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Keyboarding Syllabus 2013 2014

Instructor: Caitlan Driver Department: Career and Technology Education Room: D-111 Phone: 919-222-3333 E-mail: (preferred method of contact) Credit: Prerequisite: None Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students to master the skill of entering alphabetic, numeric, and symbolic information on a keyboard and a ten-key pad using the touch method of keystroking. Emphasis is placed on development of accuracy and speed, proper techniques, and correct fingering. Formatting of basic documents will be introduced.

Given the necessary hardware, software, supplies, and facilities, the student will be able to successfully complete all of the following standards in a course that grants one-half unit of credit.


SAFETY AND ETHICS 1. Identify major causes of work-related accidents in offices. 2. Describe the threats to a computer network, methods of avoiding attacks, and options in dealing with virus attacks. 3. Identify potential abuse and unethical uses of computers and networks. 4. Explain the consequences of illegal, social, and unethical uses of information technologies (e.g., piracy; illegal downloading; licensing infringement; inappropriate uses of software, hardware, and mobile devices). 5. Differentiate between freeware, shareware, and public domain software copyrights.


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Discuss computer crimes, terms of use, and legal issues such as copyright laws, fair use laws, and ethics pertaining to scanned and downloaded clip art images, photographs, documents, video, recorded sounds and music, trademarks, and other elements for use in Web publications. Identify netiquette including the use of e-mail, social networking, blogs, texting, and chatting. Describe ethical and legal practices in business professions such as safeguarding the confidentiality of business-related information.


EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS 1. Identify positive work practices (e.g., appropriate dress code for the workplace, personal grooming, punctuality, time management, organization). 2. Demonstrate positive interpersonal skills (e.g., communication, respect, teamwork). STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS 1. Explain how related student organizations are integral parts of career and technology education courses. 2. Explain the goals and objectives of related student organizations. 3. List opportunities available to students through participation in related student organization conferences/competitions, community service, philanthropy, and other activities. 4. Explain how participation in career and technology education student organizations can promote lifelong responsibility for community service and professional development.


KEYBOARDING MASTERY 1. Use correct fingering and proper touch techniques to key alphanumeric information. 2. Use correct fingering and proper touch techniques to key numeric information on a ten-key pad. 3. Demonstrate speed at a minimum rate of 30 wpm with a maximum of three errors on a three-minute timed writing. 4. Use equipment and/or software capabilities to correct errors. 5. Use correct procedures for saving and retrieving information. 6. Demonstrate proper use of hardware and software. LANGUAGE SKILLS 1. Follow oral and written instructions. 2. Use basic keyboarding and computer terminology. 3. Apply formal language rules for punctuation, grammar, spelling, number expression, word division, and capitalization. 4. Compose at the keyboard. 5. Edit copy using proofreaders marks. DOCUMENT FORMATTING: 1. Use special features, such as bold, underline, italics, bullets, and numbering to enhance a document. 2. Format, key, and edit personal business letters using block style. 3. Format, key, and edit basic reports. 4. Format, key, and edit simple tables.


Week 1 Introduction Week 2 Alphabetic Keyboarding Week 3 Alphabetic Keyboarding Week 4 Alphabetic Keyboarding Week 5 Alphabetic Keyboarding Week 6 Alphabetic Keyboarding Week 7 Numeric Keyboarding Week 8 Numeric Keyboarding Week 9 Numeric Keypad Week 10 Word Processing Week 11 Word Processing Week 12 Word Processing Week 13 Word Processing Week 14 Word Processing Week 15 Word Processing Week 16 Word Processing Week 17 Exam Review Week 18 Exams This schedule is provided as a guide and is subject to change.


Computers Century 21 Computer Applications and Keyboarding, 2006, South-Western Publishing. The textbooks are provided as a classroom set. In the event that a student needs to use a book at home, they can be checked out overnight. Pen or pencil


Grading Scale A 93-100 B 85-92 C 77-84 D 70-76 F 069 The students grade will be based on daily computer output. Therefore, it is imperative that students be in class each day.

A student must make up all work missed within five days and it is the students responsibility to request the missed work. Class assessment will be calculated using the following percentages. 40% Daily Grades 35% Test Grades 25% Timed Writings Semester Grade is weighted as follows: 1st Nine Weeks 40% 2nd Nine Weeks 40% Sem. Exam 20%

V. STUDENT RECORDS A hard copy and an electronic record will be kept for student
grades. Progress reports are provided by the school for the student/parents in the middle of each nine weeks. A parent or student may communicate needs or concerns via e-mail or phone (email is preferred.) Report cards will be given out by the school at the end of each nine week grading period.


Students must follow all rules in Mauldin High Student Handbook. As Keyboarding class is held in a computer lab, students and parents are required to sign a Computer Ethics Contract. Students will not be allowed to use a computer until signed contract is returned to the instructor. Cell phones are not to be visible or on in the school building. Students are required to wear a Mauldin High School ID every day. Additional classroom guidelines are as follows: Students must be in their seat when the tardy bell rings. Have your ID on around your neck. No rolling around in your chair. Students should be prepared for class. Respect the teacher, yourself and others. No grooming in the classroom Makeup Work, Homework, Extra Credit It is the students responsibility to request makeup work and to ensure that he/she has received the missed assignments.

The majority of assignments in Keyboarding should be completed in class. Little or no homework is assigned other than studying for tests. Therefore, it is imperative that students be in class each day. ATTENDANCE IS AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT OF SUCCESS. More than an adequate number of assignments will be provided for students to be successful in Keyboarding. Therefore, there are typically no extra credit assignments available. ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD, CANDY, GUM, or DRINKS allowed in the computer labs. There will be one (1) warning given concerning food, drink, etc. after which detention will be assigned.


Verbal warning Teacher Consequence lunch/afterschool detention Parent contact Referral