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

Microbit Programming Page

Office 365 Online Link

Log into SLMS

                               PERIOD 2 JOIN CODE-7PRLH

Previously Covered Competencies
CTE Competancies  Description  Activities 

Investigating Digital Citizenship

Define copyright, computer ethics, and netiquette.

Apply copyright standards, computer ethics, and netiquette.

Use best practices for data security.

Manage digital identity and reputation.

Apply best practices for cyber and social media presence.


 AES Modules:
 Digital Responsibility
Digital Citizenship


Using Multimedia Applications

Identify a variety of presentation applications.

Identify the components of an effective presentation.

Build a multimedia presentation.

Enhance a multimedia presentation with specialized features.

 All About Me Project
 #1-22 Workplace Readiness Skills  AES Digital Literacy Lessons
Workplace Readiness Review Lessons


Mastering Keyboarding Skills

Key alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information.

Improve keyboarding techniques.

Increase keyboarding speed and accuracy to meet industry standards.

Proofread copy.

AES Keyboarding Lessons

Practicing Digital Skills

Manipulate data, software, and OS.

Use file-management techniques to manipulate and organize folders and files.

Edit copy.

Collaborate using web-based resources.

Format documents.

Format tables, graphs, and charts.

Create a spreadsheet.

Identify the components and functions of a digital input device.

 AES Modules:
Getting Started with Office 365

Computing Systems

Potomac Middle School


Name of Course:                   STEM Applications

Term:                                     2019-2020 Academic Year

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

Room:                                     1225                                       

Course Description

Students develop or review correct keyboarding techniques and gain a basic knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, database, and multimedia applications. Some Advanced computer skills are covered including coding and database management.  Career exploration focuses on computer science across all industries. Students gain relevant 21st century readiness skills for the workplace and post secondary education.

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 the workplace.  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 notebook (to be left in the room), 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 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
  • Examine All Aspects of an Industry
  • Address Elements of Student Life
  • Apply Basic Computer Operations
  • Mastering Keyboarding Skills
  • Use Word Processing Applications
  • Use Spreadsheet Applications
  • Use Database Applications
  • Use Multimedia Applications
  • Investigate Digital Citizenship
  • Explore Careers


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.  Assignment are handed in electronically only using our SMS system.  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.