7th Grade

Study for the vocab test by going to HANGMAN or MATCHING

Paint- We will begin learning Paint today in class using videos for each of the tools or a group of tools.  You should be able to get through five videos by the end of the hour, there will be a quiz over paint tools so make sure you are paying attention.  Remember that you should watch a little of the video, pause it, go try out what you learned, go back and watch a little more, pause it, try it, etc.

Video 1

  • Change the page size, Image Attributes
  • pencil (+ &        -)
  • Image-->Clear Image vs. File-->New

Video 2

  • paint brush (calligraphy or not, confetti & streamers)

Video 3

  • spray paint
  • text tool

Video 4

  • line tool
  • arc tool

Video 5

  • foreground vs. background color (right and left mouse button colors)









Desktop Publishing Software

Software: Microsoft Publisher

Learning GoalsDesktop Publishing Learning Goals


Time period
: approximately seven class periods of 45 minutes per class period

Save file as
  • practice file saved as Practice Presentation
  • project file should be saved as Internet Safety

Introduction:
You are going to learn to use desktop publishing software. For those of you who don't know, desktop publishing software can be used to create signs, cards, newsletters, calendars, etc. The program we will use to learn desktop publishing is Microsoft Publisher.  Publisher is one of my favorite programs and I use it all the time to create items like signs, the yellow passes we use for intervention, the schedule hanging by the door, etc.  

You will spend a few days learning the basic tools by using the video tutorials.  Once you have learned the tools you will do a quick project where you create a sign for your bedroom door (or any other sign you would like to create).

Steps to completion:
  1. Learn Publisher - You are going to begin by working through Application of Publisher.
  2. Lesson

    P-1 Business Cards

    Personal Business card

    P-2 Name Badge

    Personal Name Badge

    P-3  Bumper Sticker

    Personal Bumper Sticker

    P-4 Grand Opening Advertisement

    P-5 Coupon Flyer

    Personal Coupon Flyer

    P-6 Menu


Using Word- Skateboards INC.
W-1 through W-11
3 Weeks
  September 19- October 20

Word Tools

Lesson

W-1  Press Release

W-2 Letter Head

W-3 Envelope

W-4 Sticker labels

W-5 Business Memo

W-6 Bullet List

W-7 Terms and Definitions

W-8 Hours of Operation Sign

W-9 Waiver form

W-10 Employee Welcome Letter

W-11 Vendor Letter

WORD Tools

Word

·  Students learn that in software that uses the ribbon interface, the file menu they may have used with other programs has been replaced by a rectangular or round “Application button."

·  • Students learn that the Application button is located at the top left of the screen, positioned at or slightly above where the file menu would be if this were a menu interface, just before the Home tab.

·  • Students learn that when the Application button is round, it is called the Office button.

·  • Students learn what commands are available from the Application button.

·  • Students learn that the home tab provides the most commonly used commands, such as the editing and formatting commands.

·  • Students learn that most tabs are named for activities you are doing, like “Review,” which provides tools such as “Spell Check.”

·  • Students learn that if they don't know what a command does, they can hover over it to see a tooltip that will explain.

·  • Students learn how to access help in software that uses the ribbon.

·  • Students learn that the parts of the ribbon interface are Tabs, Groups and Commands and can identify each part and explain what it does.

·  • Students learn about contextual menus and how to use them.

·  • Students learn what Galleries are and how to use them.

·  • Students learn that galleries feature “Live Preview” so they can instantly see the changes they will make.

·  • Students learn that below groups there are often arrows you can click on to open dialog boxes with more commands.

·  • Students learn about the Quick Access area and how it can be customized.

·  • Students learn that they can right click (or, on a Mac with one mouse button, Ctrl-mouse click) for a context menu of commands that are relevant to what they last clicked on or selected.

·  • Students learn how to insert an illustration into a report.

1.      Software, Buttons, and Controls (Revised)

This lesson teaches students about various software types and for which tasks they are used. It also teaches students how to select appropriate software to accomplish a variety of tasks

 

Primary Objectives:

·  Student learns various software types and what they are used for - namely word processing, spreadsheet, database, slide show/presentation software, email, and browser.

·  Student learns to identify primary software by function and use.

·  Student learns to select type of software by appropriateness to task, effectiveness, and efficiency.

·  Student learns to use dialog boxes and common buttons and controls.

Secondary Objectives:

·  Student learns vocabulary across the curriculum.

·  Student uses decision-making skills to select appropriate software programs for particular tasks.

