Communications Technology will teach students to create, store, analyze, manipulate,
record, and transmit information through four major areas:
- Drafting and design.
- Electronic communications.
- Audio visual/multi-media communications.
- Graphic communications.
Students will explore the impacts of communication technology on our society;
and they will explore related careers.
Core Standards of the Course
Students will investigate career opportunities in the communications industry, will explore the impact of communication technology on our society, will be able to identify a variety of communication technologies, and will learn and use safety practices.
Identify occupations related to the communication industry.
State the differences between past and present methods of communications.
Identify a variety of systems, methods, and materials used for building communication technology.
Learn and use safe work habits and techniques.
Students will understand the design process.
Know the steps of the design process.
Understand how to identify and classify a problem.
Know the steps of researching a design problem.
Solve a design-based problem.
Students will understand basic drafting concepts and systems.
Identify drafting systems.
Understand and use drafting techniques. For example:
- Understand and use lines.
- Understand and use letters.
- Understand and use symbols.
Understand and use different types of drawings. For example:
- Understand and use isometric drawings.
- Understand and use geometric communications drawings.
- Understand and use orthographic drawings.
- Understand and schematic drawings.
Sketch a part or idea.
Interpret a drawing or schematic.
Students will demonstrate how information is communicated electronically.
Understand, identify, and use electronically communicate information.
Objective 3: Understand the value and credibility issues of information.
Be able to send, receive, and confirm electronic communication.
Understand the expectable use policies of the school.
Students will demonstrate how audio visual/multimedia presentation are made and used.
Understand the influence of technology on audio/visual multimedia presentations.
Understand how to use multimedia programs.
Know related vocabulary.
Produce a multimedia presentation. For example:
- Produce a multimedia presentation using audio.
- Produce a multimedia presentation using video.
- Produce a multimedia presentation using presentations.
Students will identify and demonstrate graphic communication.
Understand basic vocabulary of graphics.
Identify where graphics are used in industry.
Produce a graphics product. For example:
- Produce a printing product.
- Produce a silk-screening product.
- Produce an engraving product.
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