6th Grade: Exploring Computers

  • Exploring Computers is a nine week course which is part of the 6th grade quarterly rotation schedule.

    During these nine weeks we only touch on some of the basics of computing:

    • Google Apps,
    • Formatting,
    • Understanding Hardware,
    • Understanding Software and Programming
    • Understanding the Internet and HTML,
    • Staying Safe on the Internet
    • Computer Modeling. 

    We use a Learning Management System, Schoology for keeping track of our assignments, projects, classwork and quizzes. It allows our students a large degree of flexibility in how, when and where they can learn. Since it is Internet-based students can work and learn anywhere they have access to the Internet and on any device. You will be able to find everything you need to know there.


    Almost every assignment, project or quiz has an associated video to help the student to understand the concept or skill they need to complete their work. Also, assignments and projects come with a rubric for grading. 

    Finally, most assignments and project can be "redone" to learn the skills necessary for completing the work. My motto is "Fail often to succeed sooner!"

    If you have any questions please feel free to email me at: chhoover@cpsk12.org.