·  Student reviews components of a cover page for a book, including title, author name, and picture.

 

2.      Spelling and Grammar Tools

This lesson teaches students how to edit a word processing document by using spelling and grammar tools. It also teaches basic formatting techniques for electronic documents.

Primary Objectives:

·  Student learns to use proper spacing techniques for digital file formats.

·  Student learns to use correct punctuation (em/en dashes, smart quotes) in digital media.

·  Student learns to add super and subscript text.

·  Student learns to add and modify bulleted and numbered lists.

·  Student learns to use a spell checker and learns to identify undetected errors.

Secondary Objectives:

·  Student practices following basic spelling and grammar rules.

·  Student identifies, evaluates, and fixes homonyms in text.

·  Student corrects punctuation errors.

·  Student recognizes the Pythagorean theory.

3.      Tabs, Spacing, and Alignment

This lesson teaches students how to format word processing documents using alignment, tab spacing, and font modification.

Primary Objectives:

·  Student learns to modify the format of a paragraph by changing alignment and spacing settings.

·  Student learns to modify font type, size, and style.

·  Student learns to create columns.

·  Student learns to set tab and indent spacing.

·  Student learns to create a table of contents.

Secondary Objectives:

·  Student formats text to help make understanding the information easier.

4.      Margins and Layout

This lesson teaches students how to adjust page margins and create page layouts, including adding borders and aligning text to fit well on the page.

Primary Objectives:

·  Student learns to format page margins.

·  Student learns to change the paper size and orientation.

·  Student learns to adjust margins and indent settings.

·  Student learns to add page borders.

·  Student learns to set vertical alignment.

Secondary Objectives:

·  Student identifies an audience and formats information for the selected audience, such as formatting an advertisement for a magazine.

·  Student identifies main ideas and judiciously uses formatting to draw attention to the main ideas.

August 21-September

 Study for the vocab test by going to HANGMAN or MATCHING


August 26-September

Paint- We will begin learning Paint today in class using videos for each of the tools or a group of tools.  You should be able to get through five videos by the end of the hour, there will be a quiz over paint tools so make sure you are paying attention.  Remember that you should watch a little of the video, pause it, go try out what you learned, go back and watch a little more, pause it, try it, etc.

Video 1

  • Change the page size, Image Attributes
  • pencil (+ & -)
  • Image-->Clear Image vs. File-->New

Video 2

  • paint brush (calligraphy or not, confetti & streamers)

Video 3

  • spray paint
  • text tool

Video 4

  • line tool
  • arc tool

Video 5

  • foreground vs. background color (right and left mouse button colors)




August 20

Every teacher has their rules and today you will find out mine - we'll discuss class expectations, rules, and policies and we'll talk about what you will be learning in this class.


If you don't have or know your username and/or password, start thinking! I will assign usernames and passwords after we go over the rules.


We have several tasks to take care of, we'll get started today and finish tomorrow:

  • adding the following Icons and Apps to your desktop:
    • rhooker
    • Paint
    • Word
    • Publisher
    • PowerPoint
    • Excel
    • typing time
    • chrome
  • adding the bookmarks toolbar in chrome
  • adding your grade level assignments page to the bookmarks toolbar
  • discuss what you will do as you enter the room each day
review vocabulary


August 20
 We have several tasks to take care of, we'll get started today and finish tomorrow:
  • adding the following icons to your desktop:
    • rhooker
    • paint
    • word
    • Publisher
    • PowerPoint
    • typing master
    • Chrome 
  • adding the bookmarks toolbar in Firefox
  • adding your grade level assignments page to the bookmarks toolbar
  • discuss what you will do as you enter the room each day
  • If you have finished all of that and are completely caught up on everything you may go to:

    Site of the Week- Try your hand at building a city. You can currently choose from three different types of cities and select the buildings, people, vehicles, roads, and walkways that inhabit the town you build. Go to City Creator

    or study for the vocab test by going to HANGMAN or MATCHING


Vocabulary: You have to be able to speak the language! There are a lot of new words you will need to know to make it through computer class; we'll begin with the basics. We will go through the first 15 vocabulary words together through the use of this video (click video to start).

LIST OF TERMS  -  You will need this to use as a glossary page to find the answers.

Worksheet -  Please be sure to write your name and hour on it, write neatly, the word choices are on the list of terms. These are due at the end of the hour finished or not, there is no reason these should not be finished.  One more thing, this is an individual assignment, do not give each other answers!!


