We live in a digital world. We must empower students to compete academically and professionally by providing them with the knowledge and tools to live within a technologically driven society, while also showing them how to use these tools wisely. This course will cover the basics of computers (Primarily Windows, but Mac users are welcome), including hardware, software, file management, basic maintenance and troubleshooting, common use/application, digital literacy activities, and internet safety and privacy tools.
Students will learn how to effectively use powerful tools like Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Google collaboration apps, image and video editors, and more, and will apply these tools in a variety of useful and creative ways. The course is project based, so students will demonstrate mastery by completing tasks related to instruction, culminating in a comprehensive student showcase. They will need access to internet, and will be actively navigating to sites, so parental awareness/supervision of activity is recommended.