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  1. Principles ofInformation Technology B. Killion-Procida Lanier High School Student and Parent/Guardian Signatures at end of syllabus are required, before student will be allowed to use a classroom computer.

  2. What you will learn & essential questions: • Word Processing • Presentations • Spreadsheets • Databases • Desktop Publishing • Computer Hardware • Keyboarding & 10-Key Speed/Accuracy Improvement • Telecommunications • Workplace Skills • Technology Trends • How does technology affect your daily life? • What computer skills are necessary in today’s workplace? • What knowledge is needed to intelligently purchase a personal computersystem? Principles of Information Technology

  3. What you will use: • Windows 7 • Microsoft Office 2010 • Word • Excel • PowerPoint • Publisher • Dreamweaver CS4 • MicroType 4.0 • OPAC & InDemand Certification Systems • AtomicLearning.com • Shared network driveS:\Apps\B Killion-Procida • Online resources • Internet Principles of Information Technology

  4. Supplies • One 1-inch (1”) three-ring binder with front and back pockets (used ones are available) • 10 dividers • Pencil in binder front pocket always • 20 sheets blank notebook paper behind last divider in binder Principles of Information Technology

  5. Attendance • >4 absences = NC each semester • must be here to learn and not get behind in this hands-on class • Makeup work is due before the next class meeting (student & parent/guardian are responsible for this), or you will be behind • Attend 8:30 am tutoring the day you return to school, see posted grades & lessons • Classroom Policies and Procedures • Get supplies needed for the day • Log on and begin bell work • Submit work to class tray provided • Participate 100% and more • Be responsible for hardware, including cables, mice, troubleshooting... • Respect each other’s personal space • Allow the teacher to teach and all students to learn Principles of Information Technology

  6. Class Rules • Follow all Lanier & AISD Policies: Dress Code, Tardy Policy, Computer Use, etc. (violation of policies, vandalism, or inappropriate use of computers will result in revocation of computer privileges) • Cell phones… must not be visible & must be powered OFF (not vibrate…)* • MP3 players, personal headphones/earphones, etc. are not allowed* • CDs, DVDs, flash drives, etc. may not enter, nor leave the lab* • The internet may not be used for personal nor recreational use • No downloading of any kind • No gum, candy, food, drinks, personal grooming* • Respect each other, no profanity, etc. • Stay in your seat, unless the teacher gives you permission to rise • Hall passes -- 2 per 6 weeks, expire each 6 weeks * Violation will result in confiscation Principles of Information Technology

  7. Grade Distribution • 50% Projects • 30% Daily Work, Participation and Homework • 20% Tests Principles of Information Technology

  8. Grade Deductions • Errors = up to -10 pts each • Cheating = Both get Zeros, even if one says he/she didn’t know • Late work: • 3 calendar school days allowed by Lanier • 80 will be the highest grade for perfect late work • Deductions for errors are taken from the 80. • Zero will be the grade, if not submitted within 3 calendar school days of original due date • Must be completed in room 226 between 8:30-9:00 am Principles of Information Technology

  9. Tutoring & Makeup Work • Tutoring, makeup/late work hours will be: Tuesday-Friday, from 8:30-8:55 a.m. If I have a morning meeting, tutoring will be offered from 4:30-5:00 that afternoon. • Students needing help should attend tutoring within 2 calendar school days of not understanding and must attend before the start of a major culminative project. Once a project is assigned, tutoring on the related skills & concepts will not be provided. • If the student misses class for any reason, it is the student’simmediate responsibility to make work up before the next class at 8:30 am in room 226. Otherwise, you will be behind. • Make-up work: one calendar school day for each day missed to make up work for full credit (no deductions)--after that, it becomes late work (80 max, 3 days). • Any allowed makeup or late work must be in by the last Wednesday of the 6 weeks, regardless. No extensions. Principles of Information Technology

  10. Shutdown Procedures • Save your work !!! • Properly exit all programs to the desktop • Log off at the desktop, when instructed, at the 2-minute warning by the teacher (not early) • Clean up your station/Recycle (no basketball) • Turn in work, put work in binder rings, in order • Return Binders/Books, when instructed, in the last 2 minutes of class • Push chairs in, stay away from door areauntil bell rings • Carefully walk between computer rows,avoid cables, keep classroom door closed until bell rings Principles of Information Technology

  11. Equipment Care • Properly exit software • Use only the software programs assigned • No downloading nor file sharing or copying of any kind • No gum, candy, food, drinks, personal grooming • Carefully walk between computer rows,avoid cables, take care of furniture • Be responsible with hardware, including PC, cables, mice, keyboard, monitor, headphones, DVD drive, USB Ports… • See teacher for Adding/Finding printer paper • Save every 5 to 10 minutes! Principles of Information Technology

  12. Course Time Line(assessments given for each unit) • 1st Six Weeks • Keyboarding review and skill building • Hardware, PowerPoint Basics, Using the Internet, File Folder Structure & Management, Web Page Basics, Word Intro • 2nd & 3rd Six Weeks • Microsoft Word & Desktop Publishing skills and documents • 4th & 5th Six Weeks • 10-Key review and skill building • Microsoft Excel skills and documents • 6th Six Weeks • Web Page Design • Intermediate PowerPoint skills • Integration of skills learned Principles of Information Technology

  13. I have read the course syllabus for Principles of Information Technology. I understand it and agree to follow it , as well as the AISD Technology Acceptable Use and Electronic Communications Policieshttp://www.austinisd.org/inside/technology/aup.phtmlAll data saved on AISD computers and networks is the property of AISD. _______________________________________ __________________ Student Signature Date _______________________________________ __________________ Student’s Printed Name Class Period Student’s email address __________________________________ Phone numbers where student can be reached: cellular ________________________ home __________________________ Principles of Information Technology

  14. I have read the course syllabus for Principles of Information Technology. I understand it and agree to support my child (or relative…) in following it, as well as the AISD Technology Acceptable Use and Electronic Communications Policieshttp://www.austinisd.org/inside/technology/aup.phtmlAll data saved on AISD computers and networks is the property of AISD. _______________________________________ __________________ Parent/Guardian Signature Date Parent’s email address __________________________________ Phone numbers where parent(s) can be reached during school hours: work __________________________ cellular ________________________ home __________________________ Principles of Information Technology

  15. Teacher Information(for parent to tear off & keep) Email address: bkillion@austinisd.org Phone number: 841-2519, leave message, if no answer Your child’s grades and attendance: www.gradespeed.austinisd.org Conference Times: 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Tuesday & Thursday Student and Parent/Guardian Signatures are required, before student will be allowed to use a classroom computer. Principles of Information Technology