Computer Applications

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Computer Applications includes keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheet, database, graphics, presentation and data retrieval. Students will use various technology tools to create computer-generated projects and explore technology related careers. Content standards are based on the Michigan Educational Technology Standards (METS) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS). It meets the requirements for the State of Michigan Certification of Eighth Grade Technology Literacy and the DPS High School ComputerApplications course requirement.

We will concentrate on the following six units in this class:

  • Typing Skills/Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Organization/File Management
  • Word Processing
  • Presentation
  • Spreadsheets
  • Online Safety/Digital Footprint

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Class syllabus

7th/8th Grade Computer Applications
Mrs. Al Raishouni
Lowrey Middle School

Course Description: This course includes keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheet, database, graphics, presentation and data retrieval. Students will use various technology tools, create computer-generated projects and explore technology related careers. Content standards are based on the Michigan Educational Technology Standards (METS) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS). It meets the requirements for the State of Michigan Certification of Eighth Grade Technology Literacy and the DPS High School Computer Applications course requirement.

Tests: There will be pretest at the beginning of the unit and a posttest at the end of the unit.

Homework: Students will have homework if they did not finish their work in class. Most of the time students will do their work in class.

Grades:
A: 90-100
B: 80-89
C: 70-79
D: 60-69
E: 0-59

Required Materials:
– School Planner
– Pen or pencil (preferably pencil)
– 1 pack of antibacterial wipes to wipe down your hardware (ex. Clorox wipes, Lysol wipes, etc..)
– 1 pack of computer paper

Computer Lab Expectations
–  Follow the DPS Technology Acceptable Use Policy
–  Visit websites only allowed by the teacher
–  No food, gum or drinks in the computer lab
–  Follow the 5P’s (Prompt, Procedural, Prepared/productive, polite, and positive)                                                                                                                              1.  Prompt: Be in your seat and ready to start class on time.                                 2. Procedural: Follow directions the first time they are given                                3. Prepared/Productive: Bring all materials to class
4. Polite: Raise your hand and wait t be called on before speaking
5. Positive: Respect yourself and your surroundings.                                                                                                                            –  When using the computers, visit websites only allowed by the teacher.                                                                                                                  –  keep a clean area                                                                                                         –  Place your keyboard and mouse below your monitor before you leave                                                                                                                        –  Push in your chair before you leave and take all your personal belongings with you.                                                                                                                           – Log off, DO NOT SHUT DOWN, the computer at the end of class.

CONTACT INFORMATION
– School: 313-827-1800
– Email: alraisf@dearbornschools.org
– https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/computerapp/

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