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Technology Elective with Mr. Ryan

6th Grade Technology Elective

Sixth grade begins with an introduction to and use of the Apple iMac computer with a major focus on efficient keyboarding skills. Our goal is to have all students typing comfortably with proper technique at an approximate speed of 20-25 words per minute. This will prepare them for the rest of their years at RMS, high school and college. The current program is Type to Learn 4 Agents of Information published by Sunburst. Afterwards students are exposed to various projects applying their new found keyboard skills using desktop publishing skills critical to the production of quality student work in the classroom. Topics will include design of report covers, pamphlets, business cards, greeting cards, addressing envelopes, and friendly letter writing. Word processing skills are touched on using Microsoft Word:mac 2011 if time permits either through the completion of a biography or an autobiography.

7th Grade Technology Elective

Seventh grade continues with a thorough approach to computer application software directly related to their education and future careers. Students will learn components of the EazyDraw Vector Drawing software package including drawing, word processing, and desktop publishing, as well as use of graphics from the Internet. These skills are applied in as many as 70 highly motivating required projects throughout the course to reinforce use of specific tools, techniques, and menu items, as well as evaluate student progress. A keyboarding skills refresher unit will be included at the beginning each semester. Our goal in 7th grade is to have all students typing comfortably with proper technique at an approximate speed of 25-30 words per minute. Word processing skills are touched on using Microsoft Word:mac 2011either through the completion of a biography or an autobiography.

8th Grade Technology Elective

The eighth grade year is a culmination of all three years at RMS where students apply their previously learned skills and complete projects involving the proper educational use of the Internet. Students learn about available resources and practice techniques in researching various topics on the World Wide Web. The browsers we use to access the Internet are Safari and Firefox. This course work is both interesting and helpful for our soon to graduate 8th graders. A final unit on keyboarding skills will also be included in preparation for high school. Our goal in 8th grade is to have all students typing comfortably with proper technique at an approximate speed of 30-35 words per minute. Word processing skills are touched on using Microsoft Word:Mac 2011 if time permits either through the completion of a biography or an autobiography.

Special Note

Yes, my subject is Technology Elective. However, included in my daily routine will be the reinforcement of politeness, manners, common courtesy, goal setting, organizational skills, high school readiness, college awareness, a no cheating policy, as well as stressing the importance of best work and best efforts in everything we do in the classroom.

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