Computer Basics - Elective
32 WEEK CLASS
Tutor Name: Neva Buttrey
Course Name: Introduction to Computer Basics, High School Elective
The student will need a Windows 7 or newer laptop or Mac laptop to use at home and at school. If the student doesn’t have access to a laptop, please talk with me and I’ll see what arrangements can be made for your student. [Laptops may be secured in the locked classroom throughout the day so that students won’t have to carry them around.]
USB thumb drive with a minimum of 8GB of storage
¼ inch binder
5 Tab Divider – 1 set
Copy Fee: $15
Minimum Number of Students: 4
Maximum Number of Students: 12
Course Description/Outline/Objectives: This hands-on, introductory course will acquaint students with basic computer concepts in PC hardware, software, and cloud computing. The student will be taught to use applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software as well as cloud based tools such as Box, Google docs, Google sheets and Google slides.
It’s my aim in this course to make sure each student is comfortable enough with a computer and office software that they have an advantage when it comes to functioning in a technology driven college or career environment. It’s important that the student become familiar enough with technology that they can use the computer as easily as pen and paper.
I’ll encourage the student to focus on how each topic they learn can be used to bring glory to God and to prepare them for His service.
Topics covered will include but are not limited to:
Hardware and Operating Systems
File Maintenance and Organization
Production of Neat and Error-Free Documents
Use of Spreadsheets for Computing / Tables / Graphs
Creation of Presentations using PowerPoint or Google Slides
Use of the Internet for Research
Virus Protection, Backup, Security
Cloud Storage and Cloud Tools
Expected weekly time commitment for homework: About 3 hours/week for students who have good typing skills; longer otherwise.
Recommended Grade Level: 9th-12th, (8th graders can participate with approval from Matthew Bullington)
Rate for Additional Private Tutoring: $40/hour
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