Year 8 Digital Technology


Learning in Digital Technology focuses on developing your understanding and skills in computational thinking, data storage and representation and how computer networks operate.

The subject explores algorithms, computational thinking and programming with students doing an online course using drag and drop programming blocks. It culminates in using your new-found skills to produce a game / story app that offers a possible solution to an economic, social or environmental problem.

What do you do?

In studying this subject you will:

  • learn programming and computational thinking through the completion of a Blockly / JavaScript based, online programming course
  • analyse various types of computer networks such as LANs, WANs and wireless networks
  • develop an app that relates to an environmental, social or economic problem.

What skills do you develop?

You will develop skills including:

  • computational thinking
  • representing images and sounds computationally
  • data representation
  • creating digital solutions and the design process



You must have access to the internet in order to access this course. Weekly work will be completed and submitted online.

Things you can do now

Go to the VCAA website for more information about this subject.