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    MRS. BROOKS

    COMPUTER APPLICATIONS Grade 6

     CAREERS Grade 8

    CAMS SOUTH

     

     

  • Daily class schedules are as follows:

    Activity Period: 8:00 - 8:45   Students may come down to my classroom to complete assignments or to make up missing work on Days 2, 4 and 6, or with special permission.

    Class 8:45 - 9:30

    Class 9:30 - 10:15

    Class 10:45 - 11:30

    Class 12:00 - 12:45

    Class 1:15 - 2:00

    Class 2:00 - 2:45

CLASSROOM NEWS

  • Computer Applications Class - Grade 6

    Welcome to Computer Applications class here at CAMS South! 

    As we work through the course, if you are absent, or behind in class, please make up any missing work in a timely manner.  Please check Sapphire at home or at school to keep up with any assignments you may be missing.  Passes are available for your use during Activity Periods during Days 2, 4 and 6.  It is your responsibility to see me for a pass.

    Below is a copy of the Computer Applications Syllabus we will be using this year.

     If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at  donna.brooks@casdonline.org .

     

       Computer Applications Class Syllabus

      CAMS South *** Mrs. Brooks

         donna.brooks@casdonline.org

      Welcome to Computer Applications class!  This Syllabus is to help students and parents understand the content of the Computer Applications course, and what is expected from all students.

      Audience

    Computer Applications is a semester long (half-year) course designed for6th grade students.

      Overview

    Computer Applications will give students experience using various portions of Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) along with various other applications and programs. 

      Objectives

    7   Students will learn word processing and other vital skills using Microsoft Word.  Students will create and edit various documents and complete several other projects as well.

    7   Students will learn the Microsoft Excel program to create spreadsheets, tables, charts, and other projects.

    7   Students will learn to use Microsoft PowerPoint.  Students will create at least one slide show and present it to their classmates.

    7   Students learn how to research using the Internet, and complete various projects using the information they obtain.  All Internet lessons are teacher-guided and directed.   Alternate research methods will be provided to those students with restricted internet use.  If you do not have permission to access the computer or internet at school, please see Mrs. Brooks immediately so that alternate arrangements can be made.

    7   Students will learn and develop proofreading skills.

      Instructional Process

    Ø  PowerPoint presentations

    Ø  Follow-along activities

    Ø  Teacher instruction

    Ø  Group work

    Ø  Tutorials and videos

    Ø  Projects (many in collaboration with other teachers and subjects)

      Assessment

    v  Daily monitoring by teacher

    v  Written quizzes and tests

    v  Projects

    v  Contribution to group activities

    v  Classwork

    Grading

    A = 92% - 100%                    D = 65% - 73%

    B = 83% - 91%                       F = 64% and below

    C = 74% - 82%

     

      Classroom Rules

    *      Please show courtesy and respect to teacher, classmates, and lab equipment at all times.

    *      Please do not draw on the computer tables or computer keyboards.

    *  You are not permitted to have food, gum, or drinks in the lab. 

    *  Bring your folder, pencil and agenda to class every day.

    *  When you return after an absence, please make up missing work promptly.  This is for your benefit!

    *      When class is over, please leave your workstation tidy.  Remove any trash or graded assignments that have been returned to you.

    *      Please do not print without permission!

    *      Please do not enter computer lab if the teacher is not present.  Wait quietly in the hallway, or return to homeroom if the lab is closed.

    *      If you must use the restroom during class, please ask permission first.  You will need to

    sign out and take the pass by the door.

    *  Read the front board for directions upon arrival to class.

    *  Lesson Essential Questions (LEQs) are posted in the classroom.  Please refer to them and be able to answer them on a daily basis!

    *  Please do NOT remove things from the room that are not yours!  If someone leaves something at the desk you are using, please take it to Mrs. Brooks.  The lost and found is on the desk outside the classroom.

    *  You must get a pass from Mrs. Brooks to use the computer lab during Activity Period to make up work.   You must be caught up in Core subjects before coming down to make up any overdue Computer Applications work.  Also, you may NOT take a "cut" in Band, Orchestra, or Chorus to come down.

    *  Follow procedures outlined in the AUP Contract.  Consequences for failing to follow the rules are posted in the classroom, including detention, office referral, or loss of computer and internet use.

    *  Project sheets are for the use of all classes - please do not take them with you!

    *  Please remain in your seat throughout the class period.

    *  Check your grades in Sapphire often to be aware of any missing work, concerns, etc.  

    Online Keyboarding Instruction

    Keyboarding lessons are provided in Computer Lab E-7 during Activity Periods on Day 2, 4 and 6.   These are OPTIONAL, SELF-PACED lessons for students interested in learning to type using correct Keyboarding techniques.     www.freetypinggame.net is the online resource we use for the instruction; this same site can also be used at home.    

     

        

      Careers Class


    Welcome to Careers class here at CAMS South! I have been enjoying working with you as we explore many aspects of your future as they relate to your career choice.

