Casey Middle School

Technology Education • Class Information

 
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Technology Education @ Casey Middle School

Class Description

Casey's Tech-Ed class provides an active learning environment for career exploration and basic computer knowledge and skills. As students advance from grade to grade, curriculum, projects, and goals become more challenging.

 

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Overview Standards Grades Missing Assignments Internet Access Exploratory Schedule

 

Curriculum Overview

Sixth grade students learn basic computer and software functions such as keyboarding, file and folder manipulation, and safe effective practices for using the internet.

 

Seventh grade projects focus on productivity and multi-media software including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suites, and online collaboration tools. Students will also learn the basic structure of computer networks, the internet, and computer hardware components.

 

Eighth grade students that choose Tech-Ed will build on previous grade lessons and move to a higher level of video, audio, and productivity projects. A major portion of time is also dedicated to career orientation and education.

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Curriculum Standards

The underlying foundation for our course curriculum is the National Education Technology Standards and the Illinois Learning Standards. Additional emphasis is placed on career and life essential skills as outlined by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

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Grade Policies

Grades are based on the accumulated and averaged scores from course work, quizzes, unit projects, written/practical exams, and daily grades which include attendance, task focus, and respectful behavior. Upon request, students may retake a failed unit exam within two days of the original test. Retakes require a parental/guardian contact and are assessed with a five point penalty.

 

Grade Scale
A 100 92
B 91 83
C 82 74
D 73 65
E 64 or Below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Missing Assignments

Students are required to complete all assignments missed when absent. Students will have one day for each day missed to complete assignments. During the school day, students may receive a pass to the Tech-Ed class during their recess and/or CAP period. If additional time is needed arrangements can be made to meet before or after school.

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Internet Access

Internet access is an essential tool for the Tech-Ed classroom. Student learn effective and safe methods for utilizing and creating web-based resources. District 80 schools maintain a high level of security features and policies to protect students from inappropriate content and contact. Our goal is to provide a safe learning environment which requires all users to follow related rules and policies. Violations will result in losing computer/internet privileges and/or other disciplinary actions. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me.

 

Here are a few links for internet safety at home.
Netsmartz WiredSafety i-Safe MySpace Facebook WebWiseKids

 

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Exploratory Course Schedule

During the school year students will rotate between Technology and other Casey Exploratory classes. Sixth and seventh graders attend each exploratory class for a period of one quarter then rotate to the next class.

 

Exploratory
Class
First Quarter
Aug-Oct
Second Quarter
Oct-Jan
Third Quarter
Jan-Mar

Fourth Quarter

Mar-May/Jun

Art Students in Group A Students in Group D Students in Group C Students in Group B
Technology Students in Group B Students in Group A Students in Group D Students in Group C
Life Skills Students in Group C Students in Group B Students in Group A Students in Group D
Spanish Students in Group D Students in Group C Students in Group B Students in Group A

 

Eighth grade students have the opportunity to choose two exploratory classes each lasting one semester (two quarters).

 

 

First Semester

Aug-Jan

Second Semester
Jan-May/Jun
Student Exploratory Choice 1 Exploratory Choice 2

 

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