GET INSPIRED!

In this class, almost daily, you will be required to improve your employability skills–getting along with others, working as a team, asking classmates for help, helping your classmates, etc. In addition, it is EXPECTED that you show INITIATIVE–that means coming in to class, logging in, going to the lesson plan, and getting started WITHOUT being told to do so–this is a HUGE employability/life skill–do it EVERYDAY in this class!! Also, you will be expected every class to follow written and verbal instructions by reading and following all of the instructions in the lesson plan AND watching/doing the videos that may accompany the day’s lesson.

Let’s work together to make the class AWESOME!!

GOAL: By the end of class today you will know all about this course and the expectations for the course.

  1. Log In
  2. I will never forget that cup of coffee……
  3. Supplies for the class: EARBUDS!!! Everyday!! Get them out if you have them today. If you do not have them today, use your Chromebook or phone to watch and listen and do the videos for today.
  4. Watch this video about FBLA–please consider joining! Fill out the Sign Up Form and get $15 to Mrs. Weber and you’re in!!!
  5. FILL OUT THIS FORM TO HELP MRS. WEBER OUT TO MAKE THIS CLASS THE BEST IT CAN BE FOR YOU
  6. EXTRA CREDIT: Show your parents this lesson plan and have them visit this part of my website:
    1. Parent Info.–This page contains a letter from me to parents discussing my classes, in general, and FBLA.
    2. Business Computer Applications I.–this page has all the links for the daily lesson plans you will complete & it also has a brief description of the class and a link to how you will be graded and the rules for the class.
    3. Ask them to fill out the form on the Parent Info. page or the Comments section at the bottom of the Business Computer Applications I page or the bottom of the home page of my website. Ask them to tell me what they expect you to learn in this class this quarter. Also, please have them offer any suggestions or ask any questions they may have!! THANKS!

Today you will have an excellent opportunity to show initiative and to set a GREAT example for your classmates!! Please read all of the following and then do it starting with #1. Help each other! Be a good teammate! Be kind to others!

COLLEGE COURSE SYLLABUS:

CLASS FORMAT

The first half hour of class will be dedicated toward lecture, demonstration, and discussions.  Students will be expected to direct their full attention to the discussion during this time. The remainder of the class will be dedicated “lab” time and students are expected to utilize this time to complete their drills and assignments.

NOTABLE POLICIES TO ENSURE YOUR SUCCESS

  • If you are having trouble with a concept or assignment, please discuss this with your instructor as soon as possible.
  • Treat this as you would a job. Make a strong effort to attend all classes, arrive on time, and notify your instructor in advance if you must be absent. Potential employers are interested in knowing your attendance record at school. Being on time will allow you the opportunity to earn up to 16 extra credit points for arriving to class on time.
  • Stay organized. Find a place at home to keep your class folders organized. Keep in mind that your goal is to create a portfolio of your various skills. In addition, you will want to keep all assignments as verification should a dispute arise as to whether a proper grade was given for an assignment.
  • Complete assignments on or before the scheduled due date. Late assignments will be deducted 1 point for each day late beyond the established deadline date.

POLICY ON ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated in AOS courses and will result in an automatic grade of F. The instructor has the right to request that students recreate computer-generated assignments and timed writings in her presence to determine authenticity.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

ADM122 Document Formatting                                       2 credit hours                     Lessons 21–60

A course designed for the student with minimal keyboarding experience. The major objectives are to develop touch control of the keyboard with speed and accuracy through proper keyboarding techniques and to learn proper formatting of letters, reports, memorandums, documents using footnotes and endnotes, headers and footers, and other special reports.

COURSE COMPETENCIES

ADM122 Document Formatting:

  • Demonstrate skill in the operation of the keyboard by the touch system.
  • Demonstrate improved levels of both speed and accuracy in keyboarding skills.
  • Develop speed and accuracy in both timings and production rates.
  • Apply word division guidelines correctly, as well as use punctuation, abbreviations, capitalization, and numbers appropriately.
  • Demonstrate correct formatting of business letters, tables, memorandums, and reports using footnotes and endnotes, headers and footers, and other special reports.
  • Demonstrate skill in proofreading and editing.

