Hello, welcome to Mrs. Henley's Keyboarding & Input Technologies Class website!Name: Jamie Henley, Lonoke Elementary School
Email Address: www.Jamie.Henley@lonokeschools.org
Phone number: 501-676-67402018-19 School YearHello, my name is Mrs. Henley and I am starting my 15th year at Lonoke Public School District. I have taught keyboarding and other computer classes at the 7th and 8th grade level at LMS for 7 years. I then moved to high school and taught there for 4 years, teaching Computerized Business Applications(CBA) and Keyboarding/Word Processing as well as being an FBLA advisor at both schools. With a change in business education, classes moved to the lower grade levels in the last 6 years, I was excited to take on the challenge 4 years ago and continue it this year at LES to ensure the students are getting the basic knowledge of technology. Because I taught at the upper 2 levels, I know what skills they will need to make them successful in their future technology classes at middle and high school.
Supply ListThere is no supply list for my class.
Parent/Student CommunicationI stay connected to my parents and students by a website that allows me to send out text messages to anyone that signs up for my classes. It is called Remind101 and here's more about it. Of course, this website will have information on it too that you can use.What’s Remind101?Remind is a Text that is a simple way for you to stay informed and up-to-date with what’s happening in your class. By joining your teacher’s class on Remind, you’re choosing to receive class messages via push notifications, SMS, or email. Don’t worry, your phone number will not be shared with the teacher or anyone else in the class. You will receive the text but you will not be able to respond to them. It is strictly for information purposes. I will send out reminders of assignments, progress, tests and project deadlines on this text notification site. It's free and simple!To sign up for:Keyboarding 3-4 class is to go to this site and join. http://tinyurl.com/omvpk9u
Input Technologies Grade 5 - go to this side and join. http://tinyurl.com/p6qjozbClass DOJOClass Dojo is a fun way to discipline students in class this year. The whole school is using it. I present an award to the class at the end of the week who has the most POSITIVE DOJO points! My award is known as the Golden Mouse Award! We are really trying to encourage POSITIVE behavior instead of Negative behavior, so we thought it would be fun to AWARD the students for it! I encourage team work in my class and how to work with others, since that is what they will have to do in a workplace. The award is based on the whole class's positive behavior. They are loving it! The awards are announced on Station LES on Monday mornings for the previous week, so the whole school knows who is BEHAVING POSITIVELY!!!!Keyboarding 3-4th grade:
Students will be introduced to touch-key typing on a computer keyboard and learn proper finger placement to type. They will also learn how to log in to the computer and the website we use for typing and how to log off both. They will be taught the basic computer equipment parts names and basic function of each. This will be done through a typing software program enhanced by instructional games and fun activities. Speed of typing will not be expected at this level, this is strictly an introduction course of learning the keyboard keys and computer parts. Students will meet in this class once a week as an activity class at LES. Outside practice will be encouraged to aid in their learning since they only meet once a week. Our adventure in Technology will lead us to discover what Computer Coding is this year in this class also. Internet safety is also taught in this class.
Input Technologies 5th Grade:Students will learn the necessary foundation skills of the computer hardware and software, a review of keyboarding from last year, Internet Safety, basic Microsoft Word formatting skills, proofreader's marks, email, memos, MLA report, personal business letter, tables and columns as well as a presentation software program such as Microsoft Powerpoint. This class meets once a week as an activity class at LES. Outside practice will be encouraged, if available, to aid in their learning since they only meet once a week. The state department of Business Education revamped business education classes and made a move to transition them down to the elementary level 6 years ago. This move is to better prepare our students for the increasing number of jobs requiring computer skills. Business classes will be changing at the middle and high school level over the next few years to incorporate this transition. One new adventure they will discover this year is Computer coding in this class also. I feel this is a great move and embrace it with enthusiasm. Our children are on computers as toddlers and they need to know the correct way to use them. Internet safety is also taught to them in this class. In the future, they may be the ones creating apps and new forms of technology!
You may use this QR code for my website page if you have a smartphone with a QR scanner app.3-4th Grade Keyboarding Teacher5th Grade Input Technologies TeacherESL & RTI 3-5th Grade TeacherIC3 Certified &National Board Certified Teacher 2010