7th grade Computer Technology Syllabus

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Computer Technology for seventh grade primarily focuses on Microsoft Window applications such as: Word, Power Point, Excel, Access, etc. Students also learn proper keyboarding skills and will improve their typing speed through a variety of exercises. In addition, students will conduct research and create graphic organizers thus integrating their core subject areas into this program.

SUPPLIES NEEDED

  • 1 pocket folder with brads
  • Blue/black and red pen
  • Highlighter

TEXTBOOK

  • Learning Keyboarding & Word Processing with Microsoft Word 2002 (DDC)
    NOTE: Comp. Tech. textbooks will be kept in the classroom.
  • Connected Tech—an online program available at https://tech.classroom.com

ATTENDANCE/ABSENCES

Class attendance is essential to be successful in this class. If a student is absent, it is their responsibility to obtain any make-up work. Make-up work can be obtained during activity period the first day the student returns to school. One additional class period is allowed for the completion of work for each day missed. Please call or email me if you have any questions about missed work. For school related absences, students must get work ahead of the absence and turn it in at the assigned time; no extra days are allowed. Make-up work can be done before or after school, or during activity period. Please see me before or after class to schedule a time for make-up work.

CLASS WORK

Students must turn in ALL work. A student will earn no more than 70% on a late assignment turned in on the next class meeting. Work received more than one class meeting late may receive a zero.

If more time is needed, special arrangements need to be made with the instructor before the assigned due date.

GRADING SCALE

  • 20 % Keyboard Timings
  • 40 % Daily
  • 40 % Tests
    Projects count as 2 test grades

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS & CLASSROOM RULES

Each student is given the privilege to use the school’s computers. Students will be expected to care for their assigned computer for the semester. Failure to comply with lab and school rules will result in loss of privilege to use the computers.

RULES:

  1. Be PREPARED and ON TIME
  2. Be RESPECTFUL and COURTEOUS to your teacher, classmates and lab equipment
  3. LISTEN to instruction—DO NOT be disruptive
  4. No FOOD, DRINK or ELECTRONIC DEVICES in class
  5. PRINTERS and INTERNET use may only be used with the instructor’s permission

RATIONALE:

  1. When you are prepared and on time it shows that you are ready to learn and participate in the daily activities.
  2. When you are respectful and courteous to your teacher, peers and equipment, you contribute to a positive working environment.
  3. When you listen, you are able to follow instructions. Being disruptive slows the class progress and delays everyone’s ability to learn.
  4. Food, drink or electronic devices is disruptive and can ruin the lab equipment.
  5. Too much printing uses up valuable lab resources and is costly. When using the Internet without permission, you are missing out on important information.

REWARDS:

  1. Praise
  2. Reward/Recognition
  3. Play games last 5 minutes of class
  4. Homework pass

CONSEQUENCES:

  1. Verbal Warning
  2. Student/Teacher Conference
  3. Parent Contact
  4. Office Referral

CLASSROOM PROCEDURES

  • Enter the lab quietly and go directly to your assigned workstation.
  • Log In, navigate to the Daily Agenda, and begin the daily “Power Up” assignment
  • At the end of class—UPON THE TEACHER’S INSTRUCTION—log off your computer, return materials where you got them from, push in your chair, and WAIT QUIETLY for the teacher to dismiss you from class.

Review the Acceptable Use of the Electronic Communications System (p. 59) in the Student Handbook.

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