Mrs. Heather Hood, NBCT
8th Grade Cyber Foundations I
662-892-5050
Staff
About the Teacher

Education


I graduated from Mississippi State University where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and my Master's Degree in Instructional Technology. Go Dawgs! I am a National Board Certified Teacher.


Experience


This school year is my 17th year of teaching. I have been teaching 8th grade Computer at Lewisburg Middle School since Lewisburg High/Middle opened in 2006. I LOVE MY JOB! I'm excited for a new year of learning!


Bio


I've been married to my husband, Matt, for 15 years. We have two fabulous daughters, Aubrey that attends LMS, and Emma that attends LES. We are proud to be Patriots!

Welcome to Cyber Foundations I

Click Current Date in Calendar for Week by Week Instruction

Units of Study:

Unit 1

Orientation and Digital Citizenship

Unit 2

Student Organizations

Unit 3

21st Century Toolbox

Unit 4

Keyboarding

Unit 5

Word Processing Applications

Unit 6

Spreadsheet Applications and Financial Literacy

Unit 7

Graphic Design and Multimedia Presentations

Unit 8

Problem-Solving

Unit 9

Web Development

Unit 10

Introduction to Block-based Programming

 Click here to go to freetypinggame.net for more typing practice. Under the tests tab, you can practice Timed Writings for 3 minutes. Check the box for 1 space after periods, since that is what we will be learning. Lessons 26-35 will give you a wider range of alphabetic keys, but you can always narrow down to specific keys, especially in the beginning stages of the learning process. Happy Typing!  


Enrichment
Code Break

Click here or the Code Break image above to find out more details about Code Break.

This course was created just for this Pandemic, so you really should check it out.

Links Used Most Often
Edutyping

The Account ID is deso3000. Your username is your last name then first name with no spacing in between or period. Your password is your lunch number.

Code

You should use your school email to log in with & your entire MSIS (lunch) #  and your first initial capitalized & last initial lowercase for your password.

Edmodo

Your log in should be your first initial & your last initial & the last 6 digits of your MSIS (lunch) # for your username & your entire MSIS (lunch) #  and your first initial capitalized & last initial lowercase for your password.

Everfi

Your username is your last name then first name with no spacing in between or period. Your password is your lunch number.

Office365 Email

Your username is your first initial, last initial and the last 6 of your lunch # with @dcsms.org at the end of it. Your password should be your entire MSIS (lunch) # and your first inital capitalized, then your last initial lowercase.

1st 9 Weeks Edutyping Grading Scale

 

Accuracy

PowerSchool

Grade

20+ wpm

99% - 100%

100

 

95% - 98%

95

90% - 94%

90

15-19 wpm

99% - 100%

89

 

95% - 98%

85

90% - 94%

80

10-14 wpm

99% - 100%

79

 

95% - 98%

75

90% - 94%

70

 

More Links

Click the Creative Commons icon to access the recommended creative commons search website that includes the creative commons license allowed by the creators of the images. Basic search engines, such as google images, do not include this important information.

 

 Click the PowerSchool icon to access the website. A parent must come up to LMS Counselor's office to receive this Parent account ID and password personalized for accessing grades for student's classes, if have not done so already. Students will also receive their own Account ID and password when LHS Counselors visit us in the Spring of the school year.

 

 Click the MS Choices icon to access the website. Your account name is your first initial + last name + last 4 digits of your MSIS number. Your password is your first initial + last 4 digits of your msis number + last name initial.

 

Click the Typing Agent icon to access the website. Your username is your last name then first name with no spacing in between or period. Your password is your lunch number.

Click the Prodigy icon to access the website. You will use the class code given for the first time to create your account. Your username will generate a unique account with your first name and last initial at the beginning of it. Just create your password to be your lunch #.

Career Planning Website - Click here!!!!

6th Grade Activity

NFHS LEARNClick the icon to the left to complete the NEW Sportsmanship course. This is good throughout your school years at Lewisburg once you take it. We thought doing it during 6th grade computer activity would be a great time to take it. 

 

 

Click the icon to the left to take the Star Sportsmanship Test in order to participate in any type of sport.  This is good throughout your school years once you take it. We thought doing it during 6th grade computer activity would be a great time to take it. 

Click on the icon to the left to complete to log in to Classworks. Your username and password is your lunch #. 

 

 Click the icon to the left to practice your typing using the Typing Club website.

GoodtypingClick the icon to the left to take a Typing Speed Test on Goodtyping.com.

 

Click the Prodigy icon to access the website. Your username will be a unique account with your first name and last initial at the beginning of it. Your password should be your lunch #. Ask if you need help logging in after you've already created an account. 

 

 

 

Click the animal jam pic to the left to play Animal Jam!

 

Math GamesClick on the HOODAMATH link to be directed to age appropriate games.

 

Click the Scratch picture to the left to play Scratch!

Click the ABCya! picture to the left to play ABCYa! Educational Computer Games. 

Extra Typing Practice

Free Typing Game

Free Typing Game

This website allows GREAT extra practice at home. Under Tests tab, you can actually practice 3 minute Timed Writings. Be sure to select one space after periods that end sentences, since that is how we are learning to type. HAPPY TYPING!

http://www.freetypinggame.net

Typing Games - Free Typing Tutor

Typing Games
https://www.typing.com/typinggames

Nitro Type

Nitro Type
https://www.nitrotype.com/race

Welcome to the Web Online Concept Tutorial

Welcome to the Web - Online Concept Tutorial

Follow this tutorial to reinforce what you have learned about Internet Tools. Have fun!

http://www.w2tw.uk/index.htm