Middle Technology Education Program
Sixth grade students come to the computer lab two times a week for the entire school year. There will be additional times that classroom teachers will bring students into the computer lab for various projects in a particular classroom subject. Students will need a two-pocket folder to bring to computer class. Students will be introduced to Windows XP basic skills and review basic computer terms. They will continue to review and improve upon keyboarding skills. Good keyboarding skills are needed to complete projects throughout the year. Students will use the Internet and search engines to find information for projects they will encounter in their sixth grade curriculum. Sixth grade students will be introduced to Microsoft Word to expand their word processing skills. They will learn how to use borders, word-art, multiple font styles and colors, auto-shapes, and clip art, in order to encourage creativity. Microsoft Paint program will be used to create projects. The students will be introduced to Microsoft PowerPoint and will do several slide show presentations. An expansion of spreadsheet skills through Microsoft Excel will be accomplished by doing fun and creative projects. The students will continue to use the multimedia software HyperStudio, learning advanced features. Sixth graders will be involved in several cross-curricular projects between the computer teacher and other classroom teachers in order to enhance their classroom learning environment. Students will receive a computer grade on their report card.
Seventh grade students come to the computer lab two times a week for the entire school year. Students will need a two-pocket folder to bring to computer class. Keyboarding skills will be enhanced with lesson sheets thoughout the school year. Students will continue to improve their word processing skills in Microsoft Word and learn advanced features of the application. Creativity is encouraged through various projects using word-art, auto-shapes, special borders, and clip art. Students will use Microsoft Paint program to show their creativity and enhance other classroom activities. Seventh grade students will continue to create HyperStudio and Microsoft PowerPoint slide presentations. They will develop advanced spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. Using Microsoft Access, students will learn basic database skills. Continued practical use of the Internet helps students explore and discover information that will help in their many curricular areas. Students will receive a computer grade on their report card.
Eighth grade students come to the computer lab one time a week for the entire school year. During one quarter of the school year, students will come an additional two times a week. Students will need a two-pocket folder to bring to computer class. Basic and advanced skills in keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and multimedia presentations will be reviewed. The students will use these skills as needed in preparing for their science fair projects. Different software applications will be used for the special project 'Owning Your Own Business' which incorporates practical skills that are applied in the business world. Continued practical use of the Internet helps students explore and discover information that will help in their many cross-curricular projects and regular classroom activities. Students will receive a computer grade on their report card.
Class Expectations and Rules
1. Bring supplies to class every day.
- 5 items: Folder with pockets, paper, pen/pencil, score sheet, class expectation sheet
2. Be on time to class.
- Be in the room and ready to begin when bell rings. Tardiness is not acceptable.
3. Missed work must be made up.
- If absent, take responsibility and schedule a time with teacher to make up work.
4. You are responsible for your work area and equipment.
- Report computer or work area problems to teacher.
5. Always be courteous to everyone in the Lab at all times.
- Treat others the way you want them to treat you.
6. 'No Printing' without permission.
7. 'No Internet' without permission.
8. 'No Playing Games' without permission.
Please contact Mrs. Chris Anderson, Middle School Computer Teacher, with any questions you may have. To
contact Mrs. Anderson, call the school at (309)-764-5418.