Paint- We will begin learning Paint today in class using videos for each of the tools or a group of tools.  You should be able to get through five videos by the end of the hour, there will be a quiz over paint tools so make sure you are paying attention.  Remember that you should watch a little of the video, pause it, go try out what you learned, go back and watch a little more, pause it, try it, etc.

Video 1

  • Change the page size, Image Attributes
  • pencil (+ & -)
  • Image-->Clear Image vs. File-->New

Video 2

  • paint brush (calligraphy or not, confetti & streamers)

Video 3

  • spray paint
  • text tool

Video 4

  • line tool
  • arc tool

Video 5

  • foreground vs. background color (right and left mouse button colors)
  

Key Boarding 

Keyboarding T.2 T.3

This lesson teaches students the layout of the keyboard and correct keyboarding procedures, as well as how to increase speed and accuracy of keyboarding skills.

  • Student learns the basic layout of the keyboard and proper keying practices.
  • Student learns correct posture and technique for keyboarding.
  • Student continues to increase speed and accuracy of keyboarding skills.
  • Student learns digital keyboarding standards such as one space keying.
  • Student learns to use a number pad for keying numbers quickly and efficiently.

Home Row

This lesson is the first in a series of five lessons that teaches basic keyboarding techniques, including proper finger placement and posture. In this lesson, students focus on the home row keys.

  • Student learns proper posture for keyboarding.
  • Student learns to identify touch keys.
  • Student understands reach keys.
  • Student learns to type basic punctuation (without using the Shift key).
  • Student learns to type home row keys.
  • Student learns to type letters without looking at the keyboard.
  • Student learns and practices using technology for real-world application.

·         This lesson uses diagnostic exercises, short drills and longer story challenges to provide students at any level of skill with individualized touch typing instruction that addresses their areas of weakness. Assign this lesson after students have completed the lessons on keyboarding and have learned finger placement. Unlike other EasyTech lessons that have a finite beginning and end, this lesson differentiates instruction as a personal keyboarding coach to continuously improve the speed and accuracy of students at any skill level. For this reason, do not assign it as part of a forced sequence class, create a separate class or group within the class and tell students when they may stop using the lesson. See the Teacher Notes tab for more information. If you have further questions, please contact support@learning.com for immediate assistance.

·         
In this lesson, the student practices good touch keyboarding skills while improving speed. It includes three one-minute exercises followed by a three-minute exercise. The lesson also estimates the student's words per minute and errors per minute based on his or her typing performance in the lesson.

·         In this lesson, the student practices good touch keyboarding skills while improving speed. It includes three one-minute exercises followed by a three-minute exercise. The lesson also estimates the student's words per minute and errors per minute based on his or her typing performance in the lesson.



Vocabulary 

Software: N/A

Time period
: approximately one 45 minute class period

Save file asN/A

Introduction:

You have to be able to speak the language! There are a lot of new words you will need to know to make it through computer class; we'll begin with the basics. You will begin by using a video to learn the first 15 vocabulary words and then complete a fill in the blank worksheet over the words.  This worksheet is due at the end of the hour.  Work through the steps to completion below.


Steps to completion:

  1. Learn Vocabulary - Watch the Vocabulary video to learn the words. Remember, there are three places to turn up the volume; all headphones work but some may only work out of one ear:
    1. double click the speaker in the lower right corner, make sure everything is turned up and nothing muted
    2. there is a scroll on the lower right side of the monitor, scroll up to turn volume up
    3. use the knobs on each ear of the headphones to turn up and the switch should be set to stereo
  1. How to complete the worksheet - Watch the Worksheet Video to learn how to use the resources provided (word list) to complete the worksheet.
  2. Resources - 
    • Click to view the Word List - Please be sure to write your name and hour on it, write neatly, the word choices are on the list of terms. These are due at the end of the hour finished or not, there is no reason these should not be finished.  One more thing, this is an individual assignment, do not give each other answers!!
    • 7th and 8th grade students ONLY!  You may choose to do the worksheet on the computer and then print it.  A couple of key things: you must put your name on it or I will have to recycle it and you must print it finished or not because you cannot save.  If you want to complete the worksheet on the computer here is the link, click to open worksheet.
  1. Turn in - Place your worksheet on the stack on my desk.
  1. Study Study Study...we will have a quiz on these words in about a week.  I will get your worksheets back to you in a day or two for you to study.  You can also study by playingHangman or Matching games, and you can do this from home if you have a computer with internet access.  Just click on hangman or matching above.
  1. Congratulations, you have finished the unit on PowerPoint! - You may go to the Typing Game for the remainder of the hour.

