Deanne Miller » Computers & Technology

Computers & Technology

6th Grade Computers and Technology

Deanne Miller

Email:  dmiller@theaskacademy.org

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Course Description:

 

Scholars will have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate an understanding of various applications and resources, which will include Microsoft Office, typing software, internet use and research, Google and a wide variety of computer peripherals. Technology will be used for project based learning, problem solving, research, as well as a communication tool. Scholars will be involved in project oriented research with an emphasis placed on technology skills that will help to improve all academic subjects as we integrate technology into current curriculum and core subjects.

 

Class Expectations:

 

Be kind, positive, respectful and prepared. Work that is assigned has purpose and value at that moment, therefore, due dates are not suggestions. Assignments, no matter how big or small, are held to the same standard. Assignments will be accepted the two calendar days following the due date at a 10% penalty per day. For example, a Google Classroom assignment due on Friday but not submitted for grading until Sunday can earn 80% at most. If received after those two days, the assignment will receive no credit. Excused absences and other extenuating circumstances allow for exceptions on a case by case basis per the Scholar Handbook.  

 

Classroom Rules:

 

Respect to Everyone

Give best effort and complete work

Take Appropriate care of the computer

 

Evaluation:

 

Scholars will be evaluated by total points earned.  The point values vary based on the difficulty and sustained effort required.  Demonstration of learning activities include: homework, projects, quizzes, tests and daily classwork.

 

Course Requirements

6th Technology:

 

1st Semester 40% first quarter, 40% second quarter, 20% final exam

 2nd Semester 40% first quarter, 40% second quarter, 20% final exam

 

Supplies:

 

*USB Flash drive (at least 8 GB)

-You will be able to use this for all your classes

 

 *1 Plastic Folder with at least pockets

 

*Pencil

 

*Ear buds/Headphones with microphone

(please let project manager know if help is needed purchasing school supplies)

 

Classroom Procedures:

 

Scholars should be on time to class and ready to participate. Until scholars go back to the physical classroom, class time with be in Google Meets that will be emailed to them before class. Assignments will be put into Google Classroom. Be sure to check our Google Classroom and Power School daily.