Syllabus for Information and Technology

  • 2020-2021 CLASSROOM SYLLABUS WITH POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

    DIGITAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (DIT)/HYBRID

    Instructor: Mrs. Cheryl Tieche   Classroom: Building 11 – Room 10     Phone: 352-671-4700 ext. 58608  

    Cheryl.tieche@marion.k12.fl.us Teacher Webpage:

     

    COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY:

     

    This course is designed to provide an introduction to digital information technology concepts and careers as well as the impact information technology has on the world, people, and industry and basic web design concepts.

     

    Emphasis is placed on developing proficiency with touch keyboarding and fundamental computer applications, so that students may use these skills as communication tools for enhancing personal and workplace proficiency in an information-based society. This also includes proficiency with computers using word documents, spreadsheets, presentation applications, and the integration of these programs using software that meets industry standards. Additionally, employability skills—such as oral and written communications, problem solving, and ability to work independently and in groups—are developed.

     

    ONLINE (HYBRID) PORTION OF THIS COURSE:

     

    This course is “Hybrid” which means the majority of the assignments will be completed online while in the classroom each day.  Students MUST complete at least 60% of the online portion of this course in order to receive a credit.  We will do the majority of this work in class.  The credit earned in this class can be used as the required online credit, fine arts credit, or elective.  Student will work with the Guidance Counselor to determine how the credit will be used.

     

    GRADING POLICY/CATEGORIES:            

     

    Since this course is conducted as a business, with students as employees, class/project participation and performance will heavily affect grades – as in business, students must be present to complete daily graded class work.  All grades/evaluations will reflect the school grading scale:  See the grading breakdown below: 

     

    Grading Scale

    Rubric for Grading Scale

    A = 90-100%

    Exceeds Expectations; consistent and most effective application of critical thinking, insightful comments on situation recommendations, articulate, superior writing ability (concise, clear, candid), learning without difficulty, very active participation and a model for others to follow

    B = 80-89%

    Meets Expectations; effective application of critical thinking, insightful comments on situation recommendations, articulate, solid writing ability (concise, clear, candid with minor errors), learning with some difficulty, active participation and consistently completes all assignments well above minimum requirements, a solid performer

    C = 70-79%

    Passing Grade; accomplishes minimum requirements, communicates and participates at a generally acceptable level, satisfactory understanding of the basic concepts, meets requirements

    D = 60-69%

    Passing Grade, but quality and quantity of work and participation is below average and barely acceptable

     

    F = below 60%

    Failing, quality and quantity of work and participation is unacceptable

     

     

    Projects / Test                        50%

    Classwork / Quizzes              40%

    Homework/Notebook            10%

     

     

     

          MAKE-UP/LATE/SUSPENDED STUDENT POLICY: In the event of an absence, it is your (student) responsibility to complete make up work according to FHS and/or MCPS guidelines

     

          ACADEMIC INTEGRITY (PLAGIARISM):  Cheating will not be tolerated.  A zero will be given to a student for any assignment(s) pertaining to cheating. 

     

    MATERIALS NEEDED:

    Paper/Pencil/Pen

    Headsets or Earbuds

     

    OFFICE HOURS

     

    Student can contact me to work in the classroom or request additional assistance.  I will gladly schedule a time which is mutually convenient. 

     

    CLASSROOM AND TEACHER EXPECTATIONS

     

    My expectations for students are very simple. Take responsibility for your own actions and be respectful to classmates and teacher.  This classroom is run in a very professional and businesslike manner and requires an honest effort by the student.  I expect students to be on time for class ready to work every day.  Students will be held responsible for their actions and must learn to become self-reliant.  I am very willing to help students, but only after they help themselves and put forth and honest effort. 

     

     

    ENTRANCE PROCEDURES:

     

    1. When student come in the classroom, they should find their assigned seats immediately. Place purse, backpacks, underneath their table area or chair. Please do not place anything on top of the table, computer, keyboard, or mouse.
    2. Students should take a look at their computer to make sure it is in proper working order. If there is any problem, notify the teacher immediately.
    3. If there is any graffiti on the table, computer, and/ or monitor notify the teacher immediately.
    4. Go to http://www.marionschools.net/Domain/13608 to get to Mrs. Streeter’s webpage and click on the Assignments page for the appropriate lessons for that day.
    5. Check the white board/Smart board for instructions and bell work.
    6. Remain quiet and in your seat during attendance.

     

    CLASS PROCEDURES:

     

    1. Students need to get started immediately with any assignments. There will be many activities during the period and it is necessary to start quickly. If there are any questions, raise your hand the teacher will help. Please do not disrupt other students.
    2. Follow class rules
    3. Ask permission before getting out of you seat.
    4. Keep the room neat and orderly to keep a good learning environment.
    5. Students may not use the Internet without permission during class time, unless it is part of the assignment. This includes e-mail.
    6. The following should be placed in the header section of all printed assignments submitted to the Instructor: Disorganized assignments (pages out of order, mislabeled, unreadable, etc.) will not be graded and will be returned to student to correct and resubmit, possibly including a loss of points.

