credit / Semester-long course
Course Description Form
Course Description: Formal introduction to computers
and computer technology including their history, maintenance and
introduction into key applications important in school.
Objectives: Students will gain a basic understanding
of computer technology as a tool which they can use school
classes. They will have learned keyboarding techniques as well as
basic understanding of word processing, newsletter, and resume
Major Units of Study:
Keyboarding techniques and word processing skills
Maintaining, trouble shooting hardware problems and necessary vocabulary
Basic newsletter / brochure techniques and preparation
Basic resume techniques and preparing different types of resumes.
Introduction and preparing basic spreadsheets
Introduction to Power Point application
Course Textbook(s): None- Material in the form of
software or text from the Internet. All projects, quizzes, are
due on date published. Students absent, will have 10 working days
to turn in late assignments, with 10% deduction per day.
Final Assessment: Projects throughout the semester
include basic and moderate story word processing exercises, a hardware
project, preparing newsletter, preparing several spreadsheets.
If time, students will also prepare a resume and a power point
Materials Needed: pencils, notebook, most work such as journals will be done electronically
requirement for: Class of 2011-12