Welcome to the webpage of Mr. Flapan!
Be prepared to learn new skills and have a lot of fun! Many of the younger students rank computer class right up there with recess. Can’t get any better than that! Who would have thought that working in Microsoft Word would be fun?
In the primary grades, we work on basic computer skills such as using the mouse, opening and closing programs, and saving their work to their folder on the server. We also work in CD’s that are grade appropriate and begin using Office products to explore word processing and image manipulation that complement their classroom lessons.
The middle grades continue working on word processing skills and are also introduced to spreadsheets and multimedia. The proper use of the Internet is introduced and used for research in creating reports and power points. We begin using a tutorial program for learning keyboarding skills in third grade.
Jr. High continues to hone their word processing, spreadsheet, Internet, and multimedia skills through the creation of projects showing mastery of the media. The projects include creating reports, spreadsheets, graphs, and presentations. Students continue keyboarding skills throughout the grades.
We even delve into programming with webpage creation!
Mr. David Flapan - Computer teacher
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If you do not have Microsoft Office at home, there are several other options available:
- You can see if you qualify for student discounts. Many vendors offer educational discounts, for students in elementary school, up to college!
- You can download Open Office. This program is like an MS-Office clone. It is free and open-source, which means it is maintained by the developer community (like Firefox). It can read and save files into MS Office formats. It includes a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation program, graphics editor, and more!
- You can use Google Docs. While Google is famous for its search engine, it also features dozens of other wonderful products, most of which are free. With only a Google account, you can use Google docs, which includes a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation software, and more. What’s more, your files, and the entire programs, live online. There is nothing to download!
More links coming soon! More links will also soon be posted on our School Link Page, which can be accessed in the banner above.
Extra Credit Opportunity!
If you are in 7th or 8th grade, you can complete the following project for extra credit.
Our school is having a Rummage Sale. Your job is to make a flyer promoting this event.
Here are the details:
Rummage Sale at St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Gym
Friday October 26 8a-5p
Saturday October 27 8A-noon
Bag sale on Saturday Only!
If you would like to donate gently used items to the sale please do so during school hours of 8A-3P 10/22-10/25.
All proceeds to benefit St. Joseph School.
Your flyer must have all of the above information. Your creativity can decide the colors/fonts/graphics/etc. Be creative and original. You may use any graphics program of your choice. Excellent flyers may be posted to our webpage and/or Facebook page!
Submissions must be received by October 4th.
Questions? Contact Mr. Flapan.