Title of Course: Computer Literacy
Credit / Term: 1 Term - 18 Weeks .5 Credits
Recommended prerequisite: None
Grade Level: 9-12
Date of Last Update: 2/12/10
Topics include but are not limited to: word processing; databases; digital image processing; Sound recording and editing; Databases; Video Editing; PowerPoint Presentations; HTML for web pages; CAD/CAM and spreadsheets (including charts and graphs).
Our goal is to teach students skills that will enable them to make better use of the computer while giving them a sample of what is offered in Steel ValleyŐs other computer classes.
Students taking the course will be expected to:
1. Attend Class Regularly
2. Complete all lessons with at least a 60% level of competence.
3. Complete all tests with a score of at least 60%
4. Complete the final exam with a minimum of a 60% score.
Students are expected to:
Attend class regularly and participate in classroom
2. Complete all class work by an assigned due date
3. Bring all materials necessary to complete the lesson for the day
4. Complete all projects, assessments, and practicals (tests)
5. Correctly follow lab procedures and safety rules
6. Complete make-up work in a timely manner.
7. Seek help when needed.
8. Sit in their assigned seat.
9. Do their own work. Students who provide or submit work that is not their own will receive a Ň0Ó on the assignment and may be subject to further disciplinary action.
10. Abide by all student regulations and network policies as outlined in the student handbook.
11. Make the best use of class time to work on the computer.
12. Students are not permitted bring in or consume food, drink or gum in the computer lab.
Specific alignment information is provided on the lesson plans.
Computer Class Course Syllabus
Mr. Specter and Ms. Sekura
90 Class days
Course Intro OS – File systems – 2 days
Rules for safety
Computer Hardware – 2 Days
WhatŐs in the box?
Office - Intro 1 day (Document Prep - MOS)
Word – 4 days
Skills – Copy and paste
Excel – 9 days
Computer File Types – 3 Days
Program Data types
PowerPoint – 13 days
Filemaker Pro – 10 days
Setup and edit databases
Practical – 2 days
Desktop Publishing – 12 days
In Design or Word
Sketchup (CAD) - 7 days
Purpose of CAD
Vector-Based Graphics – 6 Days
Adobe Illustrator or Freehand
Vector vs. bit mapped graphics
Shading and tools
IMOVIE – 2 days
IT Essentials - 3 days
CCNA - 2 days
Computer networking overview
Practical – 1 day
Digicom Intro – 1 day
Photoshop Elements – 4 days
HTML – 5 days
Create web pages
Assessment procedures will align with standards and skills taught Most assessment will be by skills-based tests
Math will be integrated into the course through the very nature of the course content. Specific units will include Excel 2, 3a and 3b where students will need to convert fractions to percentages. Additional units using math include the Freehand robot and camera lessons where measurements must be taken in both points and inches. The CAD/CAM lessons have been expanded to require math skills as well.
Reading will be integrated into the course through the use of the lesson instructions.
Writing will be integrated into the course through several lessons. These include but are not limited to the following:
In the second desktop publishing lesson students are required to write three stories. Additional writing skills are taught in our second word lesson that covers proofreading skills. Other lessons include editing text for content, such as our first desktop publishing lesson.
Technology is integrated into the course by its very nature.
Lessons developed by the Steel Valley Faculty
Photoshop or Photoshop Elements
CISCO on-line Curriculum
Adobe Illustrator or Freehand
IMovie or Adobe Premire
Adobe In-Design (Possibly)
Other software as required (Subject to Change)
The in-class assignments will count as 75% of the final grade each grading period.
Tests (Practical Skills-based Exams) will count as 15% of the final grade each grading period.
Student participation and attendance will make up the remaining 10% of the studentŐs grade.
90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 -- 59% = F