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ICT

Empowering tomorrow’s digital citizens

Vision

Our aim is that the teaching of ICT will encourage and enthuse our students to use technology, in both a functional and creative manner.

Through a creative infused curriculum students will learn independently and collaboratively to develop their digital literacy skills and understand how to use ICT to solve real world problems. Our vision is that students will develop knowledge and awareness of how to safely, and confidently, navigate the online world and become empowered digital citizens. Students will have the opportunity to explore new technologies and concepts with space to become independent learners..

End points

  • For students to be able to use computers confidently and safely in a variety of situations.
  • Students will have the technical skills in order to browse the internet safely and the critical skills that will allow them to evaluate the credibility of sources found on the internet.
  • Students will have developed the technical skills that will enable them to use computers creatively.
  • To develop the skills to create a range of digital products to fit diverse purposes.
  • Students to be able to use computational thinking skills to solve problems in a variety of contexts.

Domains of Knowledge

  • Communicating: Text & Image
  • Communicating: Multimedia
  • Understanding Online Safety & Sharing Data
  • Computational Thinking & Programming

Key Concepts

 Propositional Knowledge

 Procedural Knowledge

Communicating: Text & Image

Know why we use computers to create art, make posters and write letters.

Understand the concept of a purpose and audience for a piece of work.

Understand what makes a good poster/website/infographic.

Understand the reasons for copyrighting and why it exists.

Learn about different methods of creating digital art, posters and letters. Benefits over not using computers.

Learn how to analyse the needs of a “client” and make design choices accordingly. Understand that there are different purposes for things and how to make design choices accordingly.

Learn about blank space, balancing and the colour wheel.

Learn how to find copyright information and how to find copyright-free media.

Be able to follow the copyright laws.

Communicating: Multimedia

Understand why we use computers to create films, make music and sounds.

 

Understand the concept of a purpose and audience when creating media.

 

Know how to create digital media.

 

What makes a good film/animation/advert.

 

Who owns the images, videos and music we use and create.

Learn why different formats are used and the positives and negatives of each.

Be able to choose the appropriate software for a given task.

 

Learn how to analyse the needs of a “client” and make design choices accordingly. Understand that there are different purposes for things and how to make design choices accordingly.

 

Using video editing software

Creating and editing audio tracks

Using hyperlinks to create an interactive story or game.

 

Being able to self and peer assess work to see if it meets a criteria, suggesting improvements.

 

Learn how to find copyright information and be able to follow the copyright laws.

Learn about the law and rules about media uploaded to social media sites.

Understanding Online Safety & Sharing Data

To know what constitutes online abuse.

 

Understanding what fake news is and why it is produced.

 

Understand why your personal data is valuable and how we can control what people see.

 

Understanding the concept of a digital footprint.

 

Know what safe and responsible use of technology looks like.

 

Know how to report inappropriate content and contact online.

 

Be able to understand and manipulate data using spreadsheets and databases.

How to report online abuse and reduce the likelihood of receiving it.

How to report cyber bullying.

 

How to spot fake news.

Learn how to evaluate whether online content is reliable.

Checking sources.

 

Learn about how to change privacy settings.

Monetisation of personal information.

 

Know how to ensure your digital footprint does not damage your reputation or any future employment opportunities.

 

Learn to communicate appropriately online and be aware that once media or information is online it is always online.

Being aware of grooming techniques.

How to treat communication from persons unknown.

 

Learn about CEOP and use of reporting tools.

 

Know how to use software tools to import, manipulate, perform calculations on and use data to find solutions to problems.

Computational Thinking and Programming

Understanding computational thinking concepts.

 

 

 

 

 

Knowing computational approaches.

 

 

 

 

 

Understanding computer science concepts.

Algorithms

Pattern

Evaluation

Decomposition

Generalisation

Abstraction

 

Tinkering

Creating

Debugging

Collaborating

Persevering

 

Sequence

Programming

Repetition

Selection

Procedures

Input

Output

Variables

Computer Systems

Progression map

ICT Progression Map