• DIGITAL Information Technology

    Hybrid Course

    2017-2018

     

    Description/Objectives:

    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, soft skills, and the integration of these programs using software that meets industry standards. 

    This is a hybrid course which means students will receive both online and classroom content and assignments.  This course meets the requirements for the practical arts credit and the online credit which are both needed for graduation.  Moodle is the online part of the class.  This program has multiple sections that students will be responsible to complete and upload.  Moodle assignments are assigned during a class period, discussed in class, need to be uploaded by the assigned date which is three to seven days from the date it was assigned.  Moodle is available 24/7 once assigned and is NOT accepted late.

    Every student will participate in lessons to reinforce skills needed for the SAT, ACT, and Florida State standards for reading and writing for college and work readiness.  This class will help students refine their reading, writing and proofreading skills, develop recordkeeping skills, learn about ethics, employability skills and how to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, the Internet, and other software.   This is the first class a student must complete in order to take the other business courses offered.  When a student has completed three or four classes in a career cluster they are a program completer and are eligible to apply for the Gold Seal which can lead to money for college.

    STUDENTS WILL ONLY ACCESS THE INTERNET WITH THE TEACHER’S PERMISSION AND SUPERVISION

    If you do not want your student to be able to access the Internet, they will need to provide a signed written statement from you to be turned in within the first 30 days of school. 

    During the first 9 weeks, orange keyboard covers will be on the keyboard and should not be removed or defaced.  Any student who marks on the covers will be subject to discipline and will have to pay the replacement cost of the cover.

     

    Materials Needed:

    1. There is a $5.00 lab fee to help pay for paper and ink that the student will use throughout the school year.  Due by September 22, 2017.  If you are making out a check, please make it out to Dunnellon High School.   If a student does not pay the required fee, they will be put on the debt list.
    2. Students will need a notebook or folder to be used for class work.
    3. Notebook paper, pens and pencils, highlighters. (Blue or black ink only)
    4. Earbuds/headphones to use for specific assignments during class. (The Hybrid part of the class has videos that the student will need to view)

    Grading/Evaluation:

    GRADING SCALE

    100---90……..A

      89---80……..B

      79---70……..C

      69---60……..D

      59----0……...F

    Grading Percentages

    • Writing/Reading--10%
    • Daily Classwork/Quizzes—35%
    • Tests/Projects--55%

    MAKE-UP WORK

    All assignments are posted on my school webpage.  If you are absent, you should check there for what you have missed and when it is due.  Make up work will be handled in accordance with the MCSS policy listed in the Student Handbook.

    POWER HOUR

    Power Hour is a one hour daily period where students are able to eat lunch anytime during that hour. Teachers have “Office Hours” during half of Power Hour and lunch the other half. Students are encouraged to get tutoring, make up work and tests and practice skills in arts and vocational classes. All Club meetings are held during this time. Students may go to any classroom they choose, providing the teacher is not eating lunch. Administrative and Guidance Staff will monitor the whole campus and students may eat lunch in the the outside patio, as well as in the Cafeteria. Students who wish to check out of school during power hour may do so at either the beginning or the end of power hour.  All gates are locked, except to the Main Entrance and the Gym and Field House are closed and off-limits. Students are encouraged to use this time to explore the Media Center, prepare for tests, performances, work in PLATO, etc. Students found out of area during Power Hour are subject to severe disciplinary consequences. The administration reserves the right to not continue Power Hour at any time, if students are unable to keep the Dunnellon High School campus clean, or use this time for its appropriate academic purpose.

    • My office hours are during the second half of power hour.
    • Power Hour is for academic focus where students can work on their assignments, not socialization.
    • Missing work and retakes are to be done during power hour and completed within one week of the date it was assigned.
    • This is for students who work during class time and need help or to complete their work.
    • Students are required to fill out completely the log book for power hour when they arrive to my room.

     HOMEWORK/CLASSWORK

    • When homework/classwork is assigned it is expected to be turned in on time. 
    • Late assignments will have points deducted. 
    • Work that is more than ONE week late will not be accepted unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor.

     CHEATING

    • Printing a copy of your work for another student.
    • Using a USB drive or any other portable device to save your work for another student to print and turn in as their own work.
    • Emailing answers to another student.
    • Sharing answers with another student on any assignment, quiz, or test.
    • Plagiarism                                                                                      

    Cheating is unacceptable and students will receive a zero on each assignment that they have cheated on and they will be referred to the dean of discipline. (See student handbook concerning cheating).

    The teacher only allows students in designated programs. Any student who enters a program without the permission of the instructor will be referred to the dean of discipline. 

    WORKSTATIONS

    •  Each student is assigned a workstation; they are responsible to clean up their assigned areas and return all borrowed materials to their proper places.
    • The computer systems (includes CPU, monitor, keyboard, mouse) are not to be altered in any way. This includes, but is not limited to adding, removing or changing icons on the desktop, defacing the desk or textbook, any part of the computer system, adding or deleting any programs, or damaging the chairs.
    • All USB drives or portable storage devices must be checked by the teacher for viruses before student plugs into a computer system.
    • No cell phones or other devices are allowed to be plugged into any outlets or computers in this lab.
    • Parents are responsible for any damage to all equipment and textbooks that the student damages.

    CLASS RULES

    1.  Be on time for class, in your seat with all your necessary supplies, ready to start, when the bell rings.
    2. Cell phones must be turned off and out of sight and no other electronic devices are allowed in class.
    3. No USB drives unless approved by the teacher.  Students’ have a “One” drive to save their work to so that that they can work from home as needed.
    4. Do not download any programs to your school computer.  Refer to the Student's Code of Conduct.
    5. Do not plug in any electronic devices into the computer or plugs in the room.
    6. Earbuds or headphones should be out of sight, unless needed to complete an assignment.
    7. Come to class with your necessary supplies.
    8. No food, gum, candy, or drink allowed in the classroom.
    9. Work from bell to bell.
    10. Respect yourself and others.
    11. Adhere to all classroom, school, and district policies.
    12. Put your book bags in the designated area.
    13. No profanity, vulgar jesters, perfume, hair spray, hand lotions, or grooming.
    14. Being absent the day before an announced quiz or test, does not excuse the student from taking it on the assigned day.
    15. No passes during the first 10 minutes and the last 10 minutes of class will be allowed.  Students must correctly sign out in the Restroom log book under their name.
      1. Each student has 10 restroom passes for the nine weeks.  If a student has any unused restroom passes, they will receive 1 point extra credit for each one that is unused for the nine weeks.
    16. Do not lean back or wheel around in the chairs.
    17. Cleanup after yourself.
    18. The teacher dismisses you, not the bell.