• Technology Applications (7th Grade)

    Computer Literacy 2

     

    Emil Agustin

    eagustin@houstonisd.org
    Consultation hours: 3:15 PM-3:45 PM Wednesday and Friday (please email me to set it up)

    Computer Lab. Room 223

     

     

     

     

    Course Synopsis

    Technology Applications(7th) class is a seventh grade class that focuses on 3 of the 6 strands based upon the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS) developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Creativity and Innovation, Communication and Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making, creates the stage for higher level students to use, apply, and actively combine previous knowledge. Students are now manipulating, generating, and applying skills and knowledge to effectively use technology in addressing a need or to create a product.

     

     

    Course Objectives

     

    By the end of the semester the student will:

     

    ·         Be able to apply existing knowledge to create new ideas, products and processes

    ·         Interact, collaborate, and publish with others employing a variety of digital technologies

    ·         Identify, plan, develop, and manage solutions to a need or problem using relevant digital technologies.

     

     

    Methods of Instruction

     

    Lectures: Actively listening and participating in class discussions and lectures is important. When experience, point of view, and stock knowledge are combined it creates a fuller understanding of the subject. The student should prepare for class by reading assigned topics.

     

     

    Project: Students will develop several high level projects to show both understanding and application. A written prospectus describing projects will be submitted for review and approval.

     

    Classwork: Students will actively plan, develop, create, and practice in the computer lab. It requires a student to immerse himself into combining knowledge and skills in creating products.

     

    Grading Policy:

     

    To receive full credit for the course, work must be submitted by the assigned date. While there is a late grade (50% first day, 0% second day), the maximum grade for work late for more than two days (excused) is a 70, there is no make-up work unless with prior consent by the teacher.

     

        Classwork   70%

     

    •   Exercises/Lessons
    •   Participation
    •   Research
    •   Practice
    •   Homework 

     

         Projects, Portfolio, Exams  30%

     

     

    Schedule of Activities:

     

    1st 9 weeks

    •   Class expectations, grading policies, Lab requirements
    •   Digital Citizenship (E-Rate Compliance)
    •   Multimedia (video + Audio) 
    •   Photoshop
    •   CS in Algebra (Code.org, bootstrap)

                

    2nd 9 weeks

             
    •  Hardware and Software
    •  Operating Systems
    • Software and Product Design  (Systems Analysis and Design, ..)
    •  HTML and web mastery

     

    More Course Topics

     
     

     

    These are additional lectures/enrichment opportunities for students in Tech class. These are all introduction models.

     

    1) Designing/Assembing your own PC

    2) Networking 

    3) The Internet

    4) Programming - HTML, CSS, Code.org(Bootstrap)

    5) Developing Solutions (Software)

    6) Social Media for Teens

    7) Hacking Competitions (Carnegie Mellon University) 

    8) Film Making (video competition)