7th Grade: Computers for the 21st Century

  • Computers for the 21st Century is a semester long course which looks at what are the computer skills students will need for the careers and jobs of the 21st century.

    During the semester students will work through the following subjects and skills:

    • Google Apps,
    • Keyboarding
    • Proofreading and Formatting,
    • Spreadsheets
    • Understanding Hardware,
    • Understanding Software and Programming
    • Understanding the Internet and HTML,
    • Staying Safe on the Internet,
    • Using the Internet Responsibly,
    • Giving Good Presentations,
    • Exploring Careers,
    • Digital Media,
    • Programming and App Development 

    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.