Last modified: August 1, 2022
Centennial Middle School – Mrs. Wilcox firstname.lastname@example.org – email www.mrswilcoxcms.weebly.com
This course is an introduction to computer literacy. Students will have opportunities to use technology and develop skills that encourage creativity, critical thinking, productivity, and collaboration in the classroom and day-to-day life. Skills will be demonstrated by creating a project for a different content area. This course is aligned with national and international standards and the Utah Core to prepare students across multiple levels of skills. Students will complete this course with a prerequisite to move into high school computer literacy courses.
There is NO food, soda, candy, or gum allowed in the computer lab. Water is fine. If the student has a medical need to eat, they may step outside the classroom door. Those found eating or chewing gum will be asked to deposit the food item in the trash.
Personal electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, MP3 players, electronic readers, smart watches, etc) including personal headphones are not permitted during school hours.
Areas of Focus: 1.Creative Thinking, construct knowledge and develop innovative products and processes using technology * Basic uses of computers 2. Using digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively * Common computer terminology and features 3. Gather, evaluate and use information digitally * Web and network use 4. Understand societal issues relating to technology and ethical behavior * Word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases 5. Demonstrate understanding of computer systems and operations * Security & privacy 6. Understand Digital Lifestyle topics * Digital audio, video, photography 7. Critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills
How is your student doing in class? Assignments are graded within 2 days of being turned in and posted to PowerSchool. http://grades.provo.edu. Instructions for all work are available on my website mrswilcoxcms.weebly.com.
GRADING – Students are expected to achieve a minimum of 60% in all school work, projects and assignments. If this is not accomplished in the first attempt, students will be allowed to revise their work until it is at the basic performance level (grade D-). Students’ rework will be limited to assignments that have fallen below basic proficiency ONLY. Copying other students work and/or doing the work for another student is considered cheating and students will be penalized. Students who allow others to copy their work will also be penalized.
DISTRICT CREDIT REQUIREMENTS: To receive credit in this course student must perform at 60% or better on all of the course specific skills taught. Academic progress is available at all times through Powerschool.
CITIZENSHIP: Citizenship grades will be given in this class: O=Outstanding S=Satisfactory, N=Needs Work, U=Unacceptable . This reflects how the student is doing behaviorally in class
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