Course Syllabus – ICT Grade 9 (High School)

Course Syllabus – ICT Grade 9A
Course Title: ICT HS 1 – Grade 9 ICT
Course Code/Section: Grade 9A
Session/Year: Fall / 2014 – 2015
Meeting: This syllabus assumes two blocks of contact hours per week over two sessions
Instructor: Jess Obani Tura
Contact Info: jess@wells-school.com   | 0841454005 | jess4wells.wordpress.com
Class information: ICT Lab 1  (Room 105)
Time:  Wed & Fri 7:55am-9:20am

Essential Question:
How computational thinking helps us to be a responsible global citizen?

Course Description:
The Information and Computer Technology (ICT) for Grade 9 equips students with the computational thinking and technological skills that are needed for the IB Computer Science diploma.  The course includes (but not limited to) the examination of the fundamental concepts of computational thinking, introduction to computer networks, digital citizenship, introduction to computer programming, system design process, publishing, multimedia presentation, animation, and web designing.

Objectives:
In Grade 9, the students are expected to:

  1. Communicate information to others using a variety of productivity tools.
  2. Gather, organize, and use information to increase productivity and create knowledge.
  3. Solve problems independently and cooperatively using information and technology.
  4. Demonstrate the skills of informed consumers of technology by operating and using technology and information safely and ethically.

In adherence with the Common Core standards, Wells International School also adopts the Common Core derivative standards for Computer Literacy.  These have been compiled by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and are as follows:

  1. Creativity and Innovation (Make it)
  2. Communication & Collaboration (Say it)
  3. Research & Information Fluency (Find it)
  4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving & Decision Making (Solve it)
  5. Digital Citizenship (Protect it)
  6. Technology Operations & Concepts (Use it)

Students will also be expected to understand and enact Internet safety and digital citizenship by demonstrating the safe and cooperative use of technology such as:

  1. Safe and responsible use of social networking, websites, chat rooms, electronic mail, bulletin boards, instant messaging, etc.
  2. Recognizing, avoiding and reporting online solicitations by online predators.
  3. Risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet.
  4. Recognizing and avoiding unsolicited or deceptive online communication.
  5. Recognizing and reporting online harassment and cyber bullying.
  6. Reporting illegal online activities and communications.
  7. Understanding copyright laws on written materials, photographs, music and video

Units & Essential Questions:
Introduction to Wells ICT

  • What are the expected skills and learning results for the ICT G9?
  • How a good understanding of a current computer system helps in finishing individual tasks?

Unit 1: Word Processing & Desktop Publishing

  • What are the computer skills needed to produce books and magazines?
  • What are the qualities of a professionally-looking print ad media?

Unit 2: Tech Operations and Concepts

  • Explain how humans communicate with the machine (and vice versa).
  • How can software allow a single machine to be multipurpose?

Unit 3: Programming and Simulations

  • What are the ways to demonstrate sequential thinking?
  • How beneficial is the use of simulation?

Unit 4: Online Collaboration & Digital Citizenship

  • What is cloud computing and how to maximize the use of it?
  • What is the main purpose of Copyright Laws?

Unit 5: Spreadsheets and Database

  • How spreadsheets help in decision making?
  • How to filter search results to avoid information overload?

Unit 6: Design and Multimedia

  • Is interactive multimedia more beneficial for learning?
  • Explain the relation between effective design and accurate information.

Attendance Policy
ICT G9 course demands substantial discussion and hands-on activities. During the interaction of instructor and student on ongoing projects, the class provides resources and learning opportunities that cannot be “made up” by other means. Previous class activities are usually preparation for the next topics, and thus attendance is utmost importance. Therefore:

  • Students are required to attend all class meetings, to arrive on time, and to stay for the duration of the class.
  • Students arriving five minutes or more late to class will be marked tardy. Students arriving 10 minutes or later will be marked absent. Students who leave before the class without valid reason is marked absent.
  • Students who are having difficulty with the attendance requirement may be asked to drop the class.
  • Students who accumulate two or more absences will be subjected to Guidance Counselling care.
  • Excused absences must be excused by official authorities such as Doctor’s letters, administration, parents, etc… and will be verified for accuracy.

