Computer Applications


Teacher: Mr. R. Ramos

Phone number:  956-580-5333 ext. 1750
Conference Hours: 1:14-2:06 p.m.
E-Mail Address:
Room #: 102

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 OS 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, keyboarding skills will be emphasized on a daily basis.

This year I will be introducing our scholars to the fundamentals of computer science.
Your scholar will work with different computer programs to learn how to code, problem solve, build apps, understand the world of technology-- and most of all- have fun!

We will use Scratch, a visual coding platform, and resources by Google's CS first program.

1 – Pair of ear buds/headphones.  Required.


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 original 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 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 rules.