Elective - Business Technology: Spruill, Tennille


 Business Technology
6th Grade: Keyboarding and Basic Word Processing


This is an introduction to keyboarding class that is required for students in the 6th grade.  The students will demonstrate mastery of touch keyboarding using correct keying techniques including correct posture and finger placement. The student will improve speed and accuracy in keyboarding by using appropriate drills and timed writings.  Emphasis of the class is placed on letters, numbers, symbols, numeric keypad, and basic word processing applications.


7th Grade:  Computer Science Discoveries

Computer Science Discoveries 

CS Discoveries is an introductory computer science course that empowers students to create authentic artifacts and engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun. 

Semester 1 - Exploration and Expression

The first semester of CS Discoveries introduces students to computer science as a vehicle for problem solving, communication, and personal expression. As a whole, this semester focuses on the visible aspects of computing and computer science, and encourages students to see where computer science exists around them and how they can engage with it as a tool for exploration and expression.

Unit 1: 

Problem Solving and Computing 

Students learn the problem-solving process, the input-output-store-process model of a computer, and how computers help humans solve problems. Students end the unit by proposing their own app to solve a problem.

Unit 2: 

Web Development

Students learn to create websites using HTML and CSS inside Code.org’s Web Lab environment. Throughout the unit, students consider questions of privacy and ownership on the internet as they develop their own personal websites.

Unit 3:

Animations and Games

Students learn fundamental programming constructs and practices in the JavaScript programming language while developing animations and games in Code.org’s Game Lab environment. Students end the unit by designing their own animations and games.

8th Grade:  Introduction to Office Productivity

Tennille Spruill

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