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Course Outline Assignment


Course Analysis
Course Name: Technology Education
Course Length: 12 Weeks
Course Type: Blended / Hybrid (4 Face-to-Face Sessions)
Average Student:
High school students, grades 9-12. Students are familiar with the basics of
technology, but desire to gain an in-depth knowledge of technology to
prepare them for their future.
Content Analysis:

Students should have a basic understanding of operating a computer


(Learned in pre-requisite Introduction to Technology course)
Students should have a basic understanding of navigating the World Wide
Web (Learned in pre-requisite Introduction to Technology course)
Students should be able to communicate in an online setting (Learned in
pre-requisite Introduction to Technology course)
Students should be able to collaborate in an online setting (Learned in prerequisite Introduction to Technology course)

General Goals:

Learn the nine elements of digital citizenship.


Learn how to create digital products.
Learn how to problem solve when faced with software or hardware issues.
Develop good collaboration skills.
Develop good communication skills.

Enhancing Learning:
This course will allow students to gain an in-depth knowledge and
understanding of technology. It will give students hands on experience
creating digital products. It will also give students experience with problem
solving when it comes to software and hardware issues. Students will be able
to communicate, collaborate, and navigate online using good digital
citizenship elements. In learning and experiencing these technology
components, this course will prepare high school students for their future in
college or the workforce.

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General Course Assessments


Class Blog: This activity is intended to allow students to reflect on their
assignments, and serve as a journal for the progression in this course.
Course Discussion Board: This activity is intended to allow students to offer
feedback and suggestions, and give their opinions on the assignments.
Course Improvement Survey: This survey will provide the students with the
opportunity to inform me of any changes they feel should be made to the
course, what they like about the course, and how they feel about the course
in general.
Digital Art: This activity will be used to assess the students ability to create
and publish digital content.
Group Wiki: This activity will be used to assess the students ability to
collaborate with their peers.
Multimedia Software Presentation: This activity will be used to assess the
students knowledge and ability to create an animated video using digital
tools.
Multiple Choice Midterm Exam: This test will be used to assess the students
development in technology. It will also serve as a review for the students on
what they have learned thus far.
Multiple Choice & True/False Self-Tests: These tests will be used to assess
the students weekly on what they have learned in that weeks module.
Orientation Quiz: This test will be used to assess the students knowledge of
the orientation module.
Performance Assessment: This assessment will be used as a final exam. The
students will present a multi-media video as a group to the class. This will
test their technology knowledge, as well as collaborative and presentation
skills.
Prezi Presentation: This activity will be used to assess the students ability to
create a digital presentation and their understanding of emerging
technologies.
Research Style Paper: This assessment will be used for students to
demonstrate their knowledge of digital citizenship.

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Course Outline - Objectives


Module 1: Course Introduction (Week 1 on campus meeting)
Objectives:

Explain the roles & responsibilities of the instructor and students


Identify the purpose of the course
Restate the goals and expectations for the students
Reference the method of communication for the course
Locate meeting times and due dates for the course

Module 2: Digital Citizenship (Week 2)


Objectives:

Recognize the dangers of online predators


Explain ways to protect personal information online
Identify illegal and unethical uses of technology systems and digital
content
Reference copyright laws and policies
Select examples of proper MLA citations of digital content
Describe the 9 elements of digital citizenship

Module 3: Diagnose Hardware and Software Problems (Week 3)


Objectives:

Identify routine hardware maintenance


Describe importance of antivirus and security software
Reference strategies to correct hardware/software issues

Module 4: Utilize Advance Features of Multimedia Software (Week 4)


Objectives:
Edit images using various software
Edit videos using various software
Edit audio using various software
Module 5: Critiquing Digital Content (Week 5)
Objectives:

Select most appropriate media for researching


Determine most appropriate media for creating presentations
Identify most appropriate media for capturing presentations

Module 6: Midterm (Week 6 on campus meeting)


Objectives:

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Demonstrate knowledge of previous lessons.


Identify likes and dislikes of the course, thus far.
Explain areas of improvement for the course.
Module 7: Using Digital Tools to Publish Curriculum Related Content
(Week 7)
Objectives:

Create a video presentation using digital tools


Apply digital tools in order to research
Evaluate peers presentation

Module 8: Demonstrating Collaborative Skills in a Digital Environment


(Week 8)
Objectives:

Identify ways to collaborate with peers in a digital environment


Demonstrate how to communicate with peers in a digital environment
Exhibit good collaboration skills

Module 9: Forecasting Technology Innovations based on Trends (Week 9


on campus meeting)
Objectives:

Recognize the impact of technology on our lives


Discuss current technologies
Report emerging technologies

Module 10: Analyzing Capabilities/Limitations of Current and Emerging


Technologies (Week 10)
Objectives:

Discuss the effects of technology on education


Discuss the effects of technology on society
Identify the various uses of technology in our own daily lives

Module 11: Creating a Product that Integrates Information from


Multiple Software Applications (Week 11)
Objectives:

Compile research using a variety of software products


Create a video presentation using specified software
Apply software to capture video presentation

Module 12: Performance Assessment (Week 12 on campus meeting)


Objectives:

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Demonstrate ability to collaborate with peers


