New Students

This page is for students new to computer class.

Be sure to refer to the correct grade level course.
Three different ones are listed below.

****NOTE *****
In an effort to save paper I am asking you to review the information below instead of sending home full paper copies of the information.  Do NOT print.  I will send home one signature sheet to be signed by parents and the student.  If you are currently experiencing technology issues and need me to send home paper copies let me know.



Computer Exploratory – 6th Grade

Overview –

Sixth grade students will have computer class with me for nine weeks.  After nine weeks my students will rotate to another elective class for nine weeks.

Learning how to key (type) without looking at their keys will monopolize the majority of a student’s time spent with me.¬† Students will also be introduced to Microsoft Office 2016.¬† Please read the course syllabus below for additional information.¬† Be sure to review the other links to review for the rules test you will have soon.

Please review the following items regarding classroom and technology usage rules:

Read over the forms, rules, and policies.
**Do not print the forms.**
I am sending home a signature sheet by your student.

Rules Test

 



Computer Essentials – 7th Grade

General Information –Business Policies Form

Seventh and eighth grade Computer Essentials Class is a semester class.  It begins with a review of basic keyboarding followed by units on word processing, spreadsheets, database basics, presentation and desktop publishing software, and an introduction to programming. Students also review Internet vocabulary,  Internet safety, proper Internet usage, practice business skills, and learn about financial literacy, career options, and job seeking skills.  See the syllabus below for additional information.

Please review the following items regarding classroom and technology usage rules:

Read over the forms, rules, and policies.
**Do not print the forms.**
I am sending home a signature sheet by your student.

 Rules Test



Introduction to Programming –¬†8th Grade

General Information

Introduction to Programming is a semester long course for students in 8th grade to provide an understanding of basic computer programming concepts and logic and business related concepts. Students will be introduced to programming through a variety of languages, projects, and programming activities and applications primarily provided by Code.org.  In addition to Code.org, other resources will be used to reinforce concepts (Scratch, Khan Academy, Code Combat, Code HS, Kodu).  Students will explore and demonstrate business related skills such as teamwork, interpersonal skills and ethics while completing their projects.  Most of the curriculum and resources are explained here on the Code.org site.

Curriculum for the Intro. to Programming course.

Please review the following items regarding classroom and technology usage rules:

Rules Test



All Year Programming Students – 8th Grade
(Read the Intro. to Programming information above as well.)

At times we have students who are interested in learning more about programming than they can learn in one semester.  Sometimes class sizes allow for them to remain with me for a second semester to continue their exploration into app creation and circuits.  These spots are few in number on a first come first served basis with teacher approval, and are only available if we do not have overcrowding second semester.  Generally, the curriculum for second semester is Units 4 Р6 of the Computer Science Discoveries course. Students will continue to explore and demonstrate business related skills such as teamwork, interpersonal skills, designing with the user in mind, and ethics while completing their  projects and learning about app creation and circuits.  Most of the curriculum and resources are explained here on the Code.org site.

Computer Science Discoveries Syllabus (All year computer class students)