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Applying Information and Communication Technology 2 15F Course Outline

Instructor: James Dykstra

2017-2018

Credit Value: 0.5

Course Content

This course is intended to build on and expand the computer skills students picked up in elementary and middle years classes. However, since this is being done in a Christian school, it's not enough to merely learn to use the tools, but we have to think about why we're using them. Teenagers today have a greater ability to communicate an idea around the world than any generation that has ever lived in the history of the world. That is real power. However, "with great power comes great responsibility." Knowing who you are ultimately responsible to, how will you use that power?

The course is project based and will consist of several sections.

  1. Laying out a story using storyboarding techniques.
    • The class will be given a commonly known story such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs or Rumpelstiltskin. They will be expected to lay it out in a simple storyboard format as if preparing to make a short film based on the fairy tale.
  2. Branching Multimedia
    • Making a Website
    • A small website will be developed for this section.
      • This will likely be done using page creation tools like Webnode, or Weebly.
    • Virtual Museum
    • Text Adventure Games
  3. Simulating simple animation and Making A Stop Motion Video
    • The Stop Motion Animator software will employ "claymation" techniques to create a short, animated video.
  4. Introduction to wikis/Creating a Virtual Field Trip
    • A "virtual field trip assignment will be attempted on a wiki such as those at Asperand.org.
  5. Creating a Simple Video Game
    • You'll have a chance to create a small game project using software you can take home with you.

Timeline

You should check the calendar on the front page of my website to see what we're doing that day. You can look for due dates here, but if somehow you don't spot one if a new assignment is posted, you can assume the previous one is due and so you will be submitting it in the next day or two.

Evaluation

Assignments  100%

Note: Most assignments have a pre-planning and a reflection part. Do these sections, as well as the main project. They do add up.

There is no Final exam in this course.
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