Semester 2: Weeks 20-40

TeacherAngela Morris
Subject AreaComputer Applications of Business
Grade Level6th
Week #20-40
Unit of InstructionDigital Tools: IC3 Living Online
Standard(s) Taught

Hi Computer Lab Students and Families!

Thank you to everyone who is diligently working through the checklist and completing Edutyping lessons!  I know this is not the easiest learning time and your attentiveness to your work is noted and appreciated!

***If you are not logging in to complete at least one Gmetrix lesson or Learning.com lesson (per where you are on your checklist), please contact me.  I have placed phone calls and emails to specific individuals, but if we have not made contact, then I would love to hear from you!

We are still working on the certification process for both Living Online and Computing Fundamentals (for those of you who already have both Key Applications and Living Online).  I will communicate that process and those details to you as soon as I have them.  NOTE: If you have completed the checklist and are just waiting to certify, it is critical to log in and complete a Compass test weekly.  This will help keep your skills sharp until it is time to certify.  Remember, if you score less than 900, review your missed questions and write down the notes.

Here is a quick reminder of the minimum expectation for work for Computer Lab distance learning:

  1. Work for a minimum one hour each week
  2. Divide the work time between Gmetrix, Learning.com and Edutyping
  3. Use your checklist in order (the checklist and suggested pacing guide if you are looking forward to certifying is on the Ivy Hawn website on my Classroom Connect, which is located under the MS Electives drop down)
  4. Follow a schedule (use your planner!). Here is a suggested schedule if you need help planning your days: 
    • Monday – Gmetrix/Learning.com 15 minutes
    • Tuesday – Edutyping 15 minutes
    • Wednesday – Gmetrix/Learning.com 15 minutes
    • Thursday – Edutyping 15 minutes
    • Friday – off day if a Gmetrix/Learning.com lesson was submitted this week or complete the module
  5. Focus on your joy! Many people are focusing on why quarantine is so terrible. We can all recognize that it is not an ideal situation for most people, but we can also all find something to be grateful for each day.  This positive mindset helps your brain to function at a higher level, which is what we all need when we are working and learning.  Here are some ideas to find joy:
    • Write down gratitude! It really helps; find little things to be thankful for (I write that I’m thankful it’s Tuesday!, It’s sunny outside!, Water! All of the little things add up to bring joy to your day)
    • Share your gratitude (family sharing time! Share with a friend! Email me! I would love to hear from you!)
    • Get dressed – it sounds fun to stay in PJs all day and it’s ok to do sometimes, but the act of brushing your hair/teeth, putting on your favorite outfit (today I have on sparkly earrings because they make me happy!), and being “ready” for the day helps to put your brain in a more positive state
    • Move! If you are not already putting this as a priority in your day, talk to your mom and dad about what that can look like for you.  Maybe in between each subject you have a dance party.  I take a break every 90 minutes (that’s when we would normally switch classes) and either dance around the kitchen or go outside and shoot three hoops with my son (that helps us get some sunshine in our day too!).  Moving causes chemical changes in your body that, you guessed it, help your brain to operate in a more positive state.
    • Breathe! This time can be a little overwhelming.  Remember to take time to stop and just focus on your breath.  Close your eyes and count to ten, talk to your parents about doing a mindful lesson (Cosmic Kids on YouTube is great!), or find a peaceful spot for 10 minutes to close your eyes and focus on your own happy thoughts (remember to kick worries out during this time!)

I miss seeing your smiling faces each day!  I hope this review of expectations is helpful and will be in touch as soon as I know the certification details.  As always, please email me directly if you have questions or concerns.  Stay safe and healthy!

Love, Ms. Morris

Computer Applications in Business | Digital Arts Team Leader | Extended Day Manager 

morrisa@ivyhawnschool.org | ae-morris@hotmail.com

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Students will…

  • Demonstrate proper keyboarding techniques while keeping fingers on the home row keys (Q3 goal: 26 words per minute (WPM), with 90% accuracy; Q4 goal: 30 WPM, with 90% accuracy)
  • Demonstrate safety and respect for materials and equipment in the lab
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skill and application of information systems to accomplish job objectives and enhance workplace performance in regards to online tools and social media
  • Demonstrate comprehension and communication skills
  • Demonstrate proficiency using the internet and online tools
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will score 900 or higher on Gmetrix practice tests and 90% or higher on Learning.com modules to prepare for certification in IC3 Living Online.

Living Online content focuses on…

  • Concepts for safe use of online communication tools and successful navigation and searching of the World Wide Web.
  • Assessment of the learner’s knowledge and skills about performing safe and effective online searches, using digital collaboration tools, reading and writing blogs, and practicing online ethics.
Classroom Activities
  • Gmetrix daily for IC3 Living Online prep
  • Learning.com daily for IC3 Living Online prep
  • Edutyping daily to enhance typing skills and productivity
  • Class projects, discussions, and personal development activities

Students will take the IC3 Living Online certification upon completing the checklist; the final week to certify is the week of May 12th.  If you are not ready to certify at that time, you will complete a final exam project.