ICT Lab Room 105 Policies

  • No food and drinks inside the Computer lab.
  • Bring only necessary things such as notebook, pencil case, and headset. Leave your bags outside.
  • Use your own user account.
  • Treat the equipment as your own – take care of it.
  • Save your files in the designated folders only. Files save somewhere else will be deleted without prior notice.
  • Downloading of any files is not allowed unless the teacher says so.
  • Do not fix any hardware or software malfunctions by yourself. Inform the teacher about it.
  • Play only academic-oriented games.
  • Computer lab can be used for assignments, projects, and research during after school (2:45-3:30pm)
  • To the best of your ability, uphold the Computer Crime Act B.E 2550 (2007) in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Royal Kingdom of Thailand.

Classworks/ Projects Grading Policy

If total points is 50 If total points is 40 If total points is 30 If total points is 20 If total points is 10
Met all requirements? 20 20 15 10 5
Presentable? 10 10 5 5 2
Did independently? 10 5 5 3 2
Submitted on time? 10 5 5 2 1

ICT G9 Grading Policy:
Projects    25%
Classworks    25%
Quizzes    20%
Exams    20%
Participation/Behavior    10%
Total 100%

Course Syllabus – ICT G4

Course Syllabus – ICT Grade 4
Course Title: ICT Grade 4
Course Code/Section: Grade 4
Session/Year: Fall / 2014 – 2015
Meeting: This syllabus assumes one block of contact hours per week
Teacher: Mr. Jess Obani Tura
Contact Info: jess@wells-school.com | jess4wells.wordpress.com
Class information: ICT Lab 1  (Room 105)
Time:  4A Mon 1:20pm – 2:45pm, 4B Thu 11:50am-1:15pm

Essential Question:
What is ICT and what are the benefits of having ICT-related skills?

Course Description:
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Grade 4 prepares students for the middle-school ICT experience. These knowledge and skills are designed for students to be more creative, effective communicators, problem solvers, and critical thinkers fit for their level. It covers the proper keyboard typing, word processing, presentation and spreadsheet designing, utilizing computer operating system and its applications, meaningful online searching and filtering of information, online safety awareness, collaboration and communication with the use of Internet resources, and the help of multimedia applications.

Objectives:
In Grade 4 ICT, the students are expected to:

  1. Communicate ideas with word processing using formatted text, a variety of graphics and tables.
  2. Create presentations and communicate learning to others using digital tools.
  3. Produce media‐rich digital stories including the use of image, audio and/or video.
  4. Use digital imaging technologies to modify or create images for use in digital presentations.
  5. Plan writing and other projects using visual mapping tools.
  6. Use appropriate digital tools to collect, organize and analyze data including the use of formulas and charts.
  7. Recognize bias in digital resources.
  8. Communicate electronically with others to collaboratively identify and investigate global issues in a supervised educational environment.
  9. Practice injury prevention by applying a variety of ergonomic strategies when using technology.
  10. Analyze and solve basic software problems (restart, refresh, close and reopen program after saving)
  11. Demonstrate the safe and cooperative use of technology.

Units & Essential Questions
Intro Unit: Introduction to Wells ICT

  • Why a password should be kept secret?
  • How to behave properly inside the Computer Lab?

Unit 1: Tech Operations and Concepts

  • What are the basic parts of a computer?
  • How to create, save, and open a file?

Unit 2: Word Processing and Desktop Publishing

  • What is hyperlink and how to insert it in a document?
  • How to insert tables and graphs in a document?

Unit 3: Computational Thinking

  • How patterns help us solve a problem?

Unit 4: Draw, Paint, and Photo Editing

  • How to scale, rotate, and recolor an image?
  • How to use shapes to draw an object?

Unit 6: Spreadsheets and Database

  • What is a cell, row, and column in a spreadsheet?
  • How to make a graph that displays a visual summary of the survey?

Unit 7: Visual Mapping

  • How can images help us create a short story?

Unit 8: Global Awareness and Digital Citizenship

  • What are the traits of a responsible digital citizen?
  • What is cyberbullying and why is it bad?

Unit 9: Presentation

  • How to search the Internet and use the result for presentation?
  • How to crop an image in PowerPoint presentation?

Attendance Policy

  • Students are required to attend all class meetings, to arrive on time, and to stay for the duration of the class.
  • Students arriving five minutes or more late to class will be marked tardy. Students arriving 10 minutes or later will be marked absent. Students who leave before the class is dismissed will be marked absent.

