Principles of Information Technology

Principles of Information Technology

  • Clusters: Information Technology
  • Pathways: Information Support & Services
  • Courses: Principles of Information Technology
  • Grade range: 9, 10
  • Release date: 12-14-2017
  • Tags: IT Careers, IT Employment Projections, Copyright, Intellectual Rights, Internet Searches, Internet Basics, Desktop Publishing, Principles of Design, Fonts, Text Effects, Text Art, Information Technology, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Webpage, Programming, Coding, Networking, Computer, Business, Resume Writing, Input Devices, Mouse, Keyboard, Scanner, Relevant Practice, New Technology, Emerging Technology, Social Media, Email, Presentation Software, Software Terminology, Research Paper, MLA Format, Database, Database Software, Introduction, Design, Planner, IT Employment, Project, Presentation, Graphics, Research, Employment, Careers

Description

In Principles of Information Technology, students will develop computer literacy skills to adapt to emerging technologies used in the global marketplace. Students will implement personal and interpersonal skills to prepare for a rapidly evolving workplace environment. Students will enhance reading, writing, computing, communication, and reasoning skills and apply them to the information technology environment.
This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook or instructional materials. If locally adapted, make sure all TEKS are covered.

Resources

Scope and Sequence

Scope and Sequence: Principles of Information Technology
Resource ID: 19456 Grade Range: 9, 10
CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015 Principles of Information Technology course scope and sequence within the Information Technology Career Cluster® summarizes the content to be taught, and one possible order for teaching the units of instruction. A brief description of each unit and the corresponding TEKS are included. This scope and sequence may be adapted or adopted by the local education agency.

Unit 1: Career Exploration and Employability

Lesson Plan: Resume Writing - IT
Resource ID: 13064 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson explores the importance of and the components of resumes. Students will evaluate their existing resumes and create a new personal resume.
Lesson Plan: Investigating IT Employment Opportunities
Resource ID: 13066 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson focuses on IT employment opportunities. Students will research the different types of IT careers and explore their own personal qualities that qualify them for employment in IT. Download the resource by selecting it from the related items section below.
Lesson Plan: Copyright
Resource ID: 13071 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will be introduced to the concept of copyright. Students will have the opportunity to create a presentation to apply the concepts of copyright and intellectual property rights.
Lesson Plan: Basic Internet Functions
Resource ID: 13086 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson introduces students to the basics of the internet. Students will have the opportunity to apply the skills they learn to use specific searches to find information. 
Lesson Plan: Introduction to Databases Lesson
Resource ID: 13112 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson introduces students to database software. Students will have the opportunity to practice in pre-built database templates, as well as create their own home inventory database. 
Lesson Plan: Using Text Effects
Resource ID: 13118 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson introduces students to the concept of  using text effects.  Students will have the opportunity to practice using various text effects from fonts, colors, size, text art, etc. 
Lesson Plan: Introduction to Basic Webpage Design
Resource ID: 13124 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson is an introduction to basic webpage design. Students will create a webpage planner and apply design principles to design a personal web page.
Lesson Plan: Professionals Presentation Project
Resource ID: 13126 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will create "A Day in the Life of," presentation of an IT professional. Students will research, write, use graphics, and deliver an oral presentation of their product.
Review the scope and sequence document. One or more lesson plans are currently not available.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 2: Technology Skills in the 21st Century

Lesson Plan: Copyright
Resource ID: 13071 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will be introduced to the concept of copyright. Students will have the opportunity to create a presentation to apply the concepts of copyright and intellectual property rights.
Lesson Plan: Cutting Edge Technology
Resource ID: 13084 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will practice exchanging information using various types of technology. They will also have opportunities to identify new and emerging technologies through a project presentation.
Lesson Plan: Basic Internet Functions
Resource ID: 13086 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson introduces students to the basics of the internet. Students will have the opportunity to apply the skills they learn to use specific searches to find information. 
Lesson Plan: Design Principles
Resource ID: 13115 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson explores design principles for publishing. Through a project, students will practice applying these design principles to a desktop publishing document while working with various font types. 
Review the scope and sequence document. One or more lesson plans are currently not available.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 3: Software Technical Skills Word Processing

