• *8th Grade Computers Distance Learning can be found in Google Classroom. Email hgershman@crsd.org if you did not receive an email or invitation to join.


    8th Grade Overview

    The Information Technology eighth grade course is designed to reinforce the knowledge and skills acquired in the seventh grade Introduction to Information Technology course and to further advance the student"s technology skills and knowledge



    Information Technology studies will include:


    Google Classroom (Docs, Slides, and Sheets)

    Desktop Publishing (Microsoft Publisher)

    Email Etiquette (G-Mail)

    Databases (Microsoft Access)

    Webpage Design - HTML (Notepad)

    Internet Safety (Online Predators, Social Networking, and Sexting)

    Online Collaboration

    Personal Finance (Buying a Car)



    The emphasis will be placed upon using different programs available on the computer network for various integrated curricular projects.



    Each student will receive a username and password with which to log on to the Citrix network system. Last year's usernames have been changed to streamline the process. This will allow the students access to the full educational network of programs and research databases. Citrix also allows for remote access to the system via an Internet connection.



    With Access students will design a database with appropriate field names and data types. Data will be entered into the table and students will sort the data and filter data by selection. Students will design queries that will be used to gather information from the database based upon specific criteria. Forms will be generated to present the data in a stylized format.
    Project in Access:
    Movie Database


    Website Development:
    Students will be instructed on how to develop a website using HTML coding in Notepad and also WYSIWYG style using Microsoft Expression.


    Publisher will be used to allow students to design, edit, format and print various desktop publishing projects. Students will utilize headlines, body text, borders, clip art, and digital photos in their projects. We will study the use of templates as well as basic design.
    Projects in Publisher:
    Logo    logo    
    Magazine      Publisher magazine