Grading Standard
Students will be graded with values 4-1 on the following areas:

Score Quality of Work
4 Above standard
3 Meets standard
2 Approaching standard
1 Below standard
NE Not evaluated
  • Word Processing and Literacy – includes proper keyboard typing, technology-related vocabularies
  • Computer System and Technology – includes usage of applications and technology skills
  • Math and Logic – includes the use of math and logical thinking to solve problems
  • Online Collaboration & Digital Citizenship – utilizing technology to communicate ideas
  • Design and Multimedia – includes application of art and other media to make a work more presentable

ICT Lab Room 105 Policies

  • No food and drinks inside the Computer lab.
  • Bring only necessary things such as notebook, pencil case, and headset. Leave your bags outside.
  • Use your own user account.
  • Treat the equipment as your own – take care of it.
  • Save your files in the designated folders only. Files save somewhere else will be deleted without prior notice.
  • Downloading of any files is not allowed unless the teacher says so.
  • Do not fix any hardware or software malfunctions by yourself. Inform the teacher about it.
  • Play only academic-oriented games.
  • Computer lab can be used for assignments, projects, and research during after school (2:45-3:30pm)
  • To the best of your ability, uphold the Computer Crime Act B.E 2550 (2007) in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Royal Kingdom of Thailand.

Essential Software and Websites
Windows , Typing Master, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Wells email, Animation-ish, Google Earth, GIMP, FaceYourManga, Kerpoof, PicMonkey, Photovisi,  StoryBird, BrainPopJr.

Course Syllabus – ICT Grade3

Course Syllabus – ICT Grade 3
Course Title: ICT Grade 3
Course Code/Section: Grade 3
Session/Year: Fall / 2014 – 2015
Meeting:  This syllabus assumes one block of contact hours per week
Teacher: Jess Obani Tura
Contact Info: jess@wells-school.com | jess4wells.wordpress.com
Class information: ICT Lab 1  (Room 105)
Time:  3A Fri 1:20pm – 2:45pm, 3B Fri 11:50am-1:15pm, 3C 1:20pm-2:45pm

Essential Question:
What is ICT and what are the benefits of having ICT-related skills?

Course Description:
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Grade 3 builds up the foundational ICT knowledge and skills which will help students to be creative, effective communicators, problem solvers, and critical thinkers fit for their level. It covers the proper keyboard typing, basics in word processing, presentation and spreadsheet designing, utilizing computer operating system and its applications, meaningful online searching and filtering of information, online safety awareness, collaboration and communication with the use of Internet resources, and the help of multimedia applications.

Objectives:
In Grade 3 ICT, the students are expected to:

  1. Communicate ideas with word processing using formatted text, a variety of graphics and tables.
  2. Create presentations and communicate learning to others using digital tools.
  3. Produce media‐rich digital stories including the use of image, audio and/or video.
  4. Use digital imaging technologies to modify or create images for use in digital presentations.
  5. Plan writing and other projects using visual mapping tools.
  6. Use appropriate digital tools to collect, organize and analyze data including the use of formulas and charts.
  7. Recognize bias in digital resources.
  8. Communicate electronically with others to collaboratively identify and investigate global issues in a supervised educational environment.
  9. Practice injury prevention by applying a variety of ergonomic strategies when using technology.
  10. Analyze and solve basic software problems (restart, refresh, close and reopen program after saving)
  11. Demonstrate the safe and cooperative use of technology.

Units & Essential Questions<
Intro Unit: Introduction to Wells ICT

  • Why a password should be kept secret?
  • How to behave properly inside the Computer Lab?

Unit 1: Tech Operations and Concepts

  • What are the basic parts of a computer?
  • How to create, save, and open a file?

Unit 2: Word Processing and Desktop Publishing

  • How to change text’s style, color, and size?
  • How to insert images in a document?

Unit 3: Computational Thinking

  • How to decode hidden messages?
  • How patterns help us solve a problem?

Unit 4: Draw, Paint, and Photo Editing

  • How to scale, rotate, and recolor an image?
  • How to use shapes to draw an object?

Unit 6: Spreadsheets and Database

  • What is a cell, row, and column in a spreadsheet?
  • How to make a graph that displays a visual summary of the survey?

Unit 7: Visual Mapping

  • How can images help us create a short story?

Unit 8: Global Awareness and Digital Citizenship

  • What are the traits of a responsible digital citizen?
  • What is cyberbullying and why is it bad?

Unit 9: Presentation

  • How to search the Internet and use the result for presentation?
  • How to crop an image in PowerPoint presentation?

