7th & 8th Grade Computer Science Room C121
  • 7th /8th GRADE COMPUTER SCIENCE                                            

     

    Disclaimer: Due to the preservation of the computer room and equipment, NO Food, Drink, Gum, or Electronics will be permitted in class. Failure to comply will result in a reduction to the students’ citizenship grade and/or disciplinary action.

     

    CLASSWORK/PROJECT POLICY

     

    Since this is a project based course, it is essential that students make their best effort to attend class.  However, if a student is absent, they are responsible for any missed work.  Please check the portal often for any missing assignments.  Full credit will be given when work is turned in on time.  

     

    WHAT YOU WILL BE LEARNING:

    7th GRADE:

    • Type to Learn
    • Photoshop
    • Google Earth
    • SketchUp
    • My Life
    • Excel
    • Digital Safety

    8th GRADE:

    • Photoshop - further techniques will be explored
    • Flash - animation
    • Coding - using Code.org and Pencil Code.net,
    • App Creation
    • Web Design
    • Digital Safety

     

    GRADING BREAKDOWN

     Daily Grade: 2 points/day

    Projects: TBD

     

    Weights:

     

    Citizenship: 30%
    Project: 40%
    Class Work: 25%
    Participation: 5% 

    Citizenship Grade

               To ensure all students are working toward the creation of the projects on a daily basis, students will be receiving a daily grade.  In order to earn points, students need to be engaged in the following:

    • Respect Others
    • Look for the BEST in others
    • Be your BEST self
    • BELIEVE in yourself
    • Diligently work for the entire class period
    • Contribute in learning teams and learning partners
    • Assist other students
    • Contribute to class discussion

     

     

    FAILURE TO RECEIVE FULL CREDIT FOR THE CITIZENSHIP GRADE CAN OCCUR WHEN A STUDENT:

    • Disrupts the learning process of other students
      •        Engages in activities unrelated to computer class
      •        Violates the Acceptable Computer Use Pledge!
      •        Uses words or actions that hurt other students
      •        Disrespects teachers, fellow students, and/or equipment

    This is a project-based course. Students will be evaluated based on their ability to follow daily instructions and ability to stay on task.

     

      Mastery Learning:

               Students are welcome to come after school for extra help or to finish projects worked on in class.