• PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    2018-2019 COURSE SYLLABUS

    INSTRUCTOR: J. Kung

    Email: jkung@houstonisd.org

    Course Description:

    In Principles of Information Technology, students will develop computer literacy skills to adapt to emerging technologies used in the global marketplace. Students will implement personal and interpersonal skills to prepare for a rapidly evolving workplace environment. Students will enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and reasoning skills and apply them to the information technology environment.

    Required Supplies:

    Pencil or pen, notebook, USB Flash drive, headphones/ear buds

    Course Outline:

    Employability (Investigating IT Employment Opportunities)

    Ethics (Copyright)

    Hardware Equipment

    Networking

    Software (File Types and Extensions; Software and Information Systems)

    Word Processing

    Spreadsheets

    Databases

    Presentation Management

    Web Design

    Portfolio Development

     

    Classroom Rules/Expectations:

    ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD, GUM, CANDY, OR DRINKS ALLOWED IN THE COMPUTER LAB.

    Arrive to class on time, prepared and ready to learn.

    Treat everyone with courtesy and respect.

    Treat personal and school property with respect.

    Actively participate in classroom activities and discussions.

    Act responsibly and accept consequences for your actions.

    Students will be responsible for completing all assignments, homework, and projects ON TIME.

    Any assignments grade below 70 and missing assignment due to absences, students will have to make up all the missing assignments no later than one school days in your own time.

     

    Classroom Procedures:

    When you first enter the classroom:

    Be seated in assigned seat

    Read new posts on classroom HUB

    Begin Do Now activity

     

    When bell rings at end of period:

    Clean up and organize your workstation based on procedures

    Return materials in their rightful place

    Stay in your assigned seat until dismissed

     

    Consequences for Violation of Classroom Rules

    1st Offense: Verbal Warning

    2nd Offense: Student-Teacher Conference

    3rd Offense: Phone Call Home

    4th Offense: Parent-Student-Teacher Conference

    5th Offense: Office Referral

    Cell Phone Policy

    The use of cell phones during class is strictly prohibited. This includes but not limited to receiving, sending and checking text messages among such other uses. First violation of this policy will result in the confiscation of the cell phone until the end of the school day at which it would be return to student. Repetitive cell phone violations will result in the confiscation of the cell phone, which will then be turned into the Main Office. Parents/Guardian will need to come in to the main office and pay $15 dollars fine to have the cell phone back.

    Grading System:

    40% Summative Assessments (major projects, tests, GPS projects etc.)

    50% Formative Assessments (daily assignments, quizzes etc.)

    10% Daily Works/Homework (class participation)