ICT Overview

Information and communication technology (ICT) is a form of communication. The ability to communicate with one another and with God is part of His plan for our lives (Genesis 2:20-24). Part of the educational experience of children in most areas of the world, ICT is increasingly regarded as a new literacy. GDQ’s information communication technology program exposes students to a variety of topics, giving them a working knowledge of information communication technology at an age-appropriate level.

The curriculum aims to ensure that students
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
  • understand a range of ways to use technology safely, respectfully, responsibly and securely.
  • undertake creative projects that involve selecting, using, and combining multiple applications to achieve goals, including collecting and analyzing data and meeting the needs of known users.
  • understand the hardware and software components that make up computer systems and how they communicate with one another and with other systems.
  • develop their capability, creativity and knowledge in computer science, digital media and information technology.
  • develop and apply their analytic, problem-solving, design and computational thinking skills.
  • understand how changes in technology affect safety, including new ways to protect their online privacy and identity, and how to identify and report a range of concerns.

Lower School ICT Program

The lower school computer classes introduce students to a variety of topics, giving them a working knowledge of information communication technology at an age-appropriate level. Students learn about the proper care of, stewardship of and user hygiene of hardware. They develop keyboarding skills, working toward speed and accuracy. They learn how to create simple programs and how to use various software programs. Overall, the program seeks to help students become safe, “responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.”1

Middle School ICT Program

The middle school computer program continues to expose students to a variety of topics, giving them a working knowledge of information communication technology at an age-appropriate level. The program builds toward a complete use of computer skills. Students continue to develop keyboarding skills, working toward speed and accuracy. Students are exposed to various applications including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, web design and flow chart programming. They are trained in the proper use of social media and Internet research. They are exposed to real-life scenarios, giving them opportunities to use technology to develop and problem solve the creation of projects and organized events that a business or organization would undertake. Overall, the program seeks to help students become safe, “responsible, competent and creative users of information and communication technology.”1

High School ICT Program

GDQ’s high school ICT program is instructor designed. Individual courses have exposed students to various applications including word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software; website desgn and programming languages. With an aim to prepare students for careers involving/requiring computer skills, courses focus on the knowledge and usage of computers and technology in an everyday work enviroment.

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