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CBSE CCE Syllabus of FIT for Class IX 2011

Foundation of Information Technology (FIT)

Class IX

Learning Objectives:General
  1. To familiarize with basics of IT
  2. To develop basic skills of using tools for information representation and processing.
  3. To use Information Processing tools for enhancing productivity and quality.
Specific
  1. Cognitive domain: Knowledge and understanding. To develop basic understanding of IT tools.
  2. Psychomotor domain: Skills
  • To develop skills in using Information Processing tools
  1. Affective domain: Personality traits
  • To develop habit of team work, structure presentation and abide by ethical principles of computing
General Instructions
  1. The units specified for each term shall be assessed through Formative Assessments and Summative Assessments.
  2. In each term, there will be two Formative Assessments (FA1, FA2 in first term and FA3, FA4 in the second term), each carrying 10% weightage.
  3. The Summative Assessment in the first term (SA1) will carry 20% weightage and the Summative Assessment in the second term (SA2) will carry 40% weightage.
  4. Hands-on skills and projects will carry 40% of the 10% weightage in every Formative Assessment.
  5. Assessment of Practical Skills through MCQ will carry 20% weightage in every term end summative assessment.
COURSE STRUCTURETERM I3 Hours                                                      80 Marks
UnitDescriptionTheory
1Basics of Information Technology17
2Information Processing Tools38
3IT Applications25
Total80
Unit I: Basics of Information Technology Convergence of technologies – Computer, Communication and Content Technologies.Computing TechnologyComputer System: Characteristics of a computer, components of a computers system – CPU, Memory, Storage Devices and I/O DevicesMemory – Primary (RAM & ROM) and Secondary Memory;Units of Memory – Byte, Kilobyte, Megabyte, Gigabyte, TerabyteI/O Devices – Keyboard, Mouse, Printer, Joystick, Scanner, Microphone, OCR, MICR, Light Pen, Barcode Reader, Digital Camera, Speaker, Plotter;Storage Devices – Hard Disk, CD ROM, DVD, Blu Ray, Pen/Flash Drive, Memory Stick;Types of Software: System Software (Operating System), Application Software (General purpose application software – Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Database Management; Specific purpose application software -Accounting Management, Reservation System, HR Management, Attendance System, Payroll System, School Inventory Control System, Billing System) and Utility Software (Disk/Folder/Files Management, Virus Scanner/Cleaner, Encryption/Decryption Tools),Unit II: Information Processing ToolsOperating System – Basic concepts of Operating System and its functions (MS Windows, GNU Linux, Unix)Introduction to Windows: Using Mouse and moving icons on the screen, Task Bar, Different types of menu and menu selection, running an application, Setting system date and time; viewing files, folders and directories, creating and renaming of files and folders, Opening and Closing of Windows, Minimise, Restore and Maximise forms of windows, Basic components of a GUI Window: Desktop, Frame, Title Bar, Menu Bar, Status Bar, Scroll Bars (Horizontal and Vertical), Using right button of the Mouse, Creating Shortcut, Basic Tools: Text Editor, Painting Tool, CalculatorOffice ToolsWord Processing Tool:Introduction to a Word Processor, Creating and Saving a document, Editing and Formatting a Document: Text Style (B, /, U), Font Type, Size, changing color, alignment of text; Formatting paragraphs with line or paragraph spacing; adding headers and footers, numbering pages, using grammar and spell check utilities, using subscript and superscript, inserting symbols, Print Preview, Printing a document.Inserting Clipart and Pictures, Page Setting, Bullets and Numbering, Borders and Shading, Format Painter/Paintbrush, Find and Replace, Inserting Tables: inserting, deleting- rows and columns, merging cells, splitting cells.Unit III: IT ApplicationsStudents are suggested to work on the following areas using Word Processing, Presentation and Spreadsheet Tools.Domains:Documentation:
  • Report Writing
  • Multi-Lingual Greeting card
  • Poster making
(A) HANDS ON EXPERIENCE1. Working on Operating System:To test some of the following basic system operations on file / folder(s):Create Rename
  • Copy / Cut / Paste
  • Delete
