Distance Learning

Web-Based Course Option

Information & Communication Technology

The assessment criteria and evaluation for each course will vary. A teacher is engaged with the students to facilitate their learning activities and is responsible for determining the assessment strategies used with their students. Students will be made aware of the assessment criteria when they are enrolled in a course.

Note: All web-based courses will require word processor software (such as Microsoft Word or Word Perfect) as well as an Internet browser (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari).

Information & Communication Technology Courses
Grade 10 Computer Science (20S)
Grade 10 Digital Pictures (25S)
Grade 11 2D Animation (35S)
Grade 11 Web Design (35S)

Grade 10 Computer Science (20S)

This course introduces students to the mechanics of computer programming, using the Visual C++ language.  Students will learn about the components of computers and the basic structure of a computer program. By studying computer decision-making and basic computer code, students should be able to develop introductory Visual C++ programs on their own.

The course is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Exploring the Field of Computing
  • Module 2: Introduction to Programming
  • Module 3: Programming – Selection Controls
  • Module 4: Programming – Looping Structures
  • Module 5: Programming – Functions

Required Resources

  • One of the following Visual C++ programs:
    • Microsoft Visual C++ ver. 6.0 (or greater)
    • Microsoft Studio.net Visual C++
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Grade 10 Digital Pictures (25S)

This half credit course is designed so that students have the flexibility in how they photograph, what is photographed, and how one learns. The choices that the student makes will tailor this course to their unique needs and talents. Students will start by using the camera in fully automatic mode. They will learn how to improve pictures by applying more control.

The course is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Creating Pictures
  • Module 2: Manipulating Your Pictures

Required Resources

  • Digital Camera
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Grade 11 2D Animation (35S)

This ICT course will introduce students to the creative world of early animators and current digital animation options. After completing the course, students should be able to create animations for their own use or to illustrate concepts in other subjects. Students should be able to post their animations to show off their creativity and ask their classmates for suggestions to make them even better. The animations that will be created in this course can be displayed on an Internet web page, blog, or PowerPoint slideshow.

The course is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Early Animation
    • An introduction to the history of animation and early animation toys.
  • Module 2: Digital Artistry
    • Using storyboards to create art and characters in digital drawing programs.
  • Module 3: Creating Animations
    • Using online animation programs to animate GIFs and stop-motion movies.
  • Module 4: 2D Animation Final Assignments

Required Resources

  • Computer Spreadsheet program
  • Computer Slideshow Presentation program
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Grade 11 Web Design (35S)

This course will introduce students to designing, developing and publishing a website. The course is divided into three main themes:

  • The beginnings of the Internet and its implications.
  • Planning and designing a website.
  • Application of HTML code.

After completing the course, students should be able to plan, create and publish a simple website.

The course is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: The Internet, the Origins, the Present, and the Future
  • Module 2: Planning and Designing a Website
  • Module 3: HTML - Building a Website
  • Module 4: Website Publishing and Maintenance
  • Web Design Culminating Project: Build and Publish a Website

Required Resources*

  • Image creation and editing program
  • Web server
  • File transfer program
  • File compression program
  • Internet browser

*Note: All software used in the course is freely accessed or downloadable.

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