Attendance Policy

  • Students are required to attend all class meetings, to arrive on time, and to stay for the duration of the class.
  • Students arriving five minutes or more late to class will be marked tardy. Students arriving 10 minutes or later will be marked absent. Students who leave before the class is dismissed will be marked absent.

Grading Standard
Students will be graded with values 4-1 on the following areas:

Score Quality of Work
4 Above standard
3 Meets standard
2 Approaching standard
1 Below standard
NE Not evaluated
  • Word Processing and Literacy – includes proper keyboard typing, technology-related vocabularies
  • Computer System and Technology – includes usage of applications and technology skills
  • Math and Logic – includes the use of math and logical thinking to solve problems
  • Online Collaboration & Digital Citizenship – utilizing online technology to communicate ideas
  • Design and Multimedia – includes application of art and other media to make a work more presentable

ICT Lab Room 105 Policies

  • No food and drinks inside the Computer lab.
  • Bring only necessary things such as notebook, pencil case, and headset. Leave your bags outside.
  • Use your own user account.
  • Treat the equipment as your own – take care of it.
  • Save your files in the designated folders only. Files save somewhere else will be deleted without prior notice.
  • Downloading of any files is not allowed unless the teacher says so.
  • Do not fix any hardware or software malfunctions by yourself. Inform the teacher about it.
  • Play only academic-oriented games.
  • Computer lab can be used for assignments, projects, and research during after school (2:45-3:30pm)
  • To the best of your ability, uphold the Computer Crime Act B.E 2550 (2007) in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Royal Kingdom of Thailand.

Essential Software and Websites
Kidspiration3, Windows , Typing Master, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Wells email, Animation-ish, Google Earth, Typingweb, GIMP, FaceYourManga, Kerpoof, PicMonkey, Photovisi,  StoryBird, ePal, BrainPopJr.

Course Syllabus – ICT Grade2

Course Syllabus – ICT Grade 2
Course Title: ICT Grade 2
Course Code/Section: Grade 2A
Session/Year: Fall / 2014 – 2015
Meeting: This syllabus assumes one block of contact hours per week
Instructor: Jess Obani Tura
Contact Info: jess@wells-school.com  | jess4wells.wordpress.com
Class information: ICT Lab 1  (Room 105)
Time: 9:40am – 11:05pm

Essential Question:
What is ICT and what are the benefits of having ICT-related skills?

Course Description:
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) course for Grade 2 continues with the building up of the foundational ICT knowledge and skills that make student comfortable on using the computer.  It covers the basic computer operations such as the copy-pasting, saving of files in own folder, arranging files with folder, utilizing operating system’s basic functionalities, basics in word processing, searching with keywords,, and online safety awareness among others.

Objectives:
In Grade 2 ICT, the students are expected to:

  1. Demonstrate ability to change font, size, color, style and insert various graphics to assist in the writing process.
  2. Work independently and/or collaboratively in a group to produce a digital presentation.
  3. Illustrate and communicate original ideas and stories using digital tools and media rich resources.
  4. Use a variety of software to create multimedia projects that include audio and/or video files.
  5. Create, explore and organize information in graphic organizers.
  6. Use educational databases and pre-selected websites to identify, research and collect information on a topic.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to navigate in virtual environments such as web sites, online testing, electronic books and/or simulation software.
  8. Login into the network and open and close applications independently.
  9. Communicate about technology using developmentally appropriate and accurate terminology.
  10. Demonstrate the safe and cooperative use of technology.

Units & Essential Questions

Intro Unit: Introduction to Wells ICT

  • Why a password should be kept secret?
  • How to behave properly inside the Computer Lab?

Unit 1: Tech Operations and Concepts

  • What are the basic parts of a computer?
  • How to create, save, and open a file?

Unit 2: Word Processing and Desktop Publishing

  • How to change text’s style, color, and size?
  • How to insert images in a document?

Unit 3: Computational Thinking

  • How to decode hidden messages?
  • How patterns help us solve a problem?

Unit 4: Draw, Paint, and Photo Editing

  • How to scale, rotate, and recolor an image?
  • How to use shapes to draw an object?

Unit 6: Spreadsheets and Database

  • How to make a spreadsheet table to record data from a survey?
  • How to make a graph that displays a visual summary of the survey?

Unit 7: Visual Mapping

  • How to classify objects based on size, color, and shape?

Unit 8: Global Awareness and Digital Citizenship

  • What are the traits of a responsible digital citizen?
  • What is the first thing to do when you feel uncomfortable with what you see on the screen?

