• DEMONSTRABLE PROFICIENCIES

    Computer and Financial Literacy 6

     I. CLASSWORK REQUIREMENTS

    A. Students must complete assignments, demonstrate knowledge of class rules, and properly use computer hardware/software relative to NJCCCS 8.1 and NJCCC 21st Century Life and Career Skill Standards 9.1 and 9.2.

     II.  ATTITUDE & BEHAVIOR

    A. Students will demonstrate the following: sincere effort, cooperation, following directions, pride-in-work, self-control, respect for others, patience, perseverance, and responsibility for care and use of equipment. 

     III. COURSE OBJECTIVES/OVERVIEW

    A. COURSE CONTENT

    •  As required by the NJDOE, NJCCC Standard 8.1- Technological Literacy: all students will use digital tools to access, manage, evaluate, and synthesize information in order to solve problems individually and collaboratively and to create and communicate knowledge.
    • Students will apply technological knowledge and skills using digital tools in a responsible manner, which will include the application of: word processing, Internet (Use and Safety), desktop publishing, database, spreadsheet, multimedia, and programming.
    • As required by the NJDOE, NNCCC Standard 9.1 21st Century Life Skills: All students will demonstrate the creative, critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving skills needed to function successfully as both global citizens and workers in diverse ethnic and organizational cultures.
    •   As required by the NJDOE, NJCCC Standard 9.2 Personal Financial Literacy:  All students will develop skills and strategies that promote personal and financial responsibility related to financial planning, savings, investment, and charitable giving in the global economy.
    • Financial literacy includes the application of knowledge, skills, and ethical values when making consumer and financial decisions that impact the self, the family, and the regional and global communities.

      B. SKILLS

    • Use money management techniques
    • Develop credit and debt management techniques
    • Apply effective planning and saving techniques
    • Practice being a critical consumer
    • Cultivate civic responsibility
    • Understanding the need for insurance
    • Understand how to obtain insurance
    • Utilize career planning and research
    • Reflect on earning an income
    • Emphasizing the process of writing, plan, write, edit, and print documents using word processing.
    • Emphasizing critical thinking skills, plan and create a database into which data can be entered, interpreted, organized and printed. 
    • Focusing on the manipulation of numerical data, plan and create spreadsheets from which graphs will be generated and interpreted.
    • Using computer aided painting and drawing software and peripherals to produces graphics.
    • Apply problem solving skills to design, create, and publish desktop publishing projects.
    • Safe use of the Internet as a research and design tool.
    • Employing creative, critical thinking and problem solving techniques to plan, design, create and present multimedia   projects.
    • Utilize creative, critical thinking and problem solving skills to plan, write, debug, collaborate and share projects.
    • Be vigilant of Internet safety issues including cyber-bullying. 

      C.  APPRECIATION OF CONCEPTS

    •  Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and of the practical applications to learning and problem     solving.
    • Relate this understanding to personal use and the educational environment. 
    • Recognize the importance of education to their financial future.
    • Realize that career choices will impact future earnings.
    • Understand successful money management is a lifelong process
    • Understand and recognize their role the in the local and global economy.
    • Understand and recognize the role of the government in the global and local economy.
    • Grasp the role of the government in developing fiscal policies.
    • Understand that making wise consumer decisions will improve one’s quality of life.
    • Know that the misuse of credit can have life-long consequences. 
     IV. ATTENDANCE

    A.  Attendance: Refer to Board of Education Policy

     V.  GRADING PROCEDURES

    A. Grades will be based on class assignments, projects, class participation, conduct, and homework.