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Mount Baker High School

Digital Communications


One Semester Course, 200
9
-
20
10

School Year

Prerequisite: None

Grade Levels: 9
-
12

85 Minute Period (1 semester = .5 credit)

Instructor: Ms. Paulette Charvet


Textbooks:

Gregg Microcomputer Keyboarding and Do
cument Processing


Supplemental materials as needed


Outcomes of the course:

The main goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to various types of computer uses that
they will in turn be able to use throughout their high school career and ca
rry over the skills gained well
into the work place. This is an exploratory course that will enable students to develop and master skills
while using a variety of computer programs. The class will consist of a basic keyboarding review, word
processing/docu
ment production, file management, PowerPoint basics, spreadsheets and charts,
databases, Internet basics, and 10
-
key calculator basics. Students will be using voice recognition
software for some assignments. Students will have exposure to using various for
ms of input, including
the keyboard, voice recognition, digital camera, and scanner. Using various technologies and inputting
tools gives students the ability to effectively communicate in various media.


Essential Learning Components:



Understands and use
s different skills and strategies to read



Understands the meaning of what is read



Writes clearly and effectively



Writes in a variety of media for different audiences and purposes



Uses listening and observation skills to gain understanding



Communicates idea
s clearly and effectively



Develop concept and design



Understands and applies concepts and procedures from number and algebraic sense



Draws conclusions and verify results



Uses communication strategies and skills to work effectively with others



Analyzes and
evaluates the effectiveness of communication



Understands how ideas and technological developments influence people, resources, and culture



Uses skills of craftsmanship to produce quality work


Tech Prep:


This course is
College

Tech Prep

approved and arti
culated with Bellingham Technical and Whatcom
Community College’s
Business Technology

programs. During the semester, we will cover the following
BTC/WCC courses:

Beginning Keyboarding (OFF AD 100) (2 credits/WCC) and

Keyboarding for Speed and Accuracy
(OFFAD 104) (2 credits/WCC)

or
Computerized Touch Keyboarding (CAP 105) (
2 credits
/BTC)


and Introduction to Computers (CAP 101) (5 credits/BTC)


**Note: OFFAD 104 and CAP 105 require demonstration of proper fingering
techniques
for college
credit**

Stu
dents who demonstrate proficiency of the BTC/WCC course competencies (B or better grade)
may

earn college credit through the

tech prep application process. The
Competency Profile

for each college
course is attached to this syllabus. To gain college credit,

most of the competencies will be covered in
class…some may require additional independent work by the student.


Evaluation and Grading Scale


Evaluation:





Grading Scale: (Percent)

Daily Production

60%

92
-
100

= A


Tests & Quizzes

8%

90
-
91

= A
-


Skill

building/Technique

7%

88
-
89

= B+

3 Minute Timing Scale

Timings

5%

82
-
87

= B

A

40 + wpm

10
-
Key Calculator

8%

80
-
81

= B
-

B

35

Portfolio

10%

78
-
79

= C+

C

30

Professional Development

2%

72
-
77

= C

D

25


100%

70
-
71

= C
-




68
-
69

= D+



67
-
60

= D



0
-
59

= F


St
udent Performance Objectives:

Demonstrate proper file management techniques and computer fundamentals
.
(1 Hour)

1.

Students will identify and explain the purpose of the computer components.

2.

Students will maintain their H: drive (student network account) and d
o file maintenance (save,
delete, organize folders) on a regular basis.


Students will be able to touch type with 10 to 15% increase in speed with 95% accuracy
.
(7 Hours and
on
-
going throughout the course)

(3 Hours 10
-
Key Calculators)

3.

The student will util
ize the keyboard efficiently.

4.

The student will apply correct keyboarding posture and techniques.

5.

The student will master touch keyboarding in operating the alpha keys.

6.

The student will key 35 WPM on a 3
-
minute timing, with a maximum of one error per minut
e.

7.

The student will perform basic math calculations using the 10
-
key calculator.

8.

The student will transfer these skills to use the keypad to enter numeric data on a spreadsheet.


Students will demonstrate skills through the use of appropriate tools and f
ormats for expression and/or
transferring of information or ideas
.
(1 Hour

integrated throughout the course)

9.

The student will have a basic grammar review, including comma and punctuation rules.

10.

The student will interpret proofreader’s marks.

11.

The student wi
ll edit his/her own work as well as that of others.


Students will be able to research/retrieve on the Internet and understand rules and laws pertaining to
plagiarism and ethics while adhering to district Acceptable Use Policies
.

(2 Hours)

12.

The student wil
l review the district Acceptable Use Policy.

13.

The student will use the Internet to obtain information.

14.

The student will practice appropriate behavior regarding copyright laws, care of equipment, and
general safety.

15.

The student will demonstrate positive work

habits.


