Digital Connections will provide you with exposure to a variety of 21
st Century technologies including, audio and video production, multimedia presentations, desktop publishing, 3D modeling and printing, computer programming, productivity software, and other digital technologies. The approach of this course is through experimentation and project-based lessons involving a high degree of critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. Students will also learn what it means to be a good digital citizen by learning about the social and ethical issues that technology presents in their everyday lives. As a capstone project, students will develop a business "pitch" that will involve the application of all of the technology skills and literacy topics they have developed throughout the trimester. Students will deliver their pitch to school administrators and teachers who will provide thoughtful and honest feedback.
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Course Information and General Resources:
- Google Classroom Link
- Course Overview and Expectations Sheet
- Technology Operations & Concepts
- Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving & Decision-Making
- Communication, Collaboration & Creativity
- Formative Assessments
The course competencies for this course originate from the ISTE-NETS for Students (International Society for Technology in Education - National Educational Technology Standards for Students) and the NBEA National Standards for Business Education (National Business Education Association).
Inspiration for Curriculum:
A portion of the curriculum for this course was developed by the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and some of the lesson plans originate from the Exploring Computer Science Curriculum developed at UCLA and supported by the Broadening Participation in Computing division of the National Science Foundation.
*Graphic shows how this course connects students to further learning/courses at GHS.
WGHS News Script - Teams
Teams will be responsible for gathering information, fun facts, etc. for the twice weekly news broadcast. Use this Google Slide template to gather your information. See Mrs. Bernard with any questions.