Year 8 Digital Technologies Checklist - Term 1

Year 8: Term 1 - This Digital World

During this unit, students will explore the Digital World. This is a mixture of theoretical and practical activities designed to get students thinking digitally.

Assessment for this unit is via a FOLIO of tasks based on content housed on the term resource website (  It is assessed via a WRITTEN EXAM.

To be successful in this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand binary, decimal and hexadecimal, and be able convert between them.
  • Understand applications of binary – collating sequences like ASCII, file size, upload and download speeds and internet terminology
  • Explain transport protocols, IP Addresses, packet structure and basic internet and network functionality.
  • The relationship between bits, bytes and image maps
  • Understand transmission types, media and speeds.
  • Be able to name and generally discuss components of a modern computer
  • Be able to troubleshoot given computer hardware configurations and specific problems
  • Understand encryption and file security
  • Be able to explain HTTP, HTML and related Packet-switched network concepts

This is a complex unit full of network-related terminology that takes time to get to know.

To be successful in this unit, students need to:

  • Keep up with class work
  • Push your understanding beyond the bare bones of what we cover in class
  • Seek assistance in a TIMELY manner, WORKING SMART is knowing you need help and doing something about it.
  • Keep current in your Onenote work, watch and attend to activities and videos presented
  • Come to lessons PREPARED to learn, laptop charged

Refer to the course resources, they are complete, rich and will take time to master.

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