wade6
Pizitz Middle School French/Computer Instructor
Open House -Fall 2004-online-8thb

Welcome to Open House 2004

6th Grade Computer FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. What is that computer teacher's name again?
  2. What is Mr. Wade's Background?
  3. Does Mr. Wade LOVE computers?
  4. Does Mr. Wade LOVE my child?
  5. Does Mr. Wade want my CHILD to love computers?
  6. What if my child DOESN'T love computers?
  7. What will my child be learning in computer this year?
  8. What software programs do you use in the lab?
  9. What is this "O,S,N,U" grading scale all about?
  10. Can an "S" in computer keep my child off the "A" Honor Roll?
  11. What are grades based on?
  12. What can my child do for bonus?
  13. Are there FREE typing programs I can use?
  14. Will I ever get to see my child's work?
  15. Does the school need computer donations?
  16. Can I e-mail Mr. Wade?
  17. Is Mr. Wade glad I came to visit?
  18. If I have more questions, can I ask Mr. Wade?

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6th Grade Computer FAQA (Frequently Asked Questions & Answers)

  1. What is that computer teacher's name again?
  2. Mr. Wade

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  3. What is Mr. Wade's Background?
  4. Gardendale High School Graduate, Samford University Graduate

    Majors: French and English

    Certified Teacher-French and English grades 7-12

    Vestavia Hills High School--Aide with French and English teachers--1999-2000

    Pizitz Teacher of French and Computer--5th year

    Sponsor of Pizitz Newspaper--The Pride

    Director of Birmingham YMCA Teen Adventure Program--2000, 2001, 2003

    GIS Program Instructor--MPOWER Ministries--Summer 2004

    Summer of 1999 in Paris, France

    Summer of 2002 in Benin, West Africa

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  5. Does Mr. Wade LOVE computers?
  6. As long as they are working.

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  7. Does Mr. Wade LOVE my child?
  8. Definitely

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  9. Does Mr. Wade want my CHILD to love computers?
  10. Of course!

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  11. What if my child DOESN'T love computers?
  12. Let Mr. Wade know if there is a problem, but we hope he/she will at least feel confident in working with computers by the end of the semester.

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  13. What will my child be learning in computer this year?
  14. Keyboarding

    How Computers Work

    Types of Computers

    Ethical Use of Technology

    Word Processing, Database, Spreadsheets and PowerPoint Presentations

     

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  15. What software programs do you use in the lab?
  16. Microsoft Office 2003 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft Works (I use this program for database because it is easier for sixth graders than Access), Type to Learn, Internet Explorer, Windows 6.0

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  17. What is this "O,S,N,U" grading scale all about?
  18. O=Outstanding, S=Satisfactory, N=Needs Improvement and U=Unsatisfactory. Computer is on this scale for a number of reasons. Students have varying technology experience when they come in and we want this scale to help take a little pressure off the student.

    (O = 90-100, S=70-89, N=60-69, U=0-59)

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  19. Can an "S" in computer keep my child off "A" Honor Roll?
  20. NO

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  21. What are grades based on?
  22. Work in labs, tests and quizzes, bonus work

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  23. What can my child do for bonus?
  24. Bring in articles covering current technology topics for up to 25 points per 9-week period

    Five points for article with short summary

    Three points for article with no summary

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  25. Are there FREE typing programs I can use?
  26. Yes, try the link below for a list of typing programs available on the Internet. The site gives ratings and lets you know whether the program is Freeware, Shareware, Demo or for purchase.

    http://www.softseek.com/Education_and_Science/Typing_Tutors/dindex.html

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  27. Will I ever get to see my child's work?
  28. Yes, at the end of the semester, each student will burn a CD of all the work he or she does in our class. That CD will go home with your child. In addition, we print certain projects like an "All About Me" Newsletter that you will see--that is IF it makes it homeā€¦)

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  29. Can I e-mail Mr. Wade?
  30. Yes, but only if it is relevant and important (i.e. Please don't e-mail the "joke of the day" or the latest e-mail hoaxes or forwards from your friends.) E-mail: WADEJN@vestavia.k12.al.us

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  31. Is Mr. Wade glad I came to visit?
  32. YES!!!!!

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  33. If I have more questions, can I ask Mr. Wade?

Please do!

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