Digital Creativity

Using Digital Tools to create Digital Artefacts

In this Programme of Study Digital Creativity does not simply refer to being artistic i.e. creating Digital Art or Digital Music, instead it refers to the process of creating something using Digital Tools. This includes Digital Art and Digital Music but also includes creating computer programs by writing code or using Digital Tools to make things happen such as writing instructions for programmable vehicles or robots.


EYFS

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 3

Pupils should:
Pupils should:
Pupils should:
  • a) learn how to evaluate the needs of an audience and to design appropriately
  • b) learn how to plan, test and program a series of instructions in order to produce a desired outcome
  • c) learn how to plan, design, create and evaluate Digital Artefacts
  • d) be equally proficient working independently or as part of a team.
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From the Winchester House School ICT Handbook
"One of the key elements of ICT is that it allows children to express their creativity in many different ways from designing a poster to creating an entire magazine or putting together a presentation, taking photographs, producing a video or recording a radio show. Whenever the children are given the opportunity to create and design a product they are encouraged to think about the audience and alter their plans accordingly.

Digital creativity includes how the children can use computers to ‘make things happen’. This could be completing a puzzle game, altering formulae in a spreadsheet or even writing their own code to create their own computer program. It is one of our key aims to make our children digital creators rather than simply digital consumers. We want them to be able to create a game rather than simply play them, and to write code rather than just using a piece of software.

We want to inspire our children to become the programmers and software developers of the future and for them to realise that ICT can be used in so many ways in order to present and manipulate information."