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                                 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

    Web Address

    Purpose

    Pine MS

    Computers

    www.washoeschools.net/jwgallagher

    www.pinemscomputers.weebly.com

    Class website.  Lessons, Journal Entries, and Misc. Information for the class can be accessed here.

    Questions or Absences:   check these site first!

    *Edmodo

    Account Required.

    https://www.edmodo.com/

    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)

    *Typing Web

    Account Required.

    Typing.com

    Student keyboarding.

     Lessons and Practice games. 

    Can be used at home

    Nitrotype

    https://www.nitrotype.com/

    Keyboard practice.  Students compete online

    Quizlet

    quizlet.com

    Practice vocabulary.  Study guides.

    Typing Test

    Typingtest.com

    Periodic keyboard assessments.

    Nevada Career Information

    Nvcis.intocareers.org

    Career exploration

    Scratch

    http://scratch.mit.edu/

    Uses a “blockley” system to teach coding

    Padlet

    http://padlet.com/

    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 SAFE

    BE RESPECTFUL

    BE RESPONSIBLE

    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

          Consider Others

          Surf Safely

          Save Often

          Keep your files organized

          Print only with permission

     

          


    GRADES

    Please check Infinite Campus.                                

    Grades are usually updated Friday PM

                           

    Overall Grade

    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.

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    Behavior:  Earn up to 10 points weekly.  Remember to make good choices.

     

     

    Contact Information

     

    Mr. John Gallagher JWGALLAGHER@washoeschools.net

    775-689-2550

    Remember to bring:

    Planner and ID to Every Class!