                    Example:

                    Student Name: (example: Mary Jones)

                    Period/Station Number: (example: 01STN1)

                    Date: (example: February 5, 2015)

     

    1. If an assignment has multiple sheets, please staple them together. Do not staple different assignments together. Please place assignments to be graded in your “To Be Graded” bin and submit assignments that require submitting for a grade on the due date.

     

                                 

    EXIT PROCEDURES: (within last 5 minutes of class):

     

    1. Log off the computer
    2. Put away notebooks.
    3. Clean up around your workstation
    4. Push in your chair before leaving the classroom

     

    DISABILITIES POLICY:

     

    In compliance with the American with Disability Act (ADA), all qualified students enrolled in this class are entitled to “reasonable accommodations”.  Please notify the Instructor during the first week of class as to any accommodations needed for this course.

     

    RESTROOM POLICY:

     

    1. NO restroom passes within the 1st 10 minutes of class and the last 10 minutes of class
    2. ONE student allowed out for the restroom at a time.  Student MUST sign out and sign in.
    3. NO restroom breaks during lecture/teaching time or when guests are present. 
    4. (3) restroom passes per student, per week.  You have (5) minutes between class as well as (5) other classes to take restroom breaks.  Emergencies are an exception.

     

    TARDY POLICY:

     

    Class begins after the bell rings. If late for class, you will be marked tardy. Per school policy, after the third tardy, the student will receive a referral. Subsequent tardiness will require a parent conference and disciple referral.

     

    TECHNOLOGY USE:

     

    We will promote the positive use of technology by discouraging/prohibiting cyber-bullying, avoiding plagiarism and following copyright laws.  All students will be required to read, understand, and acknowledge the Marion County Public Schools (MCPS) Acceptable Use Policy as well as the classroom Internet Guidelines (below). The AUP states that "it is a general policy that the network will be used in a responsible, efficient, ethical and legal manner in accordance with the mission of MCSB." Every student has a copy in their Code of Student Conduct Handbook.  You are responsible for reading and having a full understanding of the guidelines of the Marion County Public Schools Acceptable Use Policy.

     

    Students have access to the MCPS Student Desktop (www.marion.k12.fl.us) from home where students can access school email, which we will use within the academic perimeters within this class.  They also have use of Microsoft software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint from home, via the Desktop.  ALL MCPS policies regarding computer/internet use must be adhered to 100% of the time.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    CELLPHONE USE:

     

    1. Students will understand that cell phones will not be allowed to be on their desk, in their lap, or in general, out in the open unless directly instructed by the teacher.
    2. Students may charge their phone at the designated charging station using their own power cord. It is understood that the teacher and school are NOT responsible for damage, theft or loss of the phone. The phone must be put on silent and remain on the charging station the entire period.
    3. If the above policies are not followed, the teacher reserves the right to confiscate the student’s phone for the remainder of the class period and/or send the phone to Student Management at teacher’s discretion.

     

    INTERNET GUIDELINES:

     

    1. Internet use if for educational purposes only.
    2. Do not try in any way to interfere with the computer systems within Forest High School/MCPS, in an effort to obtain private information, have the computer to malfunction or destroy data.
    3. No using profanity, obscenity, or other language that may be offensive to another user.
    4. Copying commercial software and other copyright protected materials is a violation of copyright laws. No using the network for ANY illegal activity.
    5. Do not download programs, files, games or ANYTHING without permission. If when surfing, a site says that it wants to download something, you must say NO and then inform the teacher.
    6. The INTERNET may not be used during class time unless approved by the teacher.
    7. Nothing is to be printed from the INTERNET without permission.
    8. DO NOT visit public chat room(s) or unacceptable site(s).

     

     

     

     

     

    Consequences for NOT following policies and procedures: (Certain major offenses require IMMEDIATE disciplinary action and will not follow the 3 Step process)

     

    1. First Offense: Verbal Warning
    2. Second Offense: Phone call home/conference
    3. Third Offense: Referral AND all computer privileges may be taken away. 
    • Parent/guardian will be notified. Disciplinary action and/or appropriate legal action may be taken.

     

    Students are to follow all of the Marion County Public School rules, guidelines and any written and/or verbal classroom instructions.  Thank you for your full cooperation and dedication during this school year.

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    2020-2021 CLASSROOM SYLLABUS WITH POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

    DIGITAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (DIT)/HYBRID

     

     

    This is a graded assignment. Return this page only to the teacher. Failure to return this page after the due date results in a continued loss of points until this page is returned.

     

     

     

     

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    SUPPLIES:

    Pencils, and Pens: Blue or black ink only

     Disinfecting wipes (1LB 3.3oz)

     1 Box of Kleenex

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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