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Foundations of Information Technology Syllabus Spring Semester, 2008 Foundations of Information Technology Class Syllabus 29 Palms High School 72750 Wildcat Way Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 (760) 367-9591 Ext 116 Mike_Collins@morongo.k12.ca.us TEACHER: Michael Collins, Regional Occupational Program, Room 116 Dear Parents and Students Welcome! Parents, I am delighted that your child is in my class for the 2007-2008 School Year. We can all look forward to many exciting and rewarding experiences as we work together to ensure your child’s academic success in our computer program. It is vital to the success of your child that communication remains open, clear, and consistent throughout the school year. This entry level Foundations of Information Technology Course is a journey in comprehensive guidance and career exploration for those students that are looking for a technology path throughout their High School years. All of my students start with an “A”. As they successfully enhance their learning skills, which they presently possess, this will solidify that grade. As I firmly believe that life-long success depends upon self-discipline; in partnership with your child, we have developed a classroom discipline plan that gives every student the opportunity to manage his/her own behavior. The goal is to ensure a fair, safe and effective learning environment for all. CLASSROOM RULES: Your assigned seat is yours….Stay out of the others No Headphones/Earphones during Class No Hats or Hoods are to be worn during class Only the Teacher has the floor to speak, unless I pass it to you, so unnecessary talking should be avoided Respect others and their property Stay on task by following directions the first time given 29 Palms High School and the District rules are in effect at all times No IPods, MP3 Players or Cell phones will be used during this class This is not a game playing class. Gaming of any kind is prohibited. Internet access is prohibited unless you are directed to access it for class purposes Foundations of Information Technology Syllabus Spring Semester, 2008 The computer equipment in this classroom belongs to the County of San Bernardino. Any theft or destruction of the equipment may result in expulsion. No writing on the desk or mouse pads.. Do NOT touch the LCD Screens with your fingers or any other object While on the internet, there will be no mushing, IMing, setting up shares with your friends, etc. The backroom, (Server Room), is strictly off-limits to students. Other room access doors are strictly off-limits to students Food and Drinks are strictly prohibited in the class room, and especially at your computer workstation. Clean up your area when the 5 minute warning bell rings. Do not leave the classroom at any time without my permission or hall pass; this includes when the last bell rings. There will be no use of Proxy Servers No jumping or attempting to get around the County Firewall Your keystrokes are being monitored by the School District IT Department and by the County IT Department If you choose to break a rule, these are the consequences: 1st Time – Verbal Warning 2nd Time – The Students Decision 3rd Time – Student sent to OCD and Parent signature required on behavior/think sheet form. (A phone call home and/or a referral will result if the written communication does not come back signed by parent/guardian and student the NEXT DAY. 4th Time - Referral to administration *Severe disruptive behavior such as fighting, abusive language, defiance, warrants immediate action. Should you have any questions about these expectations and/or assignments for this class, please contact me at the high school number (760) 367-9591 Ext 116 or email me at Mike_Collins@morongo.k12.ca.us. Foundations of Information Technology Syllabus Spring Semester, 2008 Course Overview Foundations of Information Technology 1. Complete, Sign and have parent/guardian sign an ROP Enrollment Form 2. Sign and have parent/guardian sign an Acceptance of Use Policy 3. Sign a Photo Release 4. Go over Classroom Rules 5. Lecture on Career Preparation 1000 Word Essay – Introduction to Keyboarding and Microsoft Word 1. Essay Requirements Document will be distributed. 2. One week to write a 1000 Word Essay Introduction to Google, Google Notebook and Wikipedia. 