What’s going on in DoIT? 

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Please ask your student to show you our class DoIT OneNote for the following information: 

Snapshot-Daily Targets, Entry Tasks, Assignments, & Resources.

Assignment Criteria & Related Documents located in the class OneNote Contents Library.

Course Descriptions:
This class is a one semester half credit class designed to introduce students to the world of communication technology. This is the gateway course for students interested in the Business and Marketing Pathway. Digital Communication Tools include the following major units: Keyboarding Techniques, Digital Notebook (OneNote), Office 365, Computer Science, File Management, Career Cruising, & Digital Citizenship.

DoIT is designed to encourage students to be more independent learners & is not structured like a traditional classroom. The goal is for the instructor to take a step back from the traditional lead role of a teacher centered environment, & provide a more independent student learning atmosphere. For example, instead of text books, worksheets, & lectures students are provided with technology based materials such as a digital notebook, tutorials, & videos, & are expected to take Cornell notes. Teacher centered instruction &/or lecture time is very minimal. The educator guides students as they apply concepts & engage creatively in the subject matter by first studying the topic on their own gaining knowledge by observing, researching, solving problems, & doing practical work. They are then measured through summative assessments &/or projects. Students have the opportunity to earn a half credit by making sure to follow assignment/project/assessments specifications to completion & submitting them successfully.

Grading: A modified Standards-based grading system will be used, all assignments are 10 points with two categories:

Formative, 20% of Grade (Skills/practice), for all classwork, performance, & practice. Summative, 80% of Grade (Projects/Assessments) for all scored projects &/or tests.

Late work: Work turned in after the due date will appear in HAC as a 0 & will have a 25% deduction when turned in. Students are required to email me with details about which assignment needs to be graded in order for grade to be updated.Once the class has moved on to the next unit of study, students will have one additional week to get any missing work in, then any work from the previous unit of study will turn to a zero.  Although students have the opportunity to turn work in late they should still strive to keep up with the pace of the class & turn in work on time. If student falls behind it is extremely important that they communicate with me so that we can work out a plan for them to get caught back up.

Absences: If a student misses class a MI will appear in HAC (50%). This is a reminder for student, parent, & teacher of the absence. Students will have a 1 week grace period to receive full credit. They are required to email me with details about when the absence occurred & which assignment needs to be graded. If student misses the grace period assignment falls under the late work criteria & points will be deducted (this includes the required email).

Class Grading   Scale (Percentages)

Class Grading Scale (Percentages)
  100-93 = A  
  92-90= A-  
  89-87 = B+  
  86-83= B
  82-80 = B- 

79-77= C+ 
  76-73=C       
  72-70=C-
  69-67 = D+  
  66-63=D 
  <60 = Failing grade

Classroom Rules and Policies: Students will observe Meeker’s school rules at all times. Attend class regularly making sure to be in their seats ready to learn before the bell rings. Treat the equipment, themselves, & others with respect. The Internet will be used for classroom assignments only. E-mail may be accessed for educational purposes only. See “Acceptable Use Policy” for remaining policies in student planner.
Electronics: The use of electronics i.e. Cell phones & IPods inside school buildings are prohibited, some special circumstances may apply.

Standards:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Standard/Unit: Digital Health and Wellness Manage files/folders, settings, backup/restore, search, etc.

Standard/Unit: Digital Citizenship Promote, model, & establish responsible policies for safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information & technology.

Standard/Unit: Living Online Understand & use applications, attachments, digital security, social media’s impact on business, employment, & personal interaction.

Standard/Unit: Communicating Information Digitally Apply proper keyboarding techniques, communicate information & ideas effectively, problem solve, & create original works.

Standard/Unit: Introduction to Computer Programing Demonstrate fundamental concepts of computer programming.

Standard/Unit: Emerging Technology Identify new & current technology being developed & awareness of radical changes.

Standard/Unit: Game Design Design, develop, publish, and present products (e.g., webpages, mobile applications, digital games) using technology resources that demonst5rate and communicate curriculum concepts.

Standard/Unit: Career Exploration Use online resources to gather information about careers, employers, and post-secondary education.