6th Grade Computer Tech
Typing Web will be a required weekly activity
throughout 6th Grade computer tech. Students will learn touch-typing
keyboarding and be required to log weekly practice through the web-based program.
See the TypingWeb Directions on how to log-in, or the TypingWeb page for more.
Google Apps and Email Etiquette
This short unit at the beginning of the semester will review the basics of student Google Apps account, and how to utilize their accounts properly and effectively. The unit will start with a review of proper Email Etiquette, customization of student email accounts, and a short discussion on how email works.
Students will recreate their Middle School schedule using Google Calendars. Throughout this unit students will:
- Explore their Google Apps account in-depth.
- Learn to navigate and utilize more advanced features of Google Calendars.
- Organize themselves using digital media.
- Evaluate the usefulness of some media or tech tools to accomplishing individual goals.
- Understand how various programs can cross platforms.
- Use the web as a collaborative tool, while synthesizing knowledge of web-based tools.
Students will be introduced to Spreadsheet software, including Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets. Throughout this unit, students will:
- Learn how to insert and organize data, while building tables, and charts.
- Understand the uses of software spreadsheet for personal as well as business purposes.
- Compare similar software and evaluate its appropriateness and usefulness for varying circumstances.
- Uses of software in recording, evaluating, presenting and analyzing economic transactions.
- Students will first be introduced to Microsoft Excel by building a calendar and uploading it as a CSV file to Google Calendar.
- Students will also enter and organize data from transactions from a Lemonade Stand. After using formulas to properly analyze the data, students will create a report in Microsoft Word that professionally represents an evaluation of the data.
- Finally, students will insert, organize and evaluate their own TypingWeb statistics using Google Sheets, while also presenting their data professionally using Google Docs.
Choose Your Own Adventure - Student Created Interactive Story
In this end of unit project, students will create an original Interactive Choose Your Own Adventure Story from scratch, utilizing a Flow Chart as a planner and organizer, and creating the project using advanced interactive features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.
Summary of Project:
- Students will work independently to plan and develop an interactive, multi-timeline story using a Flow Chart tool and Microsoft PowerPoint.
- Students will create an original, imaginative story that will be fully planned in a digital Flow Chart, in order to represent the multiple story timelines.
- Students will utilizes a wide-range of PowerPoint tools to create an engaging and interactive project. The project will include the use of advanced PowerPoint tools including the creative use of design features, hyperlinking, animations, transitions, action buttons and much more. The topic will be of student choice and teacher-approved.
- See full project details here.