08 Design

MYP Year 2 Digital Design for 8SB and 8KF in 2017/18

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Welcome to the Year 8 Digital Design course.

This course is an introduction to the concept of computer programming. We use and depend on computers every day, not just the laptops we carry to class, but the phones in our pockets, the GPS in cars, the traffic lights in the streets, the money in our bank accounts and in so many aspects of our lives. It is important to have an understanding how these complex machines function and become something that society has agreed to depend upon so much.

The course will use a combination of two websites. You will use this site for accessing resources from the teacher, and Google Classroom for submitting your assessment work.

The schedule basically splits the course into semester 1 being for an introduction to programming through Lego EV3 robotics, and semester 2 will be growing your programming skills through making a game or similar app. I have some expectations for how students approach this course, please be familar with them. With that, let's get started...

Course units

  • Robotics unit - Learn ideas related to computer programming through building robots using the Lego EV3 kits. You will have to solve a variety of problems to teach yourself how robots work, which will culminate in a significant and challenging project where your robot will have to successfully navigate it's way through an obstacle course.

  • Coding unit - Build on their understanding of computer programming using either the Scratch or Python programming environments. Design and build a project of your own creation after completing a series of instructional tutorials.

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