Analyze multimedia projects
Discuss technology solutions given various classroom situations

Detailed Course Navigation / Outline


General

Information
Syllabus
Course Schedule
Grading Policy and Evaluation
Instructor information
Prerequisite Knowledge and Technical Skills Required
How to Access Course Materials and Technologies
Purpose of the Course
Course Navigation Instructions
School Services (academic and student support) and Technical Support

Lessons & Materials


Module 1: Course Introduction (Week 1 - on campus meeting)
Orientation Instructions
Introduction discussion board (student interaction)
Orientation Quiz
Blog setup instructions (Students will setup their own blog)
Meeting Date/Time for On Campus Meeting
Module 2: Digital Citizenship (Week 2 This module will be developed for
the Developed Module assignment)
Video Discussing Internet Safety
Instructions for Research Paper on Elements of Digital Citizenship
(students will submit a short, 2 page, research paper on digital
citizenship)
Links for Researching Elements of Digital Citizenship
Link for submitting Digital Citizenship research paper
Blog Link (students will reflect their thoughts on digital citizenship in
their blog and respond to one peer)
Module Self-Test
Module 3: Diagnose Hardware and Software Problems (Week 3)
Video Discussing Process of Diagnosing
Links for researching Process of Diagnosing
Discussion Board Post: Diagnosing Scenario- (How would you go about
recovering a file server? (student interaction)
Module Self-Test
Module 4: Utilize Advance Features of Multimedia Software (Week 4)
Instructions for Creating Short Video
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Link to Submit Presentation (students will create & submit a 4-minute


animated video about their favorite vacation)
Module Self-Test

Module 5: Critiquing Digital Content (Week 5)


Blog Assignment Instructions (students will research options for
internet access and make the best decision given the scenario)
Blog Link
Module Self-Test
Module 6: Midterm (Week 6 on campus meeting)
Midterm Study Guide
On campus meeting date and time
Course survey link
Module 7: Using Digital Tools to Publish Curriculum Related Content
(Week 7)
Video discussing Digital Art
Links for various digital tools
Instructions for publishing digital art using digital tool of choice
(students will create and submit digital art using tool of choice)
Link for submitting art to discussion board for peer review (students
will view and respond to 1 peers submission for peer evaluation)
Module Self-Test
Module 8: Demonstrating Collaborative Skills in a Digital
Environment (Week 8)
Video discussing Online Collaboration
Instructions for collaboration activity (students will collaborate with
peers in their group wiki to explain, step-by-step, instructions on how
to prepare a bowl of cereal)
Group List
Link to Group Wiki for collaboration activity (Peer-to-Peer Interaction)
Blog link (students will reflect on the ease/difficulty of collaborating
with peers in their blog)
Module Self-Test
Module 9: Forecasting Technology Innovations based on Trends (Week
9 on campus meeting)
Meeting date and time for on campus meeting
Assignment instructions (students will view, before class meeting,
provided links to become familiar with emerging technologies)
Links for Emerging Technology research (we will discuss emerging
technologies in class)

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Instructions for creating Prezi presentation on 3 Current and 2


Emerging Technologies (to be submitted in Module 10)
Module Self-Test

Module 10: Analyzing Capabilities/Limitations of Current/Emerging


Technologies (Week 10)
Presentation discussing Emerging Technologies
Links for researching technologies
Instructions for Emerging Technologies Prezi (students will create and
submit a Prezi presentation discussing 3 current and 2 emerging
technologies)
Link for submitting presentation to Discussion Board (student
interaction; each student will conduct a peer review of at least one
peers presentation)
Module Self-Test
Module 11: Creating a Product that Integrates Information from
Multiple Software applications (Week 11)
Instructions for Performance Assessment (students will collaborate in
groups of 3-4 to create a multimedia presentation discussing the
impact of technology on their own daily lives; students will present in
Module 12)
Helpful Links for Project
Group Lists
Group Wiki link
Module 12: Performance Assessment (Week 12 on campus meeting)
Meeting date and time (students will present their multimedia
presentations from Module 11)
Course Improvement Survey
Discussions/Blogs
Discussion Boards
o How to post/respond
o Discussion Board Rubric
o Quality Example
o Link to Discussions
o Netiquette and posting standards
Blogs
o How to Post
o Blog Rubric
o Quality Example
o Link to Blogs
o Netiquette and Posting Standards
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Tests

& Quizzes
Orientation Quiz
Module Self-Tests
Mid-Term Exam
Course Improvement Survey

Assignments
Digital Citizenship Research Paper
o Instructions and Rubric
o Quality Example
Multimedia Software Presentation Animated Video
o Instructions and Rubric
o Quality Example
Digital Art
o Instructions and Rubric
o Quality Example
Emerging Technology Prezi
o Instruction and Rubric
o Quality Example
Multimedia Presentation Impact of Technology
o Instructions and Rubric
o Quality Example
Groups

Collaboration Assignment (Step-by-Step Instructions for preparing a


bowl of cereal)
o Instructions and Rubric
o Quality Example
o Wiki
Final Performance Assessment (multimedia presentation on impact of
technology)
o Instructions and Rubric
o Quality Example
o Wiki