Welcome to Computer Class with Miss Walsh!
Welcome Back to Computer Class!
- Students should all have a computer folder.
- Grades 4 - 8 must have a usb flash-drive
- with a lanyard and Name & Grade on Flash-drive
- Computer Class Schedule & Star Testing Schedule
Typing | Enrichment
Review of Typing Stage 1: Demonstrate how to use Dance Mat Typing stage one, level one ( ASDF,JKL; and G, H ). Review the homerow and proper finger technique.
Assign Typing Practice: Students Choose ANY THREE
Assign 25-30 minutes or until done. Type with both hands on the homerow keys.
1) Assign 3 Minutes of: Typing Rocket Jr. Type with both hands, try to get a final score of 60 points or more.
2) Assign: Keyboard Climber 2. Type with both hands. Finish level two.
Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities when finished.
Qtr. 1 - Week 2:
Budget Spreadsheet with Chart | Enrichment
Students create a budget spreadsheet and chart with school supplies.
Assign: Back to School - School Supplies Budget Spreadsheet
Instructions: Students have $65.00 to spend on school supplies. Students use the School Supplies Price List to purchase as many items as they can without going over budget. Students create a budget using a spreadsheet to show how much they have to spend (allowance) , and how much each item costs (expenses). Students use a simple formula (sum) to calculate the total expenses. Students create a simple formula to subtract total expenses from the $65.00 allowance to show how much money is left over(allowance - expenses = money left over). Students create a chart showing their expenses.
1) Demonstrate how to enter text and numbers into the spreadsheet.
2) Demonstrate how to use the SUM formula to calculate the total expenses.
3) Demonstrate how to use a formula to calculate Money Left Over (allowance - expenses)
4) Demonstrate how to format the prices with dollar $ signs.
5) Demo how to create a chart with the data to illustrate the expenses.
6) Demo how to add clipart or images if possible.
7) Demo how to Save / Print as necessary.
8) Short Video Spreadsheet Tutorials Here.
Assign Enrichment: Students work on enrichment activities when finished with assignment.
The shift key is always pressed by the pinky finger opposite to the one hitting the other key.
When you go to press a shift key, you may have to move your hand slightly to reach it, but try to get there mainly by stretching your pinky finger, allowing your remaining fingers to keep as much contact with the home row as possible. Try not to rotate or bend your wrists, as this will throw your home row orientation off and cause you to lose your grounding.
This lesson also introduces the colon, which, like the semi-colon is pressed with the right-hand pinky finger, while holding the left shift key down.