt to complete the
assessment. The assessment could be used with any programming software – is not just Python.

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment ($275 plus GST)

AS 91897 (DT 2.8 – 6 credit internal)

Use advanced processes to develop a digital technologies outcome

Interest invited but no current completion date

AS 91898 (DT 2.9 – 3 credit external)

Demonstrate understanding of a computer science concept

This comprehensive resource focusing on Encryption helps students to understand the required background material and shows them how to go about responding to the CAT. We also have an Error Correction resource.

Self-Teaching Notes including assessment guide ($150 plus GST) (or $250 plus GST for both the Encryption and Error correction resources)

AS 91898 (DT 2.9 – 3 credit external)

Demonstrate understanding of a computer science concept

This comprehensive resource focusing on Error Correction helps students to understand the required background material and shows them how to go about responding to the CAT. We also have an Encryption resource.

Self-Teaching Notes including assessment guide ($150 plus GST) (or $250 plus GST for both the Error Correction and Encryption resources)

AS 91899 (DT 2.10 – 3 credit external)

Present a summary of developing a digital outcome

Interest invited but no current completion date

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NEW LEVEL 3 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES RESOURCES

AS 91900 (DT 3.1 – 6 credit internal)  Available NOW

Conduct a critical inquiry to propose a digital technologies outcome

These notes are designed to be used in conjunction with AS 91906 (3.7), the programming standard. It is recommended that students start on 3.1 at the same time as they are working on 3.7. Comprehensive notes and partial/sample answers are provided to help students get an idea of what is required for a critical inquiry which works in very well with the completion of 3.7.

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment ($275 plus GST)

AS 91901 (DT 3.2 – 3 credit internal)

Apply user experience methodologies to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome

Will link to web design

This will now be available for the start of Term 4 2020

AS 91902 (DT 3.3 – 4 credit internal)  Available NOW

Use complex techniques to develop a database

As they work through the easy to read the tutorial, students learn the necessary skills/knowledge to effectively build a MySQL database, with the complex media outcome is chosen being a dynamic website. These commonly form the backbone of online commerce and include eCommerce websites (online shopping), content management systems (CMS), interactive image galleries, blogs, discussion forums and online databases, so are very relevant. The authoring tool used is the popular text editor Notepad++, but any text editor or specialist web authoring tool can also be used in conjunction with the tutorial. A web server (Apache), database (MySQL/MariaDB) and PHP server-side scripting language are needed, in addition to standard MS Office and image editing software. These allow you to develop and test a dynamic website on a local machine or desktop without needing to go online. Note, the web server, database and PHP are all packaged together in XAMPP which can be downloaded and installed on a student’s PC. This process is straightforward and comprehensive instructions are given. Students then use what they have learnt to complete the assessment.

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment ($325 plus GST)

AS 91903 (DT 3.4 – 4 credit internal) Available NOW

Use complex techniques to develop a digital media outcome

This resource covers the complex concepts of digital media that need to be considered when designing and developing a dynamic website, which are the backbone of online commerce.  The teaching notes give students an opportunity to add a fully functioning front end on the dynamic website developed in the teaching notes provided with our resource for AS91902.  However, for students who have not yet completed AS91902 this tutorial will provide an introduction to some of the complex tools and techniques involved in dynamic websites including scripting to manipulate content (PHP/JavaScript), dynamic data handling and interaction between user and content.  The resource can be used as stand alone for 91903 or in combination with our resource for 91902, skipping some of the material already covered there.  The authoring tool used for this tutorial is Notepad++, but any text editor or specialist web authoring tool can also be used in conjunction with the tutorial.  Students also need a webserver (Apache), database (MySQL/MariaDB) and PHP server-side scripting language to allow them to develop and test a dynamic website on a local machine or desktop without needing to go online.  The webserver, database and PHP are all packaged together in XAMPP which can be downloaded and installed on a student’s PC free – instructions provided.

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment  ($325 plus GST)

AS 91904 (DT 3.5 – 6 credit internal)

Use complex techniques to develop an electronics outcome

AS 91905 (DT 3.6 – 4 credit internal)

Use complex techniques to develop a network

This resource provides an understanding of how both local and wide area networks work. Students work through the theory then install a fresh operating system on an old desktop or laptop and use it to set up their network.  An old server or a dual-boot or a virtual server could also be used.  Once students have practiced they then sit the assessment which has both theory and practical aspects.

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment ($275 plus GST)

AS 91906 (DT 3.7 – 6 credit internal)  Available NOW

Use complex programming techniques to develop a computer program

The self-teaching notes are based on Python 3.6 but any version 3.0 or more will be fine – free to download programming software. As they work through the easy to read tutorial, students learn to use Python and how to apply it to a problem. They then use what they have learnt to complete the
assessment. The assessment could be used with any programming software – is not just Python.

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment ($325 plus GST)

AS 91907 (DT 3.8 – 6 credit internal)

Use complex processes to develop a digital technologies outcome

Interest invited but no current completion date

AS 91908 (DT 3.9 – 3 credit external)  Available NOW

Analyse an area of computer science

This comprehensive resource focusing on Complexity and Tractability helps students to understand the required background material and shows them how to go about responding to the CAT.

Self-Teaching Notes including assessment guide ($150 plus GST)

AS 91909 (DT 3.10 – 3 credit external)

Present a reflective analysis of developing a digital outcome