Technology Learning Program

Hands On Technology Learning Applications

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Information Technology Learning course clearly defines the roles and responsibilities of all participants by forming critical thinkers engaged through technology literacy, instructional strategies, applied learning practices (planting, maintaining, and sustaining), research, and experiences. By promoting group and individualized learning strategies in an engaged and challenging environment, the Information Technology Learning course gives each student perspective of possibilities.


Students will learn how technology education promotes systems thinking. Students will analyze, synthesize, and evaluate problems while developing opinions and an awareness of technology in their lives. This program defines aspects of technology where students need to make decisions about technology that affect their lives and learn to solve problems related to technology. Every student should have one elective of technology education by the end of the eighth grade. This general experience will provide students with the foundation for further studies in technology.

Introduction to Technology (7th Grade) – Students will apply strategies for identifying and solving routine hardware and software problems that occur during everyday use. Students will demonstrate knowledge of current changes in information technologies and the effect those changes have on the workplace and society. Students will exhibit legal and ethical behaviors when using information and technology, and discuss consequences of misuse.

Introduction to Programmable Languages (8th Grade) - Students will review the concept of multiple programming languages, Visual Basic, HTML, etc. Students will review the concept of oriented programming languages and what the future might look like.

Instructional Goals

1. Communication - Identifying appropriate goals of comparisons, defending, and contrast.
2. Role Management – Shaping and preparing student leaders through analysis, synthesis, and evaluating problems while developing opinions and an awareness of technology in their lives.
3. Placing Balance into Success – Selecting ways to achieve such goals through research.
4. Defining Roles of Responsibility – Students are involved in lessons of leadership and decision making while connecting with problem solving. Assessing participant learning in relation to the goals

Project Management

1. Application of informational technology learning rules, problem-solving skills, and concepts to traditional programming principles.
2. Participation in a variety of project management skills.

Ongoing Discipline-Specific Learning Experiences

The experiences that build students’ academic and disciplinary literacy; what it looks like to work, think, read, write, and speak with critical thinking skills and leadership discipline.

Skills

The specific skills introduced and/or refined that are necessary for building academic literacy within the unit’s content area.

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