Year 7 & 8 Digital Technologies

The Learning focus- Discovering Movement and sensors

The Big Picture

How can we use computational thinking for designing various projects ?

Through an exposure to various robots and their digital systems; input, output and storage functions, students will explore movement and sensor data control their robot through Apps on the iPad, Chromebook and desktop computer. While designing their own digital project, as a part of their design process, they will go through a few iterations to refine their idea by exploring various online and virtual reality tools.

Using both computational thinking and design ideas they will demonstrate their ability to test and evaluate their project and obtain feedback from their peers and their teacher to implement changes.

Overview of modules


Module 1

Computational Thinking

Module 2

Designing & Developing Digital Outcomes

progression of learning- Greymain

Module 1- Designing my wearable Arts Project

My First Choice

I like this because it is very creative and made with cardboard. I would like to change the shape and also make arms.

My Second Choice

This is an interesting and different project

my third choice

This is my favourite one because it looks like wings. However, I would like to change it and make it with paper.

Movement & Direction

LED's and Sensor data

Circuits, Sensors & Music

Project Prototype

Assessment - Snapshots of learning

Progression of Learning- Cobden, Paroa, Blaketown, Paparoa range, Kumara, Barrytown & Awahono

Movement & Direction

LED's and Sensor data

Circuits, Sensors & Music

Project Prototype

Module 2- Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes

The Storyboard

The Character Design

Shaping the Character (VR)

Creating Environments (3D)