Students will be able to create business documents such as memos, letters, reports, tables, and
announcements. They should exhibit editing and proofreading skills in the process
. (
16 Hours)

16.

The student will format a variety of forms of written co
mmunication, including: memos, personal
business letter, business letter, envelopes, enumerations, and reports.

17.

The student will create tabs, including right tabs and decimal tabs in order to create a table.

18.

The student will perform basic word processing o
perations, such as: bold, center, center page, copy,
cursor moves, delete, exit, fonts, font sized, headers and footers, hanging indent, indent, insert, line
spacing, margins, move, outline, page breaks, page numbering, paste, save, search and replace, spe
ll
check, tabs, top margin, underline, italics, word wrap, and print.


Students will be able to use voice recognition software to create business documents
.

(7 Hours)

19.

The student will “train” a computer to recognize his/her voice and save his/her profile
to the H:
drive.

20.

The student will create documents using voice recognition as the input device.


Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency by generating on
-
screen presentations
.
(7 Hours)

21.

The student will create a PowerPoint presentation, using tex
t, graphics, backgrounds, animations,
and slide transitions.

22.

The student will present his/her slide show to the class.


Students will be able to organize information on a spreadsheet and incorporate charts and graphs
.
(10
Hours)

23.

The student will enter data

on a spreadsheet and will perform basic calculations using formulas.

24.

The student will use basic mat functions (count, sum, average, max, min, if)

25.

The student will input formulas using absolute and relative cell addresses.

26.

The student will format spreadshe
ets by changing cell width, margins, alignment, page orientation,
and character enhancement.

27.

The student will edit a spreadsheet, using copy, move, insert/delete rows and columns.

28.

The student will create charts (bar, pie, line) using data entered in a spre
adsheet.


Students will be able to enter, create, edit, and sort databases
.
(2 Hours)

29.

The student will create a database, including numeric and alpha fields.

30.

Select and determine field types and widths.

31.

Edit data through insert/delete, search, copy/sort fu
nctions.

32.

Create queries using simple and complex searches.

33.

Design report forms by selecting fields, formatting, editing, and changing fonts.


Students will be able to demonstrate proper techniques to take pictures with a digital camera, to scan
pictures wi
th a scanner, and to save them in the appropriate format
.

(1 Hour

integrated with PowerPoint Unit)

34.

The student will use the scanner and digital camera and save pictures in a usable format.


Prepare an integrated project
.
(7 Hours)

35.

The student will demons
trate understanding of a variety of software and hardware tools through the
creation of an integrated project.




Absences


If you are absent, it is
your
responsibility to ask for the work you missed.


If you have an
excused absence
, you will be given the

same number of days that you missed to make up
the work.


If you have an
unexcused absence or truancy
, you will not be allowed to make up the missed work and
will earn a zero.


If you are absent on a scheduled /announced test day, you will take the test
upon return.




Assignments


DigiTools

and MOS
-
assignments are due the day they are assigned. Everyone types at different speeds,
so late work will be accepted until a cut
-
off date is given. (This will happen periodically throughout
the semester, and will
be well indicated with advance notice.) After the cut
-
off date, missing
assignments will become permanent zeros.


Accounting
-
late work is NOT accepted. All assignments are due the day of the test or the date indicated
before the test. Homework points canno
t be earned after the beginning of the period (but you must
complete the assignment) Homework is due at the beginning of the period.


Business Law
-

assignments are due the day they are assigned unless otherwise stated. Late work will
not be accepted once t
he chapter test is taken.


Academic Success
-
make
-
up paragraphs will be due as indicated in absences section. There will be a
cut
-
off date when they will no longer be accepted.


Ms. Charvet’s Classroom Expectations





When the second
bell rings, you are t
o be in your seat with the appropriate materials ready to begin
class. (DigiTools students should be logged on and ready to begin the warm up.)




Please be courteous and respect other people’s property and opinions.


Our classroom is furnished with ergo
nomic chairs. If you need to adjust your chair, do so before
class begins and LEAVE IT IN THAT POSITION! as this will reduce unnecessary wear and tear on
the chairs.



Eating or drinking of any kind is
not

permitted in this class. Gum is allowed if it is
not seen or heard.




Cheating will not be tolerated and will result in an automatic zero. Similarly, students submitting the
same paper will also receive zeros.




Please do not wander around in class. Stay in your seat at your workstation until excused f
rom class.




As noted in your student handbook, use of headphones, ipod, and/or cell phones is not permitted
during class time.




Your workstation is your responsibility! Please keep it free of debris, put away all materials you
used, and push in your chair when exc
used.

COMPETENCY PROFILE


KEYBOARDING

WCC:


OFFAD 100


Beginning Keyboarding (2 credits)

Basic, introductory course covering the touch type system using a computer keyboard. Students will learn proper technique
for typing numbers, letters and symbol

keys with a speed goal of 20
-
30 wpm.



