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

Elaborations

  • playing with and using different digital systems for transferring and capturing data, for example using a tablet to take a photograph of a grandparent and recording an interview with them about life in the past (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • exploring and using digital systems for downloading and storing information, for example knowing how to download images from a website and inserting them into a document; saving and retrieving data (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • exploring and identifying hardware and software components of digital systems when creating ideas and information, for example experimenting with different ways of providing instructions to games software using a mouse, touch pad, touch screen, keyboard, stylus, or switch scanning device, and using different software to manipulate text, numbers, sound and images (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • recognising and using hardware and software components of digital systems and experimenting with their functions, for example playing with interactive toys and robotic devices to determine which ones can work with other devices (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • recognising that a digital system follows instructions or commands, for example instructing robotic toys to perform a function such as a dance movement (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • constructing a model of a real or imaginary digital systems device for use in role-play scenarios and explaining the features of the device to an adult (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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