Department of Technology
Microsoft Office, Microtype (a keyboarding program)
Grading Policy: Studentsí assignments are calculated out of a numeric weighted system (Class Work 75%, Projects 10%, Tests 10%, and FCAT Writing Prompts and MARZANO'S Activity 5%). Each assignment will be assigned a numerical value (generally 100 points.) Studentsí grades will be divided into the following categories: Class work, Tests, Projects, and FCAT Writing Prompts. A nine week exam will be given at the end of each semester.
Homework/Parent-teacher Communication: The class website is used daily. It allows students (including students that are absent) and parents to check on the daily agenda. To keep you up to date on your studentís academic progress, a student grade report is sent home every 2-3 weeks. In addition, parents are encouraged to sign up to the PIN system which is updated bi-weekly by the school. Any student needing to make up work or just practice their keyboarding skills may come in early on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:40 a.m. Arrangements for any other mornings or afternoons will need to be discussed with me. E-mail is a more prompt method of communication or I will return your phone call within 24 hours.
Course Description: This course is designed for the student to learn the keyboard using the touch method. The students will receive hands-on, practical experience using application software and the Internet, demonstrate computer literacy and develop problem-solving skills. Students may test out of this course by demonstrating the keying of at least 30 wpm with no errors and must also pass the Business Keyboarding Course Assessment Test with a grade of 70% or greater.
Class Schedule*: This is a semester class. Therefore, I will have the student for two nine weeks. Business Keyboarding curriculum has been developed to follow our Math, Science and Technology magnet focus and the Seminole county curriculum. The quarter essential question will be answered every nine weeks by the Teacherís math, science and technology focus.
Long-term Project: Students will collaborate with a group to create a PowerPoint presentation that promotes their idea of a perfect school. They must convince other students that this is the perfect school to attend. Students will identify the importance of impromptu speaking and prepare themselves for speaking publicly in the workplace. They will develop their problem-solving skills and understand the importance of positive attitudes in obtaining and maintaining a job.
Field Trips: None
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