TIME REQUIREMENT

This course requires that students practice excellent time management skills on a weekly basis. Late assignments will lose 1 point per day if submitted beyond the deadline date/time. Depending on your current speed and level of accuracy, students should expect to dedicate an average of six hours outside of class each week to successfully meet deadlines.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  • Gregg College Keyboarding and Document Processing, Lessons 1–60, 11th Edition by Ober, Johnson, Zimmerly;
    Copyright 2011 © by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
  • Microsoft Word 2016 Reference Manual

DRILL AND ASSIGNMENT SHEET

The Drill and Assignment Sheet provides the detailed list of assignments, drills, deadlines, and appropriate point values. The final page of the Assignment Sheet contains a detailed explanation of how the final grade is calculated. PLEASE OPEN IT NOW OR GET IT FROM YOUR INSTRUCTOR.

WEEKLY EVALUATION AND GRADING

All drills and timings must be completed via the GDP website.  And, all Word assignments must be submitted in the Dropbox by 11:59 pm on the day of the timing.  Please see your assignment sheet, but this class averages approximately 5 lessons per week (which results in numerous drills, timings, and assignments).

  • Drills and timings must be completed for each lesson. Drills and timings must be completed using the GDP software, and are automatically saved in the portfolio feature.
  • Late Word ASSIGNMENTS will be penalized 1 point for each day late.
  • ASSIGNMENTS must be completed using Microsoft Word. Each Word assignment should be labeled with the student last name, assignment name.  Example: Weber, 101-1
  • The Answer Key for Word assignments will be available in-class for a limited time. The Answer Key must remain in the front of the room always.
  • The following criteria will be counted as an error on Word assignments:
    • Any punctuation is incorrect or omitted.
    • The spacing after a word or punctuation is incorrect.
    • A letter or word is omitted.
    • A letter or word is repeated.
    • A rule about formatting (spacing, indenting, and so on) is violated.
    • Words are transposed.
  • Word assignments will be graded once; therefore, students are expected to utilize excellent proofreading skills to receive the maximum points. Points for will be assigned as follows:
    • 4 points 0 errors
    • 3 points 1 error
    • 2 points 2 errors
    • 1 point 3 errors
    • 0 points 4 or more errors

LATE ASSIGNMENTS

Late assignments will lose 1 point per day when turned in after the established deadline date and time.

TIMED WRITINGS

Students are expected to type proficiently based on today’s employment standards for the Administrative and Office Support field. The scores on your Timed Writings account for a significant part of your final grade. Simply completing the drills does not ensure that you will meet the requirements. Clinton Community College has established a “sliding” grading scale which is listed on the last page of your Assignment Sheet. Students are expected to dedicate additional practice (as needed) to meet the established standards.

The benchmark includes: Document Formatting                45+ wpm       0 – 2 errors

You may backspace and correct errors on timed writings; however, correcting may cause you to lose speed and concentration. Nevertheless, your goal is to continually improve your speed and accuracy through daily practice.

See your Assignment Sheet for a listing of the required Timed Writings. If you are not meeting the established goal, it is important that you continue repeating these drills.

Based on an average of your two best Timed Writings throughout the eight weeks PLUS your Midterm and Final Timing), a grade will be calculated for both speed and accuracy. See the last page of your Assignment Sheet for the sliding grading criteria. Keep in mind that timings are a significant component of your final grade.

Midterm and Final

EVALUATION AND GRADING–End of 1st Qtr & 1st Semester

MIDTERM AND FINAL OBJECTIVE (WRITTEN) ASSESSMENT

The Objective (Written) Assessment consists of multiple choice, true/false, matching, proofreading, editing, and fill-in-the-blank questions. The test questions are based on the formatting topics and rules covered in your textbook:  Your midterm covers (Chapters 21–40) (reference material may be used); and final covers (41–50) (reference material may NOT be used).

Each Objective (Written) Assessment is worth 50 points. One point will be deducted for each error.

The Skills (Production) Assessments are worth 30 points. Students will produce three office documents (worth 10 points each) from unarranged material. Students are expected to know proper formatting rules by the end of the course. Two points will be deducted for each error.

MIDTERM AND FINAL TIMED WRITING

This timing will be announced by your instructor. Students will be granted three opportunities to secure a final score to be averaged with the other timed writings.

