ITGS Resources - IT Organizations The Main Resource for ITGS Teachers - IB Online Curriculum Center (OCC) currently under development for the ITGS community (students and teachers)

Textbooks for Students

Tomorrow's Technology and You, Complete, International Edition, 9th Edition (10th edition availability March 1, 2011)
George Beekman, Ben Beekman
Pentice Hall/Pearson Education
ISBN13: 9780135039069 ISBN10: 0135039061,3110,0135045045,00.html

Gift of Fire, A: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing and the Internet: International Version, 3/E
Sara Baase, San Diego State University, Pearson Higher Education

Textbook Resources for Teachers

Discovering Computers 2011: Complete 1st Edition

Gary B. Shelly - Shelly Cashman Institute
Misty E. Vermaat - Purdue University Calumet
ISBN-10: 1439079269 ISBN-13: 9781439079263
CENGAGE Learning {formerly Thomson Learning}
Alternative student textbook to the Beekman text above.

Ethics for an Information Age, International Edition, foutth edition
Michael J. Quinn
SBN-10: 0132134853
ISBN-13: 9780132134859
Pearson Education

Summers, G.,2004, Developing databases with Access, 4th edition, Nelson Thomson Learning.

Tapscott, Don. Growing up Grown-up Digital and the new website Don Tapscott
Friedman, Thomas. The World is Flat

General IT sources online technical dictionary CAUTION: online encyclopedia/dictionary explains how IT technologies work technical support

IT Organizations British Computer Society Association for Computing Machinery International Society for Technology in Education
Center for Computing and Social Responsibility
ECDL (European Computer Driver’s License) IEEE (association of electrical engineers)
SPA (Software Publishers Association)
BSA (Business Software Alliance) Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility Electronic Frontier Educause / archives for Edupage up to 2006 MPAA NPPA-photojournalism ethics Recording Industry Association of America Institute for Global Ethics

News sources

Articles that focus on new technologies are interesting to discuss in class. However, when the focus is on preparing skills for analyzing technical scenarios using questions (similar to the Portfolio criteria), it is important that the news article has elements from the Triangle (Area of Impact or Scenario, IT Systems, Social and Ethical Considerations, and Stakeholders).

ITGS Diigo Group:
Tagging System for ITGS:

Sources for news articles (English): BBC news - technology RSS: Click Satellite Channel - hyperlink to “click online” Guardian news summary York Times -excellent technology link Lesson plans linked to news articles New York Times Techology and Circuits cybernavigator bottom of the tech page on the New York Times Wired online news (articles are longer, but well written) News Scientist CNN tech pages Reuters (technology ) the Australian IT USA Today International Herald Tribune Sydney Morning Herald

Specific journals Daily, [robotics, AI, expert systems, modelling, simulations, research] Nextgov - the technology and business of government

Podcasts and Video Sources

Videos are also an excellent approach to discussing news items and some new developments are best demonstrated using this approach (i.e. robotics). Podcasts can be downloaded to mobile devices or played thorough iTunes. Although videos and podcasts cannot be used as a basis for a Portfolio, it is usually possible to find a news item on the same topic and use it as a basis for the Portfolio. The video can be used as one of the sources in the bibliography.

Sources for videos and podcasts for class discussions TED -Ideas Worth Spreading (techology) videos from MIT technology TV show (technology section) (technology video) NPR (technology news, videos and podcasts) - TV show, technology with transcripts and videos online Digital Planet - digital radio Search for specific topics
iTunes Store --> iTunesU (i.e. Podcasts/video casts from the Open University and other universities)

Computer Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Specific searches for ITGS files from schools and universities Perkins,ACS Egham Zac Gordon, webucator and ITGS teacher at Springbrook High School Carl Love, International School of Moshi Tanzania Alex Branden, American International School - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
http://dendesigns.comDenise Ross, British School of Costa Rica Valley High School Carey Baptist Grammar School Thomas Galvez ; web 2.0 in ITGS, International School of Beijing International School of Toulouse Fleming-Ruffner Magnet Center - Roanoke, Virginia ITGS teacher created website


