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

Happy Friday Computer Lab Students and Families!

I hope this bonus week of spring break has been full of rest and relaxation for you!  I have been busy prepping for our new online learning and working with the other 6th grade and elective teachers to have a reasonable schedule of when we will get to “see” you online!  Next week is a time for students to focus on their core academics (ELA, math, science and social studies) as well as fine-tune this new schedule.  I will begin looking for work in Gmetrix, Learning.com and Edutyping the week of 4/6 (Students:  if you have time in your day and your other studies are completed, feel free to jump in next week!).  Students:  Remember that you have an Ivy Hawn planner, which is an amazing way for you to schedule your day and ensure you are on top of your studies.  If you lost or left your planner at school, there are a million online resources to help with planning learning at home.  Let me know if you need help finding one!

I will send a link next week for our first meeting (planning on 4/7 at 9:00 AM, but that may change pending how the core classes go next week).  For now, I know many of the teachers are planning to use Zoom for virtual classes.  If you are not familiar with Zoom, please watch this video for a little tutorial.  Zoom is a free app that will need to be loaded onto the device you will be using for learning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0E&app=desktop

Parents/Guardians:  If your family does not normally have Wi-Fi at home, most (if not all) carriers are providing free service to homes with students who are learning from home.  Please contact the carrier in your area for more details.

Sixth Grade, keep writing those gratitudes and find ways to enjoy the unique gift of time that you have now at home.  As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns.  I wish you all an amazing weekend!  Stay safe and healthy!

Love, Ms. Morris

 

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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.

Ms. Morris Messages

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