DIGITAL Information Technology
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.
- 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 20, 2019. 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.
- Students will need a notebook or folder to be used for class work.
- Notebook paper, pens and pencils, highlighters. (Blue or black ink only)
- Earbuds/headphones to use for specific assignments during class. (The Hybrid part of the class has videos that the student will need to view)
- Daily Classwork/Moodle—35%
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.
Productive Academic Work or P.A.W. Time is a 45-minute period on Thursdays and Fridays. The time is set aside for students to work on academic issues, make up tests/quizzes, enrichment, study hall, and reading and writing skills. This time will also be used for guidance appointments, pep rallies, college visits, etc.
This is not a social time. Students are expected to have something to work on. If they don’t, teachers will be providing something academically for them to do. Students are required to fill out completely the log book for PAW time when they leave or enter my room.
The expectation of P.A.W. time will be: The student must come see me Monday-Wednesday AND NO LATER than Thursday morning to retrieve a P.A.W. Pass. If the P.A.W. Pass is not planned ahead of time the student will not be permitted to leave their P.A.W. teacher's classroom to come to my room on that Thursday or Friday. THIS MUST BE PLANNED AHEAD OF TIME.
How the P.A.W. PASS WORKS: The student will show the P.A.W. Pass to their P.A.W. Time teacher and will then be released to report to my classroom for tutoring/make-up work. When the student reports to my class I will then collect their P.A.W. Pass & keep for safe record keeping as well as the student will sign in on the log sheet for documentation purposes.
It is the responsibility of the student to utilize P.A.W. Time.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- Be on time for class, in your seat with all your necessary supplies, ready to start, when the bell rings.
- Cell phones must be turned off and out of sight and no other electronic devices are allowed in class.
- 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.
- Do not download any programs to your school computer. Refer to the Student's Code of Conduct.
- Do not plug in any electronic devices into the computer or plugs in the room.
- Earbuds or headphones should be out of sight, unless needed to complete an assignment.
- Come to class with your necessary supplies.
- No food, gum, candy, or drink allowed in the classroom.
- Work from bell to bell.
- Respect yourself and others.
- Adhere to all classroom, school, and district policies.
- Put your book bags in the designated area.
- No profanity, vulgar jesters, perfume, hair spray, hand lotions, or grooming.
- Being absent the day before an announced quiz or test, does not excuse the student from taking it on the assigned day.
- 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.
- Each student has 10 restroom passes for the nine weeks.
- Do not lean back in the chairs.
- Cleanup after yourself.
- The teacher dismisses you, not the bell.