Paint Software April 4 (Due)

Software: Microsoft Paint

Time period
: approximately seven class periods of 25 minutes per class period

Save file as

  • practice files do not need to be saved
  • project file should be saved as Contest


Introduction:

Paint is a program that many of you are familar with and have used before.  It is basically a drawing program that comes free on most computers.  Paint is fun but it is also a good way to learn many skills that transfer to other programs.  For example, if you learn to make a text frame in Paint you then know how to do it in programs like Publisher and PowerPoint.  That is why we will be spending so much time on Paint.




 
Learning Goals Excel- Student will learn all aspects of using Excel Tools, Formulas, and extraction

This is a tow and Half week Process


Lesson

E-1 Vendor Contact List

E-2 Price List

E-3 Music List

E-4 Average Age

E-5 Revenue

 

  Desktop Publishing Goals and Activities April 9- April 25

DESKTOP PUBLISHING UNIT LEARNING GOALS

Students will understand the purpose of desktop publishing software.

Students will demonstrate their ability to use the tools in desktop publishing software to create, save, and edit a document.

PROJECT EXPECTED OUTCOMES

Students will be able to create a Publisher document that:

contains text frames.

has readable text.

includes clip art/images that enhance the document and go with what is written.

contains word art.

includes accurate and well written content.

meets basic design principals.

Skills Checklist

Can help

someone else

Can do on my

own with no help

Can do with help

from person or video

Don't know how

to do

Open a blank document - Choose correct size paper

Save a document

Find and open a saved document

Insert, move and resize text box

Insert and format text

Insert, move and resize graphic

Delete text boxes and graphics

Recolor graphics

Insert word art

Format shape, size, and color of word art

Insert and format shapes

Insert and format lines

Manipulate layers by sending back and front

Flip or rotate objects

Group and ungroup objects

Save an object as a picture

Create a document from a template

Edit template text and formatting

Print a Publisher document

Format refers to size, color, font, style, etc.


MAY PPT1

Basic Requirements for all PowerPoints

  • 9 slides for an information PowerPoint, 21 slides for Jeopardy, 17 slides for multiple choice game
  • Background on each slide
  • at least one animated object per slide
  • font must be easily readable & a minimum of 32 in size on all slides, it can be bigger
  • at least one piece of clip art/picture per question group or slide -- be sure the clip art/picture goes with what you are writing
  • at least one bulleted list throughout the presentation
  • use word art at least once throughout the presentation
  • transitions between slides
  • at least 7 links in the PowerPoint
  • content must be accurate and written in your own words - NO copying and pasting information
  • Be CREATIVE and have fun with it!
  • How will my PowerPoint be graded?


Help Videos

  • Using the Internet - You may use the Internet to do research for your project.  Make sure your time spent on the Internet is productive work not just play!
  • Individual project instructions:
JeopardyMultiple Choice GameInformation


  • Individual task videos:



9 weeks


7th Grade Computer Applications Units Taught and Curriculum Map
Welcome to Class and Rules and Expectations - 1 day
Passwords, Icons, and other setup - 1 day
Vocabulary - 1 day
Keyboarding Intro - 2 days
Paint - 7 days
Word Processing - 8 days
Publisher - 7 days total
PowerPoint - 9 days
Missing - 6 days
Nine Weeks Test - 1 day
2 days of flexibility for grade level field trips, extra time on a project, number of days in the 9-weeks, etc.
Total of 45 days
 - these are estimates

 

 

Key Boarding 

Keyboarding T.2 T.3

This lesson teaches students the layout of the keyboard and correct keyboarding procedures, as well as how to increase speed and accuracy of keyboarding skills.

  • Student learns the basic layout of the keyboard and proper keying practices.
  • Student learns correct posture and technique for keyboarding.
  • Student continues to increase speed and accuracy of keyboarding skills.
  • Student learns digital keyboarding standards such as one space keying.
  • Student learns to use a number pad for keying numbers quickly and efficiently.

Home Row

This lesson is the first in a series of five lessons that teaches basic keyboarding techniques, including proper finger placement and posture. In this lesson, students focus on the home row keys.

  • Student learns proper posture for keyboarding.
  • Student learns to identify touch keys.
  • Student understands reach keys.
  • Student learns to type basic punctuation (without using the Shift key).
  • Student learns to type home row keys.
  • Student learns to type letters without looking at the keyboard.
  • Student learns and practices using technology for real-world application.