Unit 9: Presentation

  • How to search on the Internet and use the result for presentation?
  • How to move and rotate a Textbox in PowerPoint presentation?

 

Attendance Policy

  • Students are required to attend all class meetings, to arrive on time, and to stay for the duration of the class.
  • Students arriving five minutes or more late to class will be marked tardy. Students arriving 10 minutes or later will be marked absent. Students who leave before the class is dismissed will be marked absent.

Grading Standard
Students will be graded with values 4-1 on the following areas:

Score Quality of Work
4 Above standard
3 Meets standard
2 Approaching standard
1 Below standard
NE Not evaluated
  • Word Processing and Literacy – includes proper keyboard typing, technology-related vocabularies
  • Computer System and Technology – includes usage of applications and technology skills
  • Math and Logic – includes the use of math and logical thinking to solve problems
  • Online Collaboration & Digital Citizenship – utilizing online technology to communicate ideas
  • Design and Multimedia – includes application of art and other media to make a work more presentable


ICT Lab Room 105 Policies

  • No food and drinks inside the Computer lab.
  • Bring only necessary things such as notebook, pencil case, and headset. Leave your bags outside.
  • Use your own user account.
  • Treat the equipment as your own – take care of it.
  • Save your files in the designated folders only. Files save somewhere else will be deleted without prior notice.
  • Downloading of any files is not allowed unless the teacher says so.
  • Do not fix any hardware or software malfunctions by yourself. Inform the teacher about it.
  • Play only academic-oriented games.
  • Computer lab can be used for assignments, projects, and research during after school (2:45-3:30pm)
  • To the best of your ability, uphold the Computer Crime Act B.E 2550 (2007) in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Royal Kingdom of Thailand.

Essential Software and Websites
Kidspiration3, Windows , Typing Master, Microsoft Office, Animation-ish, Google Earth, Typingweb, FaceYourManga, Kerpoof, PicMonkey, Photovisi,  StoryBird, ePal, BrainPopJr.

Course Syllabus – ICT Grade1

Course Syllabus – ICT Grade 1
Course Title: ICT Grade 1
Course Code/Section: Grade 1A
Session/Year: Fall / 2014 – 2015
Meeting:  This syllabus assumes one block of contact hours per week
Instructor: Jess Obani Tura
Contact Info: jess@wells-school.com | 0841454005 | jess4wells.wordpress.com
Class information: ICT Lab 1  (Room 105)
Time:  11:50am – 1:15pm

Essential Question:
What is ICT and what are the benefits of having ICT-related skills?

Course Description:
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) course for Grade 1 builds up the foundational ICT knowledge and skills that make student comfortable on using the computer.  It covers the basic computer operations such as the copy-pasting, saving of a file, utilizing operating system’s basic functionalities, basics in word processing, searching with keywords,, and online safety awareness.

Objectives:
In Grade 1 ICT, the students are expected to:

  1. Demonstrate ability to change font, size, color, style and insert various graphics to assist in the writing process.
  2. Work independently and/or collaboratively in a group to produce a digital presentation.
  3. Use a variety of software to create multimedia projects that include audio and/or video files.
  4. Create, explore and organize information in graphic organizers.
  5. Use educational databases and preselected websites to identify, research and collect information on a topic.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to navigate in virtual environments such as web sites, online testing, electronic books and/or simulation software.
  7. Login into the network and open and close applications independently.
  8. Communicate about technology using developmentally appropriate and accurate terminology.
  9. Demonstrate the safe and cooperative use of technology.

Units & Essential Questions
Intro Unit: Introduction to Wells ICT

  • How to log in/out from user accounts?
  • How to behave properly inside the Computer Lab?

Unit 1: Tech Operations and Concepts

  • What are the basic parts of a computer?
  • How to create, save, and open a file?

Unit 2: Word Processing and Desktop Publishing

  • What is the difference between the Backspace key with the Delete key?
  • How to change text’s style, color, and size?

Unit 3: Computational Thinking

  • How to decode hidden messages?
  • How patterns help us solve a problem?

Unit 4: Draw, Paint, and Photo Editing

  • How to scale, rotate, and recolor an image?
  • How to draw lines, circles, rectangles, and other shapes?

Unit 6: Spreadsheets and Database

  • How to make a spreadsheet table to record data from a survey?
  • How to make a graph that displays a visual summary of the survey?

Unit 7: Visual Mapping

  • How to classify objects based on size, color, and shape?