Course Goal:


Using a standard keyboard, students who successfully complete the course will be able to type 20
-
30 words per
minute on a timed writing.



Basic Proficiencies




Able to adjust keyboard and software s
ettings related to keyboarding (ie: changing a report to show
keyboarding speed; or characters per minute to show speed with the numeric keypad; or changing the time for
holding down a key and having it repeat).




Practice touch
-
type system technique when k
eying text.



Apply correct formatting in spacing and use of symbol keys.



Key 20
-
30 wpm on a 3
-
minute timing with maximum 3 errors (1 error per minute)


(include alpha keys only in timed text)











College
Textbook Reference:



WCC:
Keyboard Mastery
;
Barbara Ellsworth; Ellsworth Publishing Company

COMPETENCY PROFILE


KEYBOARDING

WCC:


OFFAD 104


Keyboarding for Speed & Accuracy I (2 credits)

BTC
:


CAP 105


Computerized Touch Keyboarding (2 credits)

A touch typing course for beginners as well a
s those needing to brush
-
up on their keyboarding skills.
Intensive
practice on a computer keyboard to build speed and accuracy from any skill level. Course covers learning to type alphabetica
l keys by
touch using proper technique.



Course Goal:

Using
a standard keyboard, students who successfully complete the course will be able to key text at a speed of at
least 35 wpm on a three minute timing.


Basic Proficiencies




Apply correct keyboarding posture and techniques.



Master touch keyboarding in operatin
g alpha keys.



Apply correct formatting in spacing and use of symbol keys.



Interpret basic proofreader’s marks.



Key 35 wpm on 3
-
minute timing with maximum 3 errors.


(include alpha keys only in timed text)













College
Textbook Reference:



BTC:
Ke
yboarding & Formatting Essentials for Word 2007
, 2
nd

Edition
;
T
homson/South
-
Western Publishing



WCC:
Keyboard Mastery
; Barbara Ellsworth; Ellsworth Publishing Company

COMPETENCY PROFILE


Computer Fundamentals

BTC:

CAP

101 Introduction to Computers (5

credits)

= 90 hour course

This course introduces students to the major components of computer systems, networking, common program functions, word
processing, presentation software, Internet, electronic mail & societal issues surrounding computers & the In
ternet. The
course content covers the IC3 certification standards.

NOTE:


at BTC
emphasis in instruction is
placed on the
skills

listed in the right
-
hand column.



Upon completion of high school courses equivalent to the following competencies:


Comput
er Hardware



Identify types of computers, how they process
information & how individual computers interact with
other computing systems & devices.



Identify function of computer hardware components.



Identify how to maintain computer equipment & solve
common
problems relating to computer hardware.

Computer Software



Identify how software & hardware work together to
perform computing tasks & how software is
developed & upgraded.



Identify different types of software, general concepts
relating to software categori
es & the tasks to which
each type of software is most suited or not suited.

Using an Operating System



Identify what an operating system is & how it works;
solve common problems related to operating
systems.



Manipulate & control the Windows desktop, files &

disks.



Identify how to change system settings, install &
remove software.

Common Program Functions



Able to start & exit a Windows application & utilize
sources of online help.



Identify common on
-
screen elements of Windows
applications, change application
settings & manage
files with an application.



Perform common editing & formatting functions.



Perform common printing functions.

Presentation Software



Able to create & format simple presentations.

Word Processing Functions



Able to format text & documents inc
luding ability to
use automatic formatting tools.



Able to insert, edit & format tables in a document.

Spreadsheet Functions



Able to modify worksheet data & structure & format
data in a worksheet.



Able to sort data, manipulate data using formulas &
function
s; add & modify charts in a worksheet.

Networks and the Internet



Identify network fundamentals & benefits & risks of
network computing.



Identify the relationship between computer networks,
other communications networks (like the telephone
network) & the In
ternet.

Electronic Mail



Identify how to use an electronic mail application.



Identify the appropriate use of email & email related
“netiquette”.

Using the Internet



Identify different types of information sources on the
internet.



Able to use a Web browsing a
pplication.



Able to search the internet for information.

The Impact of Computing & the Internet on Society



Identify how computers are used in different areas of
work, school & home.



Identify risks of using computer hardware & software.



Identify how to use computers & internet safely,
legally & responsibly.



Assessment:
Using SAM,
IC3 or other comparable exam, students pass at 80% or better.


College Textbook Reference:

BTC:
Microsoft Office 2007 Premium Video Edition


Introductory;

Cengage Learning/Course Technology
Publisher

WCC:

Discovering Computer Fundamentals
; Shelly, Cashman, Vermaat, 5
th

Edition