21st Century Computer

    Course Content


    o  Computer Care and Handling – proper carrying cases, battery charging, Internet safety.

    o   Computer Setup – System Preferences and Settings, computer ports, file & folder management, keyboard shortcuts.

    o   Google Classroom - file retrieval and submission, Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail, Google calendar, Google+ Community, Google Drawing, Google Sites, Google Sheets, Google Slides.

    o   iLife suite – (iTunes, Photos, iMovie, GarageBand) audio, video, photos, podcasts.

    o   iWork – (Pages, Numbers) flyers and word processing, charts and computations.

    o   Copyright, Fair Use, Creative Commons – how to properly cite and find reference materials.

    o   Social Networking – pros and cons, how to protect yourself online.

    o   Web 2.0 tools– VideoNotes, LucidChart, PowToons, Tagxedo, YouTube Annotator & Editor, and more!


    Course Requirements

    This course is a required course for graduation.  Students will earn 1/2 credit upon completion of this course.

    Students will be asked to work on a variety of different projects during the semester exposing them to a number of different software programs teachers in grades 9-12 will expect students to know.  The requirements for successful completion of the course are as follows:

    1.    Completion of all assigned classwork/activities by the due date.

    2.    Daily, active participation in class.

    3.    Satisfactory completion of all graded assignments, quizzes, and exams.