Lesson Plan: Resume Writing - IT
Resource ID: 13064 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson explores the importance of and the components of resumes. Students will evaluate their existing resumes and create a new personal resume.
Lesson Plan: Formatting a Research Paper MLA Style
Resource ID: 13102 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will explore research papers in MLA formatting. They will have the opportunity to evaluate existing research papers, format existing research papers, practice citing sources,  and create their own research paper. 
Lesson Plan: Design Principles
Resource ID: 13115 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson explores design principles for publishing. Through a project, students will practice applying these design principles to a desktop publishing document while working with various font types. 
Lesson Plan: Using Text Effects
Resource ID: 13118 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson introduces students to the concept of  using text effects.  Students will have the opportunity to practice using various text effects from fonts, colors, size, text art, etc. 
Lesson Plan: Professionals Presentation Project
Resource ID: 13126 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will create "A Day in the Life of," presentation of an IT professional. Students will research, write, use graphics, and deliver an oral presentation of their product.

Unit 4: Software Technical Skills Spreadsheets

Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document and TEKS.
Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 5: Software Technical Skills Presentation Management

Lesson Plan: Copyright
Resource ID: 13071 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will be introduced to the concept of copyright. Students will have the opportunity to create a presentation to apply the concepts of copyright and intellectual property rights.
Lesson Plan: Presentation Software - Functions & Terminology
Resource ID: 13090 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson introduces students to the functions of presentation software as well as the terminology associated with presentation software. Students will individually research three different types of presentation software to create a presentation that compares and contrasts each one. 

Unit 6: Software Technical Skills Database Technology

Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document and TEKS.
Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 7: Software Technical Skills Computer Programming

Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document and TEKS.
Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 8: Software Technical Skills Webpage Design

Lesson Plan: Design Principles
Resource ID: 13115 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson explores design principles for publishing. Through a project, students will practice applying these design principles to a desktop publishing document while working with various font types. 
Lesson Plan: Introduction to Basic Webpage Design
Resource ID: 13124 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson is an introduction to basic webpage design. Students will create a webpage planner and apply design principles to design a personal web page.
Review the scope and sequence document. One or more lesson plans are currently not available.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 9: Computer Hardware

Lesson Plan: Keyboards, Mice, and Other Input Devices
Resource ID: 13073 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson introduces students to various input devices. Students will be able to practice connecting input devices to computers and explore their functions.
Lesson Plan: Introduction to Basic Webpage Design
Resource ID: 13124 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson is an introduction to basic webpage design. Students will create a webpage planner and apply design principles to design a personal web page.
Lesson Plan: Professionals Presentation Project
Resource ID: 13126 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will create "A Day in the Life of," presentation of an IT professional. Students will research, write, use graphics, and deliver an oral presentation of their product.

Unit 10: Computer Software and Operating Systems

Lesson Plan: Copyright
Resource ID: 13071 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will be introduced to the concept of copyright. Students will have the opportunity to create a presentation to apply the concepts of copyright and intellectual property rights.
Lesson Plan: Introduction to Databases Lesson
Resource ID: 13112 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson introduces students to database software. Students will have the opportunity to practice in pre-built database templates, as well as create their own home inventory database. 
Review the scope and sequence document. One or more lesson plans are currently not available.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 11: Computer Networking

Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document and TEKS.
Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 12: Computer Ethics and Legal issues in Information Technology

Lesson Plan: Copyright
Resource ID: 13071 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will be introduced to the concept of copyright. Students will have the opportunity to create a presentation to apply the concepts of copyright and intellectual property rights.
Lesson Plan: Introduction to Basic Webpage Design
Resource ID: 13124 Grade Range: 9, 10 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson is an introduction to basic webpage design. Students will create a webpage planner and apply design principles to design a personal web page.
Review the scope and sequence document. One or more lesson plans are currently not available.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.