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 (https://sites.google.com/a/terrace.qld.edu.au/year-8-the-digital-age/). 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.