Information Science Technology Syllabus 2011 2012 2nd Trimester
Information Science TechnologySyllabus 2011-2012 2nd Trimester I. General Information Course Information Science Technology Instructor Mr. Dunn Room Library Email firstname.lastname@example.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.
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!
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.