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    I'm very excited about teaching Computer Applications and Foundations at Cooley M.S. This course is designed to promote computer literacy. The program is comprised of theme-based technology projects based on real-world tasks. Students will use Microsoft Word processing, Excel spreadsheets, power point presentations, and publisher to complete the tasks in a supportive environment prepared to reinforce what students have already learned and provide advanced computer skills at a comfortable pace.

    The following projects will be presented in the 1st semester Applications class: 

    Microtype or typing.com: This is a software that teaches students keyboarding skills. Students work on this everyday for 20 minutes. Hard copy typing occurs every Friday to see how students are progressing in Microtype.

     Coding: Each student will be given a secret password and log onto Code.org and create thousands of lines of code, creating all types of games and puzzles.

     1. TechnoWonderland: Students become marketing executives for an amusement park.

    Skills learned: Word processing, internet, spreedsheet, multimedia, desktop publishing, power point.

     2. TechnoSpecialists: Students become IT specialists who work for a company that manufactures and sells computers.

    Skills learned: Presentations.

     3. TechnoCeo: Students become a CEO of a company and has to sell products to make a profit.

    Skills learned: Excel spreadsheets.

     4. TechnoEntrepreneur: Students own and operate a restaurant.

       Skills learned: Spreadsheet, word documents, designing.

    The following projects will be presented in the 2nd semester Foundations class:

     Microtype or typing.com: This is a software that teaches students keyboarding skills. Students work on this everyday for 20 minutes. Hard copy typing occurs every Friday to see how students are progressing in Microtype.

     Coding: Each student will be given a secret password and log onto Code.org and create thousands of lines of code, creating all types of games and puzzles.

     1. TechnoHTML: Students will explore how to create a webpage. Each student will design their own web site through source coding.

     2. TechnoEnvironment: Students choose an environmental issue to research and develop a 3 fold pamphlet using different commands on the ribbon.

     3. TechnoEzine: Students will research, develop, edit and create an electronic teen magazine using a magazine layout provided. 

    4. TechnoFuture: Students use their creative skills and design homes, schools, transportation, and other activities for the future.

     5. TechnoTravel: Students develop a vacation package for people using word documents, publisher, and a power point presentation.

     Click here to view student grades  http://parentvue.husd.org/

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

               

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Richard Smith - Starting my 44th year of teaching.

     A.S degree: Compton J.C.

     B.S. degree: Long Beach State University

     Career and Technical Education

     Industrial and Emerging Technologies

     Structured English Immersion

     Taught 20 years Industrial Arts - Wyoming

    Teaching 24 years of Career and Technical Education - Arizona

     7th-8th Computer Applications and Foundations at Cooley M.S.

     

    richard.smith@husd.org 

     

    279.8366