5-8th Grade
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What are we learning in the Computer Lab?

  • 5th Grade

    • Rules, safety, about their teacher
    • Typing using the proper finger placement (this will be ongoing throughout the year)
    • Typing Goal for the end of the school year: 20 words per minute with 90% accuracy
    • What does Media Balance mean for me?
    • What is clickbait and how can you avoid it?
    • How do gender stereotypes shape our experiences online?
    • How do you keep online friendships safe?

     

    6th Grade

    • Rules, safety, about their teacher
    • Typing using the proper finger placement (this will be ongoing throughout the year)
    • Typing Goal for the end of the school year: 25 words per minute with 85% accuracy
    • Working on our main project of the year--Making a Cartoon animation using Powerpoint 
    • Organizing Story Ideas
    • Making the Title Slide for their cartoon animation project

     

    7th Grade

    • Rules, safety, about their teacher
    • Typing using the proper finger placement (this will be ongoing throughout the year)
    • Typing Goal for the end of the school year: 25 words per minute with 90% accuracy
    • Word document formatting
    • Excel formulas and charts to document their Typing Progress throughout the quarter
    • Digital Citizenship
    • Working on our main project of the year--Budgeting--creating a budget, determing where to allocate your money, spending money etc.  Using research skills and Excel
    • Determining if they are a spender/saver
    • Calculating their budget
    • Creating a Pie Graph and editing their budget
    • Going on a shopping spree but trying to stay within their budget when there is tax added!  (It's harder than they thought!)
    • Making a column graph showing the price of items comparatively
    • Analyzing their graph
    • Peer review/fixing their spreadsheet

       

    8th Grade

    • Rules, safety, about their teacher
    • Typing using the proper finger placement (this will be ongoing throughout the year)
    • Typing Goal for the end of the school year: 30 words per minute with 90% accuracy
    • Word document formatting
    • Excel formulas and charts to document their Typing Progress throughout the quarter
    • Digital Citizenship
    • Working on our main project of the year--Becoming a Restaurateur and creating a budget, floor plan, drafting a formal letter etc. using research skills, Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
    • Conducting a survey on food preferences
    • Using Excel to record and graph survey results
    • Creating their logo for their restaurant with an online photoshop type program
    • Writing a professional letter to explain their business plans to investors
    • Peer review/fixing their professional letter