1. Students will learn to use Google Notebook for Classroom Note taking 2. Students will learn to use Google and Wikipedia for Class research 3. Students will present their Google Notebook in front of the class Computer and Classroom Safety 1. Computer Safety and Electricity Slide Show and Lecture 2. Computer Safety and Electricity Quiz How Computers Work 1. Watch the How Computers Work Video 2. Review of How Computers Work with Power Point and Lecture 3. How Computers Work Quiz Foundations of Information Technology Syllabus Spring Semester, 2008 1. Watch Journey Inside of the Computer Video Segment 1 2. Journey Inside the Computer Powerpoint and Lecture by Segment 1 3. Watch Journey inside of the Computer Video Segment 2 4. Journey Inside the Computer Powerpoint and Lecture by Segment 2 5. Watch Journey inside of the Computer Video Segment 3 6. Journey Inside the Computer Powerpoint and Lecture by Segment 3 7. Watch Journey inside of the Computer Video Segment 4 Journey Inside the Computer Powerpoint and Lecture by Segment 4 8. Watch Journey inside of the Computer Video Segment 5 9. Journey Inside the Computer Powerpoint and Lecture by Segment 5 10. Watch Journey inside of the Computer Video Segment 6 11. Journey Inside the Computer Powerpoint and Lecture by Segment 6Journey Inside the Computer Quiz Computer Cables and Connections 1. Cables & Connectors Slide Show and Lecture 2. Cables & Connectors Quiz Computer Preventive Maintenance 1. Preventive Maintenance Slide Show and Lecture 2. Preventive Maintenance Slide Show and Lection Quiz How to Purchase a Computer 1. How to purchase a computer. A. Desktop B. Notebook C. Handheld Foundations of Information Technology Syllabus Spring Semester, 2008 Introduction to Malware (Viruses, Spyware and Adware) Introduction to HTML to include: • HTML Tags • Web Development • Using Color Effectively • Choosing Fonts • Audience Usability and Usability Testing Students will create and present in front of the class, a Power Point Presentation on how to create a Webpage Students create a 2 page Website Depending on time, this course may allow for learning to disassemble and reassemble a computer system. Prepare for Semester Final Please Note: Other Pop quizzes, worksheets and test may apply as appropriate. Additionally, during the course of the semester, we will have guest speakers from local computer businesses and the County of San Bernardino, ROP to present classes on Resume` writing, Job Interviews skills, etc. Most of my students this semester will be 9th graders or other grade students seeking a technology educational path throughout their high school years. These are all emerging adults. In order to meet the requirements of this status, this course addresses a combination of personal/social development, educational achievement, and career and life skills. Foundations of Information Technology Syllabus Spring Semester, 2008 GRADING: Mark Low% High% A 95 100 A- 90 94 B+ 87 89 B 84 86 B- 80 83 C+ 77 79 C 74 76 C- 70 73 D+ 67 69 D 64 66 D- 60 63 F 0 59 ASSIGNMENTS Code Description (Blank to Delete record) % of Grade 1 Acceptance of Use Policy 5 2 Enrollment Form Completed 5 4 Essay 10 9 Final 20 3 Google Notebook Presentation 10 7 HTML 15 6 PC Repair 15 5 Quiz 10 8 Test 10 ASSIGNMENT ORGANIZER: Students will be instructed on how to use Google Notebook to take notes and organize their classroom work. There notes and documents will be available to them from home or any other location that has internet access. If the student does not have a computer with internet access, they will be permitted to print their notes in the classroom. Their notes will be checked regularly and credit will be reflected in the student’s citizenship grade. Students are not only responsible for coming to class prepared everyday, but they are accountable for recording daily assignments, homework, and projects in their Google Notebook. It is highly recommended that Foundations of Information Technology Syllabus Spring Semester, 2008 parents monitor and check their Notebook regularly to ensure ongoing communication between home and school. HOMEWORK: Homework typically will not be assigned. All work will be classroom work. This is subject to change at any given time. Student Class work backups: It is recommended that each student bring and maintain a CD-RW to backup their class work. It will not be the responsibility of the teacher or the high school to maintain the students Notebook or Document information in the event of a system crash, etc. I have discussed all of the above information with all of my classes and I would appreciate you also reviewing the information with your child. With your continued support, I know that your child will have the best opportunity for a successful year. Please complete the attached PARENT NOTIFICATION SLIP. It is homework and is due back to me TOMORROW where it will become part of your child’s’ class records. Sincerely, Michael Collins Foundations of Information Technology Syllabus Spring Semester, 2008 29 Palms High School 72750 Wildcat Way Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 (760) 367-9591 Ext 116 Mike_Collins@morongo.k12.ca.us Dear Parent, Both you and the student need to sign and return this page. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact me either by phone or email as listed above. PRINT STUDENT’S FULL NAME ____________________________________________________________ PERIOD _____________ I HAVE READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION ON THE SYLLABUS AND DISCUSSED IT WITH MY CHILD. WE BOTH UNDERSTAND THE DISCIPLINE PLAN, GRADING SCALE, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THEIR NOTEBOOKS: PARENT SIGNATURE_______________________________________ Date ________________ Student Signature___________________________________________ Date ________________