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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

OVERVIEW

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 email security at a basic level, good sitting and work posture while using computers, and touch-typing skills. Students discover their creative and artistic selves by using digital art tools like the Oil Brush, Pencil and Palette Knife with ArtRage; and creative story-telling with Comic Life. They also learn how to effectively navigate the Graphical User Interface (GUI) of Mac OS X and Windows 10, manipulating elements within each operating system to achieve basic objectives of the study domain.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Computer Awareness— Parts of a computer (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 level), emailing from Microsoft Outlook
  • OS: Mac OS X and Windows
  • Digital Art: Artrage 2 Starter Edition
  • Touch-typing: Mavis Beacon
  • Word Processing, Desktop Publishing, Comic Life

SUBJECT LENGTH

  • 2 periods per cycle

PREREQUISITES

  • Nil

ASSESSMENT

  • Folio of tasks assigned in class

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