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: firstname.lastname@example.org | 0841454005 | jess4wells.wordpress.com
Class information: ICT Lab 1 (Room 105)
Time: Wed & Fri 7:55am-9:20am
How computational thinking helps us to be a responsible global citizen?
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.
In Grade 9, the students are expected to:
- Communicate information to others using a variety of productivity tools.
- Gather, organize, and use information to increase productivity and create knowledge.
- Solve problems independently and cooperatively using information and technology.
- 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:
- Creativity and Innovation (Make it)
- Communication & Collaboration (Say it)
- Research & Information Fluency (Find it)
- Critical Thinking, Problem Solving & Decision Making (Solve it)
- Digital Citizenship (Protect it)
- 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:
- Safe and responsible use of social networking, websites, chat rooms, electronic mail, bulletin boards, instant messaging, etc.
- Recognizing, avoiding and reporting online solicitations by online predators.
- Risks of transmitting personal information on the Internet.
- Recognizing and avoiding unsolicited or deceptive online communication.
- Recognizing and reporting online harassment and cyber bullying.
- Reporting illegal online activities and communications.
- 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.
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|
|Submitted on time?||10||5||5||2||1|
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