  • Commands related to Text Editor / Drawing Tool
  • Using Clipboard
2. Word Processing*A document is required to be created for testing the following areas:
  • Editing and formatting text and paragraph
  • Page and paragraph setup
  • Inserting pictures and images
*Printouts of the document(s)/Spreadsheet(s) should be attached with the answer sheet(B) IT APPLICATION REPORT FILEStudents are supposed to make an IT Application Report File Containing Real life assignments using Word Processing Tool on 4 topics (Report Making, Poster Making, Invitation Cards, Letter/Application writing)(C) VIVA VOCEThe questions can be asked from any portion of the syllabus covered during Term I ofTERM II                                                                      3 Hours                                                      80 Marks
UnitDescriptionTheory
1Basics of Information Technology4
2Information Processing Tools27
3IT Applications36
4Societal impacts of IT13
Total80
Term II (Theory)Class IX Unit I: Basics of Information Technology Communication TechnologyComputer Networking – LAN, MAN, WAN, Internet, InterspaceWired Networking Technology examples Co-axial Cable, Ethernet Cable, Optical FiberWireless Networking Technology examples Bluetooth, Infrared and WiFiContent TechnologyData, Information and Multimedia (Picture/Image, Audio, Video, Animation)Unit II: Information Processing Tools Office Tools Presentation Tool:Introduction to Presentation Graphics, Understanding the concept of Slide Shows, Basic elements of a slide, Different types of Slide Layouts, Creating and saving a Presentation, Different views of a slide: Normal view, Slide Sorter view and Slide Show, Editing and Formatting a slide: Adding Titles, Subtitles, Text, Background, Watermark; Headers and Footers, Numbering Slides;Inserting pictures from files, Animating pictures and Text with Sound Effects, Timing Text box, Pictures and Slides, Rehearse Timings, Ungrouping and Grouping pictures from Clipart.Spreadsheet Tool:Introduction to Spreadsheets, Concept of Worksheets and Workbooks, Creating and Saving a worksheet, Working with a spreadsheet: entering numbers, text, date/time, series using AutoFill, Editing and formatting a worksheet including changing colour, size, font, alignment of text, Inserting or Deleting cells, rows and columns, Formulae-Entering a formula in a cell, using operators(+,-,*,/) in formulae, Relative referencing, Absolute referencing and mixed referencing, Printing a worksheet.Use simple Statistical functions: SUM(), AVERAGE(), MAX(), MIN(), IF()(withoutcompound statements); Inserting tables in worksheet, Embedding Charts of various types: Line, Pie, Scatter, Bar and Area in a worksheet.Word Processing Tool:Using auto-format, Mail Merge, Using simple mathematical expressions, track changesUnit III: IT ApplicationsStudents are suggested to work on the following areas using Word Processing, Presentation and Spreadsheet Tools.Domains:Documentation:•     Mail-Merge Formal/Informal letterPresentation:
  • School Magazine
  • Environment (Save Energy) and Pollution (Global Warming)
  • Product Advertisement
  • Science & Social Science topic from the course
  • Trends in Wireless Computing
Analysis Reporting:
  • School/Class Result with student-wise and subject-wise marks
  • Cricket Score Record
  • Weather Forecasting Report
Unit IV: Societal Impacts of ITPlagiarism, Privacy, Security and Integrity of Information; Intellectual Property Rights, Careers in IT(A) HANDS ON EXPERIENCE1.  PresentationA presentation is required to be created with 4 slides for testing the following areas:
  • Editing and formatting slides
  • Inserting pictures and sounds
  • Animating pictures and text with sound effects
2.  Spreadsheet*A spreadsheet is required to be created for testing the following areas:
  • Formatting cells and data
  • Functions & formulae (Relative, absolute and Mixed reference)
  • Charts
*Printouts of the document(s)/Spreadsheet(s) should be attached with the answer sheet(B) IT APPLICATION REPORT FILEStudents are supposed to make an IT Application Report File Containing Real life assignments/presentations using Presentation Tool and Spreadsheet Tools
  • 4 presentations
  • 4 spreadsheets with graphs/charts
  • 1 word processing document along with mail merge feature
(C) VIVA VOCEThe questions can be asked from any portion of the syllabus covered during Term II of Class IX.