·         This lesson uses diagnostic exercises, short drills and longer story challenges to provide students at any level of skill with individualized touch typing instruction that addresses their areas of weakness. Assign this lesson after students have completed the lessons on keyboarding and have learned finger placement. Unlike other EasyTech lessons that have a finite beginning and end, this lesson differentiates instruction as a personal keyboarding coach to continuously improve the speed and accuracy of students at any skill level. For this reason, do not assign it as part of a forced sequence class, create a separate class or group within the class and tell students when they may stop using the lesson. See the Teacher Notes tab for more information. If you have further questions, please contact support@learning.com for immediate assistance.

·         
In this lesson, the student practices good touch keyboarding skills while improving speed. It includes three one-minute exercises followed by a three-minute exercise. The lesson also estimates the student's words per minute and errors per minute based on his or her typing performance in the lesson.

·         In this lesson, the student practices good touch keyboarding skills while improving speed. It includes three one-minute exercises followed by a three-minute exercise. The lesson also estimates the student's words per minute and errors per minute based on his or her typing performance in the lesson.


Vocabulary September

Software: N/A

Time period
: approximately one 45 minute class period

Save file asN/A

Introduction:

You have to be able to speak the language! There are a lot of new words you will need to know to make it through computer class; we'll begin with the basics. You will begin by using a video to learn the first 15 vocabulary words and then complete a fill in the blank worksheet over the words.  This worksheet is due at the end of the hour.  Work through the steps to completion below.


Steps to completion:

  1. Learn Vocabulary - Watch the Vocabulary video to learn the words. Remember, there are three places to turn up the volume; all headphones work but some may only work out of one ear:
    1. double click the speaker in the lower right corner, make sure everything is turned up and nothing muted
    2. there is a scroll on the lower right side of the monitor, scroll up to turn volume up
    3. use the knobs on each ear of the headphones to turn up and the switch should be set to stereo
  1. How to complete the worksheet - Watch the Worksheet Video to learn how to use the resources provided (word list) to complete the worksheet.
  2. Resources - 
    • Click to view the Word List - Please be sure to write your name and hour on it, write neatly, the word choices are on the list of terms. These are due at the end of the hour finished or not, there is no reason these should not be finished.  One more thing, this is an individual assignment, do not give each other answers!!
    • 7th and 8th grade students ONLY!  You may choose to do the worksheet on the computer and then print it.  A couple of key things: you must put your name on it or I will have to recycle it and you must print it finished or not because you cannot save.  If you want to complete the worksheet on the computer here is the link, click to open worksheet.
  1. Turn in - Place your worksheet on the stack on my desk.
  1. Study Study Study...we will have a quiz on these words in about a week.  I will get your worksheets back to you in a day or two for you to study.  You can also study by playingHangman or Matching games, and you can do this from home if you have a computer with internet access.  Just click on hangman or matching above.
  1. Congratulations, you have finished the unit on PowerPoint! - You may go to the Typing Game for the remainder of the hour.

Paint Software 

Software: Microsoft Paint

Time period
: approximately seven class periods of 25 minutes per class period

Save file as

  • practice files do not need to be saved
  • project file should be saved as Contest


Introduction:

Paint is a program that many of you are familar with and have used before.  It is basically a drawing program that comes free on most computers.  Paint is fun but it is also a good way to learn many skills that transfer to other programs.  For example, if you learn to make a text frame in Paint you then know how to do it in programs like Publisher and PowerPoint.  That is why we will be spending so much time on Paint.



Steps to completion:

  1. Learn Paint - You are going to begin by working through the ten video tutorials below. I expect that you will type half a lesson each day and then spend the remainder of the hour working through the videos.  You should try to complete three or four  videos a day so this should take you no more than 3 class periods spending only half the class period working on it.  

    Please remember, you should not sit and watch a whole video but instead you should watch a little ~ do a little. DO NOT sit and watch a whole video without trying some of the skills you are learning.


 


 

 





Information PowerPoints Game PowerPoints
title slide
slide with links to all other slides
at least 7 informational slides
Jeopardy
title slide
instructions
game board
9 question slides
9 answer slides
Multiple Choice Game
title slide
instructions
5 question slides
5 correct answer slides
5 wrong answer slides
  • Career PowerPoint - choose a career to research and create an information PowerPoint including education requirements, salary, workplace environment, plus more 
  • Create a project that relates to what you are learning in any class right now
  • Biography of a famous person
  • Country - any country
  • Planet
  • All About Me - Must have approval by teacher to do this one.

