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Digital Technologies

“Never before in human history have we had so much information to process. A weekday edition of The New York Times now carries more information than the average person in the 17th century would digest in a lifetime. One thousand books are published every day. The total of all printed information doubles every five years. More information has been generated in the last three decades than in all the previous 5000 put together. We are in the midst of an information explosion.” Wilson da Silva


Students learn that they can use technology to express God’s blessings in the world He has created. Students are introduced to the computer and trained to ably navigate the user interface of Mac & Windows, physical port interfaces, logging into the school network, and maintaining and saving data in the Cloud. Students learn good email etiquette and security at a basic level, good sitting and work posture while using computers, and touch-typing skills. Students learn how to create more advanced digital art, with a drawing tablet. Arrange and then learn how to use their word processing skills in pages. Students will develop an ability to effectively and safely use computers both independently and creatively— using a wide range of educational software. They are introduced to programming and coding with iOS apps such as Daisy the Dino and Scratch Jr.

Topics Include

  • Computer Awareness— Parts of a computer (internal and external), port interfaces and human-computer interface devices, logging into the school network, maintaining and saving data
  • Emails- good email etiquette and email security (basic to intermediate level)
  • Good sitting and work posture
  • Domains of Study: OS: Mac OS X and Windows, touch-typing: Mavis Beacon, emailing: Microsoft Outlook, word processing, digital Art: ArtRage 2 Starter Edition, programming and coding: programming with iOS apps.

 Subject Length

  • 2 periods per cycle


  • Booklist items


  • Folio of tasks assigned in class
  • Touch-typing scores on Mavis Beacon

“Intelligent people are always ready to learn. Their ears are open for knowledge” Proverbs 18:15