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, computer programming, computational thinking and collaborative team work. These skills are all necessary for a technology rich future.

In 2020 Year 9 Information and Software Technology students will explore:

Web 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.

Information Systems – Learn about the role that information systems play in the collection, management and manipulation of data to provide information. Students will examine data collection tools in home systems explore how data is analysed and interpreted to development automation outcomes, eg smart home systems.

Software Development and Programming – Learn how to write algorithms and code, solve problems using code and compete in programming competitions. Students will develop skills programming in Python and apply these skills to the creation of solutions to a range of given problems.

Automated Systems – Learn how to design, produce and evaluate automated systems using microcontrollers. Students will develop practical projects that use sensors, control units and actuators, and tinker to build solutions to future problems.

Assessment Structure

Task 1: Web Design

Task 2: Information System

Task 3: Programming Project

Task 4: Automated System

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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, computer programming, computational thinking and collaborative team work. These skills are all necessary for a technology rich future.

In 2020 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.

Web Application – learn to design and create dynamic web-content using HTML, CSS and JavaScript, develop project management and communication skills. Students will demonstrate skills in web applications through creating systems that depict and explain information.

Information Systems – Learn about the role that information systems play in the collection, management and manipulation of data to provide information. Students will examine data collection tools, learn about database design and create flat-file and relational databases. A range of data interface techniques will be explored including App development, form entry and dynamic web data.

Software Development and Programming 2 – 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 and Web

Task 2: Information System

Task 3: Programming Project

Task 4: Examination

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