This is going to be my second year teaching. I worked in software for a decade before becoming a teacher so I'm technology literate and have therefore drawn the short straw to teach a section of Technology Literacy. The class is half a year long and it is the only technology course that is required for the entire district. There is no real guidance as to what I am supposed to cover. My students will have very different technology backgrounds so utilizing projects makes a lot of sense.
I do have some of my own ideas for the course: a project where students create a family tree using a wiki, a video classroom sharing with a school in Jamaica using Skype, Facebook/technology safety, etc. I start the school year on September 10th, I just got married this summer and I'm having a baby in December so I'm trying to keep it simple. I'd love to primarily base the Tech Lit course on someone else's curriculum/syllabus. Please let me know if you have a suggestion for where I can find a syllabus or a textbook or who I should ask for one.