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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 an understanding that our ability to appreciate, use and create technology ethically and responsibly brings glory to God. Students are trained to ably navigate the user interface of Mac, physical port interfaces, and maintaining and saving data in the Cloud. Students learn good email etiquette and security at an intermediate level and develop in their touch-typing skills. Students expand their skills in digital art with ArtRage and continue building their programming and coding knowledge with HopScotch and Swift Playgrounds. This subject aims to develop an ability in students to use computers effectively and safely both independently and creatively— using a wide range of educational software and to develop awareness of the place of computers in the home and in the networked-setting of the school 


  • 2 periods per cycle 


  • 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 (intermediate level) 
  • Good sitting and work posture 
  • Domains of Study – OS: Mac OS X; Touch-Typing: TypingClub; Emailing: Microsoft Outlook; Movie Making: iMovie; Digital Art: ArtRage 5; Programming and Coding: Programming with iOS apps 


  • Booklist items 


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

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