Information and Software Technology

Information and Software Technology

For Year 9 and 10 students

Contact

Head of Department: Tim Milkins
Email: tmilkins@barker.nsw.edu.au

Year 9

Information and Software Technology

 The Information and Software Technology course will provide students with opportunities to explore the effective use of software and hardware technologies to solve problems. Students develop extensive skills and knowledge through immersive practical experiences. Course content will include practical project development, information systems design, creating Internet of Things devices, computer programming, computational thinking and collaborative team work. These skills are all necessary for a technology rich future.

Year 9 Information and Software Technology students will explore:

HTML and Website Design – Learn about and develop skills in the creation of web content that includes webpages, page content, their styling, images and media. Students will experience writing HTML, CSS and JavaScript code to create web sites and systems.

Internet of Things (IoT) and Information Systems – Learn about the role that information systems play in the collection, management and manipulation of data to provide information. Students will examine the application and impact of IoT. They will learn skills in the use of hardware sensors and software to develop a wirelessly operated device that could remotely monitor external conditions through an app they develop for their phones.

Game Development and Programming – Learn how to write algorithms and program to create a game using the Small Basic programming language. Students will develop skills in the creation of computer code to create characters, environments and game elements whilst learning the fundamentals of the control structures that apply to all programming.

Wearable Technologies – Learn how to design, produce and evaluate wearable technology using microcontrollers, 3D printing and project management strategies. Students will learn skills in CAD design, 3D printing, microelectronics, controllers and their application to wearable technology items.
Assessment Structure.

 

Assessment Structure

Task 1: Web Design

Task 2: Internet of Things

Task 3: Programming Project

Task 4: Wearable Technology

Year 10

Information and Software Technology

The Information and Software Technology course will provide students with opportunities to explore the effective use of software and hardware technologies to solve problems. Students develop extensive skills and knowledge through immersive practical experiences. Course content will include practical project development, information systems design, creating Internet of Things devices, computer programming, computational thinking and collaborative team work. These skills are all necessary for a technology rich future.

Year 10 Information and Software Technology students will explore:

Emerging Technologies – Identify and examine past, current and emerging technologies to understand the impact their development has on individuals and the global community. Students will explore the development of these technologies and examine potential future developments.

Problem Solving and Web Design – Learn to design and create dynamic web-content using advanced techniques in HTML, CSS and JavaScript application. Students will demonstrate skills in website development through creating systems that depict and explain information to solve a range of problems problems.

Software Development and Programming – learn how to write code (Java / JavaScript), solve programming problems, create dynamic and innovative applications and programs, and understand the different elements of computer and digital systems. Students will explore developing Object-Oriented programming skills and create software solutions to a range of problems.

Assessment Structure

Task 1: Emerging Technologies 

Task 2: Information System

Task 3: Programming Project

Task 4: Examination