7th grade: Computer Skills and Applications 6207 West Craven Middle School Syllabus Teacher: Ms. Harrison Room: 419 Phone: 514-6488 School Year: 2011 - 2012 E-mail: [email protected] Course Moodle Website: http://iportal.craven.k12.nc.us/wcmmoodle/course/view.php?id=12 Wikispace Website: http://hollyharrison.wikispaces.com/ Textbook(s): Century 21 Input Technologies & Computer Applications Software: Microsoft Office 2003; Microtype Course Description This course is composed of instructional modules designed to provide hands-on instruction in basic keyboarding skills, computer concepts and software applications. The software applications include word processing, desktop publishing, presentation software, spreadsheets, and databases. Communication skills and basic mathematical concepts are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are field trips and job shadowing. Simulations, projects, teamwork, and FBLA leadership activities, meetings, conferences, and competitions provide opportunities for application of instructional competencies. Course Requirements/Materials: One – 2 pocket sided folder to store class papers Notebook paper Black or blue pen, Pencils, and highlighter Be in class ON TIME every day ready to work prior to the beginning of class BE PREPARED to participate and be active in all discussions Grading Policy: Performance/Technique Quiz Tests 50% 20% 30% Grading Scale: A = 100-93 B = 92-85 C = 84–77 D = 76–70 F = 69 and below Other Information: Appropriate behavior is expected at all times It is the responsibility of the student to request make up tests/quizzes. I will try to accommodate retesting during school, but it may become necessary to retest after school hours Academic dishonesty will result in a zero on said assignment Labeling Assignments: All papers are to be correctly formatted in the following order in the upper right hand corner: Full name Period # Assignment Title Date (Insert, Date—Example: February 14, 2009) Quizzes/Test will be stored on the left side in the folder, and notes and handouts are to be stored on the right side in the folder. ADDITIONAL NEEDS FOR OUR CLASSROOM (which will earn a student extra credit if brought in to class) Disinfecting Wipes Box of Tissues New or Used Tennis Balls (to be cut to slip on chair legs) I HAVE READ THE PRECEDING COURSE SYLLABUS AND CLASSROOM RULES AND AGREE TO FOLLOW ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PRIVILEDGE OF BEING ALLOWED TO TAKE A COMPUTER COURSE AT WCMS DURING THE 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR. I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE WILL BE AN OPEN LINE OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN MS.HARRISON AND THE PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF THE ENROLLED STUDENT LISTED BELOW. Signature (Legal Name) of Student _____________________________ Signature of Parent/Guardian __________________________________ Printed Name of Student Parent/Guardian Telephone Numbers: Home: ____________________________ Email address of both parents (if available): _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________ Ms. Holly Harrison, WCMS Career Technical Education- Educator Telephone: 252-514-6488 Please return this PARENT SIGNED form to Ms. Harrison by Thursday 1/26/12.