This is her seventeenth year teaching Introduction to Computer Applications (formerly known as Keyboarding). Mrs. Allen is a career switcher and used to work in marketing for a software company and two different associations in Washington, D.C. She graduated from the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and attended Old Dominion University for the Career Switcher Program for teacher licensure. She completed her Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix. Mrs. Allen was awarded the Shenandoah University Teacher of the Year for 2012.
About Introduction to Computer Applications (ICA).....
This is a very important course through which students will learn many skills needed in today’s technological world. During the semester, the children will learn to touch type (no looking at their fingers). This will include increasing their typing speed to at least 15 words per minute, and demonstrate the correct way to format an Modern Language Association style report and business documents using MicrosoftWord and Google Docs. Entrepreneurship will also be part of the course. The students will learn about creating and running a business including business plans, marketing, customer service, and career opportunities. Computer science is the final piece of ICA. The students will learn some foundations of computer programming. They will work with an online program called Scratch as an introduction to writing computer code. Please check it out at www.scratch.mit.edu.
To see daily agendas, access classroom resources, read meassages from me, and keep up to date on your student's grades, please access ParentVue. The Computer Science curriculum is largely delivered through VISION. The address is https://vision.lcps.org/course/view.php?id=6871