Computer Skills Applications


Teacher: Mr. N. Gandaria
Phone number:  956-686-1415 ext. 3454
Conference Hours: 12:31 - 1:20 p.m.


Room #: 125

Meeting Days: Monday – Friday

Meeting Interval: 52-minute class.

Course Description:  Computer Applications Skills 1 is a single-semester course in which the student will use Windows XP and MS Office 2013 to learn basic keyboarding, word processing, desktop publishing, illustrating, spreadsheets, databases, multimedia presentations, audio/video and integration of these tools. As with all computer courses at Sharyland North Jr. High, keyboarding skills will be emphasized on a daily basis. 

Major Assignments: 60%
a)  Tests, Reports, Research papers, Projects/Presentations
b)  Minimum of 3 Assignments per grading period.
Minor Assignments: 40%
  a)  Daily Classwork/Practices, Homework, Quizzes, Journal Checks.
  b)  Minimum of 9 Assignments per grading period.


a)  If 50% or more of students in a class fail a major assignment, the entire class will receive reteaching of the content using a different instructional strategy from the orignial presentation.  All students will be given an alternative major assignment.  Students will receive the higher of the two grades earned.
b)  All students will be given 3 additional days to make up a major and minor assignment if late (with a pregressive grade penalty of 10 points per day).


1. Bring all needed materials to class. (Pencil, paper, and composition book)

2. Be in your seat and ready to work when the bell rings. (Pencils should be sharpened before the bell rings, paper and pencils should be out and ready for work, and warm-ups are to be started as soon as possible after entering the room.)

3. Respect and be polite to all people. (Listen and stay seated when someone is talking and behave properly for a substitute teacher.)

4. Respect other people’s property. (Keep the room clean and neat, pick up trash, return borrowed property, don’t write on the desks, and get permission before using another person’s materials.)

5. Obey all school rules.