Carol Houston

C Houston

Units of Study

1

Orientation and Digital Citizenship

2

Student Organizations

3

21st Century Tool Box

4

Keyboarding

5

Word Processing

6

Spreadsheets and Financial Literacy 

7

Multimedia Presentations

8

Problem Solving

9

Web Design

10

Games and Animation

 

Book Worm

Calendar

8th Grade Cyber Foundations

iphone

662-349-6660

Email

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Wish List

  • Bags of individually wrapped candy
  • Color Post-it notes
  • Poster size Post-it Easel Pad
  • Band-Aids
  • Lysol Spray
  • Mr. Clean Magic Erasers
  • Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Refills
  • Art/Craft Supplies - jewels, gems, foam cut-outs, wiggle eyes (items used to decorate posters)
  • Glue Sticks
  • Rubber Cement
  • Dry Erase Markers 
  • Pencils
  • Swiffer Dusters

Click link to our classroom wish list.  These items are just suggested items we will use in the classroom.  Please know that they do not have to come from Amazon and they don't need to be name brand.  All items donated will be consumed and/or used by students in the classroom. (Note:   Some items on the list are to keep our classroom clean and free from germs) Your donations are appreciated.

 

About the Teacher

 

I was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, and I  grew up as a military brat. I’ve lived in Sacramento, California; Wiesbaden, Germany;  Athens, Greece; Minot, North Dakota; and Phoenix, AZ. Growing up my vacations were spent camping throughout Europe.

 
  Education and Certifications:

College –

Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Crichton College with a minor in Secondary Education.

Graduated:  Cum Laude

Masters of Educational Theory and Practice from Arkansas State University

Certifications –   

Bible (7-12)
Computer Application (K-12)
Elementary Education (K-3)
Elementary Education (4-6)
English (7-12)
Social Studies (7-12)
Technology Foundations
Computer Discovery (7-12)

  Teaching Experience:

Southwind Middle School – Memphis, TN 6th Grade – Math/ Social Studies – 9 years

Schilling Farms Middle School –Collierville,TN  7th Grade – English/ Gifted English – 1 year

Shelby County Schools                                     Worked as a Curriculum Technology Specialist CTS – 3 years

DeSoto Central Middle School –Southaven,MS 7th Grade Social Studies/ 8th Grade Technology – 13 years

 
  Family:

My husband and I have been married for 32 years and have lived in Desoto  County our entire adult lives. I have 3 boys.  My oldest son, 27, a graduate from the United States Air Force Academy and is now stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. My 24-year-old son graduated from DeSoto Central High School. He enlisted in the Navy and is an Air Traffic controller.  My youngest son, 21, graduated high school from the Mississippi School for Math and Science (MSMS) in Columbus, MS and currently attends the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Co. 

 
  What I Enjoy:

Attending Life Fellowship Church, spending time with my family, traveling, working at DCMS, camping, sports, going to the movies, eating popcorn, and working out.

 

Documents

Class Schedule

8th Grade

8:00   - 8:48     1st Period   

8:52   - 9:40      2nd Period   

9:44   - 10:42    3rd Period     

10:46 - 11:34     4th Period     

11:38 - 1:00       5th Period     

1:04   - 1:52       6th Period   

1:56   - 2:44     7th Period     

2:48   - 3:35      8th Period     

Announcements

I am excited to share the news:

DCS has provided each student with an Office 365 Email account.  With that account students have access to MS Office applicaitons:  MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel.

Class Links

Keyboarding Practice
Fleet Commander
http://www.freetypinggame.net/play2.asp

Meteor Typing Blast
http://www.freetypinggame.net/play11.asp

Space Invaders
http://www.freetypinggame.net/play9.asp

Feed the Frogs
http://www.freetypinggame.net/play3.asp

Bubbles Typing
http://www.typingmaster.com/individuals/bubbles.asp

Typeracer
http://play.typeracer.com/

Fun to Type Games
http://www.funtotype.com/

Fun Kids Typing Games
http://www.free-training-tutorial.com/typing-games-kids.html

Fun Typing Games
http://games.sense-lang.org/

Nitrotype Racing
https://www.nitrotype.com/race

Class Accounts

Other Class Info Image for Email Login

EduType

Logging in to Edutyping

Go to www.edutyping.com

Click "Student" login

License ID: deso3000

 

Other Class Info Image for Logging into Edmodo


 

EverFi

EverFi  

Logging in to EverFi

https://platform.everfi.net/login 

 

 I'm looking forward to a GREAT year.

The students and I use Edmodo daily. 

If you'd like to keep up with the DAILY SCOOP in Cyber Foundations

Parents can join Edmodo through their childs' account (the code can be found at the bottom left of their Edmodo page OR you can email me and I'll provide you with your personal code to join Edmodo.)

 

Thank you for your support.