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UNIT PLAN (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)

Unit Title
APPLICATION AND IMPLICATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Unit Summary
This unit deals with the impact of information technology on the world. It
examines how information technology has infiltrated almost every aspect of
our lives and looks at the implications (both negative and positive) associated
with this infiltration.
Curriculum Links
CXC 30/G/SYLL 08
Year Level
2016 Form 4 CSEC IT
Approximate Time Needed
Total (7) lessons spread over (7) 35-min periods
Standards/Syllabus Outcomes
On completion of this unit, students will be able to
Discuss the ways in which information can be misused
Describe appropriate hardware and software to meet the particular
needs of a given application
Describe current and emerging technological trends
Assess the impact of Information Technology on job skills and careers
Describe the roles of various personnel in computer-related professions.
Curriculum-Framing Questions
Essential Question

Unit Questions

Essential Question
EQ. How has information technology
impacted our daily lives?
Unit Questions
UQ1. How can information be destructive?
UQ2. How has Information Technology
changed our society?
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Content Questions

Content Questions
CQ1.1. What are ways that information can
be misused?

CQ2.1. What are some hardware and


software that are now required by various
industries?
CQ2.2. What are some current and
emerging trends?
CQ2.3. What are some of the positive and
negative consequences of information
technology on the labour force?
CQ2.4.What are some professions in the
Information Technology Field?

Before Unit Work

K-W-L Sheet

Begins

While Students
Work on Unit
Questioning
Simulation

After Unit Work


Ends

Summative
Assessment

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Unit Details

Unit Details
1. CONCEPT LESSON: The world has changed

Methods of doing simple tasks


without technology.
How has technology changed
the way we perform these
tasks
How has technology impacted
your life?
(1 Period)
2. LESSON TITLE: Misuse of information.

(1

Violation of privacy, industrial


espionage, electronic
eavesdropping, surveillance
Propaganda
Software piracy
Identity theft
Credit card fraud and computer
fraud
Storage of inaccurate
information
Period)

3. LESSON TITLE: Hardware and software


needs

Determine appropriate
hardware and software needs
for different industries:

Business

Science and Technology

Education

Law enforcement

Medicine

Music

Movie Industry

Recreation
(2 Period)
4. LESSON TITLE: Technological trends

Current and emerging trends:

Telemarketing,
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telecommuting,
teleconferencing

CADD, CAE, CAM

Robots, Expert systems


(1 Period)
5. LESSON TITLE: Impact of IT on jobs and
skills

New skills required for various


professions
Consequences of semi and full
automation
(1 Period)
6. LESSONTITLE: IT Professions

Job description
Qualifications required
Traits and characteristics
required
(1 Period)
7.

LESSON TITLE: Evaluation


(1 Period)

Student Prerequisite Skills

Student Prerequisite Skills


Research skills
Communication skills

Students Prior Knowledge

Teachers Processional
Learning

Students Prior Knowledge


Knowledge of computer hardware
and software

Teachers Processional Learning

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Teaching and Learning Activities


Strategies
MAIN:
Simulations
OTHER:
Independent Learning
Collaborative Learning
Research
Videos and Power point
Accommodations for Diverse Needs
Students with Special Needs
Peer work
Scaffolding
Individual attention

Gifted Students
Peer tutoring
Additional responsibilities

Materials and Resources Required for Unit


Technology Hardware

Technology Hardware
Computer
Projector
Camera

Technology Software

Technology Software
PowerPoint Software

Printed Materials

Printed Materials

Activity sheets

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Other Resources

Other Resources
Classroom with movable furniture

Unit Author
First and Last Name

Carla Lewis

School District

St Patrick

School Name

Point Fortin West Secondary School

School Address

Reid Road, Egypt Village, Point Fortin

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