Study Skills Syllabus

Course Description

In Grade 6 and Grade 7, instructional time will focus on four critical areas: (1)organizational, test taking, and study skills; (2) keyboarding; (3) Google applications including Gmail, Slides, Docs, Sheets, etc.; and (4) digital citizenship.

Course Expectations

  • Arrive to class on time with a positive attitude

  • Complete all in-class activities

  • Arrive prepared (pencil, planner, binder, earbuds/headphones)

Objectives

Students will be able to successfully identify and utilize good digital citizenship; study, test taking, organizational and keyboarding skills, as well as use Google apps for a variety of educational purposes.

Materials Needed

  1. binder

  2. planner

  3. pencils (highlighter and colored pencils may also be used)

  4. earbuds 

Grading Policy

Grades come from in-class assignments and projects, as well as completed weekly planners. Homework is not assigned, although some projects may be worked on outside of class.

 Instructional Routine

Classes will begin by signing into Google Classroom, completing planners, & organizing binders. Keyboarding will be completed 2 days per week using typing.com. Moby Max will be utilized one day per week for skills reinforcement. The information will be presented by lecture, whole class discussion, group work, or online activities.

ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Standards

  • Creativity & Innovation: Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, & develop innovative products and processes using technology.

  • Communications & Collaboration: Students use digital media and environments to communicate & work collaboratively, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.

  • Research & Information Fluency: Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, & Decision Making: Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools & resources.

  • Digital Citizenship: Students understand human, cultural, & societal issues related to technology and practice legal & ethical behavior.

  • Technology Operations & Concepts: Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

Digital Resources

  • Google apps including Gmail, docs, slides, sheets, & Google Classroom

  • Typing.com

  • Everfi.com

  • Common Sense Media

  • NetSmartz

Please understand these plans are tentative and subject to change based on school events and/or the difficulty of the material. Daily updates are available on the homework calendar and in student planners. Additional policies are available in the school handbook.