Computer Skills from Mr. Robbins at Hobbs Middle School

Welcome header

Handy links header

Student - led conferences
Student perceptions
This will open in Excel


Email Mr. Robbins
If you are tryihg to email me from a computer where you do not have a webmail account, copy and paste the above linked address into your email program.

Quiz Star Link

CIA World Factbook

The Library of Congress

National Geographic Search Engine

United States Constitution

Class Handouts



MS Word - things you need to know

Simple steps for using Word

Project planning checklist

Keyboard and basic commands in Word  - handout

How Word works to create web pages

Parent letter

Web tools for your use

Are you at a temporary loss for paper? Click here for PDF file that includes a sheet of lined paper and a sheet of graph paper.

Compare and contrast for tables and text boxes

PowerPoint Tutorial

T-test site

Second T-test site

Article Review Sheet

The class web site from the end of third term

Word builder

50 states game


This is the home page for Mr. Robbins' computer skills classes at Hobbs Middle School. Here you will find the portfolio pieces, class handouts, and presentations we used in class. 

If you are missing something from class, this is the place to start looking for it.

Sign of the word whoa

Remember to take the weekly quiz! It's always due Wednesday morning at 7:30.
Read the comic. The Easter Eggs are invisible and not limited to this page, but most are marked with the word 'here'. Good luck.

NOTE >> All late work is due Wednesday, 5/20.


Weekly comic

Class questions



Here's the schedule for the last week of school.

Monday - Work day for Excel Assignment #2

Tuesday  - Work day for Excel Assignment #2

Wednesday - Quiz 8 Due, Extra Credit Final available during class only, all late work due.

Thursday - Excel Assignment #2 due. Hall pass credit added.


Notes >  All late work is due 5/20. No exceptions.

There will be no article reviews the last week of school. Use your work time well.

Name & Number Links Deadline
Your web site Web Page April 8
Report and formatting Web Page here April 21
Working with Power Point Web Page

May 1 - 7th grade
May 4 - 8th grade

Deadlines allow for ISAT testing Apr. 27- May 1.

Working with Excel Web Page  here May 14
Using Excel to explain and teach Web Page May 21


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Remember - we read and summarize a news article every day. Most of the time they will be about technology-related topics, but not always. Almost always, you will submit your article reviews Fridays.

If you miss a day in class, you are still required to summarize the article from that day. The links to the articles we use for each day are found in the right hand column of this table. There are also extra copies of the articles from each day in the red assignment box. here

The reading vocabulary questions will be among the items used on the weekly quiz.

Reading Vocabulary Links to Daily Articles here

Week One, beginning 3/16

  • Cyclone
  • Grave (adjective)
  • Dynamic
  • Genetic
  • Epic
  • Buoyant
  • Emanate
  • Uniform (adjective)

Week Two, beginning 3/30

  • Besmirch
  • Portray
  • Cortege
  • Bedlam
  • Pore (verb)
  • Improbable
  • Plumage
  • Dilemma

Week Three, beginning 4/6

  • Autonomous
  • Ubiquitous
  • Anode
  • Cathode
  • Prosthetic
  • Begrudge
  • Skirmish here


Week Four, beginning 4/13 

  • Exoskeleton
  • Hydraulic
  • Null
  • Void
  • Predate
  • Mete
  • Racketeering
  • Inclination
  • Perpetuate

Week Five, beginning 4/20

Week Six, beginning 4/27

  • Surge
  • Amid
  • Toll
  • Sever
  • Mill (verb)

Week Seven, beginning 5/4

  • Magma
  • Hydrothermal
  • Whim
  • Genre
  • Complicit
  • Utopia here


Week Eight, beginning 5/11