Welcome to Computer Literacy at Canton Jr. High School!
This course will cover the basics of word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, databases, and presentations using Microsoft 2013 and Google Apps for Education. This year I will also be adding coding. This is a valuable and I hope, interesting skill to learn. We will also work on improving keyboarding skills using the online program www.keyboardingonline.com . The student can access it from anywhere they have an Internet connection..Class time will be spent also improving researching skills and learning to become good digital citizens.
I enjoy learning and teaching new applications and technologies and hope to instill this passion in my students. There are new programs and sites appearing daily and when possible I hope to have Cool Tool Tuesdays to briefly look at some of these. I also like the students to work in Google Sketch Up which is a wonderful free 3D modeling program. I would encourage you to download this program for your whole family to enjoy.
My Conference period is from 1:30 - 2:18. If a student's average is at a 71 or below, I will assign Mandatory Advisory until he/she is once again passing. I am usually here by 7:15 am so if your student needs extra time or help, just contact me and he/she may come by before school starts. I would encourage you to sign up for my Remind 101 reminders (see information below) and the Parent Portal if you have not already done so. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.