Computer Literacy and Applications
Welcome to Class!
The Computer Literacy and Applications class will help you grow in your ability to use the Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Power Point, Excel and Publisher. (MS Office 365 Online is available for home access) You will improve your accuracy and speed in keyboarding. And that’s just the beginning!
It is vital that you learn to use the Web and its information in a correct and productive manner. In this class, we regularly access the Internet and use Web tools. The ultimate goal is for you to become an outstanding digital citizen, collaborative learner, and leader.
Students who satisfactorily complete this course with a “C” or better for the Semester are able to waive the high school credit requirement for Computer Literacy. You may view a copy of the WCSD letter on the class webpage (Misc. Info tab). A paper copy is available upon request.
The table below lists many of the sites we will use for this class. Edmodo and Typing Web: required to have student accounts for this class. The sites are also available to them for home use and other academic endeavors.
Name of Site
Class website. Lessons, Journal Entries, and Misc. Information for the class can be accessed here.
Questions or Absences: check these site first!
Student assignments submitted through this account
Discussion and collaboration
Backpack feature allows assignment access beyond the classroom
Parent access to child’s account (with code)
Lessons and Practice games.
Can be used at home
Keyboard practice. Students compete online
Practice vocabulary. Study guides.
Periodic keyboard assessments.
Nevada Career Information
Uses a “blockley” system to teach coding
Notes, class collaboration
*Sites requiring student accounts may be added at the teacher’s discretion.
Please check the website regularly for updated information.
Please read, complete, sign, and return only the Agreement/Web Permissions page by:
Friday August 11th
Nevada Computer and Technology Standards:
1. Creativity and Innovation
2. Communication and Collaboration
3. Research and Information Fluency
4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
5. Digital Citizenship
6. Technology Operations and Concepts
General Classroom Rules
1. Follow Directions Quickly.
2. Raise Your Hand for Permission to Speak.
3. Raise Your Hand for Permission to Leave Your Seat.
4. Make Smart Choices.
5. Keep Your Dear Teacher HAPPY!
PINE CORE VALUES
Pine’s Core Values are the basis for the Rules and Expectations in this Class.
BE A PROBLEM SOLVER
Expectations for Computer Use
Keep Food, Drinks, Gum, and Candy OUT of the Lab.
Computer settings are not to be changed.
Respect the Tools and your Work Area
Keep your files organized
Print only with permission
Please check Infinite Campus.
Grades are usually updated Friday PM
Classwork: Points vary by assignments. Completed Journals are a significant part of the grade.
Assessments: Includes Keyboard improvement, vocabulary, projects.
Participation: Students earn up to 10 points weekly. Planner, ID, and attendance are included in this part of the grade.
Behavior: Earn up to 10 points weekly. Remember to make good choices.
Mr. John Gallagher JWGALLAGHER@washoeschools.net
Remember to bring:
Planner and ID to Every Class!