Title of Course8th Grade Computers
Class webpage: http://stutzfamily.com/mrstutz/
Course DescriptionComputers is a yearlong class designed as an overview of contemporary themes in computer sciences. Following the FutureKids curriculum, students will develop an advanced working knowledge in 10 primary areas of technology: Applied Technology, Operating Environments, Databases, Desktop Publishing, Graphics, Multimedia, Programming, Spreadsheets, Telecommunications, and Word-Processing.
A three ring binder, loose-leaf paper, and pen/pencil daily
Floppy discs (PC formatted) and a plastic disc protector if the student wishes to take assignments home.
Additional resources and readings as supplied in class
General Information about homework and other assignments
Classroom participation - 25%
Class Assignments - 35%
Bimester Exam - 40%
Extra credit is generally not given out, although some (unannounced) assignments may be graded as extra credit. It is the studentís responsibility to ensure that all work is turned in - it is of great benefit to your grade to do so!
Make up procedures and extra help opportunities
*Mr. Stutz is always in the lab after school. This is the single best time to meet with him and get extra help. Make arrangements and stick around for a bit - during the school day it is virtually impossible to meet for extra help*
If the work is graded on the basis of being completed during a class period, no late work will be accepted.
It is the student's responsibility to approach Mr. Stutz to determine what work is missing and make arrangements to redo such assignments.
Classroom Procedures and Rules
In addition to the computer use policies, there are 4 general rules Mr. Stutz expects to be followed:
Arrive in class on time with paper, binder, writing utensil, and any previously designated materials
Students are to remain in their seats until Mr. Stutz has dismissed the class
Swearing and derogatory remarks have no place in the classroom and will not be tolerated
Accord those who are speaking (including teachers and students) the respect, courtesy, and quiet they deserve