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ICD2O Digital Technology and Innovations in the Changing World – Grade 10 (Open)

  • Grade 10

Prerequisite: None
Grade: 10 (Open)
Availability: Blyth Academy Online
The Ontario CurriculumComputer Studies 

Course Overview

This course helps students develop cutting-edge digital technology and computer programming skills that will support them in contributing to and leading the global economic, scientific and societal innovations of tomorrow. Students will learn and apply coding concepts and skills to build hands-on projects and investigate artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and other emerging digital technologies that connect to a wide range of fields and careers. Using critical thinking skills with a focus on digital citizenship, students will investigate the appropriate use and development of the digital technologies that they encounter every day, as well as the benefits and limitations of these technologies.


Below is a course outline for the online Grade 10 Digital Technology and Innovations in the Changing World course offered by Blyth Academy. As the Ontario curriculum is set by the Ontario Ministry of Education, the course and skills learned remain the same whether you take it in person or online.   

Computational Thinking and Making Connection

Essential Question: How does the evolution of digital technology impact society, and how can individuals navigate its complexities, contribute to innovation, and ensure inclusivity in a rapidly changing technological landscape?

In this unit, students will explore the dynamic world of digital technology and its multifaceted impact on society. They will delve into computational thinking, examining diverse user needs, inclusive design principles, and the importance of addressing bias in technology. Students will investigate real-world applications, evolving industries, and career prospects in the digital technology and programming sectors, all while emphasizing the significance of continuous learning and adaptability in the ever-evolving tech landscape. 

Hardware, Software, and Innovations

Essential Question: How do emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT), transform everyday interactions and operations, and what are the implications of these advancements for personal privacy, security, and the future of work?

In this unit, students will explore the fundamental components of computing, delve into the dynamic world of digital technology, and examine the profound impact of emerging innovations like AI and IoT. Through this journey, students will assess the transformative effects of these technologies on society, consider their ethical implications, and speculate on future trends that are poised to reshape our digital landscape. 

Introduction to Programming

Essential Question: How can we use programming languages to interact with computers and have them help us perform complex tasks?

In this unit, students will explore the programming language of Python. Students will explore the various data types that are used when programming in Python, including numbers, strings, and Booleans. Students will learn to write programs that accept user input in order to perform complex tasks that involve conditional and repeated structures. 


The final exam will be 25% of the final grade. Please review the requirements and other details for the final proctored exam. 

Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions Page or the Exam section within your course for more details on final exams and the exam fee. More information can also be found in our Student Handbook. 


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