Technology learning area at Al Iman College is broadly categorized in two areas:
- Design Technology
- Digital Technology
Using the interdisciplinary and applied concepts of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), we aim to provide students the opportunity to work with, traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies that shape the world in which we live. Students consider safety and how they can contribute to sustainable patterns of living for themselves and others while creating their design solutions, as well as the necessary skills required for the digital world of the 21st century.
Year 7 students learn about basic safety rules in the kitchen, becoming skillful and confident in using appropriate tools and utensils. They practice safe cutting, hygienic handling and the importance of healthy eating habits.
Students research about various fibre and their properties, in addition to creating simple solutions like a face mask using simple hand sewing technique.
|In Digital Technology, Year 7 students learn about the fundamental parts of a computer and how computer network works. They also learn to solve problems with a spreadsheet program.
Students also review concepts of computing programming, how to write a structured English program, how to draw flowcharts and how to solve simple problems using the block-based programming.
Year 8 students review basic kitchen safety, and kitchen skills in safely cutting, handling and preparing food. They research the characteristics and properties of food, modify given preparation techniques to fit the healthy eating advice.
students research about various fabrics and their properties, in addition to creating simple solutions like a plush cushion using simple sewing machine techniques.
|In Digital Technology, Year 8 students learn how computers represent text, audio and video using binary numbers. They also learn how to plan and manage projects.
Students also learn how to use image processing tools, laser engraving, 3D design tools and how to create simple websites using visual page editing tools.
Year 9 students research about multicultural food and how a number of factors affect the choice of food ingredients and food preparation methods.
Students research about sustainability of the fibre and textile industry. They also practice the design cycle and learn to problem-solve using hand and machine sewing.
|In Digital Technology, Year 9 students learn about the working of wireless networks and how algorithms can be represented using a high-level computer program (Python).
Students also learn the basics of Python coding and the importance of documentation and backups in project management. They use different tools to analyse and visualise Big Data.
Year10 students research about a number of food preparation techniques, and also evaluate the relationship between healthy eating and health. They practice a number of food preparation techniques and evaluate the results.
Students research about ethical development of the fibre and textile industry. They also practice the design cycle and learn to create sustainable solutions using hand and machine sewing.
|In Digital Technology, Year 10 students study the CPU cycles in a computer. They also learn basic HTML/CSS create a website, separating content from its presentation. They research about data compression and encryption.
Students also develop algorithms to create applications using Python. Students also study how to handle large amount of data using database programs and advanced skills in spreadsheets.