Syllabus

MAX BRUNER Jr. MIDDLE SCHOOL
Course Syllabus Outline
Digital Information Technology

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A. DESCRIPTION
Course Number: 8207310
Credit: 1.0

This course is designed to provide a basic overview of current business and information systems and trends, and to introduce students to fundamental skills required for today's business and academic environments. Emphasis is placed on developing fundamental computer skills. The intention of this course is to prepare students to be successful both personally and professionally in an information based society. Digital Information Technology includes the exploration and use of: databases, the internet, spreadsheets, presentation applications, management of personal information and email, word processing and document manipulation, HTML, web page design, and the integration of these programs using software that meets industry standards.

B. ORGANIZATION This is a hands-on course in which topics are presented by the instructor while the student emulates the procedure. Once DIT functions are explained for each lesson, students will be assigned projects to be completed during class periods. Objective and application tests are normally given after each lesson and are distributed using an on-line testing center and there is a comprehensive/application final exam.

C. COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. To introduce students to fundamental skills required for today's business and academic environments.
  2. To prepare students to be successful both personally and professionally in an information based society.
  3. To introduce students to basic/intermediate keyboarding skills.
  4. To acquaint students with the proper procedures to create professional documents and reports for work and personal use.
  5. To introduce students to quality document production.
  6. Acquire the skills necessary to take Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam in Word, Excelm and Powerpoint 2016.

D. COURSE TOPICS The course will cover the following topics: • Demonstrate knowledge, skill, and application of information systems to accomplish job objectives and enhance workplace performance. • Develop an awareness of microprocessors and digital computers. • Demonstrate an understanding of operating systems. • Use technology to enhance the effectiveness of communication skills utilizing word processing applications. • Use technology to enhance communication skills utilizing presentation applications. • Use technology to enhance the effectiveness of communication utilizing spreadsheet and database applications. • Use technology to enhance communication skills utilizing electronic mail. • Investigate individual assessment and job/career exploration and individual career planning that reflect the transition from school to work, lifelong learning, and personal and professional goals. • Incorporate appropriate leadership and supervision techniques, customer service strategies, and standards of personal ethics to accomplish job objectives and enhance workplace performance. • Demonstrate competence using computer networks, internet and online databases to facilitate collaborative or individual learning and communication. • Demonstrate competence in page design applicable to the WWW • Develop an awareness of emerging technologies. • Develop awareness of computer languages and software applications. • Demonstrate comprehension and communication skills.

E. REQUIRED TEXT(S):
Software: Office 2016 (provided in class use)
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 document 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
  • No cursing or teasing
  • Food and beverages are not permitted in the classroom.
  • Stay in your seat unless you have permission to do otherwise.
  • 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.

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 before 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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