- This course is offered on Tuesdays.
- This course is open to 6th-8th grade students.
Course Resources (Textbook is the only purchase required):
- Everything You Need to Ace Computer Science and Coding in One Big Fat Notebook:
The Complete Middle School Study Guide - by Workman Publishing Apr. 2020
- Google G-Suite (Workspace)
- 5D Planner
- Applied Digital Skills
Students will have the opportunity to learn basic computer concepts and operations.
Keyboarding concepts and skills are introduced, as well as proper typing posture.
Internet research skills, safety, and accuracy will be taught, as well as ethical use policy.
Some of the projects will include: document creation and formatting, restaurant menus,
vacation brochures, slideshow presentations, graphic design, inventories,
bedroom design, binary code puzzles, and website surveys.
We will also focus on the awareness and prevention of cyberbullying and how to be a responsible digital citizen.
Course Class Time:
- Introductions to new lessons will take up the first 15-20 minutes of class, depending on the subject.
- The majority of class will be spent on project completion and individual Q&A sessions.
- Typing lessons will be conducted at the student's individual pace.
Throughout the quarter students will have timed typing tests to track their WPM.
- Each assignment will be given sectional due dates when certain parts or checkpoints of a project must be completed.
Students who need more time to complete projects must have the ability to work at home.
Course Homework Requirements:
- Check Schoology weekly!
- Contact Mrs. Lambert with any questions during the week.
- During the first three quarters students will be assigned online lessons through Typing.com.
Mrs. Lambert will monitor your progress at home through the teacher portal.
All typing assignments are due the night before class by 8pm.
Each typing assignment will have an accuracy grade as well as a completion grade.
Students should NOT work ahead.
- Some projects will require students to work from home.
These assignments will have certain check points that need to be emailed to Mrs. Lambert during the week.
- Homework time will be based on each student's typing accuracy and WPM.
The first semester's focus is to improve these two skills.
Hopefully, by the second semester, students will be able to flow through their documents with ease.
Additional typing practice is available for students who need it.
- Homework is due at the beginning of each class unless otherwise posted on the assignment page on Schoology.
(Sometimes homework must be submitted online by Monday at 8pm or Wednesday at 8pm.)
- Homework that is turned in after class by that evening (same day) receives a 5% deduction for lateness.
This is to ensure the importance of bringing your work to class because we frequently use your homework as the review warm-up.
- Homework submitted online the next day (one day late) receives a 15% deduction.
- Two days overdue receives a 30% deduction.
- Homework turned in later than three days after class can only receive 50% of the total points.
- It is very important to check Schoology for homework deadlines.
This is the student’s responsibility, not the parent's.
- 35% daily assignments
- 30% participation
- 30% projects
- 5% quizzes
- laptop to bring to/from class weekly
- Mac/PC/Chromebooks are all acceptable
- paper notebook