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Pizitz Middle School Computer/Technology Instructor
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Open House -Fall 2000-online-8thb

Welcome to Open House

 

8th Grade Computer FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. What is that computer teacher's name again?
  2. Does Mrs. McKinley LOVE computers?
  3. Does Mrs. McKinley LOVE my child?
  4. Does Mrs. McKinley want my CHILD to love computers?
  5. What if my child DOESN'T love computers?
  6. Can I e-mail Mrs. McKinley?
  7. What is the grading scale in this course?
  8. What grade does my child need for this course to count for High School Credit?
  9. What are grades based on?
  10. Does this course count as a Carnegie credit AND does the grade transfer to the high school?
  11. Can my child order the typing program used in class?
  12. Where do I get an order form for the Typing program?
  13. Is my child REQUIRED to order the typing program used in class?
  14. Are there FREE typing programs I can use?
  15. What will my child be learning in computer this year?
  16. What software programs do you use in the lab?
  17. What does the lab fee cover?
  18. Does the school need computer donations?
  19. What is Mrs. McKinley's Background?
  20. Is Mrs. McKinley glad I came to visit?
  21. If I have more questions, can I ask Mrs. McKinley?

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 8th Grade Computer FAQ&A (Frequently Asked Questions & Answers)

  1. What is that computer teacher's name again?
  2. Mrs. McKinley

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  3. Does Mrs. McKinley LOVE computers?
  4. You bet

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  5. Does Mrs. McKinley LOVE my child?
  6. Definitely

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  7. Does Mrs. McKinley want my CHILD to love computers?
  8. Of course!

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  9. What if my child DOESN'T love computers?
  10. Let Mrs. McKinley know if there is a problem, but we hope he/she will find something this semester to "Fall in Love" with on the computer.

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  11. Can I e-mail Mrs. McKinley?
  12. Yes, but please don't e-mail the "joke of the day" or the latest e-mail hoaxes or forwards.E-mail: CmcKinley@vestavia.k12.al.us

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  13. What is the grading scale in this course?
  14. A, B, C, D, F

     

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  15. What grade does my child need for this course to count for high school credit?
  16. Students must have an overall "C" to pass the course and pass the final exam with a "C" or better..

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  17. What are grades based on?
  18. Grades are based on printed work, on-line tests and keyboarding. Attendance is mandatory. If a student misses class, it is the student's responsibility to come during homeroom to make-up the missed lesson.

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  19. Does this course count as a Carnegie credit and does the grade transfer to the high school?
  20. Passing this course meets the requirement for the high school "Computing Applications Course". The student will not receive a Carnegie Credit, but will be exempt from taking the course at the high school. The grade does not transfer; only the fact that the course was completed.

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  21. Can my child order the typing program used in class?
  22. Yes, deadline is September 14, 2001-cost $13.75 (checks only please). Make checks out to Pizitz Middle School. The Type to Learn software will be sent to the school and we will notify your child when it comes in. You need to include the order form with your check.

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  23. Where do I get a Type to Learn order form?
  24. Your child brought one home last week, right? If it did not make it home, you may get a new one from Mrs. McKinley or print out the form at the bottom of this page.

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  25. Is my child REQUIRED to order the typing program used in class?
  26. No

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  27. Are there FREE typing programs I can use?
  28. Yes, try the links below this information for links to typing programs available on the Internet.

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  29. What will my child be learning in computer this year?
  30. Keyboarding, Word Processing, Database, Spreadsheets, Internet

     

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  31. What software programs do you use in the lab?
  32. Microsoft Office 97 (Word, Excel, Access), Type to Learn, Typing Tutor, Internet Explorer, Windows 98

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  33. What does the lab fee cover?
  34. Testing software annual licensing fee, textbooks, and notes.

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  35. Does the school need computer donations?
  36. Yes, but we can only use Pentium class computers. We can also use keyboards or mice if they have the small adapter/connection plug (PS/2 port).

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  37. What is Mrs. McKinley's Background?
  38. Vestavia Graduate, University of Alabama Graduate

    Majors: Corporate Finance/Marketing

    Certified Teacher-Business Education grades 6-12

    Pizitz Teacher and Technology Coordinator-6th year

    Previously worked for IBM - 3 years

    Worked as a marketing director in Germany - 3 years

    Worked for HQ Air Force Reserve as a Marketing Director and Computer Software Trainer-4 years

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  39. Is Mrs. McKinley glad I came to visit?
  40. YES!!!!!

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  41. If I have more questions, can I ask Mrs. McKinley?

Please do!

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TYPE TO LEARN ORDER FORM

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Please fill out form completely. Make checks out to Pizitz Middle School for $13.75 for each program ordered. In the FOR section on the check, please put Type to Learn and your child's first and last name. Allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Programs will be shipped to the school and sent home with your child. You must have a CD-ROM drive on your computer to use this program. Program works with both PC and MAC. Deadline: September 14, 2001

STUDENT'S LAST NAME:

 

STUDENT'S FIRST NAME:

 

COMPUTER TEACHER:

 

COMPUTER PERIOD:

 

HOMEROOM TEACHER:

 

NUMBER OF PROGRAMS ORDERED:

 

CHECK NUMBER:

 

CHECK AMOUNT:

 

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This link will take you to the SUNBURST ordering site where you can read about the program. Note that it is $29.95 on the site. We get the special price of $13.75 since the school uses it.

http://sunburst-store.com/cgi-bin/sunburst.storefront/3b93b18309e5a9232717d00b893206e9/Product/View/8194&2D02

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