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1 FRANKLIN REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 3200 School Road Murrysville, PA Elementary Computer Business, Technology & Finance Required Prerequisite(s): None Semester (Meets once a week for 18 sessions) Date Approved Developed by: Diane Kaufmann Lisa Stewart Carleen Allison Jennifer Beck

2 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS Syllabus for the course..3 Unit 1 Keyboarding Awareness 4 Standards: Demonstrate keyboarding skills and techniques at expectable speed and accuracy Length of unit: 3 4 classes Unit 2 Word Processing/Desktop Publishing..8 Standards: Use Basic computer software Apply basic word processing skills Apply basic graphic manipulation techniques Demonstrate a basic knowledge of desktop publishing applications Length of unit:3 4 classes Unit 3 Multimedia, Internet and Graphic Arts. 13 Standards: Apply a web browser Use on-line searches to answer age appropriate questions Identify and use simple graphic and presentation graphic materials generated by the computer Describe the function of advanced input devices (e.g., scanners, video images, plotters, projectors) and demonstrate their use Apply basic on-line research techniques to solve a specific problem Demonstrate a basic knowledge of desktop publishing applications Length of unit: 8 10 classes

3 3 ELEMENTARY COMPUTER GRADE 5 COURSE SYLLABUS Grade Level: Instructor(s): Diane Kaufmann, Lisa Stewart, & Jennifer Beck Time Frame: 18 weeks 18 class sessions which meet once a week Textbook(s)/Materials: Computers, printers, Internet resources, computer software, digital cameras, digital video cameras, projector, scanners, etc. Course Rationale: This course builds upon the basic computer skills that were learned in the 4th grade computer class and applies advanced uses in technology. This course provides a strong foundation for the district s K - 12 technology curriculum. Units of Instruction: Keyboarding Awareness 3-4 classes Word Processing/Desktop Publishing 3 4 classes Multimedia, Internet and Graphic Arts 8-10 classes Assessment Procedures: Teacher observation, student checklists, accuracy of completed projects Grading Procedures: Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory Specific departmental information: Elementary computer is a part of the Business, Technology and Finance Department, which offers a comprehensive K 12 technology education program at the Franklin Regional School District.

4 4 Keyboarding Awareness Length of Unit: 3 4 class periods Standards: Demonstrate keyboarding skills and techniques at expectable speed and accuracy Materials, texts, and resources Computers Microsoft Word Keyboarding Software

5 5 FRANKLIN REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT Instructional Planning Organizer Course: Elementary Computer Grade: 5 Unit of Instruction: Keyboarding Awareness Instructional Time Allocation: 3-4 class periods State Standard Statement of Content Standard Number Demonstrate keyboarding skills and techniques at expectable speed and accuracy. Process Indicator Students will be able to: Student will be able to demonstrate proper posture and hand placement on the home row keys. Suggested activities to engage student in learning process Students will progress through age appropriate keyboarding software. The software will be used to introduce, model and reinforce proper keyboarding technique. Suggested assessment to verify mastery of standard Proper finger placement and posture will be monitored and adjusted by the teacher through observation Demonstrate keyboarding skills and techniques at expectable speed and accuracy. Student will expand keyboarding skill by progressing through speed and accuracy drills. Students will progress through keyboarding software, which will introduce both the home row and correct reaches from the home row of keys. The teacher will monitor proper finger placement and keyboarding accuracy through observation.

6 6 Unit 1 Keyboarding Awareness Enrichment activities Standard: Students will demonstrate keyboarding skills and techniques at expectable speed and accuracy. Materials, texts, and resources: Keyboarding software Internet resources Activities: Teacher will provide students with the opportunity to advance their keyboarding skill through the following activities: Introduce advanced keys (use of shift, symbols, numbers) Provide time for speed and accuracy drills Apply keyboarding skill through keyboarding games

7 7 Unit 1 Keyboarding Awareness Re-teaching activities Standard: Apply basic word processing skills Students will apply basic graphic manipulation techniques Demonstrate a basic knowledge of desktop publishing applications. Materials, texts, and resources: Word Processing software Desktop Publishing applications Activities: Teacher will re-teach keyboarding awareness by providing the following activities: Complete review lessons Guide students through correct keyboard reaches Provide time for additional practice

8 8 Unit 2 Word Processing/Desktop Publishing Length of Unit: 3 4 class periods Standards: Use Basic computer software Apply basic word processing skills Apply basic graphic manipulation techniques Demonstrate a basic knowledge of desktop publishing applications Materials, texts, and resources Computers Microsoft Word Microsoft Publisher Microsoft Paint PrintShop PhotoShop Elements Kid Pix

9 9 FRANKLIN REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT Instructional Planning Organizer Course: Elementary Computer Grade: 5 Unit of Instruction: Word Processing/Desktop Publishing Instructional Time Allocation: 3-4 class periods State Standard Statement of Content Standard Number Use basic computer software Apply basic word processing skills. Process Indicator Students will be able to: Student will be able to use standard word processing skills. Suggested activities to engage student in learning process Student is able to type and save an unformatted text document. Suggested assessment to verify mastery of standard Accuracy of completed document Use basic computer software Apply basic word processing skills. Student will be able to use standard word processing editing skills. Student is able to retrieve, format, and edit a text document. Accuracy of completed document. Recall skills: Font changes: style, color, size, emphasis Word and punctuation spacing Tab, word wrap, enter Use basic computer software Apply basic word processing Student will be able to use standard word processing graphic skills. New skills: Text alignment Line spacing Student is able to add and manipulate a graphic to a Accuracy of completed document.

