Mr. Robin Sheridan
973-543-7075 ext. 227
Tech Lab Room #105
(using the portal requires a Menhamboro login)
All classes meet in the Tech Lab Room #105
The primary focus of the Information & Communication Technology Literacy Courses is still to promote safe, responsible, and productive digital citizenship and 21st Century skills. Students will learn to become critical consumers, and proficient authors of digital media through research, discussion, and engagement with digital media, and media authoring applications. Students are encouraged to be
5th Graders will take ICT 101: Intro to Google & Digital Citizenship
This is an introductory Course that focuses on using the Google suite of online tools. Students will:
Work with collaborative documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
Save import files and manage their Google Drives.
Create forms/surveys and analyze their data.
Search and insert images and other media.
Additionally, students will learn to be safe, respectful, and responsible Digital Citizens
6th Graders will take ICT 102: Intro to Digital Authoring Tools
This course continues usage of Google, and also
Audio & Video production
This course focuses on using sound and moving images for communication.
Students will conceive, record, and edit
Global Collaboration and Communication
Students will create presentations about themselves, their local environment, and topics of global significance as part of their correspondence with students from other countries.
Animation, Programming, and Game Design
Students will work in teams and/or individually to create complex and sophisticated games, animations, and interactive applications. This is a
In order to promote a positive and productive learning environment for all students I have a few simple guidelines for everyone to follow:
Respect is critical!
Respect yourself, and others
(especially your classmates, as well as, school personnel and protocols).
Be productive, and give it
Student progress is based on effort and personal achievement.
Ask for help, and help others!
Using technology is a privilege, not a right! The school computers are meant
Misusing school computers is a violation of the acceptable use policy that all
Depending on the nature of abuse the consequences can be quite severe, including
It is also important to understand that an individual's inappropriate actions can result in policy changes and consequences that can affect the privileges and freedoms of a class, grade, and even the district as a whole.
Ideally, everyone should be able to self regulate their
However, some students occasionally need a little extra help, if you witness someone behaving inappropriately, encourage them to get back on track.
If they don't listen to you, it is
Remember, if you see something say something!
Knowing when you need assistance or instruction is an essential
Additionally, helping others is fundamental to good citizenship.
Cognitive research indicates that explaining concepts and techniques to others increases
Guidelines for respectful communication:
When someone addresses the
Collaborative conversations should only be heard by the collaborators, not the whole class.
Conversations should be relevant to the lesson or project students are engaged in.
In order for criticism to be constructive, it must offer advice for improvement and not leave people feeling incompetent or defeated.
When the teacher calls for attention, all conversations should cease.
Physical and/or Verbal violence and aggression will not be tolerated.