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Computer Applications

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All students receive one quarter of computer instruction at each grade level while at KMS. Activities in each grade level class are designed to build upon the skills learned in previous classes. Computer Applications is taken for 45 consecutive days within one quarter during the 6th grade. In 7th and 8th grade, students take Computer Applications for 22 consecutive days. The other 22 days of the marking quarter are spent in Computer Science.  

Grade 6  Mr. Johnson

(45 Instructional Days - Computer Applications only)

Students will learn and practice skills such as:

  • General Computer navigation
  • Basic Computer vocabulary
  • Acceptable Use Policy
  • Keyboarding - goal of 15-25 wpm
  • Word Processing
  • Formatting basics
  • Spreadsheet basics
  • Simple charts and graphs
  • Presentations
  • E-portfolio Website
 

Grade 7  Mr. Johnson/Ms. Rafferty

(22 days Computer Applications/22 days Computer Science)

Computer Applications:

  • Computer navigation
  • Computer vocabulary
  • Acceptable Use Policy
  • Keyboarding - goal of 25-35 wpm
  • Word Processing
  • Advanced Formatting Skills
  • Spreadsheets/Formulas
  • Charts and graphs
  • Presentations
  • Graphic Design Basics

 

Computer Science:

  • Introduction to Problem Solving
  • The Problem Solving Process
  • Exploring Problem Solving
  • What is a Computer?
    • Inputs/Outputs
    • Processing
    • Apps & Storage
 

Grade 8 Mr. Johnson/Ms Rafferty

(22 days Computer Applications/22 days Computer Science)

 

Computer Applications:

 

  • Computer navigation
  • Computer vocabulary
  • Keyboarding - goal of 35+ wpm
  • Word Processing
  • Advanced Formatting Skills
  • Spreadsheets/Formulas
  • Electronic Surveys
  • Charts and graphs
  • Graphic Design

 

Computer Science:

  • Introduction to Problem Solving
  • The Problem Solving Process
  • Exploring Problem Solving
  • What is a Computer?
    • Inputs/Outputs
    • Processing
    • Apps & Storage