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					                                 KEYBOARDING SYLLABUS
Keyboarding is designed to develop in the student correct technique, functional speed and accuracy in
the keyboard manipulation, and in simple problem solving. Students will study the keyboard, proofreading
for accuracy and meaning, vertical and horizontal placement, care of the computer, keying numbers,
letters, reports, personal-business and business letters, envelopes, tables, memos, and some desktop
publishing.

GRADES: Grades will be based upon a numerical scale of 0-100 with a grade of 70 as passing.
Production work will be graded based upon mailability standards (10 points off per error, with minimum
grade of 50 for effort). If a student receives lower than 100 on a daily only assignment, the student may
correct and turn back in one time within two class days for a higher grade. Timed writings will be graded
based upon the modified state’s adopted scale as posted in class. Every opportunity will be afforded the
student to succeed if the student is willing.

EVALUATION CRITERIA:

                     Daily/Technique                                   30%
                     Homework                                          10%
                     Timed Writings                                    30%
                     Tests/Quizzes                                     10%
                     Six Week Exam                                     20%

On Timed Writings, for every five words over the maximum listed, one error will be removed from the
scoring. The scale is posted in the classroom.

LATE WORK/MAKE-UP WORK: Late work is NOT accepted. If a student has an excused absence, that
student has ONE day per excused absence to make up missed assignments, otherwise each assignment
not turned in will be counted as a zero. Assignments may be made up at home or before school.

EXTRA CREDIT: Five points per six weeks grade will be awarded to students who type any of the
following items (not to be duplicated): One to two double-spaced page report on the history of typing,
ethics using computers, or any business topic with the instructor’s approval. References are to be cited
on a separate page along with biblical references. Mailability standards will apply. PowerPoint
presentations will also be accepted. Extra credit points are usually offered on tests and quizzes based
upon unit verses.

PROCEDURES: Students will sit at their assigned seat before the bell rings and proceed with the
assignment on the board. Roll (and lunch count) will be taken by the teacher. The teacher will go over the
bell ringer and then explain or demonstrate the lesson. Students will complete any work given by the
teacher until dismissed by the teacher at the end of class. Students clean the room before leaving the
class. Homework will be explained on the day assigned. Students are responsible to complete their
assignments and turn in completed work to the appropriate tray on the due date.

CLASS RULES:

    1.   Be courteous to those in authority.
    2.   No gossip about other students or staff.
    3.   Do not bring food or drink into the lab (including gum).
    4.   Arrive to class on time. (Use restroom, water, etc. during passing period.)
    5.   Be prepared to learn and do your own work. (Bring materials with you.)
    6.   Follow directions given by the teacher with joy, without complaint.
    7.   Turn work in when due and keep the work neat.
CITIZENSHIP MARKS:

T = tardy                Tk = talking in class w/o permission            G = gum
E = eating in class      D = disturbing the class                        B = bathroom
M = not prepared         An = assignment notebook                        P = profanity
Th = throwing            Os = out of seat w/o permission                 Sl = sleeping
N = writing notes        Dc = dress code infraction                      R = rude

A detention will be assigned after three marks, followed by parent phone calls and being sent to the office
for continual offenses.

CONDUCT GRADES:

No marks = A+                   6 marks = B+              More than 10 = C
1-3 marks = A                   7-8 marks = B
4-5 marks = A-                  9-10 marks = B-

CONSEQUENCES:

Any student not following the above rules will receive:

    1.   A warning.
    2.   Appropriate Scripture verses copied and/or detention depending upon the offense.
    3.   Parent is called.
    4.   Infraction to the office.
    5.   Parent/teacher conference.

If the offense warrants it, the student will go right to phase 4. This is a no-tolerance room.

TUTORING: Tutoring time or make-up time may be done during before school with appropriate notice to
the instructor at least one class day before the time.

PRACTICE AT HOME There are several good typing programs that students may use to increase their
skill. The program used at Calvary for practice time is Mavis Beacon, along with Glencoe’s Keyboarding
with Computer Applications. Some fun online games include www.typingpal.com/Exercises,
http://blackdog4kids.com/games/word/typing.html, www.senselang.com,
http://library.thinkquest.org/18709/ (Computer Circus is a great site for navigating around the Internet,
etc.), and http://thinkquest.org/library/cat_show.html?cat_id=4 (great resource for any computer course
including timeline links).

PARENT CONFERENCES: Conferences may be arranged by calling the school at least one day in
advance. If you are interested in volunteering for this room, please call the school at 332-3351. Any
creative or constructive suggestions to improve this class would be greatly appreciated.

HOMEWORK: Homework is given to reinforce lessons and/or for increased parental interaction. Some
homework consists of proofreading for accuracy and signing technique forms. The student’s name is to
appear on the right-hand side of the page with the class period. Homework is due the next class day
unless otherwise directed.

PLEASE PRAY THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL GRANT WISDOM IN GUIDING STUDENTS TO BE
SUCCESSFUL AND HONORING TO GOD.
Teacher Copy
Verifying Acceptance of Rules and Consequences by Student and Parent
CLASS RULES:

        1.   Be courteous to those in authority.
        2.   No gossip about students or staff.
        3.   Do not bring food or drink into the lab (including gum).
        4.   Arrive to class on time. (Use restroom, water, etc. during passing period.)
        5.   Be prepared to learn and do your own work. (Bring materials with you.)
        6.   Follow directions given by the teacher with joy, without complaint.
        7.   Turn work in when due and keep the work neat.



CITIZENSHIP MARKS:

T = tardy                Tk = talking in class w/o permission            G = gum
E = eating in class      D = disturbing the class                        B = bathroom
M = not prepared         An = assignment notebook                        P = profanity
Th = throwing            Os = out of seat w/o permission                 Sl = sleeping
N = writing notes        Dc = dress code infraction                      R = rude

A detention will be assigned after three marks, followed by parent phone calls and being sent to the office
for continual offenses.

CONDUCT GRADES:

No marks = A+                   6 marks = B+              More than 10 = C
1-3 marks = A                   7-8 marks = B
4-5 marks = A-                  9-10 marks = B-

CONSEQUENCES:

Any student not following the above rules will receive:

        1.   A warning.
        2.   Appropriate Scripture verses copied and/or detention depending upon the offense.
        3.   Parent is called.
        4.   Infraction to the office.
        5.   Parent/teacher conference.

If the offense warrants it, the student will go right to phase 4. This is a no-tolerance room.


**Please sign to acknowledge that you have read and will abide by the
information in this course syllabus and return during the first week of this class.**

Student Name: ______________________              Student Signature: ______________________


Parent Name: _______________________             Parent Signature: _______________________

				
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