***** Extra Credit Information *****
Separate extra credit assignments are not available. Throughout the quarter, I maintain 2 running-records (Classroom Learning Skills) that benefit the students who maintain and respect classroom expectations and guidelines. Following classroom rules is important, and students who do that earn extra credit throughout thd quarter. The CLS assessment is equivalent to a typical quiz grade.
*******Special Homework Information********
As a back-up to papers I distribute in class, I post the identical information on "Google.docs". Use the links below to access Homework and other information. Once inside Google Docs, click on the link you need. Then, click File, Download, Open, and the document is ready to print. For Homework, you may also just view it, complete it, and return to me on notebook paper. Any Homework not returned = 0.
Week 1 (Nov. 5, Start of Quarter 1) (3 class days only)
The Grading weights are: Classwork, 70%; Assessments, 20%; Homework, 10%.
If you do not receive the 2 handouts from your child, they are accessible through the link on this page, "Handouts for Parents".
Homework #1 will be distributed as usual this week on Thursday and Friday; it is due next week on Monday or Wednesday (Tues = no school, parent conferences).
Quiz #1 will be next Thursday/Friday, Nov. 13/14. It will cover basic orientation information and material from the handouts on the first day of class. We have 5 quizzes; the first is the easiest, and the last is the final and most difficult (Excel spreadsheets).
Computer Technology Concepts
Week 2 (Nov. 10-14)
Homework 1 was distributed last week and is due this week on Monday or Wednesday; school is closed Tuesday for parent conferences. Please read my policy (above) on Homework.
We are beginning Paper #1 and taking Cornell Notes for 4 classes; I will read articles for 2 classes, and students will read on their own for 2 classes. After these note-taking sessions, students will compose a 5 paragraph summary based on my directions and requirements. All work is done in class.
However, I do allow notes from home for this project. These must be hand-written notes to assure me that the student has read material and not just copied and pasted text from the web. That is never allowed, and we all must - as teachers and parents - advocate reading and writing activites for young people. Copying and pasting text from the internet is plagiarism and never allowed in any classroom.
Quiz 1 will be Thursday and Friday, Nov. 13/14. It covers basic orientation material that I presented in class on Day 1, as well as material in the 2 handouts that I gave students to take home.
Homework 2 will be distributed on Thursday and Friday of this week, as usual; homework is always due on the next class day.
All missing paperwork can be reproduced from these schoolnotes pages under Favorite Links; use the appropriate folder for lost copies of everthing that I distribute in class.
Mr. Dennis Read
Computer Technology Concepts
Week 3 (Nov. 17-21)
Students are using research study questions in class and reading articles on their topics. We are building a resource document of notes for our summary paper and, later, reference.
Students may access the study questions on these pages (Classwork Quarter 2) if they want to do some reading and writing at home; this is optional but a good idea. Students may use hand-written notes to type information in class next week in this case. Please - nothing printed off of the web is allowed in class as notes!
Homework 2 was distributed Thursday/Friday of Week 2, as usual. Homework is always due in the next class (Monday/Tuesday)
Quiz 2 will be this Thursday/Friday. It will have some typing questions, but also questions about proofreading. The Top Ten proofreading rules are on Homework 2, at the bottom, as a study guide.
Once notes are completed, we will draft, edit, and proofread our summary late this week or early week 4.
Contact me for questions, please
Mr. Dennis Read, Computer Technology Concepts
Week 4 (Nov. 24 & 25)
Very short week this time and, Happy Thanksgiving!
Students are drafting a summary of their notes; they have 3 classes to draft/edit/proofread. I am allowing hand-written notes from home for all grades during drafting/editing on Nov. 24 and 25. No notes allowed in the final proofreading class. Students may not bring a narative summary from home to type.
Homework 3 was distributed Thur/Fr November 20 and 21; Homework 4 will go home on Monday and Tuesday this week, and due in the next class, as usual.
Enjoy your holiday!
Mr. Dennis Read, Computer Technology
Calendar of Events
|Homework Quarter 2 Click here to view homework!|
|Handouts for Parents Click here to download/view handouts|
|Classwork Quarter 2 Click here to download documents for class.|
|Study Guides for Quizzes 1, 2, 3 Clcik here for Quiz tips|