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 ICT

ICT covers subjects concerned with developing the knowledge and skills to use computers resourcefully and with confidence in the junior school along with Film, Television and New Media.

 

Junior ICT
1. So what is on offer in Junior ICT?
 
Year 8 students focus on:
  • Information Management
  • Inquiry Based Learning
  • Basic Microsoft Office
  • Information Presentation
The Year 9 elective subject ICT is designed to develop their knowledge and skills of specific programs, as well as introducing them to Multimedia.
Units may include:
  • Advanced formatting features of Word
  • Use of Excel to perform mathematical calculations and to create graphs and charts
  • Use of Powerpoint for presentations
  • Use of Access to develop simple databases, queries, forms and reports to manage and manipulate data
  • Advanced use of the Internet for research purposes
Units in Multimedia may include:
  • Basic Animation
  • Web Page Design
  • Photo Manipulation
(YEAR 10) – MULTIMEDIA
The purpose of Multimedia is to introduce students to the basic concepts of digital image design and processing. Students will be using software for collecting, creating and manipulating images and text in a digital environment. As well as this, concepts in multimedia representation, storage, transmission, text, graphics, multimedia design and delivery and multimedia development tools are taught.
Content:
Multimedia image design in context, Principles of digital storage, Colour Theory, Image properties, Image collection, Image creation, Image manipulation, Graphics design principles, Image design and the Web, Digital Photography, Animation for the World Wide Web.
Units of study may include:
  • Animation in PowerPoint and/or Macromedia Flash
  • Macromedia Firewords
  • Web Page Design
  • Digital Photography
  • Flash Action Scripting
2. What is Film, Television and New Media about?
FILM, TELEVISION AND NEW MEDIA
For most, film, television and new media are the primary sources of information and entertainment. They are important channels for education and cultural exchange. Moving-image media enable the understanding and expression of oneself as an Australian and global citizen, consumer, worker and imaginative being. The "information" and "creative" industries are already among the largest employers and drivers of the economy in many countries. Students who have an interest in Film, Animation, Drama, or Technical Production Skills associated with video camera or video editing software should find this subject interesting and challenging.
ELECTIVE SUBJECT (YEAR 10): FILM AND TELEVISION
Students will engage in the design, production and critique of products. They will be introduced to four of the five key concepts used in production including:
  • Technologies: the tools and associated processes that are used to create meaning in moving-image media production and use.
  • Representations: constructions of people, places, events, ideas, and emotions that are applied to create meaning in moving-image media production and use.
  • Audiences: individuals and groups of people for whom moving-image products are made, and who make meanings when they use these products.
  • Languages: systems of signs and symbols organised through codes and conventions to create meaning in moving-image media production and use.
FILM, TELEVISION AND NEW MEDIA
What do students study?
Students study the design, production and critique of products by using five key concepts that operate in the contexts of production and use. These key concepts are:
  • Technologies: the tools and associated processes that are used to create meaning in moving-image media production and use.
  • Representations: constructions of people, places, events, ideas, and emotions that are applied to create meaning in moving-image media production and use.
  • Audiences: individuals and groups of people for whom moving-image products are made, and who make meanings when they use these products.
  • Institutions: the organisations and people whose operational processes and practices enable or constrain moving-image media production and use.
  • Languages: systems of signs and symbols organised through codes and conventions to create meaning in moving-image media production and use.