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Ms.  Melanie  Matthews
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Technology Curriculum  
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Computer Classes 6th, 7th and 8th Grades

 

The goal of 6th, 7th and 8th grade computer classes is provide instruction to students so that they obtain the technology skills necessary to meet NJ State Technological Literacy Standard 8.1 and 8.2 for Computer and Information Literacy.

 

 

Students will also learn skills which promotes the develop Information literacy using Internet resources covering locating information (searching), evaluating information, citing resources, and copyright issues.

Students will complete assignments that are designed to advance their knowledge of using all of the Microsoft Office programs, while they research a variety of topics in Science, Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, Music, Art, Technology and current events.

Students will utilize Study Island, a web based tutorial program to help prepare them for the NJASK tests.

The computers have Windows 7 as the O.S. and Microsoft Office 2010.

 

NJ World Class Standards  Content Area: Technology

 

8.1 Educational Technology: All students will use digital tools to access, manage, evaluate, and synthesize information in order to solve problems individually and collaboratively and to create and communicate knowledge.

 


All students will learn:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Netiquette and Internet Safety
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Use of the Internet to support their academic subjects and current events

6th grade students will learn:

  • Microsoft Word: use spell check, grammar check and thesaurus to enhance documents
  • Microsoft Power Point: create publications and have slide transitions and animations
  • Internet Skills: use various search engines to locate information
  • Study Skills: use Study Island to prepare for the NJASK
  • Keyboarding: improve keyboarding skills
  • Digital photography: take digital pictures and import images into documents
  • Computer Programming: Gamestar Mechanic

7th Grade students will learn:

  • Microsoft Word: use spell check, grammar check and thesaurus to enhance documents, inserting tables, formatting pages
  • Microsoft Power Point: create publications and have slide transitions and animations, insert sounds and images
  • Microsoft Publisher: design a newspaper
  • Computer Programming:  Gamestar Mechanic and Scratch
  • Digital photography: take digital pictures, cut, crop and import images into documents
  • Internet Skills: use various search engines to locate information (Web 2.0 tools)
  • Evaluate the reliability of Internet Sites
  • Properly Cite Internet Resources in research projects 

 8th grade students will learn:

  • Microsoft Word: use spell check, grammar check and thesaurus to enhance documents, inserting tables, formatting pages, fonts, borders, hyperlinks
  • Microsoft Power Point: create publications that have slide transitions, animations, sounds, images and movies. (Use of universal design)
  • Microsoft Excel: input data and organize information into graphs and charts. Use formulas to analyze information
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Computer Programming: Scratch Programming
  • Internet Skills: use various search engines to locate information (Web 2.0 tools)
  • Properly Cite Internet Resources in research projects
  • Scratch Programming

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