Best free online applications and services

Web 2.0 tools

Wikis Class Wiki ITGS Wiki HomePage; list of general resources ITGS class wiki Perkins,ACS Egham James Bowie High School ITGS (archive) class wiki from International School Dhaka 2005-07 (archive) class wiki active up to 2008. ITGS Case Study Wiki Andrew Churches, Kristin School

Are you familiar with the InsideITGS collaboration project? Two ITGS teachers are collaborating teaching ITGS with their classes for the 2010-2012 ITGS course.This integrated use of a blog (to keep ITGS teacher followers aware of the progress of the two classes), wiki (used for managing the two classes and collaboration) and ning (used for discussion between the students in the two classes) could provide insight into how to use web 2.0 tools and some new approaches for new ITGS course. Western Academy Beijing

Blogs and (archive) International School Dhaka 2005-07 North Carolina State University

Social Bookmarking Group Social Bookmarking by Jeff Ratliff

Survey tools Survey Monkey Zoomerang

Global, Collaborative Projects Flat Classroom projects – Julie Lindsay/Vicki Davis

Useful web 2.0 resource pages interesting example of a wiki and collection of web 2.0 tools website maintained by Jane Hart, Social Learning Consultant, and Founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT) Teach Web 2.0 - an extensive listing of web 2.0 tools for teaching

Television Programs BBC Click Online - Archive of all past shows availabl

Videos suggested by ITGS teachers

Tomorrow’s World (Wednesdays) BBC
Open University on BBC (scheduled from midnight to 5 AM)
CNN Business as Usual
Centennial Man
The Net
Robot Wars
Short Circuit I and II
Blade Runner
Terminator II
Stand and Deliver
The Triumph of the Nerd (and website)
War Games
The Amazing Machines (National Geographic) Films for the Humanities relating to ITGS

Academic Honesty
Academic honesty , IB document available on the OCC, Online service used by the IB to check for plagiarism

Evaluating research
http;// , UC Berkeley - excellent for evaluating information on the Internet.

Writing assistance , Son of Citation Machine - provides MLA, APA, Turabian, and Chicago citations and references Acadia University Research APA and MLA style
http://westwoods.ocm/GUFFY/apa.html American Pyschological Association (APA) Modern Language Association (MLA) Guidance on Formal Writing from Purdue University

Information on interviews and surveys University of Wollongong MIT - surveys, questionnaires, interviews M. Trochim, Cornell University - introduction to research methods Management Library - guidelines for conducting interviews

Using Web 2.0 tools
http://www.zoomerang.comCreate online surveys

ITGS Project: Training and Applications for Learning Software Learn any IT application through Quicktime movies Project support material, tutorials and educational examples Tutorials and examples for software

Summers, Graeme. Developing Databases with Access. 4th. city: Cengage Publishing, 2009.
ISBN-13: 9780170185530 ISBN-10: 0170185532

Dark Side of the Web

illegal sites for Extended Essays, Projects, Portfolios
illegal downloads
“Experts” Useful Websites

Alan November “Teaching zak how to think”
David Thornburg
Ian Jukes
Alan Kay “ The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”
Learning Activities /Teaching Strategies Basel Action Network - photos from e-waste Videos available for purchase

Search: Warriors of the Net
Search: High tech trashing of Asia

Search: Health Robotics Doctor shows the use of robotic limbs
Search: Government Politics Florida Crimes
Search: FBI Wanted
Search: CIA Factbook
Databases and Privacy

Introduce databases by asking students give 50 places where their name or family name appear
collect from the group. Lead the discussion into data mining and data matching and how it can occur.
An alternative lesson is to ask students to record over a vacation period all the visible and invisible collection of their personal data and to summarize what was collected, when, where and how.
Teaching copyright through students creating their own webpage on the web and discuss about others using their work. Students add copyright statements to their websites.

Hacking Download student guide

Social and Ethical Issues-Phishing
Royal Bank of Canada Policies

Search Engine
Search a search engine for “search engine”. Interesting results.

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