• Martin Luther King, Jr. Junior High School

    2020-21 Computers Class Syllabus

     

    Instructor: Mr. Fagundes

    Email: jfagundes@pittsburg.k12.ca.us

    Classroom: C201

     

    Class Description: In this class scholars will develop correct technique, functional speed, and accuracy in keyboard manipulation. By studying the keyboard, scholars will enhance their accuracy and skill. Scholars will also be responsible for learning how to care for the computer, keying numbers, letters, and reports. Upon completing this course, scholars will have a firm knowledge and mastery of typing.

     

    Class Goals:

    • Enhance scholars understanding of safe computer use and etiquette.
    • Develop effective typing skills.
    • Provide scholars with many real world connections of why learning this skill is essential.
    • Increase reading and writing skills by using the computer.

     

    Rules and Procedures:

    • No food, gum, or drinks in the lab.
    • Sit in your assigned seat. Report any changes to your computer.
    • Do not use mouse or keyboard as a toy.
    • Do not click on any suspicious links.
    • Only use the computer as authorized. And never touch another scholar’s computer.
    • Playing games or checking personal email is prohibited.

     

    Consequences:

    Scholars who do not comply with the rules and procedures will face the following consequences:

    1.     Verbal warning
    2.     Parent phone call
    3.     Student sent to buddy classroom and fill out “Reflection Sheet”
    4.     Referral to office

     

    Grading Policy for Lesson’s and typing tests:

    Scholars will be graded on keyboarding, effort/attitude, and skill lessons that demonstrate skill mastery. The grading scale is as follows:

    90-100 A (WPM 35 Accuracy 90%)

    80-89 B (WPM 23 Accuracy 75%)

    70-79 C (WPM 17 Accuracy 60%)

    60-69 D (WPM 11 Accuracy 45%)

    59-Below F (WPM 7 Accuracy 35%)

    *WPM: Words Per Minute

    Scholars will be graded daily based on practice time using the typing program.  All work is tracked on the typing agent, and scholars need to hit 30 minutes a day (25 on Wednesdays) to get 10 points for the day.

    Regular Bell Schedule Days:

    >30 minutes =10 pts for the day’s practice grade.

    >25 minutes = 8 pts for the day’s practice grade.

    >20 minutes = 6 pts for the day’s practice grade.

    >15 minutes = 5 pts for the day’s practice grade.

    >10 minutes = 4 pts for the day’s practice grade.

    <10 minutes = 0 pts for the day’s practice grade.

    Wednesday Bell Schedule Days:

    >25 minutes =10 pts for the day’s practice grade.

    >20 minutes = 8 pts for the day’s practice grade.

    >15 minutes = 6 pts for the day’s practice grade.

    >10 minutes = 4 pts for the day’s practice grade.

    <10 minutes = 0 pts for the day’s practice grade.

     

    Typing.com: Scholars will be provided with an account on typing.com.  Their user name will always start with MLK.  And followed by their last name(s) and first name, all one word password will be their student ID.

    (Example: MLKfagundescoach PSW 12345).  Parents you can log in and check on their progress or even challenge their typing skills by attempting a lesson or typing test with them.

     

    Lessons: Typing.com has lessons we will use for the semester.  Scholars have the 1st quarter of the semester to finish all of the beginner lessons.  Lessons will be graded 2 a week, but scholars may go back before the end of the quarter and redo any lesson to improve the typing speed and grade on the lesson until the end of the quarter.  The 2nd quarter of the semester scholars will be working on the intermediate and advanced lessons.  Scholars may work on the lessons during their practice time in class or on their own at home or at another computer.

     

    Typing tests: There will be 1 graded typing test a week done in class.  This ensures the scholars are being graded based on their typing skills and not having someone do the lessons for them. 

     

    Grading Scale for all assignments:

    25% Participation (in class typing, zoom class attendance, in class checking for understanding)

    25% Assessments (Typing.com weeky typing tests, typing.com lessons)

    50% Assignments (Typing lessons, google classroom assignments)