RIGHT NOW:

  1. Listen & watch this video on your Chromebook, but actually DO what I am doing in the video on the computer you are sitting at in my classroom: Watch AND DO this video on how to login to your existing Office 365 account.
    1. We will use Office 365 in this class instead of Google Drive.
    2. GET YOUR PASSWORD HANDOUT FROM YOUR TEACHER when you are prompted to enter your Office 365 password.
  2. Watch this: What is Stopping You?
    1. What are your goals for this school year? What is stopping you from achieving them? What can you do to eliminate the blockades?
    2. Create a new Word Online file and share it with me: tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us by following the directions in this video.
  3. Watch this Introduction video clip created by Mrs. Weber to welcome you to her class. You will also learn about the expectations for your class.
  4. Please read the instructions on this form and fill it out as completely and honestly as you are able!!
  5. GET INTO THE STUDENT MCGRAW HILL ACCOUNT:
    1. Go to http://bellevue.gdp11.com/Students/CombinedLogin.aspx
    2. Your username is the first letter of your first name and all of your last with no spaces (my name is Tracy Weber, so my username here would be tweber)
    3. Your password is comets
    4. Once you get in, change your password
      1. Click My GDP (upper left corner)
      2. Click My Info (right side)
      3. (YOU PROBABLY DO NOT HAVE TO DO THIS–SKIP THIS IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN ACCESS CODE) IF YOU HAVE AN ACCESS CODE: DO THIS VIDEO TO HELP YOU ESTABLISH YOUR ACCOUNT

Let’s get inspired!

Lesson 21–Orientation to Word Processing

GOALS:

  • Demonstrate improved speed and accuracy while typing.
  • Demonstrate acceptable language arts skills in comma usage and sentence structure
  • Correctly use the Word Manual and basic Word features

ORDER OF EVENTS:

  1. DO THIS VIDEO TO LOG IN TO YOUR ONEDRIVE ON YOUR COMPUTER–THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!
  2. PRE-TEST
  3. Go to http://bellevue.gdp11.com/Students/CombinedLogin.aspx and log in
  4. WATCH THIS VIDEO & DO:
    1. TEXTBOOK & KDP SOFTWARE: Drills A-D on page 75-76
  5. WATCH THIS VIDEO & DO:
    1. Drill E on page 76–use the smaller book–read pages 4-11–DO (if time permits) the gray shaded area
  6. Take timings to practice–use good technique–eyes on screen or book–take your time–speed will come when you have good technique–work hard at this every day and you will be typing 40 minutes by the end of the course (most likely sooner than that)!!

Today Is Going to Be Great

FINISH: Lesson 21–Orientation to Word Processing

GOALS:

  • Demonstrate improved speed and accuracy while typing.
  • Demonstrate acceptable language arts skills in comma usage and sentence structure
  • Correctly use the Word Manual and basic Word features

ORDER OF EVENTS:

  1. Go to http://bellevue.gdp11.com/Students/CombinedLogin.aspx and log in
  2. WATCH THIS VIDEO & DO:
    1. TEXTBOOK & KDP SOFTWARE: Drills A-D on page 75-76
  3. WATCH THIS VIDEO & DO:
    1. Drill E on page 76–use the smaller book–read pages 4-11–DO (if time permits) the gray shaded area
  4. Take timings to practice–use good technique–eyes on screen or book–take your time–speed will come when you have good technique–work hard at this every day and you will be typing 40 minutes by the end of the course (most likely sooner than that)!!

Do I Trust This Computer?

  1. Complete the Team Work Form for you and for all of your teammates–this is anonymous–only Mrs. Weber will know what you put in this form
  2. Complete the Citizenship/Employability Form FOR YOU! Be honest in your self-evaluation!
  3. FYI: Mrs. Weber will be calling your home at some point during this grading period. Please make it be a GOOD & POSITIVE exchange with your parents/guardians. 🙂

I Can Choose What Kind of Day This Will Be

Lesson 22–Orientation to Word Processing

GOALS:

  • Type at least 28 wpm with 5 errors or less for 3 minutes
  • Correctly use basic Word features

ORDER OF EVENTS:

  1. Go to http://bellevue.gdp11.com/Students/CombinedLogin.aspx
  2. TEXTBOOK & KDP SOFTWARE: Drills A-C on page 77–work on this for the first 10 minutes of class ONLY
  3. USE THIS VIDEO TO HELP YOU DO Drill D on page 78–use the smaller book–read pages 12-17 in the smaller book–DO the gray shaded areas–do as much as you can! See how far you can get!
  4. Take timings to practice–use good technique–eyes on screen or book–take your time–speed will come when you have good technique–work hard at this every day and you will be typing 40 minutes by the end of the course (most likely sooner than that)!!

