Technology Applications (6th Grade)
Computer Literacy 1
Emil AgustinConsultation hours: 3:15 PM-3:45 PM Wednesday and Friday (please email me to set it up)
Computer Lab. Room 223
Technology Applications(6th) class is a sixth grade class that focuses on 3 of the 6 strands based upon the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS) developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Research and Information Fluency, Technology Operations and Concepts, and Digital Citizenship, creates a foundation of skills and knowledge that addresses the immediate need for technology skills by 6th grade students in school. The focus on these strands can be applied by engaging the students in a variety of classroom work involving software (i.e. MS Office), exercises/practice, discussions/lectures, and activities meant to give students a solid background for middle school.
By the end of the semester the student will:
· Be able to use research and research concepts to effectively use library or online resources
· Be able to use Word Processing, Presentations, Spreadsheets, and Databases effectively
· Be an effective typist: using form, speed, and accuracy, to efficiently produce work
· Understand the information highway called the internet by demonstrating safe, responsible, legal, and ethical behavior
Methods of Instruction
Lectures: Actively listening and participating in class discussions and lectures is important. When experience, point of view, and stock knowledge are combined it creates a fuller understanding of the subject. The student should prepare for class by reading assigned topics.
Project: Students will develop several high level projects to show both understanding and application. A written prospectus describing projects will be submitted for review and approval.
Classwork: Students will actively plan, develop, create, and practice in the computer lab. Such everyday work is important for students to have the time necessary to gain skills in Keyboarding, MS Office, HTML, and Multimedia.
To receive full credit for the course, work must be submitted by the assigned date. While there is a late grade (10% first day, 20% second day, the maximum grade for work late for more than two days is a 70), there is no make-up work unless with prior consent by the teacher.
Schedule of Activities:
1st 9 weeks
Class expectations, grading policies, Lab requirements
Keyboarding (initially 3 weeks of intense keyboarding and tapering off tooccasional practice towards the end of the semester)Internet (digital citizenship/E-rate Compliance)
MS Office (Word processing, presentations, spreadsheets)
2nd 9 weeks
Introduction to hardware/software/Operating Systems
Introduction to HTMLIntroduction to Programming (via CS in Science, Project GUTS)
Introduction to Multimedia
More Course Topics
These are additional lectures/enrichment opportunities for students in Tech class. These are all introduction models.
3) The Internet
5) Developing Solutions (Software)
6) Social Media
7) Web 2.0
8) Film Making