Pre-requisites: Grade 9 to 10
Block: 1-3 or 1-4
Information and Communications Technologies 9 is full-year computer courses in which students are introduced to current information and communication technologies. Students gain computer skills that are highly demanded at home, school and workplace. Students learn a wide array of skills including hardware, office applications, web 2.0 tools, multimedia and programming. These courses are strongly recommended for students who plan to take Computer Studies 10 and Programming 11-12 later.
Curriculum: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/adst/9 (IRP: MICT9)
Schedule: Click here to view the day-by-day schedule. The timeline may be subjected to change at the teacher’s discretion.
- Term 1
- Computer Basics (6 classes)
- WordPress, Pixton, Prezi (9 classes)
- Drafting (5 classes)
- Digital Storytelling (8 classes)
- Term 2
- Scratch Programming (17 classes)
- Google Slides (9 classes)
- Term 3
- Google Docs (5 classes)
- Google Sheets (10 classes)
- Movie Maker (15 classes) -or- Game Maker (15 classes)
Student Materials: Students will bring the following to class:
- USB Flash Drive
- Headphone or earbud (2.5 mm jack)
- Pen, pencil, and eraser
Assignments: Students are provided a sufficient amount of class time to complete their assignments. This allows the teacher to give instant and on-going feedback; the teacher expects nothing less than quality end-products.
Late assignments will be counted as missing (i.e. zero) until they are marked, usually at a much later time. Students may request an extension before the deadline, and it is only granted on an individual basis under special circumstances.
Classroom Rules: Students are responsible for taking full advantage of their learning opportunities. The teacher’s responsibility is to provide such opportunities, to fairly evaluate students, and to establish a safe learning environment by supporting these five classroom rules:
- Come to class on time.
- Be prepared to learn.
- Follow instructions the first time given.
- Respect others and their belongings.
- Keep the classroom clean.
Washroom privileges are allowed at the teacher’s discretion but not to be abused. NEVER bring food, drinks, or cell phones into the classroom, as they will be confiscated on sight and returned at the end of the day or next day.
Evaluation: Students will be evaluated on assignments (50%) and projects/tests (50%). The final mark will be calculated as follows:
- Term 1:
- Computer Basics (5%)
- Web 2.0 Tools (30%)
- Term 2
- Programming (20%)
- Presentation Tools (10%)
- Term 3:
- Documents and Spreadsheets (20%)
- Video Production (15%) or More Programming (15%)
Letter grades are based on the student’s ability to meet the learning outcomes of the course, whereas work habits are reported as excellent (E), good (G), satisfactory (S) or needing improvement (N).
Last Updated: September 1, 2018