Seventh Grade Concepts and Projects

Concepts and Projects

Word Processing Software Skills

  • Create properly formatted documents based on classroom curriculum

Spreadsheet Software Skills

  • Learn to build and check formulas in cells
  • Copy and paste values and formulas
  • Design a spreadsheet
  • Determine what data items to use when designing a spreadsheet
  • Test the data items in a spreadsheet
  • Analyze the effects of changes made to a spreadsheet

Presentation Software Skills

  • Create Personal Research Project and curriculum-based presentations
  • Learn to create custom animations

Drawing Software Skills

  • Learn to use The Gimp to add filter effects to digital photos
  • Learn to use The Gimp to resize and merge photos
  • Learn to use The Gimp to create custom animations

Keyboard Skills

  • Practice keyboard skills using a word processor
  • Learn to use touch-typing through the Typing Web site

Collaboration

  • Projects vary from year to year and include work on the interactive whiteboard related to seventh grade curriculum, collaboration within the school, and collaboration outside the school as project are available.

Critical Thinking

  • Analyze website links to choose the best information for a personal project
  • Analyze presentation content to select the best image to represent concepts
  • Analyze steps required to complete a computer program
  • Analyze social studies curricular knowledge to create in Minecraft

Media Literacy/MultiMedia Software Skills

  • Use GarageBand to create an audio file to demonstrate knowledge acquired in class activities
  • Combine audio file with images in iMovie to create a parody (sample)
  • 2007-2008 Website Evaulation Podcasts
  • Student choice: Contribute to the creation of an iBook

Programming Skills

  • Blockly via code.org
  • Learn to use Scratch to create a game
  • Create a simple web page using HTML
  • Student choice: Learn to use Gamemaker

Skill Assessment Tools

  • Participate in the Accelerated Reading program to practice reading comprehension skills
  • Participate in the Accelerated Math program to practice math problem solving skills

Common Sense Curriculum

  • Analyze personal use of media – My Media
  • Handling issues online – Safe Talk Online
  • Benefits and risks of how students portray themselves online – Which Me Should I Be
  • Review of bystanders in cyberbullying (review) – Cyberbullying: Be Upstanding
  • Learn your responsibilities toward intellectual property online – A Creator's Responsibilities

Internet Skills

  • Utilize a variety of search engines to search for information related to classroom curriculum projects
  • Utilize JerseyClicks to access the “deep web” resources through a public library card
  • Utilize Google Image Search to select an image for school work
  • Utilize online tools to create citations for all sources
  • Evaluate the content, authority, bias, usability of electronic information
  • Use Edmodo to turn in classwork and communicate with teacher and classmates
  • Use Diigo to bookmark web pages for use at home and school
  • Use Wolfram Alpha to search a computational knowledge database
  • Use Google Docs to create documents for use at home and school