Course Syllabus

Collins Intermediate Tech Apps Class Syllabus

Instructor Information

Name: Mrs. Butler
Title: Technology Applications Teacher
Classroom: 506
Phone: (903) 872-3979
E-mail: Bbutler@cisd.org
Time and Method of Contact: I check e-mail regularly and it is the best way to reach me, or call the school and leave a message.

Course Information

Rules & Procedures: Students will follow the rules and procedures in the Corsicana ISD handbook.
Classroom procedures are as follows:

THE BASIC 5: 

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as well as...

  •   Respect teachers & staff as well as all of CIS equipment, students, and their work.

  •   No gum, candy, food, drinks, or cell phones (unless specifically permitted by teacher) allowed.

  •   If a visitor enters or if the teacher receives a call from the office, you should remain on task and

    quiet.

  •  We do not cheat, copy others' work, or copy materials from the Internet unless you cite the

    sources. Otherwise, it is called plagiarism.

  •   Please adhere to the  Acceptable Use Policy.

  •  Streaming music and viewing music videos are NOT allowed without teacher permission.

  •   Changing the computer settings is NOT allowed without teacher permission.

     

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    Course Description: Technology Applications class is designed to assist students in becoming better Digital Citizens. Each grade level will have custom projects/assignments designed for that grade’s developmental & proficiency levels.

    Every class will devote 10-15 minutes to develop and assess proper keyboarding habits. Good habits, straight posture, fingers on home keys, all fingers in use, eyes on the screen, and the use of keyboard covers lead to speed and accuracy.

    Topics covered this year will include online safety, digital etiquette, cyber bullying, appropriate use, protecting your online reputation, social networking, plagiarism, copyright and fair use, how to conduct effective searches, how to evaluate sites for accuracy and bias, as well as computer and Internet History. Students will use communication and collaboration tools in class such as blogs, wikis, Edmodo, Google Apps for Schools and discussion boards. They will create products using common productivity tools, Google Apps for Schools, Microsoft Office software and other web-based applications.

    Attendance Policy: Students are expected to show up for class on time every day. If you are tardy it is your responsibility to check in with me and present a tardy slip. If you are absent, you are expected to discuss with me how your grading will be modified.

    Assignment Submission: When you are at school you are to save your work into your Documents on your OneDrive set up on the school network. You will be shown how to save to this drive. From then on it is your responsibility to save to your drive. This class is primarily paperless and all assignments will be turned in online.

    Grading: You should be able to track your progress and know your grade at all times. Your student’s grades can be viewed online via the parent portal. (Contact the office if you do not have a login/password for access.) ALL ASSIGNMENTS MAY BE REDONE FOR A BETTER GRADE.

    Evaluation will be based on the following:

    Daily Assignments/Participation 30% Keyboarding 15% Projects 55%

    Keyboarding is graded weekly based on observation of your weekly keyboarding habits & data from Typing.com. Keyboard grading is based on: 65% on task, 10% good posture, straight back, wrists up, with right angle at elbows. 15% all ten fingers in use, fingers return to the home keys. 10% eyes on the screen more than on the keyboard.

    Monitored Online Communication: All communication must be positive and constructive. We are a community of learners and in this classroom you should act responsibly. Keep in mind I will see all class communications. Be professional. If you wouldn’t say it in front of a teacher, do not say it in writing. Do not use texting abbreviations in class discussions, blog posts, or assignments.

    GRADING SCALE:

    90-100 =    A

    80-89 =       B

        70-79 =       C

        60-69 =       D

Course Summary:

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