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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 develop a deeper understanding that our ability to use and create technology is a reflection of God as a creator within us. Our stewardship in how we use technology ethically and responsibly brings glory to God.  Students are trained in navigating the user interface of a computer, port interfaces, and maintaining and saving data in the Cloud is developed at an advanced level. Students develop skills in email etiquette and security at an advanced level.  They continue to practice skills of speed and efficiency in touch-typing. They continue their learning in programming and coding with Lego Mindstorms Robotics and create videos with iStopMotion. Students are also trained in navigating and building three-dimensional objects in 3D space with SketchUp Make.

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 (advanced level)
  • Good sitting and work posture
  • Domains of Study: OS: Mac OS X and Windows; touch-typing: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing IPE
  • OS: Mac OS X and Windows; emailing: Microsoft Outlook; stop-motion videography: iStopMotion 3; 3D modelling and visualisation: SketchUp Make; programming and coding: Lego Mindstorms EV3.

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