    As we work through the course, if you are absent, or behind in class, please make up any missing work in a timely manner.  Please check Sapphire at home or at school to keep up with any assignments you may be missing. Passes are available on a daily basis for your use during Activity Period. It is your responsibility to see me for a pass.

    During each marking period, there is a Homeroom Competition in which classes can earn points based on behavior and actions within the classroom (being prepared for class, not calling out, staying in seat, manners, respect, etc.). There are also "Shake Ups" which alter point values, some being contingent on particular behavior and actions, and others not. The winning homerooms within each grade may choose their own reward, within our Wellness policy. More information on the competition was given to students the first day of the class, and was to be placed in their folders. Check it out! We have fun with the competition, and look forward to it each marking period!

    Below is a copy of the Careers Syllabus we will be using this year.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at donna.brooks@casdonline.org .

     

     Careers Class Syllabus

    Mrs. Brooks 

    Welcome to the 8 th Grade Careers Class!  The purpose for this Syllabus is to help students and parents understand what is included in the Careers course, as well as what is expected from all students.

       

    Class Content

    We will be learning many exciting things about the world of work.  Much of the information will be research-based, and will be tailored individually to you based upon your interests, abilities, and values.  Some topics are listed below:

     

      Decision-making

     

      Career exploration resources

     

      Employment websites

     

      Self-evaluation as it relates to career choice

     

        Educational requirements for chosen careers

     

       Educational/training options

     

       Job skills

     

        "Soft" skills

     

      Career planning

     

      Job training

     

      Values and ethics in the workplace

     

      Opportunity cost

     

      Minimum wage vs. living wage

     

      Job applications

     

      Help Wanted ads

     

      Resumes and cover letters

     

      Interviewing

     

      Child Labor laws

     

      Work permits

     

       Taxes

     

        Paychecks/Deductions

     

       Tangible and Intangible rewards of working

     

       Salaries

     

         Employee benefits

     

     

    Class Structure 

     

    A large portion of the Careers course is online, and is supplemented by teacher instruction and direction.  Students learn online in preparation for high school and college courses, many of which are taught in such a format.   If you do not have permission for internet or computer access here at school, please see Mrs. Brooks immediately so alternate arrangements can be made. 

      

    Among the teacher directed portion of the course, the following techniques and content will be incorporated: 

     

      Teacher led discussions

     

      Videos

     

      Guest speakers

     

      Virtual field trips

     

      Student evaluations

     

      Student discussion boards and journals

     

      Interaction with peers

     

        Individual and group projects

     

     Classroom Rules

     

    The Career classroom is structured much like that of a real "work" environment.  Therefore, you should treat many of the expectations below as criteria for your eventual evaluation as an employee.

     

     

      Come to class on time.  Good employees are never late!

     

      Go directly to your computer station.  It is unprofessional to "hang out" and socialize at work!

     

      Upon arrival in the class, read and follow directions on the front board.

     

      Show courtesy and respect to teacher, classmates, and lab equipment at all times.  It is important that workplace relationships be positive and professional.

     

      No food, gum, or drinks permitted in the classroom.Eating, drinking, and gum chewing are often considered inappropriate for the workplace.

     

      Come prepared for class daily, with your folder, pencil and agenda.  As an employee, it is vital that you are prepared for your workday.

     

      When you return after an absence, please make up missing work promptly.  In a real job, you would need to stay and complete anything you missed, so expect to give extra time in the classroom as well. 

     

      You must get a pass from Mrs. Brooks to use the computer lab during Activity Period to make up work.  You may NOT take a "cut" in Band, Orchestra, or Chorus to come and make up work!

     

      Do your absolute best in class.  Your boss would expect you to perform a job so that it is a good reflection on him as well as on your work ethic and abilities.

     

      Please do not enter the classroom if the teacher is not present; wait quietly against the wall in the hallway.

     

      Career Lesson Essential Questions (LEQs) are posted in the classroom.  Please refer to them and be able to answer them on a daily basis!  In the workplace, it is important that you have the knowledge necessary to perform your job well.

     

      Please do NOT remove things from the room that do not belong to you!  Theft is one of those things that will follow you FOREVER both in school and in the workforce!

     

      Follow procedures outlined in the AUP Contract.  Consequences for failing to follow those rules are posted in the classroom, including loss of computer use and internet availability.   It will be very difficult to take part in this class without access to the school computers!

     

      When class is over, please leave your workstation tidy.  Take trash and paperwork with you.  Push in your chair.As an employee, you should not leave your work area messy when you leave every day!

     

      

    Grading Scale 

     

    Careers class follows the school district's numeric scale, as outlined below.


     

    A  Excellent - 92-100%

     

    B  Good - 83-91%

     

    C  Average - 74-82%

     

    D  Poor, Needs Improvement - 65-73%

     

    F  Failure - 64%-Below  

     

     

    I  Incomplete  

     

     

    W  Withheld 

     

     

    I look forward to having you in Careers class!  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at donna.brooks@casdonline.org.