F – 2: Overview (VCA)

Foundation - Level 2: Overview

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Foundation to Level 2 Achievement Standard (From VCA Digital Technologies Scope and Sequence website)

  • By the end of Level 2, students identify how common digital systems are used to meet specific purposes.
  • Students use digital systems to represent simple patterns in data in different ways and collect familiar data and display them to convey meaning.
  • Students design solutions to simple problems using a sequence of steps and decisions. They create and organise ideas and information using information systems and share these in safe online environments.

   Referenced from: VCAA Website

 

Digital Systems

  • Identify and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose.

Unit 1: My Digital World

  • Awareness of what digital systems are and how they are everywhere in our modern world.
  • What are digital devices.
  • Words often used when discussing digital systems

Data and Information

  • Recognise and explore patterns in data and represent data as pictures, symbols and diagrams.
  • Collect, explore and sort data, and use digital systems to present the data creatively
  • Identify and explore digital systems (hardware and software components) for a purpose.

Unit 2: Discovering Data

  • What is data?
  • How does a computer make (calculate) data. 
  • Computer memory
  • Input and output
  • Displaying data as text, images (pictures) and diagrams.
  • Compose a collage that demonstrates the use digital systems to collect, explore, sort and present the data creatively. 
  • Words often used when using data.

Data and Information

  • Independently and with others create and organise ideas and information using information systems, and share these with known people in safe online environments.

Unit 3: Software and Data.

  • Difference between "hardware" and "software"
  • Different types of software. 
  • How software produces data.
  • Expressing data creatively with sound, text, and images.
  • Data handling and representation. 
  • Words often used when using Apps.

Digital Solutions

  • Follow, describe and represent a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve simple problems.

Unit 4: Digital Solutions.

  • Follow, describe and represent a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve simple problems.
  • What is code
  • What is an alogorithm
  • Use simple code to sequence and problem solve using the following Apps
    • Daisy Dinosaur
    • LightBot
    • Scratch Jnr

Digital Solutions

  • Follow, describe and represent a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve simple problems.

Unit 5: Hands On Coding fun.

  • Follow, describe and represent a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve simple problems.
  • Design a challenge for a robot using coded sequencing.
  • Control a simple robot to solve a challenge.

Safe Online Information Systems

  • Independently and with others create and organise ideas and information using information systems, and share these with known people in safe online environments.
  • Explore how people safely use common information systems to meet information, communication and recreation needs.

Unit 6: Cyber Heroes.

Learn about online use and safety by following our Cyber heroes who will teach you about.

  • Good posture, What the Internet is and Safe Searching with Kiddle.co
  • Important online safety tips.
  • Netiquette. Being a good digital citizen
  • Takedown the online bullies
  • Play in Hectors world or visit Zippeps circus