What’s going on in DoIT?
Please ask your student to show you our class DoIT OneNote for the following information:
Snapshot-Daily Targets, Entry Tasks, & Assignments.
Assignment Criteria & Related Documents located in the 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, Computer Science, File Management, Word Processing, Excel Spreadsheet, Effective Presentation, Adobe Photoshop, Career Cruising, and Digital Citizenship.
DoIT is designed to encourage students to be more independent learners and 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, and provide a more independent student learning atmosphere. For example, instead of text books, worksheets, and lectures students are provided with technology based materials such as tutorials and videos, and are expected to take Cornell notes. Teacher centered instruction and/or lecture time is very minimal. The educator guides students as they apply concepts and engage creatively in the subject matter by first studying the topic on their own gaining knowledge by observing, researching, solving problems, and doing practical work. They are then measured through summative assessments and/or projects.
OneNote: My classes will be able to see assignments through a shared interactive digital notebook. If students miss school they are asked to look at there for what they missed that day.
Grading: I am using a modified Standards-based grading system all assignments are 10 points with two categories: Formative, 20% of Grade (Skills/practice), for all classwork, performance, and practice, and Summative, 80% of Grade (Projects/Assessments) for all scored projects &/or tests.
Late work: Work turned in after the due date will have a 25% deduction. Once the class has moved on to the next unit of study, students will have one additional week to get any missing work, after that period of time 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 and turn in work on time.
If a student falls behind it is extremely important that they communicate with me so that we can work out a time to come in the lab and get caught back up.
High School Credit: Students have the opportunity to earn a half credit by making sure to follow assignment, project, assessments specifications to completion and submitting them successfully.
Classroom Rules and Policies: Students will observe Meeker’s school rules at all times. Attend class regularly and be on time. Treat the equipment, yourself, and others with respect. No loud or disruptive behavior. 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
Electronics: The use of electronics i.e. Cell phones and IPods inside school buildings are prohibited some special circumstances may apply.
- No Score-Indicates that student was absent; no points were taken nor given-Formative Only
- MI- Indicates that student was absent...Students are expected to make up any missing work upon return & then email me so that I know to grade their work.
- Squiggly Lines-Indicates that there is a note about the score. Hover your mouse over the lines and the note will pop up.
Where can I find Grades?
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.