Basic Requirements for all PowerPoints
  • 9 slides for an information PowerPoint, 21 slides for Jeopardy, 17 slides for multiple choice game
  • Background on each slide
  • at least one animated object per slide
  • font must be easily readable & a minimum of 32 in size on all slides, it can be bigger
  • at least one piece of clip art/picture per question group or slide -- be sure the clip art/picture goes with what you are writing
  • at least one bulleted list throughout the presentation
  • use word art at least once throughout the presentation
  • transitions between slides
  • at least 7 links in the PowerPoint
  • content must be accurate and written in your own words - NO copying and pasting information
  • Be CREATIVE and have fun with it!
  • How will my PowerPoint be graded?

Help Videos
  • Using the Internet - You may use the Internet to do research for your project.  Make sure your time spent on the Internet is productive work not just play!
  • Individual project instructions:
Jeopardy Multiple Choice Game Information

  • Individual task videos:








  •  Study for the vocab test by going to HANGMAN or MATCHING


    Paint- We will begin learning Paint today in class using videos for each of the tools or a group of tools.  You should be able to get through five videos by the end of the hour, there will be a quiz over paint tools so make sure you are paying attention.  Remember that you should watch a little of the video, pause it, go try out what you learned, go back and watch a little more, pause it, try it, etc.

    Video 1

    • Change the page size, Image Attributes
    • pencil (+ & -)
    • Image-->Clear Image vs. File-->New

    Video 2

    • paint brush (calligraphy or not, confetti & streamers)

    Video 3

    • spray paint
    • text tool

    Video 4

    • line tool
    • arc tool

    Video 5

    • foreground vs. background color (right and left mouse button colors)




    Every teacher has their rules and today you will find out mine - we'll discuss class expectations, rules, and policies and we'll talk about what you will be learning in this class.


    If you don't have or know your username and/or password, start thinking! I will assign usernames and passwords after we go over the rules.


    We have several tasks to take care of, we'll get started today and finish tomorrow:

    • adding the following Icons and Apps to your desktop:
      • rhooker
      • Paint
      • Word
      • Publisher
      • PowerPoint
      • Excel
      • typing time
      • chrome
    • adding the bookmarks toolbar in chrome
    • adding your grade level assignments page to the bookmarks toolbar
    • discuss what you will do as you enter the room each day
    review vocabulary


    8th Grade Computer Applications Units Taught and Curriculum Map
    Welcome to Class and Rules and Expectations - 1 day
    Passwords, Icons, and other setup - 1 day
    Vocabulary - 1 day
    Keyboarding Intro - 2 days
    Paint - 7 days
    Word Processing - TBA days                                                                   Publisher - TBA days total                                                                             Excel - TBA days total
    PowerPoint - TBA days total

    Nine Weeks Test - 1 day
    2 days of flexibility for grade level field trips, extra time on a project, number of days in the 9-weeks, etc.
    Total of 90 days
     - these are estimates




    Word

    Using Word- Skateboard, INC
    W-1 through W-11
    3 Weeks 
     
     
     
     

    Word

    ·  Students learn that in software that uses the ribbon interface, the file menu they may have used with other programs has been replaced by a rectangular or round “Application button."

    ·  • Students learn that the Application button is located at the top left of the screen, positioned at or slightly above where the file menu would be if this were a menu interface, just before the Home tab.

    ·  • Students learn that when the Application button is round, it is called the Office button.

    ·  • Students learn what commands are available from the Application button.

    ·  • Students learn that the home tab provides the most commonly used commands, such as the editing and formatting commands.

    ·  • Students learn that most tabs are named for activities you are doing, like “Review,” which provides tools such as “Spell Check.”

    ·  • Students learn that if they don't know what a command does, they can hover over it to see a tooltip that will explain.

    ·  • Students learn how to access help in software that uses the ribbon.

    ·  • Students learn that the parts of the ribbon interface are Tabs, Groups and Commands and can identify each part and explain what it does.

    ·  • Students learn about contextual menus and how to use them.

    ·  • Students learn what Galleries are and how to use them.

    ·  • Students learn that galleries feature “Live Preview” so they can instantly see the changes they will make.

    ·  • Students learn that below groups there are often arrows you can click on to open dialog boxes with more commands.

    ·  • Students learn about the Quick Access area and how it can be customized.

    ·  • Students learn that they can right click (or, on a Mac with one mouse button, Ctrl-mouse click) for a context menu of commands that are relevant to what they last clicked on or selected.

