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Syllabus and Standards

Digital Literacy Syllabus

Course Description.

Students will use a computer and application software including word processing, presentation, database, spreadsheets, internet, and email to prepare elementary documents and reports. The impact of computers on society and ethical issues are presented.

 

Classroom Expectations

Each student is responsible for reading their student handbook and following all rules therein. All disciplinary actions will use the school-wide PGES behavioral expectations:

Behavior Expectations

Leadership
Integrity
Ownership
No Excuses
Self-Control

Specific guidelines for my classroom are as follows:

 

  • No food in class. It is a danger to the workstations.
  • All students will be respectful to others—at all times.
  • Work must be submitted on time. Late work will have points deducted.
  • All students will be in their seats when the tardy bell rings.
  • Workstations must be neat and materials returned before the dismissal bell rings.
  • A hall pass is required for bathroom breaks.
  • Students must be prepared with pencil, paper and other required supplies.
  • All Accounting students must have a 1.5 or 2 inch binder for workbook pages.

 

Digital Literacy Program of Studies Points

(formerly Computer and Technology Applications)

 

Valid Course Code: 060112 Course Description: Students will use a computer and application software including word processing, presentation, database, spreadsheets, internet, and email to prepare elementary documents and reports. The impact of computers on society and ethical issues are presented.

Content / Process

Students will:

1. Use a word processing program to create, save, print, modify, spell-check, and grammar-check a simple document

2. Use a word processing program to enhance the appearance of a simple document by using centered, right justification, boldface, underlined, and italicized text.

3. Use a word processing program to change the default margins and line spacing.

4. Use a word processing program to create a document with headers, footer, and footnotes.

5. Use a presentation program with text body, graphics, and animation.

6. Use an electronic spreadsheet to create, save, print, modify, and obtain graphs from a simple spreadsheet.

7. Use an electronic spreadsheet to perform basic mathematical operations including, but not limited to, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

8. Use an electronic spreadsheet to calculate averages and percent’s.

9. Use an electronic spreadsheet program to enhance the appearance of a spreadsheet by changing fonts, foreground, and background colors; and centering text across columns.

10. Use a database management program to create, maintain, and print reports from a simple relational database.

11. Use a database management program to customize the user interface by creating and maintaining forms and reports.

12. Use a database management program to query tables using basic query operations such as "and", "or", "not", etc.

13. Print in landscape and portrait orientations.

14. Use the component of the operating system that helps the user manipulate files and folders to copy, move, rename, and delete files; and to create, copy, move, rename, and delete folders.

15. Use a World Wide Web browser to navigate hypertext documents and to download files.

16. Use Internet search engines and understand their advantages and disadvantages.

17. Use an electronic mail program to send and receive electronic mail.

18. Identify components of a computer

19. Discriminate between ethical and unethical uses of computers and information.

20. Demonstrate a basic understanding of issues regarding software copyright, software licensing, and software copying.

21. Demonstrate an awareness of computer viruses and basic understanding of ways to protect a computer from viruses.

22. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the impact of computers on society.

23. Use and understand basic computer terminology.

24. Utilize activities of FBL A as an integral component of course content & leadership development.