ICT Year 8

Mr. Mohamed / Mr. Sebastian

Introduction:

“I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer — because it teaches you how to think.” - Steve Jobs

Programming is becoming an essential skill in nearly every modern industry. This year Students will be learning basic skills needed for coding. Scratch and Python introduce principles of computer science and begin to develop programming skills, particularly the Python language. With Python, they will learn variables, input and print functions, laying the foundations to strong programming skills. In addition this year, students will also learn to build a solid understanding of the basics of Microsoft Excel. They will learn the most common Excel Functions used in Spreadsheet. The final topic will be Google sketchUp a 3D. Students will use SketchUp tools and features to create a structure from scratch, the basic drawing tools, such as the line, rectangle and rotated rectangle, circle.

Python programming language

Excel Spreadsheet

Microsoft Access Databases

Robotics

New rotation schedule:

  • All ICT students are moving to MEDIA with Mr Imran
  • Start date:

Curriculum:

Python:

  • Run simple Python programs in Interactive and Script mode
  • Write programs using different types of data (e.g. strings and integers)

Excel Spreadsheet:

  • To enter labels and numbers into a spreadsheet.
  • to use ‘SUM’ to calculate the total of a set of numbers in a range of cells

Access Databases:

  • Understand how to set up a database by using fields, data types and validation rules.
  • Know how to import data into a database.

Robotics:

  • Students identify needs and wants and to generate possible design ideas.
  • Provide students with opportunities to build and program robotic devices.

Assessment:

Ongoing assessment, classwork and short assessment.

Resources:

“ICTs are influencing employment both as an industry that creates jobs and as a tool that empowers workers to access new forms of work, in new and more flexible ways,” says Chris Vein, World Bank Chief Innovation Officer for Global ICT Development. “The emerging ICT-enabled employment opportunities matter because countries around the world are looking to create more good jobs, which have positive economic and social implications for workers and for society.”

Now there are easy ways to improve your ICT skills free of charge.

You only need a computer and the internet. Places to learn on your own time:

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries.

From www.python.org anyone can download the software for free and use it. You can also go to code academy website and subscribe to learn Python.With scratch you can use the website scratch.mit.edu and use it online or download the software for free.