    ·  • Students learn how to insert an illustration into a report.

    1.      Software, Buttons, and Controls (Revised)

    This lesson teaches students about various software types and for which tasks they are used. It also teaches students how to select appropriate software to accomplish a variety of tasks

     

    Primary Objectives:

    ·  Student learns various software types and what they are used for - namely word processing, spreadsheet, database, slide show/presentation software, email, and browser.

    ·  Student learns to identify primary software by function and use.

    ·  Student learns to select type of software by appropriateness to task, effectiveness, and efficiency.

    ·  Student learns to use dialog boxes and common buttons and controls.

    Secondary Objectives:

    ·  Student learns vocabulary across the curriculum.

    ·  Student uses decision-making skills to select appropriate software programs for particular tasks.

    ·  Student reviews components of a cover page for a book, including title, author name, and picture.

     

    2.      Spelling and Grammar Tools

    This lesson teaches students how to edit a word processing document by using spelling and grammar tools. It also teaches basic formatting techniques for electronic documents.

    Primary Objectives:

    ·  Student learns to use proper spacing techniques for digital file formats.

    ·  Student learns to use correct punctuation (em/en dashes, smart quotes) in digital media.

    ·  Student learns to add super and subscript text.

    ·  Student learns to add and modify bulleted and numbered lists.

    ·  Student learns to use a spell checker and learns to identify undetected errors.

    Secondary Objectives:

    ·  Student practices following basic spelling and grammar rules.

    ·  Student identifies, evaluates, and fixes homonyms in text.

    ·  Student corrects punctuation errors.

    ·  Student recognizes the Pythagorean theory.

    3.      Tabs, Spacing, and Alignment

    This lesson teaches students how to format word processing documents using alignment, tab spacing, and font modification.

    Primary Objectives:

    ·  Student learns to modify the format of a paragraph by changing alignment and spacing settings.

    ·  Student learns to modify font type, size, and style.

    ·  Student learns to create columns.

    ·  Student learns to set tab and indent spacing.

    ·  Student learns to create a table of contents.

    Secondary Objectives:

    ·  Student formats text to help make understanding the information easier.

    4.      Margins and Layout

    This lesson teaches students how to adjust page margins and create page layouts, including adding borders and aligning text to fit well on the page.

    Primary Objectives:

    ·  Student learns to format page margins.

    ·  Student learns to change the paper size and orientation.

    ·  Student learns to adjust margins and indent settings.

    ·  Student learns to add page borders.

    ·  Student learns to set vertical alignment.

    Secondary Objectives:

    ·  Student identifies an audience and formats information for the selected audience, such as formatting an advertisement for a magazine.

    ·  Student identifies main ideas and judiciously uses formatting to draw attention to the main ideas.


     Using Word- Skateboard, INC
    W-1 through W-11
    3 Weeks
     

    Word 

    ·  Students learn that in software that uses the ribbon interface, the file menu they may have used with other programs has been replaced by a rectangular or round “Application button."

    ·  • Students learn that the Application button is located at the top left of the screen, positioned at or slightly above where the file menu would be if this were a menu interface, just before the Home tab.

    ·  • Students learn that when the Application button is round, it is called the Office button.

    ·  • Students learn what commands are available from the Application button.

    ·  • Students learn that the home tab provides the most commonly used commands, such as the editing and formatting commands.

    ·  • Students learn that most tabs are named for activities you are doing, like “Review,” which provides tools such as “Spell Check.”

    ·  • Students learn that if they don't know what a command does, they can hover over it to see a tooltip that will explain.

    ·  • Students learn how to access help in software that uses the ribbon.

    ·  • Students learn that the parts of the ribbon interface are Tabs, Groups and Commands and can identify each part and explain what it does.

    ·  • Students learn about contextual menus and how to use them.

    ·  • Students learn what Galleries are and how to use them.

    ·  • Students learn that galleries feature “Live Preview” so they can instantly see the changes they will make.

    ·  • Students learn that below groups there are often arrows you can click on to open dialog boxes with more commands.

    ·  • Students learn about the Quick Access area and how it can be customized.

    ·  • Students learn that they can right click (or, on a Mac with one mouse button, Ctrl-mouse click) for a context menu of commands that are relevant to what they last clicked on or selected.

    ·  • Students learn how to insert an illustration into a report.

    1.      Software, Buttons, and Controls (Revised)

    This lesson teaches students about various software types and for which tasks they are used. It also teaches students how to select appropriate software to accomplish a variety of tasks

     

    Primary Objectives:

    ·  Student learns various software types and what they are used for - namely word processing, spreadsheet, database, slide show/presentation software, email, and browser.

