Mrs. Horlback's

Digital Literacy ClassPage

Pacing Guide/Instructional Calendar

Unit 1 Safety (Classroom Rules and Internet) and Employability Skills Week 1

Unit 2 Keyboarding Basic Operations & Concepts Weeks 2-6

Unit 3 Internet Basics & Careers Week 7

Unit 4 Document Processing- Research and Information Gathering Weeks 8-11

Unit 5 Technology Communication Tools (Social Network) Weeks 12 & 13

Unit 6 Multimedia Basics & Presentation Tools Weeks 14 & 15

Flex Time and Student Organizations Weeks 16 & 17

Proficiency Assessment for Keyboarding & Word Processing

Review & Final Exam Week 18

  • Activities to reinforce keyboarding skill should be given throughout the course of the semester for reinforcement.
  • Word Processing in Microsoft Word and Keyboarding will be assessed for proficiency

Students are assessed throughout each unit to ensure proficiency. ***Above subject to change

This course is designed to equip students with many of the needed computer skills to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information. Students will be exposed to a broad range of computer technology along with a working knowledge of computer software and hardware. Students benefit from an understanding of wide range of applications (e.g., document processing, presentations, spreadsheets, and web-based resources). This course prepares students to be college and career-ready.

Grading Policy

Projects/Tests 40%

Quizzes 30%

Assignments 20%

Bellwork 10%

Grading Scale (10-point)

90% - 100% = A

80% - 89% = B

70% - 79% = C

60% - 69% = D

50% - 59% = F

Make-Up Work:

Students that are absent have 3 days to complete the missing work before it is considered late.

Late Work:

10 points will be deducted from the original grade per day late. For example: If you recieved and 80% on the assignment and it was a day late you would recieve a 70%.

**New Policy *** Homework will only be accepted as late one day with a 10% deduction. Students will receive a zero for the assignment after the first day.

Class Expectations

Students will:

  • Always be on time to class and seated in assigned seat.
  • Raise your hand and wait to be recognized before speaking.
  • Be prepared for class and use appropriate voice level at all times.
  • Respect others and other’s work.

Consequences (see Middle School Policies)

    • Verbal Warning
    • Failure to follow any of these rules will result in a signed agenda and consequence. 3 consequences in one week will result in an after school detention.

Rewards (see Middle School Policies)

Students will have opportunities throughout the nine weeks to earn rewards and positive consequences.

Classroom Procedures

  • When you walk into the classroom, you should:
    • Enter with the appropriate voice level, check in (Class Dojo) and go to your seat and remain seated.
    • Complete opening engagement (bell work) in Google Classroom with the first five minutes of class unless otherwise noted
    • Visit Google Classroom for daily instructions and assignments
    • Use appropriate voice levels throughout class as indicated

Parents please check your child's agendas each day. Students should be writing all of their homework and due dates in their agenda each day. Please help your student learn these important life skills!

*Please check Google Classroom for updates, due dates, daily assignments and homework... This should be the students' first place to check if they're absent...Thanks!