BRUNER MIDDLE SCHOOL
COURSE SYLLABUS OUTLINE

INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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A. DESCRIPTION
Course Number: 8207310
Credit: 1.0

This course is designed to provide an introduction to information technology concepts and careers as well as the impact information technology has on the world, people, and industry and basic web design concepts.  The content includes information technology career research; operating systems and software applications; electronic communications including e-mail and Internet services; basic HTML, DHTML, and XML web commands and design; emerging technologies, and Web page design.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
To provides students with the opportunity to:

  • Learn basic keyboarding skills
  • Research careers and demonstrate human relations/interpersonal skills appropriate for the workplace
  • Appreciate computers and hardware components
  • Develop an awareness of programming languages
  • Develop an awareness emerging technologies
  • Develop an awareness of microprocessors and digital computers
  • Become proficient in use of the Internet as a learning and communication tool.
  • Acquire mastery of basic applications found in Microsoft 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Acquire the skills necessary to take Microsoft Office Specialist Exam.

  • REQUIRED SOFTWARE CLASSROOM SET
    Software: Office 2010, SAMs 2010
    Handouts: Additional handouts will be provided during the course.


    F. GRADING PROCEDURES: Students will be graded on a total points scale and by academic proficiency.

    G. GRADING SCALE:

    A 90 – 100
    B 80 – 89
    C 70 – 79
    D 60 – 69
    F 0 – 59

    H. END OF COURSE EXAM: The end of course exam will be a comprehensive and application in which you will create a Web site as well as answer a set of multiple choice questions. You will be given the allotted time for your individual period. This is designated by the school administration

    I. CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT
    • Food and beverages are not permitted in the classroom.
    • No playful behavior is permitted in the classroom.
    • Follow the instructor’s written and oral directions carefully and immediately.
    • Internet searching on class/school computers is for projects ONLY!
    • Playing any games on the computer/Internet is prohibited.
    • No cursing or teasing
    • Stay in your seat unless you have permission to do otherwise

    J. COURSE POLICIES:
    Missed Classes: You are responsible for the activities of each class period. If you know of a conflict ahead of time, you are welcome to submit projects early. If you do not take a test/quiz on the scheduled day, contact me for a makeup test. Makeup tests/quizzes are typically more rigorous than regularly scheduled tests and will be administered after school. You are responsible for communicating with the instructor to obtain the assignments missed.

    Assignments: All assignments are due the date assigned. If you know that you are going to be absent turn in your assignment early. Each day your assignment is late will result in a 10 point deduction.

    Academic Dishonesty: Plagiarism and cheating are serious offenses and may be punished by failure on exam, paper or project; and/or failure in course. Parents will be notified of the offense. See appropriate page in the Student Handbook.

     

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    August 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School Beginnings

    September 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Labor Day Holiday

    October 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . End of 1st Grading Period

    October 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Holiday

    November 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . Veteran's Day Holiday

    November 19-23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fall Break

    December 21 - January 4. . . . . . . . . . Winter Break

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