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Exploring Technology 

Class syllabus 

Mr. Spires

Email: anthony.spires@warren.kyschools.us

Phone:  270-467-7510 

School site: http://www.warrencountyschools.org/olc/teacher.aspx?s=2622

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SWMSTECH 

Course Description

This course will cover the basics of computer technology in today’s world.  Students will focus on the following components of computer proficiency: operating systems, word processing programs, presentation programs and the internet.  Other concepts will also be explored.  Students will apply their knowledge to everyday uses of the computer in the world and their own lives. 

What Students will Need for Class

Each student will need to bring a notebook or have a binder section for technology.

Each student will need a personal flash drive to backup/store projects on.

Pencils/Pens

Earbuds to use in camera equipment.

Small, fine tip Expo Markers.

Optional Request (but would be very beneficial to our class.)

Batteries 9 Volt and AA - We use a lot of these in class in the microphones and cameras.  If you are willing to donate batteries, that would be a great help.

Sanitizing wipes for electronics.  A lot of hands touch this equipment each day. 

Policies

Respect - yourself, your fellow learners, our equipment, your teachers, our school.

Food/Drink:  ABSOLUTELY no food or drink may be brought into the lab.

Student Computer / Internet Use:  All students in this class must complete the Warren County Schools Acceptable Use Policy form.  http://www.warrencountyschools.org/userfiles/1382/Technology/1-12%20Acceptable%20Use%20Procedures.pdf  Violation of these during this class could cause you to loose your technology privileges and fail the course.

Academic Integrity:  Students are expected to model the academic policies found in the student handbook.  This is especially important relative to the use of materials found on the internet.  All work should be yours.  If it is not your work, the correct credit should be given to the owner.  

Stay on task: Each assignment we do in this class will require a certain amount of time to complete.  You must stay on task to complete your assignment on time and correctly.  Since most everything we do in this class relies on the use of technology, it would be almost impossible  for you to complete these at home.

Attendance: Students must coordinate a time to make up missed class time.  Since the computers, equipment and programs used in this class are very specific, it will be difficult for you to make up missed work if your are absent frequently.  It is your responsibility to make up any missed work.  Deadline extensions will be not be given unless certain unavoidable circumstances have occurred.   

This is a layout design, topics and units may be adapted depending on the need of the class.

 

Grades:  All grades will be based on rubrics for each project we complete in class.  Each student will receive a rubric as the project begins and will be critiqued as you complete the project.  If changes are made and the rubric is used effectively, every student should be very successful in this class.