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