ICT 9: Course Outline

Pre-requisites: Grade 9 to 10

Block: 1-3 or 1-4

Information and Communications Technologies 9 is full-year general computing course in which students are introduced to current information and communication technologies. Students gain computer skills that are highly demanded at home, school and workplace. Students learn a wide array of skills including hardware, office applications, web 2.0 tools, multimedia and programming. These courses are strongly recommended for students who plan to take Computer Studies 10 and Programming 11-12 later.

With parental and teacher’s permission, grade 9 students who have programming experience and are interested in programming may take Computer Studies 10 without taking ICT 9.

Curriculum: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/adst/9 (IRP: MICT9)

Schedule: Click here to view the day-by-day schedule. The timeline may be subjected to change at the teacher’s discretion.

  • Term 1
    • Computer Basics (6 classes)
    • WordPress, Pixton, Prezi (10 classes)
    • Drafting (6 classes)
    • Digital Storytelling (8 classes)
  • Term 2
    • Scratch Programming (28 classes)
  • Term 3
    • Google Sheets (12 classes)
    • Video Editing (20 classes)

Student Materials: Students will bring the following to class:

  • USB Flash Drive (or Google Drive)
  • Headphone or earbud (2.5 mm jack)
  • Agenda
  • Pen, pencil, and eraser

Note: Students are required to sign up for a free Google Account and a Scratch Account for this course. This means that student data will be stored on international servers outside Canada and therefore might not be fully protected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Assignments: Students are provided a sufficient amount of class time to complete their assignments. This allows the teacher to give instant and on-going feedback; the teacher expects nothing less than quality end-products.

Late assignments will be counted as missing (i.e. zero) until they are marked, usually at a much later time. Students may request an extension before the deadline, and it is only granted on an individual basis under special circumstances.

Classroom Rules: Students are responsible for taking full advantage of their learning opportunities. The teacher’s responsibility is to provide such opportunities, to fairly evaluate students, and to establish a safe learning environment by supporting these five classroom rules:

  1. Come to class on time.
  2. Be prepared to learn.
  3. Follow instructions the first time given.
  4. Respect others and their belongings.
  5. Keep the classroom clean.

Washroom privileges are allowed at the teacher’s discretion but not to be abused. NEVER bring food, drinks, or cell phones into the classroom, as they will be confiscated on sight and returned at the end of the day or next day.

Evaluation: Students will be evaluated solely on assignments and projects. Under the current curriculum, the term marks will be cumulative as calculated as follows:

  • Term 1:
    • Computer Basics (5%)
    • Web 2.0 Tools (30%)
  • Term 2
    • Programming (35%)
  • Term 3:
    • Documents and Spreadsheets (10%)
    • Video Production (20%)

Moreover, only the Proficiency Level will be reported.

Proficiency levels are based on the student’s ability to meet the learning outcomes of the course, whereas work habits are reported as excellent (E), good (G), satisfactory (S) or needing improvement (N).

Last Updated: September 1, 2019