Project 3 - Using Information Technology in Career Planning

  General Information

Lead Teacher(s): Barry Davis - Teacher
(bdavis@calvin.stemnet.nf.ca)
School: Laval High School
Placentia, NF
A0B 2Y0
Tel: (709) 227-2041
Number of Students: 30 Senior High students (2 Career Education Classes)
Grade Level: Senior High (Level I - III)
Project Start and Finish Dates: January 6 - June 13, 1997

  Project Overview

This project is intended to introduce the participants to the technology available for both local and global job search, and the value of the Internet in today's work world.

The students will be trained to log on to the Internet via a LAN, and access the following forums:

  • WWW search engines
  • E-Mail
  • Newsgroups

Through these forums, the students will gather information on employment search, job interviews, the job market, trends, new technology, and the expanding realm of information technology. The students will be exposed to the latest, most up-to-date information pertaining to today's job market, and the expanding role of information technology, in both job search and modern careers. In doing so, the students will learn, and be evaluated on the following tasks:

  • Logging on to a LAN
  • Connecting to the Internet
  • Using E-Mail
  • Subscribing to newsgroups
  • Reading news items and replying to news threads
  • Using WWW search engines and following hypertext links
  • Bookmarking locations
  • Uploading and Downloading files

  Curriculum Connections

Career Education:

The students will increase their knowledge of computer technology as it relates to the modern world of work.

Information Technology:

The students will acquire the knowledge and develop the skills to use state of the art communications equipment to send and receive information.

  Resource Connections

  • This project will permit educationally sound and extensive use of a LAN and all other computer peripherals in the school.
  • Information collected and/or bookmarked will be available to all teachers and students in the school for later use.

  Evaluation

  • Evaluation will be performance based.
  • Students will be evaluated on their ability to carry out the tasks mentioned in the project overview. (fig. 1)
Fig. 1
Performance Based Evaluation
- Logging on to a LAN
- Connecting to the Internet
- Using E-Mail
- Subscribing to newsgroups
- Reading news items and replying to news threads
- Using WWW search engines and following
hypertext links
- Bookmarking locations
- Uploading and Downloading files
  • At the end of the project the students will be required to hand in a paper on a chosen topic related to a researched career.
  • At the end of the project students will be given a questionnaire which will help evaluate the impact of the project on the school and the curriculum in general. This will include a section for comments on how to improve the project for the following year.
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