Computers: The VERY Basics

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course, but it is recommended that you have a “Computer Helper” to get the course downloaded onto your computer and get you started with the first few projects.

Materials

1. Windows Operating System (v. 7 or above)
2. Internet
3. Adobe Reader 10.1.01 or later required to edit and save coursework
You can download this software for free at Adobe.com
4. Microsoft® Word® 2013+
5. Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2013+

Professional Learning Objectives

Teachers will…
1. Use course text and guided instruction to provide a written evaluation of their current level of technical skills and determine what skills are paramount to learning and improving student achievement with 100% completion.
2. Use course text and guided instruction to identify the parts of the computer desktop, binary computation, Internet facts and email interface with 100% accuracy.
3. Use course text and guided instruction to create a parent letter that provides evidence of performing functions such as saving files, creating folders, editing documents with 100% completion.
4. Use course text and guided instruction to provide an explanation of the different operating systems and how this information can increase efficiency in the classroom with 100% completion.
5. Use course text and guided instruction to provide definitions of key technical terms such as network, server, storage, hard drive, cloud, etc. with 100% completion.
6. Use course text and guided instruction to conduct web searches for educational information and then transition this searching skill into a tool for students to use to enhance their research skills and performance with 100% completion.
7. Use course text and guided instruction to create a parent letter that engages and enhances communication skills with parents and community with 100% completion.

Common Core Standards

• CCSS.ELA Literacy
• CCSS.ELA Reading Informational Text
• CCSS.ELA Reading Science and Technical Subjects 6-8
• CCSS.ELA Writing
• CCSS.Math.Content The Number System

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