Bridget Wren - HOD
Globalisation and technological change are two key features that are changing and shaping our lives. To participate in “a future knowledge
society” students will need to be able to adapt to change, research, experiment, think critically; work creatively, plan, self-assess, use feedback, as well as project management tools to enable them to communicate ideas in a creative and critical way.
No matter what direction students are planning on taking digital skills are essential. Whether it is to build confidence in using digital technology, expand knowledge of specific applications Digital Technologies will support their learning and progression in all subjects.
The term Digital Technologies is used to describe the use of digital resources to effectively find, analyze, create, communicate, and use information in a digital context. This encompasses the use of web applications, digital media tools, programming tools and information software.
Digital Technologies sits within the Technology learning area of the New Zealand Curriculum and at senior level is a specialist subject within this learning area. At senior level (Levels 6, 7 and 8 in the NZ Curriculum), Digital Technologies is made up of five specialist areas: Digital Information, Digital Media, Digital Infrastructure, Programming and Computer Science, and Electronics.
Whether future ambitions are to get a job or qualification in any field or to specialise in computer programing, animation, graphic design, game development, web development or project management Digital Technologies will be of benefit.
The following Programmes are installed in our Digital Technologies Suite: