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7th Grade Computer

about 1 year ago

Welcome to 7th Grade Computer Class!
 
This year we will continue to work on our Touch Typing.  We'll be using a program called MicroType to help us increase our speed using the keys we learned in the past.  Everyone will be required to use a keyboard cover to ensure that we don't develop the bad habit of looking at the keyboard.  Part of learning to Touch Type is using correct technique.  This is our posture, using the correct fingers, and looking at the screen when we type.  To assess how students are doing with typing there will be Timed Writings periodically.  These are tests of our speed and accuracy.
 
We will also talk about internet safety.  We will cover topics in Microsoft Word such as how to set up a memo, MLA style report, and business letters.  Next we'll look at the basics of Excel followed by the basics of PowerPoint.  Lastly we'll get introduced to the topic of programming using a program called Scratch.
 
All due dates are listed on Schoology.  If you'd like to see the due dates and why your child received a particular grade on a project please have him/her log into Schoology at home and show you.
 
 
Timed Writings will be graded separately on Speed and Accuracy:
 
1st Marking Period
 
Out of 25 Points
Letter
Grade 
GWAM Points (%)  
Letter
Grade 
Errors Points (%)
A+ 25 25 (100%)   A+ 0 25 (100%)
  24 24.5 (98%)        
A 23 24 (96%)   A 1 24 (98%)
  22 23.5 (96%)        
A- 21 23 (92%)   A- 2 23 (92%)
  20 22.5 (90%)        
B+ 19 22 (88%)   B+ 3 22 (88%)
B 18 21.5 (86%)   B 4 21 (84%)
  17 21 (84%)        
B- 16 20.5 (82%)   B- 5 20 (80%)
  15 20 (80%)        
C+ 14 19.5 (78%)        
C 13 19 (76%)   C 6 19 (76%)
  12 18.5 (74%)        
C- 11 18 (72%)   C- 7 18 (72%)
  10 17.5 (70%)        
D+ 9 17 (68%)   D+ 8 17 (68%)
D 8 16.5 (66%)   D 9 16 (64%)
  7 16 (64%)        
F 6 15.5 (62%)   F 10 or > 15 (60%)
  5 or < 15 (60%)        
 
 

  

2nd Marking Period

 
Out of 25 Points
Letter GWAM Points (%)   Letter Errors Points (%)
Grade       Grade    
A+ 30 25 (100%)   A+ 0 25 (100%)
  29 24.5 (98%)        
             
A 28 24 (96%)   A 1 24 (98%)
  27 23.5 (94%)        
             
A- 26 23 (92%)   A- 2 23 (92%)
  25 22.5 (90%)        
             
B+ 24 22 (88%)   B+ 3 22 (88%)
             
B 23 21.5 (86%)   B 4 21 (84%)
  22 21 (84%)        
             
B- 21 20.5 (82%)   B- 5 20 (80%)
  20 20 (80%)        
             
C+ 19 19.5 (78%)        
             
C 18 19 (76%)   C 6 19 (76%)
  17 18.5 (74%)        
             
C- 16 18 (72%)   C- 7 18 (72%)
  15 17.5 (70%)        
             
D+ 14 17 (68%)   D+ 8 17 (68%)
             
D 13 16.5 (66%)   D 9 16 (64%)
  12 16 (64%)        
             
F 11 15.5 (62%)   F 10 or > 15 (60%)
  10 or < 15 (60%)

8th Grade Computer

about 1 year ago

Welcome to 8th Grade Computer Class!

 
This year we will continue to work on our Touch Typing.  We'll be using a program called MicroType to help us with increasing our speed on the keys we've learned in the past.  Everyone will be required to use a keyboard cover to ensure that we don't develop the bad habit of looking at the keyboard.  To assess how students are doing with typing there will be Timed Writings periodically.  These are tests of our speed and accuracy.
 
We will cover more in Microsoft Word such as how to set up a table, columns and breaks.  Next we'll cover more in Excel such as how to use formulas and functions and creating graphs.  We'll also cover more in PowerPoint such as using animations, transitions, and action buttons.  Lastly we'll be creating podcasts using Windows Live Movie Maker.
 
All due dates are listed on Schoology.  If you'd like to see the due dates and why your child received a particular grade on a project please have him/her log into Schoology at home and show you.
 
 
Timed Writings will be graded separately on Speed and Accuracy:
 
1st Marking Period
 
Out of 25 Points
Letter
Grade 
GWAM Points (%)  
Letter
Grade 
Errors Points (%)
A+ 30 25 (100%)   A+ 0 25 (100%)
  29 24.5 (98%)        
A 28 24 (96%)   A 1 24 (98%)
  27 23.5 (96%)        
A- 26 23 (92%)   A- 2 23 (92%)
  25 22.5 (90%)        
B+ 24 22 (88%)   B+ 3 22 (88%)
B 23 21.5 (86%)   B 4 21 (84%)
  22 21 (84%)        
B- 21 20.5 (82%)   B- 5 20 (80%)
  20 20 (80%)        
C+ 19 19.5 (78%)        
C 18 19 (76%)   C 6 19 (76%)
  17 18.5 (74%)        
C- 16 18 (72%)   C- 7 18 (72%)
  15 17.5 (70%)        
D+ 14 17 (68%)   D+ 8 17 (68%)
D 13 16.5 (66%)   D 9 16 (64%)
  12 16 (64%)        
F 11 15.5 (62%)   F 10 or > 15 (60%)
  10 or < 15 (60%)        
 
 

  

2nd Marking Period

 
Out of 25 Points
Letter
Grade 
GWAM Points (%)  
Letter
Grade 
Errors Points (%)
             
A+ 35 25 (100%)   A+ 0 25 (100%)
  34 24.5 (98%)        
             
A 33 24 (96%)   A 1 24 (98%)
  32 23.5 (94%)        
             
A- 31 23 (92%)   A- 2 23 (92%)
  30 22.5 (90%)        
             
B+ 29 22 (88%)   B+ 3 22 (88%)
             
B 28 21.5 (86%)   B 4 21 (84%)
  27 21 (84%)        
             
B- 26 20.5 (82%)   B- 5 20 (80%)
  25 20 (80%)        
             
C+ 24 19.5 (78%)        
             
C 23 19 (76%)   C 6 19 (76%)
  22 18.5 (74%)        
             
C- 21 18 (72%)   C- 7 18 (72%)
  20 17.5 (70%)        
             
D+ 19 17 (68%)   D+ 8 17 (68%)
             
D 18 16.5 (66%)   D 9 16 (64%)
  17 16 (64%)        
             
F 16 15.5 (62%)   F 10 or > 15 (60%)
  15 or < 15 (60%)