Nedra Williams

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Nedra Williams

The 6th-grade Technology Applications course provides instruction which enables students to demonstrate keyboarding proficiency in technique and posture while building speed and accuracy; to use technology applications to develop and implement tasks that emphasize collaboration and teamwork among members of a structured group or project team; to integrate two or more technology tools in order to create a new digital project; to demonstrate proficiency in the use of multimedia authoring programs by creating linear or nonlinear projects that incorporate text, audio, video, and graphics; and to discuss, explain, and evaluate the impact of technology applications through history and in various areas of study through research, interviews, and personal observation.

Furthermore, the construct of the Technology Applications course facilitates student learning by allowing each student to receive individualized instruction from the teacher. Therefore, it is necessary for students to bring earphones to every class. Please feel free to contact me via email, nedra.williams@desotoisd.org or phone the campus office at 972-274-8090 ext. 412.

Education

The University of Texas at Arlington

     History, B.A.

     Ed. Policy Study & Leadership, M.Ed

     Ed. Curriculum & Instruction - Triple Literacy, M.Ed

Professional Certifications

     Principal Certification (Grades EC-12)

     Reading Specialist (Grades EC-12)

     Master Reading Teacher (Grades EC-12)

     Elementary Self-Contained (Grades1-6)
     Elementary Self-Contained (Grades1-8)
     English, Language Arts & Reading (Grades4-8)
     English, Language Arts & Reading (Grades8-12)
     Business Education (Grades6-12)
     English as a Second Language Supplemental (Grades EC-12)
     Health (Grades EC-12)
     Speech (Grades EC-12)
     Gifted and Talented Supplemental (Grades EC-12)

Professional Experience

Dallas Independent School District
     Language Arts-Reading & Social Studies

DeSoto Independent School District
     2nd grade Self-Contained

Community Education Partnership School
     9th Grade Geography

Bio

“Michelle and I are here only because we were given a chance at an education. I will not settle for an America where some kids don’t have that chance.” ~~ President Barack Obama

Supply List:

Earphones

Class Schedule

1st & 5th 8:00-9:35

2nd & 6th 9:40 - 11:10

3rd & 7th 11:20-1:35

HR 1:40 - 205

4th & 8th  2:10 - 3:45
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5th period - Conference

Course Syllabus

Curtistene S. McCowan Middle School

Technology Applications

6th Grade

Course Syllabus

2017-2018

Teacher: Ms. N. Williams 

DeSoto Independent School District Mission

Prepare students academically and socially to be problem-solvers and productive citizens. 

Conference Period: 8th Period 2:15 – 3:45 “B” day

Campus Phone: 972-274-8090 Ext. 412

Classroom: 212 A

Email: nedra.williams@desotoisd.org 

  1. DESCRIPTION

    The 6th-grade Technology Applications course provides instruction which enables students to demonstrate keyboarding proficiency in technique and posture while building speed and accuracy; to use technology applications to develop and implement tasks that emphasize collaboration and teamwork among members of a structured group or project team; to integrate two or more technology tools in order to create a new digital project; to demonstrate proficiency in the use of multimedia authoring programs by creating linear or nonlinear projects that incorporate text, audio, video, and graphics; and to discuss, explain, and evaluate the impact of technology applications through history and in various areas of study through research, interviews, and personal observation.Furthermore, the construct of the Technology Applications course facilitates student learning by allowing each student to receive individualized instruction from the teacher. Therefore, it is necessary for students to bring earphones to every class. Please feel free to contact me via email, nedra.williams@desotoisd.org or phone the campus office at 972-274-8090 ext. 412.

  2. ORGANIZATION

    Students will start to work as soon as they enter the classroom. The assignment schedule will always be posted on the board. The assignment agenda will be as follows:

    1. Keyboarding Practice
    2. Communications History 
    3. Google Drive
    4. Core academic study (Script Writing and History)
    5. integrating two or more technology tools to create a new digital project
    6. Extension Activities – online games relevant to learned material

       

  3. COURSE OBJECTIVES
    1. To introduce students to keyboarding.
    2. To introduce students to the utilization of hardware and software applications in facilitating independent academic study.
    3. To introduce students to fundamental components and skills relating technological applications as a tool/resource.
    4. To facilitate students independent study of core subjects when utilizing technology.
    5. To facilitate student capacity to use Google Drive as to extend academic pursuits. 

       

  4. COURSE TOPICS

The course will cover the following topics:

  1. demonstrate knowledge and appropriate use of operating systems, software applications, and communication and networking components.[1.A]

           

  1. compare, contrast, and appropriately use the various input, processing, output, and primary / secondary storage devices.[1.B]

               

  2. demonstrate the ability to select and use software for a defined task according to quality, appropriateness, effectiveness, and efficiency.[1.C]

               

  3. delineate and make necessary adjustments regarding compatibility issues including, but not limited to, digital file formats and cross platform connectivity.[1.D]

               

  4. use technology terminology appropriate to the task.[1.E]

               

  5. perform basic software application functions including, but not limited to, opening an application program and creating, modifying, printing, and saving documents.[1.F]

               

  6. explain the differences between analog and digital technology systems and give examples of each.[1.G]

               

  7. use terminology related to the Internet appropriately including, but not limited to, electronic mail (e-mail), Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), electronic bookmarks, local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), World Wide Web (WWW) page, and HyperText Markup Language (HTML).[1.H]
  8. demonstrate keyboarding proficiency in technique and posture while building speed.[2.B]

               

  9. use digital keyboarding standards for data input such as one space after punctuation, the use of em/en dashes, and smart quotation marks.[2.C]

               

  10. develop strategies for capturing digital files while conserving memory and retaining image quality.[2.D]

               

  11. discuss copyright laws/issues and model ethical acquisition and use of digital information, citing sources using established methods.[3.A]

               

  12. demonstrate proper etiquette and knowledge of acceptable use while in an individual classroom, lab, or on the Internet and intranet.[3.B]

               

  13. describe the consequences regarding copyright violations including, but not limited to, computer hacking, computer piracy, intentional virus setting, and invasion of privacy.[3.C]

               

  14. identify the impact of technology applications on society through research, interviews, and personal observation.[3.
  15. seek strategies to locate and acquire desired information on LANs and WANs, including the Internet, intranet, and collaborative software.[4.A]

               

  16. apply appropriate electronic search strategies in the acquisition of information including keyword and Boolean search strategies.[4.B]

               

  17. identify, create, and use files in various formats such as text, bitmapped / vector graphics, image, video, and audio files.[5.A]

               

  18. demonstrate the ability to access, operate, and manipulate information from secondary storage and remote devices including CD-ROM / laser discs and online catalogs.[5.B]

               

  19. use online help and other documentation.[5.C]

               

  20. determine and employ methods to evaluate the electronic information for accuracy and validity.[6.A]

    E. REQUIRED SUPPLIES        

            1. Earphones

    F. GRADING PLAN

       Course will be graded as follows:

            A =100 – 90

            B = 89 – 80

            C = 79 – 70 

            D = 69 – 60

            F = 59 – below

Note - 70 or above is considered a passing grade.

   G. CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT

             1. Follow your teacher’s directives.

             2. Raise your hand before asking your teacher a question; wait to be                                                     acknowledged by your teacher before asking your question            

             3. Remain in your seat until your teacher dismisses class.

             4. Do not disturb or distract other students from working.

             5. Do not use or promote the usage of adverse or profane language.