In this 30-week class, we will be learning how to use and feel comfortable with a computer. Students will learn basic skills to navigate a computer (how to create, save, open, edit & find files on their computer). We will cover basic skills for the following software: Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Google Docs, Internet browsers, Schoology. We will also cover the anatomy of a computer, digital citizenship, online safety, and a brief introduction to programming. Keyboarding will be assigned for at-home weekly practice but will not be covered in-depth in class. Each student will work on 1-2 group projects and give an individual PowerPoint presentation to the class. This class requires no previous computer knowledge.
A laptop to bring to class is highly recommended but not required. The computer must have Windows 7 or more recent operating system & the Microsoft Office Suite (students can get a discount on the purchase price). Very limited number of laptops are available for use in class on a first-come, first-served basis. The textbook is provided but the above operating system & software is the parent’s responsibility. Macs are accepted on a case-by-case basis.
Grades: 7th-12th (parents also welcome to enroll)
Class Fee: $400
Supply fee: $85
Tutor: Wendi Sisson