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Computer Applications
Students will learn basic computer functions and skills necessary for success in today’s society. Topics to be explored include the history of computers, ethics, and hardware evaluation. A variety of projects will be completed throughout the semester utilizing software applications such as word processing, database, excel spreadsheet, desktop publishing, and power point. The Internet will be utilized as a research tool. Students will also develop keyboarding skills. Assignments are designed to meet the Nevada Computer and Technology Education Standards. This course will satisfy the computer graduation requirement in the State of Nevada.
Keyboarding
Students will have Keyboarding once a week and a printed certificate for a 5-minute test showing their name will be used as the grade.

Using freetypinggame.net, Choose Tests, Choose Free Certificate Tests. When they finished, they print out a certificate showing what they scored with their name, # of the classic tale and their adjusted WPM.

Students will have the following goals:
KB1: 1st Month - 25wpm for 4 points
KB2: 2nd Month - 30wpm for 4 points
KB3: 3rd Month - 35wpm for 4 points
KB4: 4th Month - 40wpm for 4 points
KB Final - 40wpm - 40wpm for 40 points
  • Excel Chapter 5
    Excel Chapter 5
    Excel Chapter 5
  • Excel Chapter 5
    Excel Chapter 5
  • PowerPoint Chapter 12
    PowerPoint Chapter 12
    PowerPoint Chapter 12
  • PowerPoint Chapter 12
    PowerPoint Chapter 12
    PowerPoint Chapter 12
  • Publisher Chapter 14
    Publisher Chapter 14
    Publisher Chapter 14
  • Publisher Chapter 14
    Publisher Chapter 14
    Publisher Chapter 14
  • Word Chapter 2
    Word Chapter 2
    Word Chapter 2
  • Word Chapter 2
    Word Chapter 2
    Word Chapter 2
  • Word Chapter 3
    Word Chapter 3
    Word Chapter 3
  • Word Chapter 3
    Word Chapter 3
    Word Chapter 3
  • Word Chapter 4
    Word Chapter 4
    Word Chapter 4
  • Word Chapter 4
    Word Chapter 4
    Word Chapter 4
Digital Citizenship
Users should understand the following...
• Appreciating that everyone has digital rights as well as responsibilities to the society at large
• Knowing how to be safe online and use safeguards to protect our information and ourselves
• Knowing how to use various communications tools appropriately
• Knowing how to use, and how to learn to use, technology for learning purposes
• Learning how to be an effective consumer in a digital economy
• Learning how to protect one’s self from the physical and psychological dangers of technology use
• Understanding ethical and lawful use of digital tools
• Understanding that not everyone has access to technology
• Understanding what is appropriate and inappropriate digital behaviors