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Media Arts 2 Syllabus

over 3 years ago

Media Arts 2

Course Syllabus

John-Mark Scruggs

jmscrugg@greenwood52.org

864-543-3511


Teacher

Coach John-Mark Scruggs

Grade Level(s)

7th Grade

Description

Media Arts 2 is a course where students build a foundation in Microsoft Office, Keyboarding, and internet exploration. Students will reinforce basic keyboarding skills, such as reviewing alphabetic,numeric, and symbolic keys. Emphasis will be placed on Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, Powerpoint presentations, Publisher templates, and Internet research. Google Drive will also be utilized throughout the course.

Expectations

  • Students will go over internet safety and take a test on internet safety

  • Students will create flyers throughout the building using Microsoft Office products to advertise various events in the building..

  • Students will understand the importance of ever-changing technologies in the world and in their daily lives.

  • Students will use Publisher to create an ad for Media Arts 2 class and what it entails. Students will also create such as for all other Explore class.  Ads will be posted on school Website.

  • Students will create Powerpoint presentations on various happenings at EMS that can be shared on our school website.


Course Outline

Semester


# Week(s)

Unit

Length

1

Introduction to Media Arts 2

½ Week

2

Internet Safety

1 week

3

Digital Citizenship

1 week

4

Proper Cell phone use

1 week

5-6

Google Drive

1 week

7

Google Documents

1weeks

8

Google Forms and Slides

1 week

9

Google Add-Ons

1week

10-14

Reviewing Keyboarding

5 weeks




15

Computer Technology

1 week

16-17

Advertising and Design

2 weeks

18

Semester Project and Review

1 week



# 1 CLASS PROCEDURES - You are expected to come in quietly, promptly and be in your assigned seat before the

bell stops ringing. Students not in their assigned seats and quiet when the tardy bell rings are considered tardy.

- Belongings must always be out of the way and ­under your table.

- You should not be wandering the classroom, or be socializing.

- Follow this procedure at the start of every class each day.

- Each day I will take roll and explain your assignment and objectives for the assignments and projects.

# 2 INSTRUCTION - Listen to instructions before beginning your work each day. You are to raise your hand to be recognized before speaking out. During instructions students need to;

- Keep your eyes on the speaker

- Quiet - you cannot talk and listen at the same time

- Hands are still

- Ears and eyes are open

# 3 VOICES – No talking or making noise while the teacher is speaking to the entire class. You may talk  QUIETLY while working. This privilege will be taken away if talking becomes too LOUD, DISRUPTIVE or a DISTRACTION FROM WORK. Abuse of this privilege will result in a silent class.

#4 ON TASK – Stay on task and do not wander around the room or visit other tables. Stay seated in your assigned seat unless you are getting supplies or cleaning up. Students are expected to remain focused on their assignments, not on their conversations or other non-media art related activities.  Wandering the room or excessive chatting and socializing are not acceptable.

Do not leave your seat unnecessarily.

#5 ASSIGNMENTS AND PROJECTS – In-progress Media Art projects should be stored in the proper cabinets and drawers at the end of class. Place your finished assignments in the period folder on the teacher’s desk so it can be graded. Label all work on the back upper right hand corner in PENCIL ONLY. NO NAME will result in NO GRADE. .

If you finish your assigned work early you may choose from the following activities:

- Silent Reading – You may read your own book or get one from the Reading Material shelf on the bookcase

- Extra Credit – some projects may be done a second time.  Extra Credit must be written on the back!

It is your responsibility to make up missed work as per the Student Handbook.

# 6 MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES – Be prepared for class with your Media Arts Binder, a pencil is needed every day.  You are responsible for classroom materials, books, art supplies, tools and furniture that you use during class. If you do not use the classroom materials correctly the teacher will take them away and not allow further use. Return all materials and supplies to their proper locations.

# 7 RESPECT - RESPECT other students, teachers and student art work. This includes substitutes and classroom volunteers.

Please be courteous to your fellow student and staff. RESPECT the room and its furnishings.

- Respect others POSSESSIONS – If it is not yours do not touch it!!  Do not take or hide others students’ belongings!

- Keep your hands to yourself!!  NO HORSEPLAY IN THE MEDIA ARTS CLASSROOM!

- Respect FEELINGS – If you can’t think of anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

Not everyone came to this class with the same experience or skill in Media Arts.  Do not be critical of others work. If you can help another student, please do so at the appropriate time.

                               

# 8 OFF LIMITS -Teacher’s desk area.  DO NOT walk behind the teacher’s desk.

# 9 COMPUTERStudents must keep their feet on the floor to avoid wiring and connection problems. Be respectful of others by keeping hands to yourself and your computer. Do not attempt to access inappropriate sites. NO chatting or instant messaging is allowed.



Student’s Signature________________________


Parent’s Signature________________________




Newsletter Syllabus - 7th Grade

over 3 years ago

Media Arts 2

Newsletter

Course Syllabus

John-Mark Scruggs

jmscrugg@greenwood52.org

864-543-3511


Teacher

Coach John-Mark Scruggs

Grade Level(s)

7th Grade

Description

Media Arts 2 is open to students wishing to get involved in literary publication. The class provides an introduction to basic journalism techniques and skills. Creative and informative writing are used on a daily basis. The course will continue building foundations in Microsoft office, keyboarding, Internet exploration, Internet safety and Google Drive. Skills will be reinforced in all Microsoft products as well as Google Drive. The class will be responsible for creating the school newsletter as well as other publications throughout the school year.