Unit 8: Global Awareness and Digital Citizenship

  • What are the traits of a responsible digital citizen?
  • What is the first thing to do when you feel uncomfortable with what you can see on the screen?

Unit 9: Presentation

  • How to search on the Internet and use the result for presentation?
  • How to move and rotate a Textbox in PowerPoint presentation?

Attendance Policy

  • Students are required to attend all class meetings, to arrive on time, and to stay for the duration of the class.
  • Students arriving five minutes or more late to class will be marked tardy. Students arriving 10 minutes or later will be marked absent. Students who leave before the class is dismissed will be marked absent.

Grading Standard
Students will be graded with values 4-1 on the following areas:

Score Quality of Work
4 Above standard
3 Meets standard
2 Approaching standard
1 Below standard
NE Not evaluated
  • Word Processing and Literacy – includes proper keyboard typing, technology-related vocabularies
  • Computer System and Technology – includes usage of applications and technology skills
  • Math and Logic – includes the use of math and logical thinking to solve problems
  • Online Collaboration & Digital Citizenship – utilizing online technology to communicate ideas
  • Design and Multimedia – includes application of art and other media to make a work more presentable

ICT Lab Room 105 Policies

  • No food and drinks inside the Computer lab.
  • Bring only necessary things such as notebook, pencil case, and headset. Leave your bags outside.
  • Use your own user account.
  • Treat the equipment as your own – take care of it.
  • Save your files in the designated folders only. Files save somewhere else will be deleted without prior notice.
  • Downloading of any files is not allowed unless the teacher says so.
  • Do not fix any hardware or software malfunctions by yourself. Inform the teacher about it.
  • Play only academic-oriented games.
  • Computer lab can be used for assignments, projects, and research during after school (2:45-3:30pm)
  • To the best of your ability, uphold the Computer Crime Act B.E 2550 (2007) in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Royal Kingdom of Thailand.

Grade 6 ICT Class Grading System

The Final Grade for each semester will be based on the following weights: Classwork                               35%

Exam                                       25%

Participation (Homework)    15%

Project                                     25%

 

Classworks are the regular Computer Lab activities. Student’s works are graded using the Classwork Rubric:

Met all requirements?            20 pts            15 pts               10 pts            8 pts            

Presentable?                            5 pts              5 pts                 5 pts             4 pts

Submitted on time?               10 pts             10 pts                5 pts             3 pts

Did independently?                15 pts             10 pts               10 pts            5 pts

                                                ———–         ————            ———-          ——–

                                                 50 pts             40 pts                30 pts           20 pts

 

There will be 1 Exam in one semester for Grade 5: Final Exam.

Homework and behavior are included in the Participation.

Project shows the culmination of what student learned the whole semester. This can be a file or folder where all student’s works can be viewed. Also, the unit tests are included in this category.

Grades 6 Wells ICT Course Description and Essential Questions

Essential Question

How can we effectively and responsibly utilize ICT skills and knowledge to help us meet our daily needs?

Course Description

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Grades 5-8 strengthens student’s responsible use of the technological knowledge and skills by means of exploring and utilizing various online and offline resources as tools and data for collaboration, problem solving, creative and critical thinking related to their level. The lessons include mainly but not limited to, the desktop publishing, online blogging, basic web page designing, creating of meaningful multimedia presentations, photo editing, 3D graphic modeling, and animations.

Units & Essential Questions

Intro Unit: Introduction to Wells ICT

  • What are the rules and policies that you should follow to become a responsible digital citizen?

  • Why is it important to understand the existing ICT system which your organization is using and how to use it effectively?

Unit 1: Word Processing & Literacy

  • How is the word processing and publishing related to our lives?

  • How can we research reliable facts on the Internet for various purposes?

Unit 2: Computer System & Technology

  • How many forthcoming tasks will benefit from your computer proficiency?

  • What are the different computer platforms and why is it important to know their differences?

  • How does a single computerized machine can be used for various purposes and applications?

Unit 3: Math, Logic & Programming

  • What are the possible ways to collect, organize and estimate the trends of certain information?

  • Why is it essential to learn and practice logical thinking when solving problems in the digital age?

Unit 4: Online Collaboration & Digital Citizenship

  • What is ‘information overload’ and how can we avoid it?

  • What makes for a good digital citizen when collaborating with others and utilizing online resources?

Unit 5: Design & multimedia (presenting information)

  • What are the various software that you can utilize for presenting information?

  • Why are design and effective presentation skills essential?