Secondary DigiTech Curriculum

Digital Technologies: Teaching the Data and Information strand in high school

Mary Glowrey Level 2 2.15 July 26, 2018 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

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Daryl Croke

In the modern world it’s important that students understand how data is processed and represented by digital systems. Facebook, Google and YouTube all use sophisticated techniques to access and manage data. The Data and Information strand of the Digital Technologies Curriculum levels 7-10 seeks to inform students about the world of “Big Data”. Students are given the opportunity to investigate how images, text and sound are represented in binary. They learn about data compression, ways to acquire and validate data and how to model events and processes.

The session will introduce the thinking behind the Data Information strand of the Digital Technologies curriculum and links to other learning areas, such as Mathematics, Science and Humanities. It will provide suggested approaches to teaching, example student activities, demonstrate differentiated tasks for assessment and finally provide some fun and hands on activities for participants.

Come with a fully charged device, an open mind and a sense of humour.