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Course Syllabus

Lead Hill High School
TEACHER: Mrs. Kristen Alford ROOM: High School Bus. Rm M-103
E-MAIL: kalford@leadhillschools.net SCHOOL PHONE: !"0# $3%-&%""
COURSE ESCRIPTION
'om(uter )echnolog*+ ,ntroduction is a one-semester course designed to (re(are
se-enth- and eighth-grade students .ith an introduction tocom(uters and /usiness
a((lications that are necessar* to li-e and .ork in a technological societ*. 0m(hasis
is gi-en to data entr*1 com(uter conce(ts and o(erations1(rogramming and design1
com(uter soft.are1 im(lications of technolog* in societ*1 and ethics. )he course is
designed to (ro-ide students .ith an understanding of the
/usiness1 industrial1 and scienti2c area in .hich the com(uter is used.
COURSE !OAL
3ur goal in this course is to encourage students to /ecome (roducti-e citi4ens of 5HS
and (re(ared for the .orkforce and6or college. B* creating accurate1 meaningful1
and attracti-e documents for /usiness1 .e a((l* com(uter a((lication skills to real
life /usiness situations1 .hile strengthening their literac*1 inter(ersonal1 and
communication skills.
ATTENANCE
School attendance is -er* im(ortant. Students should make all e7ort to attend class
e-er* da*. )his course .ill not follo. a standard 8lecture9 format1 although there .ill
/e much e:(lanation1 direction1 and demonstration to su((ort learning. Most of *our
time in ,ntro to 'om(uter )ech'ourse ;escri(tion+ 'om(uter )echnolog*+ ,ntroduction
is a one-semester course designed to (re(are se-enth- and eighth-grade students
.ith an int
roduction to
com(uters and /usiness a((lications that are necessar* to li-e and .ork in a
technological societ*. 0m(hasis is gi-en to data entr*1 com(uter conce(t
s and o(erations1
(rogramming and design1 com(uter soft.are1 im(lications of technolog* in societ*1
and ethics. )he course is designed to (ro-ide students .ith an und
erstanding of the
/usiness1 industrial1 and scienti2c area in .hich the com(uter is used .ill /e s(ent in
an o<ce-t*(e situation1 .here *ou .ill /e com(leting tasks and assignments as if
*ou .ere .orking in a real /usiness. )his .ill gi-e *ou e:(erience in .orking on a
/usiness team or as an em(lo*ee or inde(endent /usiness o.ner. Because most of
.hat *ou learn .ill /e through classroom acti-ities1 it is im(erati-e that *ou /e here
as if *ou .ere .orking on *our fa-orite =o/.
MA"EUP#LATE $OR" POLIC%
;ue to the fact that all .ork should /e com(leted in the classroom1 *ou .ill ha-e
limited time to do makeu( .ork. >our home com(uter .ith the correct soft.are ma*
/e used to com(lete missed assignments. ?hen a/sent1 a student should re-ie.
their @oogle 'lassroom for missed assignments. As in the .orld of .ork1 (oor
attendance can result in missed deadlines and (oor (erformance. )he school hand
/ook rules a((l* for all makeu( .ork due dates.
MATERIALS NEEE
• Aen or (encil
• @mail account using @oogle school created#
• @oogle 'lassroom account created in class#
TE&T#MATERIALS
Handouts+ Su((lementar* teacher-made handouts or digital media illustrating
/usiness a((lications
ASSI!NMENTS OR HOME$OR":
• All com(uter .ork can /e com(leted in the classroom if time is used .isel*
• ,f classroom .ork is not 2nished1 it is the s'ude(')s res*o(sibili'y to 2nd
the time to com(lete the com(uter .ork at home or in m* classroom during
stud* hall.
TESTS
• 3/=ecti-e tests multi(le choice1 true6false1 matching1 and com(letion#
• 'om(ute1 Boca/ular* and Skills tests
!RAIN!
Grades or scores for projects are weighted based on the importance or detail of the project. Total grades for
the progress period are calculated by total points divided by the total points possible. Grades will come
from daily work, projects, and tests. Not all daily work will receive a grade if the work is used for practice
or as a learning tool. This is an applications class, so students will need much practice to assure that they
are successful in learning the applications thoroughly. Students will use Google Drive accounts and
network storage for all document storage. Flash drives can be used but students will not be able to
download from them. Google Classrooms will be implemented allowing you to review progress,
assignments and the class calendar.
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BASIC COURSE OBJECTIVES
1) The students will be able to use computer hardware and software to perform business functions.
2) The students will be able to define terminology related to word processing, spreadsheets, presentations,
database management programs, integrating software, printing, telecommunications, the web, the
internet and other business terms.
3) The students will apply skills learned in class to business scenarios in order to e-perience the world of
work in a realistic way.
4) The students will learn how to communicate their ideas through class discussion, sharing and
presentations.
5) The students will learn how to collaborate on a business team to complete digital projects.
6) The students will complete projects as individual business owners, independent of other students.
CLASSROOM RULES
• Be in *our seat1 logged in1 .ith reCuired materials .hen the /ell rings.
• 5ook at the /oard for Bell ?ork or assignment and /egin *our .ork.
• Sho. res(ect for students1 teachers1 eCui(ment1 and 5HS at all times.
• ;o not t*(e or talk .hile the teacher or an*one else is s(eaking /efore the
class.
• 0mail or turn in *our .ork as reCuired on time.
• Aush in chair1 logout1 and clean .ork area /efore lea-ing class.
• All hand/ook rules and com(uter contract rules a((l*.
• Aartici(ate and ha+e ,u( .ith res(ect .hile learning in /usiness class.
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