Assignments Due

Gmetrix & Learning.com *NOTE:  Timeline updated per extended spring break

  • Please see Gradebook and the chart below for weekly assignments and due dates
  • Use the Living Online checklist to complete assignments in order
  • Tips for working from home:  
    • Use a PC (not fully compatible with Macintosh products)
    • Use Google Chrome as your web browser
    • Enable pop-ups, Java script and Flash for www.gmetrix.net
    • Daily Goal: 1 module (either Gmetrix or Learning.com depending on where you are on the checklist)…these are suggested to take 15 minutes to complete.  The actual time depends on your focus and the detail of notes that you may need to take.  Some will take longer than others; have patience and do what you can.  There are 4 modules listed per week in order to maintain pace to be able to certify in May, so on the 5th day, complete your 15 minutes of Edutyping.
  • LivingOnlineTestLog
    Week of Modules Due
    3/30

    Gmetrix: Living Online Conferencing and Streaming (Training & Testing)

    Learning.com: Online Safety: Dealing with Cyberbullying

    Learning.com: Digital Citizenship Quiz

    Edutyping PRE-TEST  **scroll down to assessments and complete the pre-test

    4/6

    Gmetrix:  Living Online Digital Principles/Ethics/Skills/Citizenship (Training & Testing)

    Gmetrix:  Living Online Review 1 (Training & Testing)

    Edutyping 2

    • lessons are self-paced, completed IN ORDER, the number here just refers to the second grade pulled from Edutyping for this quarter
    • Please complete 15 minutes of Edutyping this week
    4/13

    Gmetrix:  Living Online Review 2 (Training & Testing)

    Gmetrix:  Living Online Review 3 (Training & Testing)

    Edutyping 3

    • lessons are self-paced, completed IN ORDER, the number here just refers to the third grade pulled from Edutyping for this quarter
    • Please complete 15 minutes of Edutyping this week
    4/20

    Gmetrix:  Living Online Review 4 (Training & Testing)

    Gmetrix:  Living Online (Office 2013/2016) Test 1 (Training & Testing)

    Edutyping 4

    • lessons are self-paced, completed IN ORDER, the number here just refers to the fourth grade pulled from Edutyping for this quarter
    • Please complete 15 minutes of Edutyping this week
    4/28

    Gmetrix:  Living Online (Office 2013/2016) Test 2 (Training & Testing)

    Edutyping 5

    • lessons are self-paced, completed IN ORDER, the number here just refers to the fifth grade pulled from Edutyping for this quarter
    • Please complete 15 minutes of Edutyping this week
    5/5

    Gmetrix Living Online Compass modules (Remember, you must have a 900+ on the testing modules (NO NOTES!) to be eligible to certify!)

    Edutyping 6

    • lessons are self-paced, completed IN ORDER, the number here just refers to the sixth grade pulled from Edutyping for this quarter
    • Please complete 15 minutes of Edutyping this week
    5/12

    IC3 Living Online CERTIFICATION WEEK!

    Edutyping POST-TEST

    5/25

    Wrap up final testing  

       

    ***STUDENTS MAY WORK AHEAD OF SCHEDULE AND WILL CERTIFY UPON COMPLETION OF THE CHECKLIST***

Edutyping

  • Weekly grades are pulled from Edutyping based on the words per minute score and accuracy (Q3 goal: 28 WPM, 90% accuracy; Q4 goal: 30 QPM, 90% accuracy)
Additional Resources

Living Online Canvas Course  Here is the link to the Canvas course provided by a teacher in Volusia County.  You may recognize some of this content from our whole group lessons and guided notes.  Please use this as an additional resource to deepen understanding of concepts or as an enrichment activity while you learn from home.

https://volusia.instructure.com/enroll/BE98KP

Students have access to Gmetrix, Learning.com and Edutyping at home.

Gmetrix (www.gmetrix.net)

  • Works best using Google Chrome
  • User ID:  alpha code
  • Password: DOB
  • Complete lessons in order per the checklist
  • Must score 900 or higher on each module to be eligible to certify

Learning.com

  • Access via VPortal (Digital Resources icon, Learning.com icon)
  • Click “Log In with Active Directory”
  • Complete lessons in order
  • Must score 90% or higher on each module to be eligible to certify

OR

  • Go to www.learning.com
  • Click “Log In” (upper right of screen)
  • Click “You can also log in using Clever” (bottom of screen, Clever is blue text)
  • The site will either log in or ask you for our school; if so, find Ivy Hawn and follow the prompts to log in
  • Complete lessons in order
  • Must score 90% or higher on each module to be eligible to certify

Edutyping (www.edutyping.com)

  • Account ID: ihcs2
  • Username: alpha code
  • Password: DOB with backslashes (example:  03/16/2008)

Outlook Webmail Students, please use this to communicate with me

  • Access via Vportal
  • Office 365
  • Outlook
  • My email is morrisa@ivyhawnschool.org

Keep Moving and Practicing Mindfulness!  

In between your lessons, remember to get up and move!  With your parents’ guidance, you can access our Just Dance videos on YouTube (search Just Dance for Kids) and you can find our Peace Out lessons and other movement activities on Ms. Jaime’s YouTube Channel:  Cosmic Kids.  Email me to let me know if you try something new or have suggestions for fun things you find that we can do when we get back into class together.

Additional Resources

  •  https://www.gcflearnfree.org/

Please contact me directly if you have any questions about any of these programs.

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