Prerequisite(s)

Students will apply to be in Media Arts 2. Students grades from ELA and standardized test scores in both ELA and writing will be considered.

Expectations

  • Newsletters are done on a bi-monthly basis

               (Dates will be specified on the yearly calendar)

  • Newsletters will be sent to Mrs. Kiss in PDF format to be on the website.

  • Newsletters will be posted on Coach Scruggs website in PDF format.

  • Newsletters will be printed and housed in a portfolio in the front office for Parents/visitors to view ehn waiting.

  • Collaborate with students and staff to include all important information in the Newsletter.     

                 ( Upcoming Events, Pictures from events, Sports scores/write-    ups, Academic information/write- ups, Teacher/Student interviews

  • Rosters/Programs for both athletic and academic events.

              


Course Outline

Semester

# Week(s)

Unit

Length

1

Introduction to Media Arts 3

½ Week

2

Internet Safety

1 week

3

Digital Citizenship and Proper use of Social Media

1 week

4-5

Google Drive, Documents, Forms and Slides

1 week

6-18

Newsletter

1weeks



# 1 CLASS PROCEDURES - You are expected to come in quietly, promptly and be in your assigned seat before the

bell stops ringing. Students not in their assigned seats and quiet when the tardy bell rings are considered tardy.

- Belongings must always be out of the way and ­under your table.

- You should not be wandering the classroom, or be socializing.

- Follow this procedure at the start of every class each day.

- Each day I will take roll and explain your assignment and objectives for the assignments and projects.

# 2 INSTRUCTION - Listen to instructions before beginning your work each day. You are to raise your hand to be recognized before speaking out. During instructions students need to;

- Keep your eyes on the speaker

- Quiet - you cannot talk and listen at the same time

- Hands are still

- Ears and eyes are open

# 3 VOICES – No talking or making noise while the teacher is speaking to the entire class. You may talk  QUIETLY while working. This privilege will be taken away if talking becomes too LOUD, DISRUPTIVE or a DISTRACTION FROM WORK. Abuse of this privilege will result in a silent class.

#4 ON TASK – Stay on task and do not wander around the room or visit other tables. Stay seated in your assigned seat unless you are getting supplies or cleaning up. Students are expected to remain focused on their assignments, not on their conversations or other non-media art related activities.  Wandering the room or excessive chatting and socializing are not acceptable.

Do not leave your seat unnecessarily.

#5 ASSIGNMENTS AND PROJECTS – In-progress Media Art projects should be stored in the proper cabinets and drawers at the end of class. Place your finished assignments in the period folder on the teacher’s desk so it can be graded. Label all work on the back upper right hand corner in PENCIL ONLY. NO NAME will result in NO GRADE. .

If you finish your assigned work early you may choose from the following activities:

- Silent Reading – You may read your own book or get one from the Reading Material shelf on the bookcase

- Extra Credit – some projects may be done a second time.  Extra Credit must be written on the back!

It is your responsibility to make up missed work as per the Student Handbook.

# 6 MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES – Be prepared for class with your Media Arts Binder, a pencil is needed every day.  You are responsible for classroom materials, books, art supplies, tools and furniture that you use during class. If you do not use the classroom materials correctly the teacher will take them away and not allow further use. Return all materials and supplies to their proper locations.

# 7 RESPECT - RESPECT other students, teachers and student art work. This includes substitutes and classroom volunteers.

Please be courteous to your fellow student and staff. RESPECT the room and its furnishings.

- Respect others POSSESSIONS – If it is not yours do not touch it!!  Do not take or hide others students’ belongings!

- Keep your hands to yourself!!  NO HORSEPLAY IN THE MEDIA ARTS CLASSROOM!

- Respect FEELINGS – If you can’t think of anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

Not everyone came to this class with the same experience or skill in Media Arts.  Do not be critical of others work. If you can help another student, please do so at the appropriate time.

                               

# 8 OFF LIMITS -Teacher’s desk area.  DO NOT walk behind the teacher’s desk.

# 9 COMPUTERStudents must keep their feet on the floor to avoid wiring and connection problems. Be respectful of others by keeping hands to yourself and your computer. Do not attempt to access inappropriate sites. NO chatting or instant messaging is allowed.



Student’s Signature________________________


Parent’s Signature________________________




Weekly Assignments

over 3 years ago

Week of Tuesday 17th - Friday 20th

Tuesday, August 17th( A Day)

- Welcome back Students

- Discuss syllabus and expectations


Wednesday, August 18th ( B Day)

- Welcome back Students

- Discuss syllabus and expectations


Thursday, August 19th (A Day)

- Warm Up Assignment

- Issue Gmail Accounts information

- Discuss Internet Safety and Procedures of class


Friday, August 20th ( B Day)

( GAME DAY WILDCATS @ ABBEVILLE)

- Warm Up Assignment

- Issue Gmail Accounts information

- Discuss Internet Safety and Procedures of class


By John-Mark Scruggs