Course Description

Technology Applications

Objectives

Through the study of Technology Applications, students make informed decisions by understanding current and emerging technologies,including technology systems; appropriate digital tools, and personal learning networks. As competent researchers and responsible digital citizens, students use creative and computational thinking to solve problems while developing career and college readiness skills.

Class Description

Technology Applications is offered to introduce, refresh and enhance basic computer skills. Students will learn computer skills to successfully function in a technological society. Units of study include keyboarding, technology operations & concepts, digital citizenship, research & information fluency, communication & collaboration, and critical thinking & problem solving. Computer Science issues, technical reading, and note taking are emphasized throughout the course of study. The course emphasizes the application of technology skills to other areas of the curriculum.

Grading Policy

Category Percentage
In-class Assignments 35%
Participation/Class Activities 10%
Journal Writing 10%
Tests/Assessments 20%
Projects 25%

Class Structure

Technology Applications is a performance based class. What the students learn in class they should be able to demonstrate “how to” in class for me. All assignments will be completed in class.
Part Activity
Beginning [15 min]: Students begin every class with keyboarding exercises and will be graded on typing speed and accuracy.
Middle [35 min]: After keyboarding, students begin Technology Application lesson activities.
Ending [5 min]: Writing activity

Lesson Schedule

Week # Topic / Lesson *subject to change Target TEK
Week 1 Introduction / Expectations /AUP / Netiquette & Appropriate Behavior 1a-b; 2c; 4a-f; 5a-b; 6j-k
Week 2 Keyboarding / Privacy & Ethical Issues / Copyright Law / Cyber Bullying 1a-b; 2c; 4c-f; 5c-d; 6a-k
Week 3 Keyboarding / Microsoft Word: Menus 1a-d; 2a-c; 4c-f; 5a-d; 6a-k
Week 4 Keyboarding / Microsoft Word: File Management; Information Architecture / Shortcuts 1a,b; 2a,c; 3c; 4b,d; 6a,b,c,d,f,g,i,k,l
Week 5 Keyboarding / Microsoft Word: Grammar Tools / Formatting / Shortcuts 1a,b; 2a,c; 3c; 4b,d; 6a,b,c,d,f,g,i,k,l
Week 6 Keyboarding / Microsoft Excel: Intro to Spreadsheets / Parts & Navigation / Formatting 1a,b; 2a,c; 3c; 4b,d; 6a,b,c,d,f,g,i,k,l
Week 7 Keyboarding / Presentation / Powerpoint / Grammar Tools / Formatting 1a,b; 2a-c; 3a-d; 4a-f; 6a-g 1a-d; 2a-c; 3a-d; 4a-f; 6a-l
Week 8 Keyboarding / Word Processing / Tabs, Spacing, Alignments / Newsletter / Proofreading 1a,b; 2a-c; 3a-d; 4a-f; 6a-l
Week 9 Keyboarding / Texting, Sexting & Online Privacy / Online Predators / Inappropriate Content 1a-d; 2a-c; 3a-d; 4a-f; 6a-l
Week 10 Keyboarding / Excel / Charts & Graphs / Line Graphs / Probability & Formulas 1a-d; 2a-c; 3a-d; 4a-f, 6a-l 1a-d; 2a-c; 3a-d; 4a-f; 6a-l
Week 11 Keyboarding / PowerPoint / Create slides / Add, edit pics, graphs / Formatting 1a-d; 2a-c; 3a-d; 4a-f; 6a-l
Week 12 Keyboarding / Layouts / Planning Projects / Integrate programs 1a-d; 2a-c; 3a-d; 4a-f; 6a-l
Week 13 Keyboarding / Assessment
Week 14 Keyboarding / Content Area Integrated Project 1a-d; 2a-c; 3a-d; 4a-f; 6a-l
Week 15 Keyboarding / Content Area Integrated Project 1a-d; 2a-c; 3a-d; 4a-f; 5a-d; 6a-n
Week 16 Keyboarding / Online Publishing / Online Collaboration / Web development 1a-d; 2a-c; 3a-d; 4a-f; 5a-d; 6a-g,m,n
Week 17 Keyboarding / Online Publishing / Web development 1a-d; 2a-c; 3a-d; 4a-f; 5a-d; 6a-g,m,n
Week 18 Keyboarding / Online Publishing Unit Assessment 1a-d; 2a-c; 3a-d; 4a-f; 5a-d; 6a-g,m,n

Make Up Work

When absent from class, it is the student’s job, upon returning to school, to complete an INCOMPLETE ASSIGNMENT LOG AND SUBMIT IT ONLINE. All of the class activities and assignments are also posted daily on the class website, so students are able to complete work from home on days that they are absent as well.