Week of June 8th-June 12th

This is your last week of school and our last class!

***We will be meeting from 10:00-11:30 on 6/9/20.  We will meet for 1 1/2 hours.***

I am available to chat via Microsoft Teams or you can email me at longjd@pwcs.edu during this time.  

I will also be available during office hour times this Thursday 6/11/20 from 1:30 to 3:00.  If you have any questions I will be on Microsoft Teams or you can email me with questions if you need help with any of the modules.

During this time, you will resume working on practicing your typing and working on Modules in AES just like we have been doing earlier this quarter.

The schedule for Tuesday 6/9/20 is as follows:

20 minutes
Typing.com through Clever

40 minutes
AES:  I would like you to work on the new module Web Research
Please Go to the Web Research Module.  Complete the Following Units:
Seek It
Find It
Evaluate It

30 minutes
Code.org through Clever:  Work on the Lessons in Coding Fundamentals section.  Please work on Lesson 9: Sections 1-6 "Snowflakes with Anna and Elsa".  

Clever Link-Typing Practice and Everfi

Office 365 Online Link

Log into SLMS

Log into AES

Period 3 AES Class Join Code-GYQYR

Period 4 AES Class Join Code-DUJXH

Previously Covered Competencies

CTE Competancies




Solving Problems Relating to Computer Maintenance
Identify safety precautions associated with computer use.
Describe the care necessary for internal and external storage devices.
Describe methods of preventing the spread of computer viruses.

Computing Systems Lessons in AES


Solving Ethical and Security Problems Relating to Computers
Identify security issues related to computer hardware, software, and data.
Analyze problems involving integrity, courtesy, and confidentiality related to information and communications systems.
Analyze the impact of regulations such as copyright and licensing agreements in computer software applications.

Digital Responsibility & Digital Citizenship Lessons AES


Demonstrating Keyboarding Skills
Identify computer system components.
Boot, access, and exit operating system and software.
Key alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information, using a touch system and correct techniques.
Improve keyboarding techniques, speed, and accuracy.
Proofread copy.
Edit copy.
Describe ergonomic guidelines related to safe computer use.

AES Keyboarding Lessons
Lessons in Typing.com


Workplace Readiness Skills

AES Digital Literacy Lessons
Workplace Readiness Review Lessons

Potomac Middle School


Name of Course:                   STEM Solutions - 6th Grade

Term:                                     2019-2020 Academic Year

Instructor Information:        Mr. James Long                    Email:             longjd@pwcs.edu

Room:                                     1225                                       

Course Description

Students are introduced to the world of business using the computer as a problem-solving tool. Emphasis is placed on using basic touch keyboarding skills to complete a variety of projects incorporating word processing, database, presentation, and spreadsheet software. Basic Internet safety and computer maintenance issues are important components of this course.

Classroom (“Office”) Expectations

Excellent communication skills are essential in the business world.  To practice these skills, students will treat our classroom as a formal office and use a professional manner of speech at all times.  Time management is another skill critical to success in business.  Students are expected to be seated in class on time and prepared to participate.  Assignments and due dates will be posted on the class webpage. Students should check it regularly, especially during absences, to ensure that they are current in their work. 

Required Daily Supplies

Students should have their agenda, classroom folder with paper, and pencil/pen every class period to take notes.  Students will have school-based Microsoft 365 accounts.  This will allow them access to email and at-home downloads of Office products.  Students will have plenty of storage space on OneDrive which should eliminate the need for flash drives, except as a backup storage device.  Students may want to have their own earbuds for some online work. We do have some classroom headsets if students do not have or forget earbuds.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstration of Workplace Readiness Skills:  Personal Qualities and People, Professional Knowledge and Skills, and Technology Knowledge and Skills
  • Address Elements of Student Life - FBLA
  • Demonstrate Keyboarding Skills
  • Use Word Processing Software to Solve Problems
  • Use Database Software to Solve Problems
  • Use Spreadsheet Software to Solve Problems
  • Use Telecommunications to Solve Problems
  • Solve Ethical and Security Problems Relating to Computers

Grading Scale

100 - 90 = A

86 – 80 = B

76 – 70= C


89 - 87 = B+

79 – 77= C+

69 – 67= D+

59 and below = F






A variety of assessments will be used to determine grades.  The academic grades will be based upon a combination of formative assessments (class work, homework, quick checks), worth 20% of the course grade and summative assessments (quizzes, tests, individual and group projects), worth 80% of the course grade.  Students may retake summative assessments within five days of the original assessment date. 


Students will be assessed in two other categories: Conduct and Effort/Work Habits.  These will reflect achievement of O, S, or U—Outstanding, Satisfactory, or Unsatisfactory.


To measure the effectiveness of curriculum implementation, department and/or course examinations have been developed to reflect the objectives in the curriculum.  These assessments will assist students and teachers with monitoring and understanding content mastery.



Assignments that have specific due dates are due on those dates.  All assignments must be typed unless otherwise noted.  Assignments not completed within our class time will become homework and are due at the beginning of the next class.  Late assignments will be accepted until the retake of the summative assessment.

Make-Up Policy

If a student is absent, he or she will have one class period to make-up any missed work for excused absences.  If the student is out of school for a lengthy absence, other arrangements can be made for catching up on missed assignments, quizzes and tests.  It is the responsibility of the student to keep track of all work that is due.


Career and Technical Education Curriculum



School Website


I am dedicated to each student’s future and success.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.