Integrated Technologies, Grade 9, Open (TTI1O)


This course enables students to understand the technological and computer concepts they will need in order to design, develop, and build usable products or to deliver services, as well as to pursue further technological studies. Students will use the technological design process and a variety of tools and software to solve problems, complete projects, and strengthen their communication skills.



Theory and Foundation
Overall Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
  • demonstrate understanding of how to develop products or provide services to meet identified needs;
  • identify ways to communicate design and research ideas and solutions through a variety of media;
  • demonstrate understanding of how to evaluate project work in relation to identified specifications, using quality control procedures;
  • describe the scope of activities supported by computer and information technology;
  • explain the fundamental concepts underlying the creation of a computer program.

Specific Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
  • identify solutions to given design problems that involve existing situations or new ideas;
  • describe a problem-solving model that can be applied to different kinds of technological problems;
  • describe project ideas and solutions;
  • demonstrate understanding of how to evaluate projects and an ability to suggest improvements;
  • demonstrate knowledge of quality control procedures, such as ISO 9002, to determine that projects meet original design specifications;
  • describe the fundamental building blocks of a computer program (i.e., constants and variables, selection and repetition, input and output);
  • explain the different roles that computers, networks, and operating systems have and describe the tasks for which each is used;
  • explain how a local business such as a restaurant or courier service or industry would operate or deliver services with and without computer technology.



Skills and Processes
Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:
  • fabricate products or deliver services using a design process and a variety of tools and equipment;
  • share information locally and globally using communication tools such as e-mail;
  • use a variety of computer software applications for research, to solve problems, and to document the design process;
  • identify production techniques and materials to meet design specifications;
  • use correctly a problem-solving model, such as the scientific method or a decision-making model, completing all the required steps.

Specific Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
  • use the design process correctly in the completion of projects;
  • demonstrate understanding of the roles played by various team members in a group project;
  • share information using media tools and a variety of technologies;
  • use a variety of software applications, such as word processing, to document projects from conception to completion;
  • use a variety of software applications, such as databases and spreadsheets, to do research and solve specific problems;
  • determine and compare the costs of computer system components;
  • select appropriate resources and materials when designing projects, and use them correctly;
  • fabricate products or perform services using hand tools, power tools, and other equipment safely;
  • write simple computer programs to manipulate text and graphics.

Impact and Consequences
Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:
  • apply safety standards when using materials, tools, and equipment;
  • describe the environmental effects of materials, processes, and resources;
  • demonstrate understanding of how developments in technology influence people’s lives;
  • identify technology-based careers and their educational requirements;
  • apply acceptable-use guidelines/policies for software, equipment, and materials.

Specific Expectations
By the end of this course, students will:
  • identify the safety features of tools, materials, and processes;
  • handle computer hardware and electrical components safely;
  • use appropriate strategies to prevent potential health and safety problems;
  • describe environmental, ecological, and social considerations related to the use of technologies, processes, and natural resources;
  • identify the impact of technology at home, work, and school, and in recreational pursuits;
  • identify computer and technology-related careers and demonstrate understanding of how technology affects selected careers;
  • identify acceptable-use policies for computing.