1st Quarter - Week 1- Expectations--Settings--Weekly Reader Website
--Make sure that you arrive at the lab with a PEN/PENCIL & YOUR COMPUTER
NOTEBOOK. Make sure you have these ready before the class begins.
--TAKE NOTES during the lecture--don't assume you'll remember everything you hear. If you have to ask 'What are we supposed to do?' then you probably didn't listen and you definately didn't take notes.
--Class begins with a prayer. You may talk quietly until the prayer begins.
--Immediately after the prayer we will begin a lecture/demonstration/discussion. You are to remain silent during this time unless called upon.
--You will then sit at your assigned computer.
You may not sit at another computer without permission.
You may not leave your seat without permission.
--You may talk quietly while working at your computer. If your class becomes too noisy you will be given ONE warning--consisting of my turning off overhead lights as well as a verbal warning.
--If the lights are turned off twice in a single class you will remain silent for the remainder of that class.
--You will not change the settings on the computers.
--You will not reboot or restart the computers without first asking permission.
--You will not bring floppy disks or CD Roms into the lab unless directed to do so by a teacher.
--You will not download anything without first asking permission.
--You will not use your personal email account at school.
--You will work on the assignment given. You will not visit any other websites without permission.
--You will not even ATTEMPT to visit innaproriate websites. Innapropriate sites include any site not related to the assingment.
--Please hold your questions until after the beginning of class lecture BUT before the class goes to the computers.
--Please do not ask to use the bathroom unless absolutely necessary. Students who habitually ask to leave class to use the bathroom will be denied bathroom privileges.
--DON'T HELP THE STUDENT NEXT TO YOU by telling what we're supposed to do. It is that kid's responsibilty to listen to the lecture and to take notes as needed. You only encourage lazy kids to be lazier by doing this. And that doesn't help AT ALL.
--DO HELP THE STUDENT NEXT TO YOU with problems that might come up during the lesson. This helps both of you. You become a better learner by explaining.
--6th through 8th graders will be considered tardy if you arrive 3 minutes after the class change bell. If you are late because you were with another teacher you MUST arrive with a note from that teacher.
For 6th through 8th grade students:
Demerits may be issued if you fail to comply with any of the above.
For 3rd through 5th grade students:
You may be given written punishwork if do not cooperate by doing the things we talked about on this page.
Let's have an enjoyable, productive year.
I believe that the best learning takes place when you enjoy what you're doing while learning.
I'll do my best to make this happen.
All I need is your cooperation.
Word for the Week--Settings
La. Performance Indicator # 6. Basic Operations and Concepts
Demonstrate the operations of a computer
You can decide how you want your computer to look.
You can change screen savers, icons, backgrounds, colors, sounds, the way your desktop looks, the way your curser moves, configure your screen saver to remind you that your mother's birthday is next week, etc. etc.
There are several ways to do this. One way is to go to the
'My Computer' icon,
Click the 'Control Panel',
go to 'Display' or 'Mouse' or 'Sounds'
and do your own thing.
It's kind of fun and allows you to customize your computer to do what you want it to do. But keep in mind that you should never fiddle with the settings on other people's computers. If it's not your computer leave it as it is.
DO NOT CHANGE THE SETTING ON YOUR PARENT'S COMPUTERS WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION.
DO NOT EVER CHANGE THE SETTINGS ON SCHOOL COMPUTERS.
Frogs croaking may be humorous if you're 8 years old, 'Chapelle Rulz' on the screen saver may be impressive when you've just been accepted, and changing all of the icons may seem way cool if you're in the 5th grade. But none of this is appreciated by the computer teacher who needs to run a lab with settings that are uniform on all computers. She already knows how clever you are and will not only be unimpressed if you change the settings, she will punish you if you do so.
IF YOU CHANGE THE SETTINGS ON SCHOOL COMPUTERS YOU CONFUSE THE REST OF THE PEOPLE WHO NEED TO USE THEM.
YOU WILL BE ISSUED A DEMERIT OR PUNISHWORK IF YOU CHANGE THE SETTINGS ON SCHOOL COMPUTERS.
I have to admit that at home when my kids were younger I used to quite often change the screensaver to....'Get away from the computer and go do your homework'. But it's MY computer.
Website of the Week--Weekly Reader Galaxy
Wonderful website--arranged by grade level (Pre-K through 6 with
additional sites for teens). There are student sections as well as parent and
teacher pages. Also includes current events, current science, and activities in
other subject areas--and the kids love it.
1. To inform students of technology expectations for this new school
2. To demonstrate the operations of a computer as they apply to
"settings" (La. Performance Indicator # 6. Basic Operations and Concepts
3. To use an educational website to enhance language arts
1. Lecture -- "Expectations"
2. Lecture -- "Word for the Week--Settings"
3. Hands on -- Weekly Reader Galaxy website at www.weeklyreader.com/