- Slam Teams
- Problem Projects (Examples From The Past)
- Project Skills Development (Examples From The Past)
- 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.
- Develop an understanding of IT systems and the skills and knowledge to use them effectively
- Develop the capacity to evaluate the social, cultural and ethical considerations arising from widespread use of information technology for individuals, families, communities and organizations
- Develop the capacity to think critically about the impact of information technology for individuals, families, communities and organizations
- Develop an understanding of the capabilities of emerging information technologies and the ability to evaluate their potential impact.
© International Baccalaureate Organization 2007
The Power of Project Based Learning
- This course is based on project-based learning or PBL, an educational model demonstrated to help students develop 21st skills.
Screencasts – Assistance in Self-Directed Learning
- Screencast videos are recorded of many lessons to support learning and are available on the web site for viewing anytime at school or at home
- Instructional Formatting (How to read Mr. Le Duc’s directions)
Self Authored Projects
- Technical and creative media skills are developed through project work, working toward mastery
- Projects are composed of a plan and a product
- Each project is about two weeks in length
- Students produce projects throughout the term
- Students present the product the last day of the project cycle
- Sample project plan
- IB Project Requirements
Skills Development Projects
- 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.
- 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
- Students will maintain a journal
- The journal details what was done and learned
- Sample journal entry
- 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
Using sections 1.1 through 1.6 as a perspective for viewing technology’s impact, we will examine on our 21st century world.
- Business and Employment
- Arts, Entertainment and Leisure
- Science and the Environment
- Politics and Government
IT Systems in a Social Context
- IB Command Terms with examples (pdf)
- IB Command Terms with examples (doc)
- Key Technology Terms Check List (Excel)
IB ITGS Assessment
Internal – 30%
Sample and Resources for Project
- Log Book Sample
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
- Papers 1 and 2 from 2007 (PDF)
- Papers 1 and 2 from 2007 Marked (PDF)
- Paper 1 2009 (PDF)
- Paper 2 2009 (PDF)