***** 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 (August 26, Start of Quarter 1)
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".
Computer Technology Concepts
Week 2 (Sept. 1 - 5)
All classes are underway with no apparent problems. 6th graders, especially, have adapted very well, it seems, to our wonderful school and to my class. While they may feel somewhat overwhelmed at first, they should calm down a bit once they fully understand my expectations, program, and procedures.
We are note-taking for 4 classes and then composing a 5 paragraph summary. Students may bring hand-written notes from home if they wish - it is optional. They can type them during class when they have time, but I am reading to them, and they will have time to research study questions for more notes. We will then draft, revise, and proofread our summaries to prepare them for grading. I estimate this paper to be complete during week 3.
The Progress Report window opens for teachers on Sept. 26; this is when we publish grades to schoolmax, and the written report goes home about a week later (first week of Oct., I think.)
Homework for week 1 was distributed Thursday and Friday, week 1, as announced earlier here. It is always due in student's next class with me, usually Monday or Tuesday (except for this week.) I accept late homework, but at a reduced score (see above.)
I have had technical problems with a new version of Mavis Beacon but I believe that the problem is resolved. In its place, student have used typingweb.com, which seems to be a decent free program. Between the 2 programs, students will type about 15 minutes daily as we develope this skill. If you create an account for this site, or have another site or program, students could practice at home, too!
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Mr. Dennis Read
Computer Technology Concepts
Calendar of Events
|Homework Quarter 1 Click here to view homework!|
|Handouts for Parents Click here to download/view handouts|
|Classwork Quarter 1 Click here to download documents for class.|
|Study Guides for Quizzes 1, 2, 3 Clcik here for Quiz tips|