St. Joseph's High School presently offers Micro-computers 1100 courses to most students from grade nine to level III. It is the goal of these courses to enable students to become reasonably computer literate by the time they graduate from high school. To enhance this skill development student teams will browse the Internet seeking information on new and innovated developments in the micro-computer industry. They will be encouraged to use e-mail to contact various companies to obtain additional detail.
The student teams will compile the information obtained and prepare a comprehensive report on their research. The report format will include the following:
Student will develop proficiency with the computer as an information accessing tool and with the Internet as a source of up-to-date data on issues relevant to the computer industry.
The student will produce the results of their research in an acceptable format and present this report to other students in their class.
The development in the micro-computer industry are such that last month's technology is quickly dated and supplanted by newer developments. Keeping track of this fact-paced industry is virtually impossible through the print media while the radio and television media offer only sketchy reviews at best. By exploring company Websites on the Internet, the students will become informed of the latest developments and will acquire a better understanding of the direction in which home and school computing is heading. This understanding will translate into them being more aware of career opportunities in the computer technology field and where those opportunities may be pursued.