ITGS

Schedule

Student Work

  • Period 2

Teams

Course Description

  • Length of class: 1 semester, repeatable
  • Occupational Ed or Elective: 9, 10, 11, and 12
  • Students will develop skills in problem solving, computer technology support, telecommunications, interpersonal communication and leadership. “On the job training” will be the main mode of instruction. Rather than using a book for the class these students will be writing the book – literally. Daily logs based on each days activities and experiences will be maintained by each student. Students will become proficient in the use of telecommunications through the use of the Internet. They will become information resources for others by helping locate sources for computer support and projects that would be helpful for teachers’ infusion of technology into the classroom.

Information in a Global Society (ITGS)
The IB Element of the Class

Information technology is the acquisition, processing, storage, manipulation, and dissemination of digital information by computing or telecommunications or a combination of both. Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS) is a dynamic discipline that provides a framework to make informed judgments and decisions about the use of IT within a social context at both the local and global level.

  1. Develop an understanding of IT systems and the skills and knowledge to use them effectively
  2. Develop the capacity to evaluate the social, cultural and ethical considerations arising from widespread use of information technology for individuals, families, communities and organizations
  3. Develop the capacity to think critically about the impact of information technology for individuals, families, communities and organizations
  4. Develop an understanding of the capabilities of emerging information technologies and the ability to evaluate their potential impact.

© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007

Textbook

The Power of Project Based Learning

Screencasts – Assistance in Self-Directed Learning

Academic Integrity

Grading

Grade Scale

Level Letter Skyward High % Skyward Low % Descriptor
4 A 100.00% 92.50% Advanced. Consistently exceeds proficient level of standard(s).
3.5 A- 92.49% 86.67% Proficient but partial success at advanced level.
B+ 86.66% 80.84%
3 B 80.83% 75.00% Proficient. Consistently (usually) meets standard(s).
2.5 B- 74.99% 66.67% Basic but partial success at proficient level.
C+ 66.66% 58.34%
2 C 58.33% 50.00% Basic. Inconsistently (occasionally) meets standard(s).
REDO

Academic Integrity

Self Authored Projects

Skills Development Projects

Daily Work

  • Students will receive a daily grade for being on task with the daily work. Credit will be reduced for any conduct not contributing to an academic atmosphere. Credit will not be granted if the student is absent, but the points can be made up upon return. Please refer to the online class schedule for missing work and consult with the teacher for make-up work.

Self Evaluation

  • Students will publish blog entry detailing their work for the previous project
  • Included in the entry will be a paragraph highlighting what was done and learned
  • A screenshot showing an example of the work and progress will be included
  • Sample Student Evaluation

Journal

  • Students will maintain a journal
  • The journal details what was done and learned
  • Sample journal entry

Leadership

  • Students will contribute to the learning community in some meaningful way
  • Student-lead leadership project will be developed between 1st and 2nd semester
    • This project is aligned with CTE standards and IB internal assessment

I.B. Information and Requirements

Strand 1

  • Social and ethical significance

Strand 2

  • Application to specific areas

Strand 3

  • IT Systems

IT Systems in a Social Context

IB ITGS Assessment

Internal – 30%

Sample and Resources for Project

External – 70%

Written papers 3 hours

Paper 1 – 1 hour 25%

  • Four compulsory short-answer questions that assess in an integrated way social and ethical issues and IT systems in a social context

Paper 2 – 2 hours 45%

  • Six structured questions that assess in an integrated way social and ethical issues, IT systems in a social context and areas of impact.
  • The paper is divided into two parts
    • Part A: one compulsory question on business and employment.
    • Part B: five questions, one on each of the other areas of impact. Students are required to answer two questions from this section, each one on a different area of impact.

Paper 1 and 2 – Examples

Questions for the Exams