MR DREW BENISH » Welcome to Computer Science and Applications. Room 625.

Welcome to Computer Science and Applications. Room 625.

This one semester course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skill to successfully complete technological learning and computer skill acquisition, with an emphasis on applied problem solving, continues the pathway between elementary and high school. The integration of computer and technology skills will provide an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts in real-world applications throughout the curriculum. Hands-on activities reinforce and extend student understanding and retention. Teachers emphasize the role technology plays in our day-to-day lives and the impact it has on individuals, societies and the environment. Technology enhances project-based learning and is designed to facilitate individual interests and learning styles. Experts continue to emphasize the need for technologically literate individuals. Exposure to the various areas of technology leads to informed career choices. 

 

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Period 1 Assignments.

Period 2 Assignments.

Period 3 Assignments.

Period 4 Assignments.

Period 5 Assignments. 

 

Course Expectations:

Course Expectations Computer Sci and Applications  Mr. Benish  Escobedo MS

 

  1. Course Description:  This one semester course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skill to successfully complete technological learning and computer skill acquisition, with an emphasis on applied problem solving, continues the pathway between elementary and high school. The integration of computer and technology skills will provide an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts in real-world applications throughout the curriculum. Hands-on activities reinforce and extend student understanding and retention. Teachers emphasize the role technology plays in our day-to-day lives and the impact it has on individuals, societies and the environment. Technology enhances project-based learning and is designed to facilitate individual interests and learning styles. Experts continue to emphasize the need for technologically literate individuals. Exposure to the various areas of technology leads to informed career choices.

 

A. Course Scope and Objectives:
  1.  

1.0: Students will utilize problem-solving processes through the use of resources to reach a desired outcome.
2.0: Students use appropriate productivity tools including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheet, database, multimedia and telecommunications.
3.0: Students use various technology tools to research information and evaluate its accuracy and appropriateness in order to solve problems and make decisions.
4.0: Students will identify, apply concepts, and manage various tools and resources to evaluate their accuracy and appropriateness in solving problems and making decisions.
5.0: Students will recognize that systems are made up of individual components and that each component affects the operation of the system and its relationship with other systems.
6.0: Students will evaluate the impact and ethical implications on individuals, society and the environment.

  1. Materials:
  2. Computer Notebook
  3. Headphones

    III. Hours Available:

  1. Students may see me for extra help from 8:40 – 9:05 A.M. Monday through Thursday.
  2. Parents who have limited use of English at home, please call the front office for assistance: 799-4560
  3. Parents may contact me from 3:21 – 3:36 P.M., Monday through Friday. Special conference times can be scheduled with prior verbal or written notice.
  4. School Contact Number: 799-4560 ext. 71404604
  5. Preferred Method of Contact: Email at ABB230@interact.ccsd.net
  6. Class Requirements and Grading Procedures:
  1. Grading Scale:
  1. A: 100 – 90 B: 89 – 80 C: 79 – 70 D: 69 – 60 F: 59 – 50

Overall Grade based on: Class Work: 60%

Test/Quiz: 40% Midterm/Final: 20% 

Parents may access student progress weekly by logging onto Infinite Campus.

  1. Students will be assessed based on the state and district standards. A midterm and final exam will be given at the end of each semester that will account for 20% of their overall grade.
  2. Performance Requirements: It is the student’s responsibility to complete all work and projects assigned to receive full credit and a passing grade for this course. 
  3. Class Participation: All students must be active participants in class activities, both individual and group work. 
  4. Make-Up Work: After an absence, it is the student’s responsibility to get makeup work. Students will have three days to make up assignments. It is in the student’s best interest to complete assignments as soon as possible, so as to be in line with ongoing objectives as they continue daily in class. During an extended absence, the parent or guardian should make arrangements with the instructor. 
  5. Materials: Students must come to class prepared each day. A computer notebook is required for each student.
  6. Criteria for Citizenship Grades:

E= Exemplary classroom behavior: all class and school rules observed, the student helps in creating a positive class atmosphere

S= Appropriate classroom behavior, all class and school rules observed with little reminding, student does not detract from a good class atmosphere

N= Needs to improve in at least one area of behavior

U= Continual inappropriate classroom behavior, student resists observing class and school rules, students detracts from a good class atmosphere

  1. Citizenship Expectations Plan
  2. Students must follow all Escobedo Middle School expectations.
  3. Report to class on time.
  4. Bring the necessary materials to class. 
  5. Keep your hands, feet, and other objects to yourself.
  6. Be responsible, be respectful, and be kind. 
  7. Follow all directions.
  8. Walk at all times.
  9. No candy or gum chewing.
  10. No food or drink outside the cafeteria area.
  11. Students must be ready to learn each day.

To encourage students to follow the expectations, I will reinforce appropriate behavior with peer teaching opportunities, extra computer lab time, 

If a student should choose to fail an expectation:

  1. A warning will be issued to the student
  2. Student will be asked to conference with teacher
  3. Loss of computer lab time or materials
  4. Phone call placed to parents
  5. Referral to Dean if behavior persists

*Failure to follow the guidelines prescribed for an optimal learning environment will result in lowered citizenship scores.

 

*Students and parents will receive an addendum to these course expectancies if the teacher deems it necessary to make any modifications during the school year.  

* Note: Failure to return the signature form does not waive any student from complying with the requirements of the course.

Student:

 

I have read and understand the school rules listed above.

 

I have read and understand the progressive discipline steps for inappropriate behavior and tardies.

 

I have read and understand the course expectations provided for this course.

 

Student’s Name

Student’s Number

Student’s Signature

 

Parent/Guardian:

 

I have read and understand the school rules pertaining to my child.

 

I have read and understand the progressive discipline steps for inappropriate behavior and tardies.

 

I have read and understand what is expected of my child in this course.

 

Contact Information:

 

Parent/Guardian Name

Telephone Number

Cell/Work

 

Parent/Guardian Name

Telephone Number

Cell/Work

 

Email Address

Signature of Parent/Guardian