Computer Applications II ~ 2008-2009

Fundamentals of Technology ~ 2014-2015
Mrs. Upshaw  Bixby 9th Grade Center  366-2200 x2445
[email protected]
Planning Period M/T/W/TH/ 7:30-8:31
F/ 7:30-8:17
Course Objective: This course will provide students with the fundamental concepts, principles,
and ideas needed to understand how business is operated and managed in a rapidly changing
global environment, which is needed for success in careers in business related fields. This
course also provides job readiness skills and soft skills that are critical for success in any
workplace setting.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Identify types of computers, how they process information and how individual computers
interact with other computing systems and devices
Identify the function of computer hardware components
Identify the factors that go into an organizational decision on how to purchase computer
Identify how to maintain computer equipment and solve common problems relating to
computer hardware
Identify how software and hardware work together to perform computing tasks and how
software is developed and upgraded
Identify different types of software, general concepts relating to software categories, and the
tasks to which each type of software is most suited or not suited
Identify what an operating system is and how it works, and solve common problems related
to operating systems
Manipulate and control the windows desktop, files and disks
Identify how to change system settings, install and remove software
Be able to start and exit a windows application and utilize sources of online help
Identify common on-screen elements of windows applications, change application settings
and manage files within an application
Perform common editing and formatting functions
Perform common printing functions
Be able to format text and documents including the ability to use automatic formatting tools
Be able to insert, edit and format tables in a document
Be able to modify worksheet data and structure and format data in a worksheet
Be able to sort data, manipulate data using formulas and functions and add and modify
charts in a worksheet
Be able to perform basic database operations
Demonstrate knowledge of graphics software
Be able to create and format simple presentations
Identify network fundamentals and the benefits and risks of network computing
Identify the relationship between computer networks, other communications networks (like
the telephone network) and the internet
Identify how electronic mail works
Identify how to use an electronic mail application
Identify the appropriate use of e-mail and e-mail related “netiquette”
Identify different types of information sources on the internet
Be able to use a web browsing application
Be able to search the internet for information
Identify how computers are used in different areas of work, school and home
Identify the risks of using computer hardware and software
Identify how to use computers and the internet safely, legally, ethically and responsibly
Demonstrate knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS)
Demonstrate knowledge of global positioning systems (GPS)
Demonstrate knowledge of a content management system (CMS)
Demonstrate knowledge of a learning management system (LMS)
Demonstrate digital video literacy
Demonstrate knowledge of web accessibility
Demonstrate understanding of digital media
Demonstrate knowledge of security awareness
Demonstrate knowledge of leadership
Complete an employment process
Textbooks: Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2013, WORD IT, EXCEL IT, ACCESS IT,
Publishers: Shelly Cashman Series, B.E. Publishing
Method of Instruction includes: Lectures, class discussions, hands-on training,
demonstrations, projects and performance evaluation.
Assignments: An employer expects you to manage your time effectively, moving through tasks
as quickly as possible while maintaining high quality. Mrs. Upshaw expects the same from you.
You will be expected to complete a certain amount of work each week. If you are not finished with
your assignments by the due date, you need to make arrangements to come in during your time
to get them made up. You can see what you missed during an absence by checking my website.
Grades: Students will receive grades for completing computer assignments, online
assessments, projects and tests. Students will take online competency exam(s), or certifications,
at the end of the semester. Students should check their progress using the Power School online
grade book access.
Required Certifications: ODCTE Fundamentals of Technology and Brainbench
Make-up work: Because new assignments are given daily and make up work must be done in
the room (you may not take it home), regular attendance is imperative to keeping up with class
work. If you are absent a day, you must schedule a time to complete the missed work. You may
schedule time before school (7:00-7:25) or Friday (1:15-1:59). You are encouraged to do the
assignments within 2-3 school days of your absence. Make-up work is your responsibility!!
No late makeup work will be taken the last 2 weeks of the semester.
Grading Scale:
A= 90-100
B= 80-89
C= 70-79
D= 60-69
F= 0-59
Class Rules:
1. Arrive on time, with necessary supplies
2. Respect your teacher, other students and yourself
3. Do not bring food, drink, or candy into classroom.
4. When you come into the room start working on bell work.
5. Use class time wisely.
6. No Cell Phones (no texting during class)
Discipline Procedures:
1. Verbal Warning
2. Come in before school and work on an extra assignment
3. Referral to Office (Certain inappropriate behavior will receive an immediate referral.)
Supplies needed: 1-2 Pocket Folder for class documents and 1 Box of Kleenex
Mrs. Upshaw  9th Grade Center  366-2200 x2445  [email protected]
This syllabus represents the rules and procedures of this class. By remaining
enrolled in the class and signing the attached statement, the student agrees to
accept the above stated rules and procedures.
I have read, understand, and agree to the classroom procedures listed in the
syllabus. These procedures and rules will be followed. Violations to the
Acceptable Use Policy, procedures, and rules will result in discipline action.
Student Name_____________________________________
Student Signature__________________________________
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Please check your e-mail: I will communicate your child’s progress throughout
the semester if their grade falls below a C. If your e-mail changes during the
semester please e-mail me at [email protected] . If you do not have an email please specify what phone number you wish to be contacted at during the
Each student will be given their username and password so they are able to
check their grades online.