Digital Technologies Curriculum

Remember that we now have a curriculum for the Revised Technology learning area, This should be the focus of any curriculum planning and development.

Schools will be expected to fully integrate the revised learning area into their curriculum by the start of the 2020 school year.

DDDO Progress outcomes 4–6 and CT Progress Outcomes 6-8 set out the learning expected for students engaging in more intensive and specialised digital technologies programmes for NCEA 1, 2, and 3. For this reason, they are directly aligned with levels 6–8 of the curriculum.

Snapshots

The progress outcomes that span years 11–13 are illustrated by snapshots that highlight aspects of students' expertise at that point on the learning progression.

The purpose of the snapshots is to illustrate the sophistication of a student's conceptual understanding through insights into their thinking. Each snapshot comprises a brief description of the learning task and a few insights into what the student knows and can do as they work on the task.

The "insights" in the snapshots use the student voice to show their thinking and the sophistication of the actions they take as they apply their understanding to the components of the learning task.

The snapshots are not assessment tasks and they don't fully describe students' responses to the kind of specialist, complex learning tasks that should form a typical digital technologies learning programme in years 11–13.

Attached to this(future): Snapshots PO4 CT.pdf

Snapshots
The progress outcomes that span years 11–13 are illustrated by snapshots that highlight aspects of students' expertise at that point on the learning progression.

The purpose of the snapshots is to illustrate the sophistication of a student's conceptual understanding through insights into their thinking. Each snapshot comprises a brief description of the learning task and a few insights into what the student knows and can do as they work on the task.

The "insights" in the snapshots use the student voice to show their thinking and the sophistication of the actions they take as they apply their understanding to the components of the learning task.

The snapshots are not assessment tasks and they don't fully describe students' responses to the kind of specialist, complex learning tasks that should form a typical digital technologies learning programme in years 11–13.

Attached to this (future): Snapshots PO6 DDDO.pdf

Resources to Support NCEA Level One

Webinar Content

NCEA Level One webinar, which was created at the beginning of last year to support teachers who were looking at making the jump into the new standards.

This webinar is just as important this year as more schools deliver the new NCEA Level One standards. The old standards expired at the end of last year for Level One.

http://technology.tki.org.nz/Teacher-education/Technology-Online-webinar-recordings/NCEA-level-1-digital-technologies-achievement-standards

It is split into three sections

Part one: The new structure of the Technology Learning Area
Part two: New terminology common to the digital technologies achievement standards
Part three: Changes to specific achievement standards

The NZQA Page you need to Bookmark!
https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/ncea/subjects/digital-technologies/levels/

NCEA Matrix L1-3
Revised Digital technologies Matrix

Units of Work
The Ministry of Education has developed units of work to support teachers who are new to NCEA Level One as well as well as support current teachers.

These teaching and learning programmes have been developed to support the new level 6 digital technologies curriculum. Developed by experienced digital technologies teachers, they are complete with resources, teacher notes, student work samples and assessment task/s. Teachers are encouraged to use and adapt these to suit the context of their own school communities. These programmes have been trialled in classrooms in 2018.

http://seniorsecondary.tki.org.nz/Technology/Digital-technologies/Teaching-and-learning-programmes

DT and HM Online

The Ministry of Education has worked with Auckland University to make six online learning modules to support the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko curriculum content for those at the senior secondary levels – both teachers and students.

The following modules are available now:

  • 91886: Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction
  • 91886: Te Tangata me te Rorohiko (Human Computer Interaction)
  • 91887: Demonstrate understanding of compression coding for a chosen media type
  • 91887: Whakaatu māramatanga o te tuhiwaehere kōpeketanga mō tētahi momo pāpāho kua whiriwhiria  (Compression coding)
  • 91880: Develop a digital media outcome
  • 91885: Demonstrate understanding of searching and sorting algorithms

Guidance on the new Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko NCEA resources
View this short introductory video which provides an overview guide on the Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko NCEA resources.

Register for the NCEA course
Register here for DT & HM Online for NCEA courses.
For more information see: http://seniorsecondary.tki.org.nz/Technology/Digital-technologies/DT-and-HM-Online-for-NCEA

Teaching and Learning Guides
https://seniorsecondary.tki.org.nz/Technology/Digital-technologies

The intent of the new achievement standards
NCEA Level 1 Intent

NCEA Level One Achievement Standards
https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/ncea/assessment/search.do?query=Digital+Technologies&view=all&level=01

NCEA Level One Assessment Resources
http://ncea.tki.org.nz/Resources-for-Internally-Assessed-Achievement-Standards/Technology/Digital-technologies/Level-1-Digital-technologies-assessment-resources

NCEA Level One Conditions of Assessment
http://ncea.tki.org.nz/content/download/6930/27206/file/DTHM_L1_CoA_Draft_V1.pdf

NZQA Level One Preliminary Clarification
Updated Jan 2019. As a result of trialling, the following information is available to assist teachers when assessing Level 1 Digital Technologies standards. Clarifications documents will be developed when sufficient material has been submitted through the external moderation process. Further assessment support can also be found on tki, or using the links on this page.
https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/ncea/subjects/digital-technologies/clarifications/level-1/level-1-preliminary-information/

NCEA Level One Literacy

The following standards have Literacy level one attached.

91877
91878
91879
91880
91881
91884
91885
91886
91887

The externals are now Common Assessment Tasks

Externals

Assessment Specifications - these change every year, please read
https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/ncea/subjects/assessment-specifications/digitaltech-l1/

Instructions and sample answers
DT&HM CAT Administration Instructions for Schools (updated to v4 9 July 2019)

NCEA Level 1

91886 - Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction|

Sample answers (PDF, 838KB)

91887 - Demonstrate understanding of compression coding for a chosen media type

Sample answers (PDF, 501KB)

This page was published on 25 Jan 2019.