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The first several weeks of 6th grade computer class is learning how to type using the touch-type technique.

For additional practice, students can use the following resources: Timed Typing Online Typing CourseTyping Games

Unit 1: Digital Communication Tools
Chapters 1-3
  • Ch. 1: Lessons 1-4
  • Ch. 2: Lessons 5-9
  • Ch. 3: Lesson 10-14
Ch. 1: Applying Computer Basics
Ch. 2: Finding and Organizing Information
Ch. 3: Connecting to the Word's Information
Chapter 1: Applying Computer Basics

Lesson 1: Computer Hardware and Software
Lesson 1 Notes Pages: Notes Presentation:
1A Comment on Computers & Communication
1B Software Suggestions & 1C Information Processing and Photo Editing
  • Discover various types of hardware
  • Identify three types of software
  • Learn the five steps of information processing
  • Discuss the use of computers
Lesson 2: Login and Operating System Basics
Lesson 2 Notes Pages:
Notes Presentation:
  • Harness the power of an operating system
  • Log into your computer
  • Set your password
  • Study the typical desktop
  • Sharpen your mouse and mouse safety skills
  • Turn off and restart your computer
Lesson 3: Windows OS Basics
Lesson 3 Notes Pages:
Notes Presentation:
  • Learn the parts of a program window
  • Open applications with All Programs
  • Use the Start menu's search box to pen applications
  • Minimize, maximize, restore, and resize windows
Chapter 1, Lessons 1-3 Review: Page 36. (Questions 1-10 only + Practical Application)

Touch Typing:
Keyboarding Lessons 1-25
Timed Typings
  • Touch Typing
  • Speed/Accuracy
Lesson 4: Microsoft Word and Ribbon Basics
Notes Pages:
Notes Presentation:
Data File:
4C Applications & Apps
4E Add Styles to Updated Space History
4G Acceptable Use Policy
  • Open, save, and close data and document files
  • Key text in Microsoft Word
  • Format text quickly using the Ribbon's styles feature in Word
  • Print a document in Word
  • Discuss rules for acceptable computer use
Chapter 1 Review: Lessons 1-4, Page 36 .

Chapter 1: Finding and Organizing Information (Lessons 5-9) .

Lesson 5: Exploring your Digital Space
Data File:
Notes Pages:
Notes Presentation:
  • Learn about storage spaces
  • Discuss folders, labels, and tags
  • Navigate folders in Windows
Lesson 6: Organizing your Digital Space
Notes Pages:
Notes Presentation:
  • Create folders
  • Rename, delete, and move folders
  • Create subfolders
Lesson 7: Working with Application Files
Data Files:

Notes Pages:
Notes Presentation:
  • 7A Moon Project
  • 7B Moon Project
  • 7C Distances
  • Create and save a file in Word
  • Follwo file paths to save and find files
  • Open a Word file and save using a new name
  • Open an Excel file and save using a new name
  • Copy and paste information between files
Lesson 8: Find Information and Print Files
Data Files: (none)
Notes Pages: Notes Presentation: See Lesson 7 (combination notes)
  • 8A Moon Project
  • 8B Moon Project
  • 7C Distances
  • Open two programs at once
  • Switch between active and incactive programs
  • Find information in Word and Excel files
  • Copy and paste answers from one approach to anotehr
  • Preview and print Word and Excel files
Lesson 9: Managing Files
Data Files: (none)
Notes pages: Notes Presentation:
Activities: (in book)
  • Delete files
  • Rename files
  • Copy files from one folder to another
  • Move files from one folder to another
Chapter 2 Review: Page 68
Applying what you have learned: page 68-69

Chapter 3: Connecting to the World's Information (Lessons 10-14)

Lesson 10: Computers and Daily Life
Data Files: (none)
Notes pages:
Notes Presentation:
  • Computers and productivity
  • Computer Uses
  • Learn how the space program improved today's technologies
  • Study the history of computers
  • Consider how computers are part of everyday life
Lesson 11: Internet Basics
Notes Presentation:
Data File:
11C Questions
  • Learn about networks and the Internet
  • Learn about connecting to teh Internet
  • Explore the parts of teh web browser window
  • Access and navigate web pages
Lesson 12: Browser and Search Features
Notes: Notes Presentation:
Chapter 3 Questions
Chapter 3 Average Team Search Results
  • Use the History feature of a browser
  • Add a website to a favorites list
  • Access a website from the favorites list
  • Use the search feature online
Lesson 13: Computer Ethics & Crime
Lesson 13 Presentation Notes:
Data File:
  • Learn about ethics and netiquette rules
  • Evaluate an email message for netiquette
  • Learn about computer crime
  • Find articles about computer crime
Lesson 14: Safety and Copyright Issues
Student Notes:
Notes Presentation:
Search Engine/Online Safety
Terms of Use/License Rules
  • Learn about safety issues related to using the Internet
  • Use a search engine to find information on the Internet
  • Learn about copyright issues
Chapter 3 Review pg. 107
Spyware pg. 108

Proofreading Notes:
Proofing worksheet (see Mrs. Keehn)
Proof Assignment: pg. 88 (evens), 89 bottom paragraph, 98 top paragraph.

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Personal Business Letters:
Letter 1 - pg
Letter 2 - pg
Letter 3 - pg

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