IT and ME Works is built on the same skills, standards and learner outcomes as the first course with a focus on Business Technologies, Interactive Media, PC Hardware & Networking, Programming & Software Development. However, the educators, who designed this course, wrote six weeks of lesson plans for each career specialty totaling 24 weeks so that the teacher, depending upon his/her school's program of studies, could teach each specialty as a "stand-alone" course or in conjunction with the others.
NOTE: Lesson plans for each strand have been packed as a .zip file
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The focus of this strand is to help students make a smooth transition
from high school to life. Whether the path leads to advanced schooling,
the military or directly into the world of work, New Hampshire students
must be prepared to live, learn and work in the 21st century. In this
strand, students will learn database creation, spreadsheet calculations
and linking, information management, effective oral, written and electronic
communication, international business, consumer behavior and website
The focus of this strand is to help students master a variety of computer-based
applications that integrate text, graphics, sound, animation and video.
With the Internet and eCommerce growing at expanding rates, the demand
for multimedia-trained specialists far exceeds the supply. Growing
fields in multimedia range from video game creators, to website designers,
to 3-D animation specialists.
PC Hardware & Networking
The focus of this strand is to help students configure computers in a peer-to-peer situation utilizing the most common software and operating systems. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of building a network from configuration to installation. In addition to the technical skills, students will gain skills and experience in business etiquette and customer relations.
Programming and Software Development
The focus of this strand is to help students gain an understanding
of structured and object-oriented programming. Students will develop
problem-solving techniques and critical thinking skills through the
application of programming concepts. Furthermore, students will gain
an overview of the programming languages used in software development
for use in today’s computerized society.