Topic outline

  • AIS - Digital Design - Year 9
    Human Rights Video
    Mrs. O'Brien 

    Assessment Deadlines 

    Criterion A Due February 17th 

    S1 - January 27th  - 1 week

    S2 - February 3rd - 1 week

    S3 - February 10 - 1 week

    S4 - February 17 - 1 weeks


    Criterion B Due April 1st

    S1 - February 24 - 1 week

    S2 - March 16 - 2 weeks

    S3 - March 23 - 1 week

    S4 - April 1 - 1+ weeks


    Criterion C Due May 13th 

    S1 - April 8 - 1 week

    S2/3 - May 6 - 4 weeks

    S4 - May 13 - 1 week


    Criterion D Due May 27th 

    S1/2 - May 20 - 1 week

    S3/4 - May 27 - 1 week

    Atlanta International School Design (Digital Design)
    Grade 9 Course Description

    The digital design course in all grades has been developed to engage students in critical thinking and problem solving through the design and creation of digital products based on given contexts and problematic situations. The design cycle is employed to assist students in solving real life design problems in a logical, creative manner. In Grade 9 Digital Design, students follow the design cycle model to design, create and evaluate a video that address a human rights issue.

    The aims of MYP digital design are to encourage and enable students to:
    • enjoy the design process, develop an appreciation of its elegance and power
    • develop knowledge, understanding and skills from different disciplines to design and create solutions to problems using the design cycle
    • use and apply technology effectively as a means to access, process and communicate information, model and create solutions, and to solve problems
    • develop an appreciation of the impact of design innovations for life, global society and our scientific development
    • appreciate past, present and emerging design within cultural, political, social, historical and environmental contexts
    • develop respect for others’ viewpoints and appreciate alternative solutions to problems • act with integrity and honesty, and take responsibility for their own actions developing effective working practices.

    • Criterion A: Inquiring and Analyzing - 8 Marks
    • Criterion B: Developing Ideas - 8 Marks
    • Criterion C: Creating the Solution - 8 Marks
    • Criterion D: Evaluating - 8 Marks

    Teaching and Assessment: All courses in the secondary school follow the Secondary School Assessment Policy, which can be found on the AIS website. Students engage in multiple forms of formative assessment that help them develop their knowledge and skills. Summative assessments allow students to demonstrate their learning and are marked on subject specific assessment criteria. All MYP courses will use subject specific criteria at least once per semester to mark a variety of assessments. For Design courses, these criteria are: • Criterion A: Inquiring and Analyzing - 8 Marks • Criterion B: Developing Ideas - 8 Marks • Criterion C: Creating the Solution - 8 Marks • Criterion D: Evaluating - 8 Marks

    Each student is responsible for completing a document (Google Document sent out by teacher - all work must be completed on the document that the teacher sends out- do not copy, do not share- teacher has all rights), which documents his or her work throughout the design cycle. This will be assessed against the MYP Design criterion. Throughout the duration of the course the students are assessed by observations, oral responses, accuracy of written work, etc. The final grade is based on the above factors combined with the project packet. Resources: For this course, various web resources are used, which can be located via the Moodle page created for this particular course.

    Design Situation

    You will be creating a video that brings attention to Human and Civil Rights. You must highlight a specific human rights issue, and it must be created for a specific target audience. This video must contain at least 60% original footage (all other footage will be properly cited in credits), voice overs, interviews, infographics, sound/music (royalty free or properly cited), and must run no shorter than 2 minutes but no more than 5 minutes (not including credits).

     You will be required to research, plan, and storyboard your video and include voice over scripts. You must also research framing techniques, and additional video filming and editing skills. All research and planning must be documented on your google document.

     You will be working in groups of two, however you must provide your own independent research, planning, and each of you will be creating independent videos (the partners are for filming purposes only) - you will be graded independently.  

    General Resources
  • Topic 1

    Criterion A - Inquiry & Analysis

  • Topic 2

    Criterion B - Developing Ideas

  • Topic 3

    Criterion C - Creating the Product


      What's in STRAND 2? 

      • -2-5 Screenshots
      • -Working links
      • -3-5+ sentences introduction 
        • What was your goal in creating this?
        • For who/why/what did you create?
        • What software and hardware did you use?
        • Explain in detail something you learned.
        • Explain in detail something you struggled with. 

    • Strand 4
      Justify ALL changes
      • State your initial plan.
      • Explain what you actually did. 
      • Justify (in detail) ALL changes.
      • Level of impact to your project. 

      The more detailed the better. 

      *This can be completed in table, chart, or paragraph form. 



      All information, images, music, interviews, actors, etc. need to be properly cited. 

    • _______________________________________________
  • Topic 4

    Criterion D - Evaluating

    • Strand 1

      Strand 1 - Designs detailed and relevant testing methods, which generate data, to measure the success of the solution.

      Target Audience:


      Do: Survey/ Interview -

      Be sure to get baseline of knowledge from your TA

      What TA knows before, questions about video, and impact after watching.

    • Strand 2

      Strand 2 - Critically evaluates the success of the solution against the design specification based on authentic product testing.

      Specifications vs. Product

      Data collected by survey/interview

      Charts, graphs, quotes, information from surveys/interviews

      This is where you put ALL your data and information gathered.  

    • Strand 3

      Strand 3 - Explains how the solution could be improved

      Target Audience Input - Survey/Interview


      Own personal view - (what you thought you could have done better at…)

      GIVE EXAMPLES & Be specific

    • Strand 4

      Strand 4 - Explains the impact of the product on the client/target audience.

      Based on Interviews and surveys - USE YOUR DATA 


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