K-5 classes have scheduled computer lab once a week for 45 minutes. 6-8 graders meet for one hour/week.
The focus for 5th Grade is Keyboarding.
Grades 6, 7 and 8 are required to own a “thumb drive” to save work back and forth between school and home. Please remember, your thumb drive must not contain non-school related files. An example of inappropriate files on your school thumb drive would be music or video files that are not intended to be used on a school project. Remember, use of personal email accounts (other than your school gmail account) at school is prohibited as indicated in our school’s Responsible Use Policy.
I will use my Edmodo blog with 6th graders http://www.edmodo.com/msjudge
to communicate on a regular basis in a private, safe online space. Information about lab activities will be posted there. We will also focus on Word Processing fundamentals and Power Point to get them ready for 7th grade classroom projects. Students will also have a unit learning basic HTML and will get more sophisticated instruction in graphics and animations
7th and 8th graders have their own Google account including email and Google Apps to be used for school purposes only. To be eligible for an account, students and their parents are required to sign our School's Responsible Use Policy which includes the Google Apps RUP. Students will learn proper email protocol and document sharing in Google Drive. Google Apps requires logins with unique passwords so the student has private access and teachers have access to any student account. Parents are welcome to request their child’s login information if they want to check it out. Other than that students are not to provide any access to their account to anyone. If 7th and 8th graders what to email me, I ask them to send their email communication to firstname.lastname@example.org
which is within the same domain. They are also asked to use their gmail account (@sasrstudent.org) when communicating with any of their teachers.
Our 8th Grade project is a "Real Life" scenario where students maintain a checking account in Google Spreadsheet and learn a bit about the earning a living and maintaining a household as well as learning more advanced spreadsheet fundamentals.
Open Lab times. If students need extra use of the lab for school work during the school day, please see Ms. Judge in advance to schedule a time. The lab is also available in the morning Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 – 8:25 if advance arrangements are made and after school Tuesday through Friday from 3-4, again with advanced notice.