    ·  Student learns to identify primary software by function and use.

    ·  Student learns to select type of software by appropriateness to task, effectiveness, and efficiency.

    ·  Student learns to use dialog boxes and common buttons and controls.

    Secondary Objectives:

    ·  Student learns vocabulary across the curriculum.

    ·  Student uses decision-making skills to select appropriate software programs for particular tasks.

    ·  Student reviews components of a cover page for a book, including title, author name, and picture.

     

    2.      Spelling and Grammar Tools

    This lesson teaches students how to edit a word processing document by using spelling and grammar tools. It also teaches basic formatting techniques for electronic documents.

    Primary Objectives:

    ·  Student learns to use proper spacing techniques for digital file formats.

    ·  Student learns to use correct punctuation (em/en dashes, smart quotes) in digital media.

    ·  Student learns to add super and subscript text.

    ·  Student learns to add and modify bulleted and numbered lists.

    ·  Student learns to use a spell checker and learns to identify undetected errors.

    Secondary Objectives:

    ·  Student practices following basic spelling and grammar rules.

    ·  Student identifies, evaluates, and fixes homonyms in text.

    ·  Student corrects punctuation errors.

    ·  Student recognizes the Pythagorean theory.

    3.      Tabs, Spacing, and Alignment

    This lesson teaches students how to format word processing documents using alignment, tab spacing, and font modification.

    Primary Objectives:

    ·  Student learns to modify the format of a paragraph by changing alignment and spacing settings.

    ·  Student learns to modify font type, size, and style.

    ·  Student learns to create columns.

    ·  Student learns to set tab and indent spacing.

    ·  Student learns to create a table of contents.

    Secondary Objectives:

    ·  Student formats text to help make understanding the information easier.

    4.      Margins and Layout

    This lesson teaches students how to adjust page margins and create page layouts, including adding borders and aligning text to fit well on the page.

    Primary Objectives:

    ·  Student learns to format page margins.

    ·  Student learns to change the paper size and orientation.

    ·  Student learns to adjust margins and indent settings.

    ·  Student learns to add page borders.

    ·  Student learns to set vertical alignment.

    Secondary Objectives:

    ·  Student identifies an audience and formats information for the selected audience, such as formatting an advertisement for a magazine.

    ·  Student identifies main ideas and judiciously uses formatting to draw attention to the main ideas.

     


     

    DAY ASSIGNMENT KEYBOARDING SITE OF THE DAY
    Monday
    1. Elements and Basic Design. This lesson teaches students the basic components of presentation software, as well as how to insert text and pictures. It also teaches basic design elements to consider when designing a presentation.
    2. Lines, Lists and Structure.  This lesson teaches students the basic components of presentation software, as well as how to insert text and pictures. It also teaches basic design elements to consider when designing a presentation.
    Keyboarding - Typing Time - Begin typing when you finish the presentation lessons. Type until the last ten minutes.  ONLY the following choices:

    Brain Game The site instructions are in Japanese, so read below!
    1. Touch  'start'
    2. Wait for  3, 2, 1.
    3. Memorize the number's position on the  screen, then click the circle from the smallest number to the  biggest number.
    4. At the end of game, computer will tell you the age of your brain.


    Exploritorium  The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception located in San Francisco, but their cool web site lets you try experiments, check out online exhibits, view webcasts, and much more, right from your computer! Today you are going to go to the seeing exhibits. There are several different ones to look at. I thought they were interesting and wanted to share them with you.

    Line Rider
    You create a line for the little guy to ride, be careful not to make it too steep that he falls off or too straight that he has no momentum to go.  Can you make him loop-to-loop?  Give it a try, it's harder than it sounds. Or try this one where you can play other people's line riders,  http://trackmill.com/free-rider-2/

    Drivers Ed Game
    In this game you have to accomplish all the tasks on a driver's ed quiz by 'driving' the car.
    Tuesday
    1. Effects and Views. This lesson teaches students the basic components of presentation software, as well as how to insert text and pictures. It also teaches basic design elements to consider when designing a presentation.
    2. Hyperlinks. This lesson teaches students how to build a self-directed, interactive, non-linear electronic presentation, with an emphasis on linking information to other areas of the presentation.
    3. Quiz.  This lesson teaches students how to build a self-directed, interactive, non-linear electronic presentation, with an emphasis on linking information to other areas of the presentation