Mrs. Jones- Computer Applications

Hello My Name Is...  Yolande Jones

email: yolande.jones@bristoltwpsd.org
My Expectations

Students will work to their full potential, participate regularly, exhibit positive behavior, and increase their computer skills.

Classroom Rules

A positive classroom management system and classroom rules was established in the first week of school. Students must exhibit positive behavior and respect at all times.

Listed below are the class rules

        Be on time and ready to work once bell rings

        NO food or drink in lab ~ No gum

        Sit in assigned seat

        Treat fellow students with respect

        Take care of computer equipment/text

        Raise your hand to ask or answer question

Treat Fellow Students and Teacher with Respect

Students working on assignment work need concentration to complete the work properly.  If a student has a question while working on an assignment, students should ask their neighbor for help first.  When helping others, students are to talk quietly.

Each new concept covered will begin with a teacher demonstration.  Students are to stop what they are doing to pay attention to the demonstration and ask questions.  I have Vision software installed on all computers that enables me to take control of all the computers in the classroom.

Student Attendance:

It is very important the students attend school regularly.  Excessive absences affect the content mastery and will affect course grade.  Students are responsible to complete all assignments.  If a student misses a class, the student is expected to obtain the assignment with use of the iPad issued by the school from Google Classroom, the btsd.us website or the teacher.

Getting Help

Students are responsible to complete all assignments. If a student misses a class, the student is expected to obtain the assignments from Google Classroom, from the btsd.us website (select Neil Armstrong school) or the teacher and to complete the work for homework or during lunch. I am available after school for extra help for students who are having difficulty or want to make up missed assignments.  Students are to make an appointment for the days they plan to stay after school. Students will take the 5 pm activity bus home.

Marking Period 1 and 4 - Grade 8 App Creater

Introduction to Computer Science 1 is designed to be implemented in a nine-week PLTW Gateway module. Students work in teams and create an Android® interface to solve a problem the team defines creating apps to use on tablet. Students learn fundamental computer science (CS) concepts using MIT App Inventor. The course aims to develop computational thinking and build student excitement. Several days in each module are targeted to build career awareness about computing skills in all fields and to improve skills in Language Arts and Math.

Marking Period 2 and 4 - Grade 7 Computers

Keyboarding - Use of correct fingering technique, posture, and equipment placement. Letter Keys, Shift Keys, and Special Characters Teacher Drills All the Right Type Software - Learning Lab, Practice Pavilion, Skill Reinforcement, and Testing Center

Word Processing - Microsoft Word

Exploring the Microsoft Word 2010 Window Keying in Text, Save and Printing Editing, Spell Check  and Correcting Documents
Formatting - Bold, Italics, Underline, Font Styles and Font Size
Bullets and Number Lists; Line Alignment - Left, Center, RIght and Justify
Cut and Paste, Copy and Paste; Clip Art and Pictures; Symbols

PowerPoint - Microsoft PowerPoint 
Various Slide Layout
Text Box, Clip Art, Digital Pictures, and WordArt
Inserting Music and Video
Custom Animation - Entrance and Creating Own Motion Paths

Grading - Point System

Daily assignment will be graded with points based on complexity of the individual project assignment, Earned points/total points = Percentage for grade

A = 90% to 100%

B = 80% to 89%

C = 70% to 79%

D = 60% to 69%

F= Less than 60%

Contact information: 215-945-4940 Armstrong School