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Technology Applications Introduction:
The Technology Application course is the required enrichment curriculum area that includes the teaching and learning of technology skills and the use of computers and other related electronic tools. In the Technology Applications class, the students will focus on creating, accessing, manipulating, utilizing, communicating, and publishing information during the learning process.
6th is Introduction to Technology
This is a brief assessment of the Waller Jr. High 6th grade Technology Applications class. The class is an introductory class to technology Applications. It will be taught based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills scopes and sequences for the 6th grade level. The scopes and sequences are divided into two tiers, which are Foundations and Solving Problems. The topics that will be covered under the Foundations tier are Terminology/Acceptable Use Policy/ Societal Impact, Basic Operations, Keyboarding, and Networking. While the topics for the Solving Problems tier are, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases, Multimedia & Graphics, Information Acquisition, and Communication. The contents from the above topics will be introduced, reinforced, mastered during the semester based on the applicable TEKS.
During the semester, Students will be given the opportunities to demonstrate their learning in class by doing individual and group assignments, projects, and testing. The primary goal of the class is to prepare students well so that they maybe technology savvy and that they will meet the requirements based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills guidelines at the end of the semester(s).
7th is Intermediate Technology
8th is Keyboarding for High School Credit
Keyboarding credit or keyboarding proficiency (testing available) is required for Waller High School Students. Students learn by touch and have the opportunity to develop speed and accuracy while applying keyboarding skills in personal and business situations. Formatting of various business documents is included. The course is Articulated and a Tech-Prep course.