Digital Information Technology

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    Course Content:

    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. This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Information Technology career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Information Technology career cluster.

     

    The content includes but is not limited to computer application skills including computer hardware, software applications, web applications, computer programming, web page design and advanced web tools, systems support and maintenance, network concepts, relational database concepts, multimedia tools, cyber security ; extensive exploration of information technology careers; strategies for success including goal setting, study skills, organizing skills, learning styles, employability skills, and service learning; and core academic skills with a strong emphasis on effective communication skills.

     

    This course is hybrid, which means a portion of the assignments will be completed online in the classroom.

     

    Upon successful completion of this course (with a grade of C or higher), students will earn both middle school and high school credit. It is very important that Parents and students understand that this grade will count toward
    the student’s high school grade point average (GPA). Therefore, a grade of B or higher would 
    be better for the student’s academic success and scholarship opportunities.

     

    Class projects will be announced during each grading quarter. Students will receive details in class.

    Materials Needed: 

    • Notebook Paper
    • Pencils
    • Highlighter
    • Headsets/Earbuds
    • Spiral notebook
    • 2 pocket duo tang folder

     


    Course Grading Scale:

    Daily classwork & Quizzes   = 50%

    Tests, Projects and Presentations = 40%

    Homework = 10%

     

    Grades: A = 100-90%        B = 89-80%     

    C = 79-70          D = 69-60%    F = 59% or below.

     

    Each Student is expected to participate in all areas of the grading scale. If a Student is absent from class, he/she will be responsible for obtaining make-up work from my webpage and/or Absent binder. 


    Attendance is important.
      Make-up work must be submitted within one week of the student’s return to class (with the exception of the end of the grading period).

     

    To access the online version of the text, students will need to login to the student desktop. Each student enrolled in the course will have a tile for the textbook.