Technology & Global Awareness is a trimester course that reinforces basic computer skills and promotes a better understanding of the global role of technology.
The course starts from the ground up: what is a computer, effective and critical internet use, essential word processing skills and data manipulation in spreadsheets; and moves into more advanced realms: presentation creation and delivery, image and video editing, website creation, concepts of programming and analysis of the internet as a tool for collaboration and social justice.
The curriculum is flexible and altered to fit the needs of the students in each class. At the beginning of the term, and throughout the course, we assess the students’ abilities and understanding and adjust the focus accordingly. No two terms play out the same, but all touch on the same points and pursue the same outcome.
This course is required of all 9th graders.