Information Science Technology Syllabus 2011 2012 2nd Trimester

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Information Science Technology Syllabus 2011 2012 2nd Trimester

  1. 1. Information Science TechnologySyllabus  2011-2012  2nd Trimester I. General  Information   Course   Information  Science  Technology   Instructor   Mr.  Dunn   Room   Library   Email   jdunn@clioschools.org   Website   http://cliotechnology.weebly.com/       II. Grading  Procedures  and  Regulations     General   Your  grade  for  this  course  will  be  based  on  your  performance  on  the  Weekly  Sheets  and   other  projects.         Grading  Scale   A   93  –  100   C   73  –  76   A-­‐   90  –  92   C-­‐   70-­‐72   B+   87  –  89   D+   67  –  69   B   83  –  86   D   63  –  66   B-­‐   80  –  82   D-­‐   60  –  62   C+   77  –  79   F   <60     III. Class  Expectations   • Greet  every  library  customer  as  they  enter  the  library.   • No  eating  or  drinking  at  the  front  desk  or  any  computer  station.   • Complete  all  assigned  tasks  daily.   • Friends  may  not  congregate  behind  the  front  desk.   • Stay  at  the  front  desk/put  books  away  until  the  bell  rings.    Please  do  not  attempt   to  leave  early  or  stand  near  the  door.    You  will  be  dismissed  when  the  bell  rings.   • You  may  only  work  on  homework  once  all  other  tasks  have  been  completed,  and   you  have  obtained  permission.   • Follow  directions  as  given  by  Mr.  Dunn  and  Mrs.  Kramer.   • This  is  a  technology  course.    You  will  create  a  lot  of  accounts  with  a  lot  of   websites.    Please  remember  all  of  your  usernames  and  passwords.    I  will  not  be   able  to  retrieve  them  for  you.   • Other  expectations  will  be  conveyed  both  orally  and  online  throughout  the   trimester.    
  2. 2. IV. Class  Schedule   We  will  cover  a  variety  of  library  and  technology-­‐related  topics  in  this  course.    Below  is  a   rough  outline.    It  is  subject  to  change.    Once  we  have  covered  a  topic,  your  proficiency  is   expected  throughout  the  rest  of  the  trimester.     Topic  1:  Library  Basics   November  28th  –  February  28th     Tasks/Topics:  Checking  books  in  and  out,  shelving  fiction  and  non-­‐fiction  books,  using  the   laminator,  working  the  front  desk,  checking  library  inventory,  checking  and  organizing   the  shelves,  repairing  old  books,  labeling  and  protecting  new  books,  and  more.     Topic  2:  Blogging   November  30th  –  December  9th     Tasks/Topics:  Creating  your  own  blog.    Customizing  the  design  and  layout.         Topic  3:  Wikipedia   December  5th  –  December  9th     Tasks/Topics:  You  will  learn  the  differences  among  top-­‐level  domains  (e.g.  .com,  .org,   .edu,  .gov).     You  will  learn  how  to  edit  Wikipedia  pages.     Topic  4:  Netiquette  and  Email   December  12th  –  December  16th       Tasks/Topics:  Netiquette,  sending  an  email,  creating  a  signature,  attaching  files,  replying   to  emails,  forwarding  emails.     Topic  5:  Creating  a  Tutorial   December  19th  –  December  22nd           Tasks/Topics:  You  will  create  2  tutorials  for  a  teacher  or  student,  showing  them  how  to   do  something  on  the  computer.    You  will  create  a  print-­‐based  tutorial  and  a  screen   capture  (using  Jing).     Topic  6:  Template-­‐Based  Web  Design   January  3rd  –  February  28th         Tasks/Topics:  You  will  learn  how  to  create  your  own  template-­‐based  website  using   Weebly.    You  will       Topic  7:  Photography   January  3rd  –  January  13th     Tasks/Topics:  Photo  composition,  editing,  sharing,  and  publishing.    You  will  use  tools  such   as  Picnik,  BeFunky,  FotoFlexer,  PicArtia,  and  Flickr.     Topic  8:  Computer  Hardware   January  17th  –  January  20th       Tasks/Topics:  Learn  how  to  fix  basic,  common  computer  problems  in  the  Library   computer  lab.    Learn  the  basic  components  of  a  desktop  computer.     Topic  9:  Animoto   January  23rd  –  January  27th           Tasks/Topics:  You  will  create  a  virtual  tour  of  the  library  using  your  own  pictures.    You  will   be  amazed  at  how  great  these  movies  look!  
  3. 3.   Topic  10:  Google  Forms   January  30th  –  February  3rd         Tasks/Topics:  You  will  learn  how  to  create  surveys,  quizzes,  and  questionnaires  using   Google  Docs.       Topic  11:  Tech  for  Other  Classes   February  6th  –  February  10th           Tasks/Topics:  You  will  learn  how  to  use  Wolfram  Alpha,  manipulate  Google  to  do  certain   tasks,  create  Word  Clouds  (Wordle),  create  graphic  organizers  (www.bubbl.us),  create   QR  codes,  and  more.       Topic  12:  Presentations   February  13th  –  February  17th       Tasks/Topics:  You  will  demonstrate  basic  competency  using  PowerPoint,  Google  Docs,   Prezi,  and  xtranormal.    You  will  learn  how  to  incorporate  graphs  into  a  few  presentation   tools.    We  will  go  over  some  basic  Dos  and  Don’ts  for  presentations.     Topic  13:  Final  Project   February  20th  –  February  28th       Tasks/Topics:  You  will  demonstrate  the  skills  that  you  have  learned  in  this  course  and   how  you  may  use  them  in  the  future.    Details  will  be  provided  at  a  later  date.    

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