l Computer Apps | Smart Jr. High School
  • Smart Jr. High School
    Principal: Chad Jones
    Associate Principal: Nicole Talbot
    1934 West 5th Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52802
    Phone: (563) 445-5100
    Fax: (563) 445-5957

  • Computer Apps

     

    Name of Course: Computer Applications 7
    Course #: M03711
    Course Length: 1 Quarter

     

    Course Description:

    Students explore computer applications in Google Apps as well as other formats to build proficiency. Students use tech and resources to gather, communicate, and use information to solve problems. Students develop spending plans and analyze consequences.

     

    Standards

    • 21.6-8.TL.2.1: Interact and collaborate with peers, experts, and others using technology.
    • 21.6-8.TL.2.2: Contribute to a content knowledge base by creating, producing, and sharing information, models, and other creative works.
    • 21.6-8.TL.4.2: Effectively use multiple technological resources to develop a systematic plan for conducting research. Develop possible solutions or a complete product to demonstrate knowledge and skills.
    • 21.6-8.FL.2: Describe the concept of a spending plan.
    • 21.6-8.FL.2a: Explain the advantage of spending less than you have.
    • 21.6-8.FL.2b: Explain how income can affect goals.
    • 21.6-8.ES.1c: Use appropriate principles of communication effectively.

     

    Instructional Practices & Support

    Instructional practices will be aligned to the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) Framework.

    Teachers will maximize classroom time to provide instructional opportunities that are targeted and tailored to student needs. Students will experience high-quality instruction which includes: 

    • A classroom culture that adheres to productive classroom norms and relationships
    • High quality tasks that lend to authentic engagement
    • Productive discussions where students make sense, justify and generalize

     

    Classroom Management Procedures

    Classroom management procedures will be aligned to the multi-tiered system of support framework, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) to build an emotionally safe, positive and engaging environment. Teachers will understand, support and implement orchestration of the elements in the classroom:

    • Establish positive ongoing teacher-student relationships
    • Establish, post, and teach rules and procedures regularly
    • Implement proactive strategies and interventions
    • Use of acknowledgment system with specific immediate praise, and feedback 
    • Manage student behavior with a continuum of corrective strategies 

     

    Assessment Plan

    • Students will be given multiple opportunities to demonstrate proficiency following additional instruction and ongoing assessment, 
    • Multiple data points will be used to determine the reported grade (formative and/or summative)
    • Ongoing assessments may be given in a format different than the original and re-assessment will be given when students demonstrate new learning 
    • The time frame of ongoing assessments will be determined by the team and individual teachers based on student progress.
    • Late work will be accepted without penalty within the unit of study.
    • Extra credit will not be factored into grading.

     


     

    Name of Course: Computer Applications 8
    Course #: M03811
    Course Length: 1 Quarter

     

    Course Description:

    Students engage with computer applications at a more advanced level. Students focus on distance collaboration, exploring the need for clear communication and appropriate tech tools for various tasks. Students work with a variety of collaborators, and engage in assessment of various perspectives to build optimal solutions.

     

    Standards

    • 21.6-8.TL.2.3: Efficiently use technology tools and resources for communication and to access remote information and exchange it with a variety of audiences.
    • 21.6–8.TL.4.1: Identify real-world issues and analyze technological resources for developing and refining questions for investigation.
    • 21.6–8.TL.4.3: Use technology to gather, analyze, and assess data and its effectiveness to design, develop and test possible solutions that assist students in making decisions.
    • 21.6–8.FL.2a: Develop a realistic spending plan for financial independence.
    • 21.6–8.FL.2b: Explain factors that impact savings and spending plans.
    • 21.6–8.FL.2c: Explain the short– and long–term consequences of over spending.
    • 21.6–8.ES.1: Work appropriately and productively with others.

     

    Instructional Practices & Support

    Instructional practices will be aligned to the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) Framework.

    Teachers will maximize classroom time to provide instructional opportunities that are targeted and tailored to student needs. Students will experience high-quality instruction which includes: 

    • A classroom culture that adheres to productive classroom norms and relationships
    • High quality tasks that lend to authentic engagement
    • Productive discussions where students make sense, justify and generalize

     

    Classroom Management Procedures

    Classroom management procedures will be aligned to the multi-tiered system of support framework, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) to build an emotionally safe, positive and engaging environment. Teachers will understand, support and implement orchestration of the elements in the classroom:

    • Establish positive ongoing teacher-student relationships
    • Establish, post, and teach rules and procedures regularly
    • Implement proactive strategies and interventions
    • Use of acknowledgment system with specific immediate praise, and feedback 
    • Manage student behavior with a continuum of corrective strategies 

     

    Assessment Plan

    • Students will be given multiple opportunities to demonstrate proficiency following additional instruction and ongoing assessment, 
    • Multiple data points will be used to determine the reported grade (formative and/or summative)
    • Ongoing assessments may be given in a format different than the original and re-assessment will be given when students demonstrate new learning 
    • The time frame of ongoing assessments will be determined by the team and individual teachers based on student progress.
    • Late work will be accepted without penalty within the unit of study.
    • Extra credit will not be factored into grading.