10 skills. Students will apply basic graphic manipulation techniques. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of desktop publishing applications. document. Students will save and print. Recall skills: Resizing Proper placement Image quality New skills: Graphic formatting Word Art

11 11 Unit 2 Word Processing/Desktop Publishing Enrichment activities Standard: Apply basic word processing skills Students will apply basic graphic manipulation techniques Demonstrate a basic knowledge of desktop publishing applications. Materials, texts, and resources: Word Processing software Desktop Publishing applications Activities: Teacher will provide students with the opportunity to apply advanced word processing/desktop publishing skills by introducing the following features: Bullets Columns Templates Custom Word Art Borders Orientation Shapes Tables

12 12 Unit 2 Word Processing/Desktop Publishing Re-teaching Standard: Apply basic word processing skills Students will apply basic graphic manipulation techniques Demonstrate a basic knowledge of desktop publishing applications. Materials, texts, and resources: Word Processing software Desktop Publishing applications Activities: Teacher will re-teach word processing/desktop publishing skills by providing the following activities: Complete review lessons Provide time for additional practice Assign student tutors for support

13 13 Length of Unit: 8-10 class periods Unit 3 Multimedia, Internet and Graphic Arts Standards: Apply a web browser Use on-line searches to answer age appropriate questions Identify and use simple graphic and presentation graphic materials generated by the computer Describe the function of advanced input devices (e.g., scanners, video images, plotters, projectors) and demonstrate their use Apply basic on-line research techniques to solve a specific problem Demonstrate a basic knowledge of desktop publishing applications Materials, texts, and resources Computers Digital video cameras Digital cameras Internet resources Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Word Microsoft Publisher Microsoft Paint PrintShop PhotoShop Elements Kid Pix

14 14 FRANKLIN REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT Instructional Planning Organizer Course: Elementary Computer Grade: 5 Unit of Instruction: Multimedia, Internet and Graphic Arts Instructional Time Allocation: 8-10 class periods State Standard Number Statement of Content Standard Apply a web browser Use on-line searches to answer age appropriate questions. Students will apply basic on-line research techniques to solve a specific problem Describe the function of advanced input devices (e.g., scanners, video images, plotters, projectors) and demonstrate their use. Process Indicator Students will be able to: Students will use the Internet as a research tool. Student will apply the use of a digital camera. Suggested activities to engage student in learning process Student will be able to recall and apply the following skills: Access a site using the address bar Find relevant information through teacher directed sites and educational search engines Navigate by using links and navigational buttons Acknowledge Internet sources Student will apply the use of a digital camera by: Recall Skills: Identifying camera features Taking original photographs Uploading digital pictures from camera Suggested assessment to verify mastery of standard Teacher observation and project checklist. Teacher observation and project checklist.

15 15 Saving images New Skills: Photo editing o Red-eye o Cropping o Rotation o Enhancing Describe the function of advanced input devices (e.g., scanners, video images, plotters, projectors) and demonstrate their use. Students will apply the use of video footage. Student will apply the use of video footage by: Participate in the videotaping process Importing original video into a project Teacher observation and project checklist Identify and use simple graphic and presentation graphic materials generated by the computer. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of desktop publishing applications. Student is able to create a presentation. Student is able to create a presentation that includes: Recall Skills: Text boxes Graphics Sound and music Transitions Inserting digital photography Teacher observation and project checklist Identify and use simple graphic and presentation graphic materials generated by the computer. Apply basic graphic manipulation Student is able to demonstrate proper use of drawing tools. New Skills: Custom Animation Timing and transitions Recorded narration Embedding video Student is able to demonstrate proper use of drawing tools. Recall Skills: Fill bucket Teacher observation and project checklist.

16 16 techniques. Paint brush Edit Save Print New Skills Graphic editing o Backgrounds o Flip/Rotate o Recoloring o Copy/Paste

17 17 Unit 3 Multimedia, Internet and Graphic Arts Enrichment activities Standard: Apply a web browser Use on-line searches to answer age appropriate questions Identify and use simple graphic and presentation graphic materials generated by the computer Identify and use simple graphic and presentation graphic materials generated by the computer Students will apply basic on-line research techniques to solve a specific problem Describe the functions of advanced input devices (e.g., scanners, video, images, plotters, projectors) and demonstrate their use Demonstrate a basic knowledge of desktop publishing applications. Materials, texts, and resources: Internet resources Multimedia software Drawing applications Digital cameras Scanner Activities: Teacher will provide the students with the opportunity to extend the quality of the projects by: Locating and importing appropriate online graphic images Scanning and importing images Creating short video footage with a standard digital camera Editing digital video Experimenting with advanced presentation software tools Using advanced graphic manipulation

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19 19 Unit 3 Multimedia, Internet and Graphic Arts Re-teaching activities Standard: Apply a web browser Use on-line searches to answer age appropriate questions Identify and use simple graphic and presentation graphic materials generated by the computer Identify and use simple graphic and presentation graphic materials generated by the computer Students will apply basic on-line research techniques to solve a specific problem Describe the functions of advanced input devices (e.g., scanners, video, images, plotters, projectors) and demonstrate their use Demonstrate a basic knowledge of desktop publishing applications. Materials, texts, and resources: Internet resources Multimedia software Drawing applications Digital cameras Activities: Teacher will re-teach multimedia, Internet, and graphic arts skills by providing the following activities: Provide review lessons Provide time for additional practice Assign student tutors for support

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