A couple FYI’s in the World According to Mrs. Weber (I am putting this here because I do not want to start class on a negative note and I don’t feel comfortable saying this out loud; however, these things DO bother me significantly, not only in my classroom, but during assemblies and meetings and basically, anywhere):

  1. I think it is rude to talk when someone else is talking–your classmates, your teacher, anyone. It is like saying “I am going to talk and not listen to you because I don’t really care what you have to say.”
  2. I also think being on your phone when there are things going on around you that you should be paying attention to is rude. It is like saying “My phone is WAY more important than anything happening right now.” Going without your phone is HEALTHY! TRY IT!! I am trying too!!

LET’S HAVE A GOOD REST OF THE SEMESTER!? OK????

Lesson 23–Orientation to Word Processing

GOALS:

  • Demonstrate improved speed and accuracy while typing.
  • Demonstrate acceptable proofreading skills by comparing lines.
  • Correctly use basic Word features.

ORDER OF EVENTS:

  1. TEXTBOOK & KDP SOFTWARE: Drills A-H on pages 79-80–get as much done as you can during the first 10 minutes of class
  2. WATCH THIS VIDEO as you do: Drill I on page 80–use the smaller book–read pages 18-23–DO (if time permits) the gray shaded areas
  3. Take timings to practice–use good technique–eyes on screen or book–take your time–speed will come when you have good technique–work hard at this every day and you will be typing 40 minutes by the end of the course (most likely sooner than that)!!

More Human Than Human

  1. Complete the Team Work Form for you and for all of your teammates–this is anonymous–only Mrs. Weber will know what you put in this form
  2. Complete the Citizenship/Employability Form FOR YOU! Be honest in your self-evaluation!
  3. FYI: Mrs. Weber will be calling your home at some point during this grading period. Please make it be a GOOD & POSITIVE exchange with your parents/guardians. 🙂
  4. 3-minute timings

Lesson 24–Orientation to Word Processing

GOALS:

  • Type at least 29 wpm with 5 errors or less for 3 minutes.
  • Correctly use basic Word features.

ORDER OF EVENTS:

  1. TEXTBOOK & KDP SOFTWARE: Drills A-D on page 81–do this for the first 10 minutes of class
  2. WATCH AND DO THIS VIDEO AS YOU DO Drill E on page 82–use the smaller book–read pages 24-35–DO (if time permits) the gray shaded areas–HERE IS THE VIDEO FOR THE LAST PART OF LESSON 24
  3. Take timings to practice–use good technique–eyes on screen or book–take your time–speed will come when you have good technique–work hard at this every day and you will be typing 40 minutes by the end of the course (most likely sooner than that)!!

Take 2 timings

9/11

Lesson 25–E-Mail Messages

GOALS:

  • Demonstrate improved speed and accuracy while typing.
  • Demonstrate acceptable language arts skills in composing sentences.
  • Correctly use Word’s e-mail feature.
  • Correctly format an e-mail message.

ORDER OF EVENTS:

  1. WATCH THIS VIDEO TO HELP YOU AS YOU READ AND DO THE FOLLOWING:
    1. READ Drills E-F on page 84
    2. READ AND DO pages 36-38 in the Student Manual
    3. TEXTBOOK do 25-1 & 25-2 under DOCUMENT PROCESSING on page 85-86
  2. TEXTBOOK & KDP SOFTWARE: Drills A-D on page 83 OR practice using the lessons from Unit 1.
  3. During the last 10 minutes of class–take two 3 minute timings & show me after your second one is complete.
  4. At the TOP of the Word Online file for this class, tell me what you learned today and how you can use it in your life. Share it with me.

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