CCDS 8th Computer Rules


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CCDS 8th Computer Rules

  1. 1. Leadership Investigations <ul><li>W elcome! </li></ul><ul><li>8 th Grade – Computer Curriculum </li></ul>
  2. 2. Welcome to Computer Class! <ul><li>I will introduce you to our computer classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have any questions during my presentation, please raise your hand and wait to be called on. </li></ul>
  3. 3. All About Me <ul><li>My background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I grew up on a small diary farm in New York state. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I attended UNC-Chapel Hill, where I received a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>My experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When I graduated college I worked in NYC where I was a computer auditor (I looked for computer theft) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I taught High School Math and Computer Science before I was married. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Then I wrote software programs and taught computer applications to adults. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. My Goals <ul><li>To give you the academic and social skills you need to master the grade level standards and pass the 8 th Grade State Technology Skills test. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide a supportive and fun classroom environment. </li></ul><ul><li>To help you discover new interests. </li></ul><ul><li>Assist students will technology needs in other academic areas. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Class Topics <ul><li>The topics we cover during 8th grade computers are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyboarding (Mavis Beacon) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word Processing (Microsoft Word) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia Presentation (Microsoft Powerpoint) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Database (Microsoft Access) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Desktop Publishing (Microsoft Publisher) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If Time Permits: Website design, HTML, film editing </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>During class, students will be actively involved in: </li></ul><ul><li>Practicing keyboarding – practice, practice… </li></ul><ul><li>Learning new application skills – overhead </li></ul><ul><li>Completing daily labs </li></ul><ul><li>Working on projects </li></ul><ul><li>All the above will be centered around our class theme. </li></ul>Class Work
  7. 7. <ul><li>All printed materials will be kept in a portfolio. </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolios will be graded every 9 weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>Take folder home today and decorate for 1 st grade. </li></ul>Portfolios
  8. 8. <ul><li>Assignments 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Tests 25% </li></ul><ul><li>Labs 25% </li></ul><ul><li>Projects 35% </li></ul><ul><li>Total 100% </li></ul>Grading Policy
  9. 9. <ul><li>1 sturdy 2-pocket folder </li></ul><ul><li>Loose leaf paper </li></ul>Suppy List
  10. 10. <ul><li>To ensure success for all students, a firm discipline policy will be used in the computer lab. </li></ul><ul><li>The Three Big Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Respect Yourself: Do your best. How is your behavior affecting your learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Respect Others: Help others succeed. How is your behavior affecting others? </li></ul><ul><li>Respect everything else: How is your behavior affecting the room and the teacher? </li></ul>Classroom Management
  11. 11. <ul><li>1.  After the bell rings, no bathroom, locker, or drink privileges.   Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>2.  Be sure to bring all necessary materials to class with you.  You will need something to write with every day .   Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>3.  No candy, gum, or drinks allowed in the computer lab.   Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Rules
  12. 12. <ul><li>4.  Students must be in their seat and begin logging on when the bell rings or you will be counted as tardy.     Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>5.  No side-to-side conversation while the teacher or classmate is speaking.   Fairness and Respect </li></ul><ul><li>6.  Students may not modify any settings on the computer.  This includes printer settings, screensavers, desktop wallpaper, desktop icons, etc.   Respect and Caring </li></ul>Rules
  13. 13. <ul><li>7.  All student will show respect for each other and their work area.  This means turning off their computer, typing on their keyboard, etc.   Respect </li></ul><ul><li>8. No printing from the internet without teacher approval. Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>9. No games are to be played on the computers as outlined in the student handbook.  Students are to be on teacher-approved web sites only.   Citizenship </li></ul>Rules
  14. 14. <ul><li>10.  Homework is to be completed by the assigned date.  It is the student's responsibility to schedule time in the computer lab if he/she cannot complete work by the assigned date.  10% off for every day late. Responsibility </li></ul>Rules
  15. 15. <ul><li>Use flag for questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School discipline policy will be used in the lab - 3 checks = detention. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your eye out for the black dot… </li></ul>Procedures
  16. 16. <ul><li> </li></ul>Class Website
  17. 17. Let’s Have a Great Year!