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JAN DEC

Cycle one (Foundation)

Jan Jun Dec

Using digital systems safely

Overview

This unit introduces students to common digital systems and builds an understanding of the role hardware and software play as students use digital systems for a purpose. They also learn about how to practise being safe users of digital systems.

By the end of Foundation students show familiarity with digital systems and use them for a purpose. They represent data using objects, pictures and symbols and identify examples of data that is owned by them.

  • identify some common digital systems
  • describe and use a common digital system and its particular purpose
  • describe examples of hardware and software.

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Using the work sample We live in a digital world students will investigate a variety of digital systems that are used in their home and school environments. They will identify the specific features of these and outline how they are used in everyday life.

 

Rubric: Common digital systems

1 (limited) 2 (basic) 3 (proficient) 4 (advanced)
Knowledge of common digital systems with guidance can identify some common digital systems shows understanding of common digital systems and describes one digital system and its purpose shows understanding of common digital systems and their purpose, and can identify features and some hardware and software shows understanding of common digital systems, identifies their features, purpose and the role of hardware and software
Demonstrates use of common digital systems has limited capacity to demonstrate the use of a common digital system demonstrates the use of a common digital system and can partly describe its purpose demonstrates the use of at least one common digital system and can clearly describe its purpose selects a digital system for a given purpose, demonstrates its use and justifies their choice
Creates a model of common digital systems the model has minimal resemblance to a common digital system the model has recognisable features of a common digital system the model has clearly recognisable features of a common digital system the model has clearly recognisable features of a common digital system and the student explains the different parts

Rubric: Personal information

1 (limited) 2 (basic) 3 (proficient) 4 (advanced)
Knowledge of personal information has a limited understanding of personal information shows understanding of personal information and gives some examples of data that is personal shows understanding of personal information and gives some examples of data that is personal, and explains why it is important to protect this information and keep it safe shows understanding of personal information, gives examples of data that is personal, and explains why it is important to protect this information and keep it safe. They identify where personal data could be made visible when using digital systems
Uses digital systems, keeping their personal information safe uses digital systems but needs to be reminded to keep their personal information safe uses digital systems and describes some ways to keep their personal information safe uses digital systems and describes ways to keep their personal information safe uses digital systems safely and describes relevant strategies – including the importance of a trusted adult – to keep their personal information safe when asked to give their personal information

Unit sequence

This topic offers 3 sequential units

Common digital systems we use

What is this about?

A computer is a common digital system. Tablets, laptops and smartphones are also digital systems.

The digital system uses hardware and software components to enable a user to complete specific tasks.

Hardware refers to the physical parts of the computer that you can touch. A desktop computer includes the case (or tower), monitor, keyboard and mouse. The software refers to the applications that make the computer work and tell it what to do. These might include word-processing and presentation software, a drawing program, photo editing, video playing and other applications.

Content description

Recognise and explore digital systems (hardware and software) for a purpose AC9TDIFK01

This sequence enables students to:

  • identify some common digital systems
  • describe and use a common digital system and its particular purpose
  • describe examples of hardware and software.

Resources to include

Resources to introduce

Resources to develop and consolidate learning

Resources to apply and extend learning

Background and professional learning

Make a model of a digital system

What is this about?

A computer is a common digital system. Tablets, laptops and smartphones are also digital systems. Making a model of a digital system enables students to apply their understanding of digital systems. Presenting the task to solve a problem, such as taking a selfie and sending it to a relative, connects the digital system with a purpose. Model how to identify the hardware and software and any peripheral devices they may add to their digital system to complete a specific task.

Content descriptions

Recognise and explore digital systems (hardware and software) for a purpose AC9TDIFK01

Represent data as objects, pictures and symbols AC9TDIFK02

This sequence enables students to:

  • identify some common digital systems
  • describe a common digital system and its particular purpose
  • create a model of a digital system
  • recognise data represented in common digital systems.

Resources to include

Resources to introduce

Resources to develop and consolidate learning

Resources to extend and integrate learning

Safe use of digital systems

What is this about?

There are many situations, connected to the internet, in which people are asked for their personal information. Personal information can be used to identify a particular person and care must be taken when providing this information. It is potentially dangerous for strangers to have your personal information. Young children must check with a trusted adult before sharing any personal information online.

Content description

Recognise and explore digital systems (hardware and software) for a purpose AC9TDIFK01

Identify some data that is personal and owned by them AC9TDIFP01

This sequence enables students to:

  • identify some common digital systems
  • describe a common digital system and its particular purpose
  • identify ways to stay safe when using digital systems
  • describe their personal information (data that is personal and owned by them)
  • identify who they would ask for help with being safe online.

Resources to include

Resources to introduce

Resources to develop and consolidate learning

Resources to extend and integrate learning

Background and professional learning