Sixth grade students will recognize the parts of the computer commonly called hardware. They should be able to distinguish between hardware and software. Sixth grade students spend the bulk of their time learning proper keyboarding techniques. We then move on to word processing documents and learn to format them properly. We touch on ergonomics and health-related issues as apply to computers.
Seventh grade students review and practice proper keyboarding technique. They will identify the basic parts of a computer system and distinguish between hardware and software. Students create, edit, and format electronic presentations using HyperStudio software. Seventh graders will define and explain applications of e-mail, electronic searches, Internet, etc., in personal and professional life.
Eighth grade students review and practice proper keyboarding technique. Students will apply, understand, or assess computer ethics. They will apply, understand, or assess the components of Microsoft Office. Eighth graders will apply knowledge of computers in the academic classroom.
Students in this class will:
Understand, apply, and assess the use of the computer in personal and professional applications.
Understand, apply, or assess proper keyboarding techniques.
Understand, apply or assess word processing and presentation applications in the business environment.
Understand, apply or assess computer applications in the academic classrooms.