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MAIN LEARNING OUTCOME:
Students will develop the fundamental knowledge and skills to use software technology and technological tools to modify information, solve problems and create visual presentations.
Students will demonstrate positive contributions to the classroom and school community.
Students will solve problems in effective ways.
The entire course consists of a single comprehensive outcome. There is no final examination in this course. Within this outcome there are three categories of assessment: assignments, tests and problem solving. A student’s final grade will be determined by their overall achievement on these. Not all assessments are weighted equally.
Assignments: Students will earn a grade for the assignment portion of the course based on the student’s overall performance on the assignments. If an individual assignment has not been completed to a satisfactory level, the student will have one opportunity to complete an alternate assignment. The student’s mark for that assignment will be the higher of the two marks. All students, regardless of their achievement on the first assignment, have the opportunity to do a second assignment for a higher mark. There will be an oral presentation aspect to student submissions.
Tests: Students will earn a grade for the test portion of the course based on the student’s overall performance on tests. Not all tests may be weighted equally. If a student’s overall performance on the tests is not satisfactory, they may choose to readdress that portion of the course by taking a supplementary test. The mark for the test portion of the course will be comprised of the higher of their test grades completed throughout the year. Students may be required to complete remedial work prior to taking a supplementary test. If this is not done, the student may not be eligible to take the supplementary test.
Problem Solving: Students will keep an online logbook of peer support interactions. This logbook will be available to the teacher for assessment. Students will also be observed during classes on their abilities to problem solve.
Some software components of the course include:
|Presentation Design||Power Point, OpenOffice Impress, etc.|
|Web Page Design||various editors|
|Photoediting/Layout Design||GIMP, Inkscape|
|Video Storyboarding, Editing and Production||Celtix, Avidemux|
|Special Effects||Misc. plugins for GIMP, and other special purpose applications|
PLEASE NOTE! Except PowerPoint, all indicated software is open source, and freely available for students to download, use, share etc., completely free of charge. Students are advised to use the software at home, as part of their practice. PowerPoint is usually found as part of a standard Microsoft Windows installation. A recommended alternative whish is free, and compatible with PowerPoint, is the Open Office (http://www.openoffice.org/) suite.
LATE WORK SUBMISSIONS:
If a students’ work is not handed in the day it is due, students may be given an extension at the discretion of the teacher. If after this extension date the student does not submit their work, the assignment will not be accepted. Students then have the option of completing a second assignment for which they will receive the earned grade. There will be no extension for the second assignment.
All work that is submitted to the teacher must be fully completed before the work will be accepted for evaluation.
Students absent without excuse when a test is due to be written or when an assignment on extension is due, will receive an “Incomplete”. This will be incorporated into the students overall mark, and students are responsible for making up missed work, outside of class time.
- To maintain a tidy and clean environment. (no food or drink)
- To return equipment to its proper place.
- To treat equipment and people in the classroom with respect.
- To use class time effectively.