Course ID: 10004AF16
Credits: 0.5
Term: Fall 2016


Course Description:

Today’s students must be able to effectively use technology to research, organize, create, and evaluate information. This course provides a foundation in the skills and concepts that define computer literacy in the 21st century. From the basics of keyboarding to Internet research techniques, document creation, and digital citizenship, you’ll practice essential skills through individual and team projects. When taken with Computer Literacy II, this course maps to the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS). Students Materials/System Requirements: Office 2003, GIMP (A link to the free GIMP installation files is included within the course.)

Topics & Concepts:
  • Course Overview
    • Start the Course
    • Set Up Your Computer
    • Set Up a Browser and Install 7-Zip
    • Find and Complete Coursework
  • Get Started
    • Computer Basics
    • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • The Internet
    • Create a Google Account
    • Use Google to Search
    • Email
    • Google Calendars
    • Safe and Legal Internet Use
    • Online Job Applications
  • Writer
    • Keyboarding Skills
    • Writer
    • Cover Letters
    • Proofreading
  • Formatting Documents
    • Formatting Text
    • Printers and PDFs
    • Reports
    • Citing Sources
    • Columns
  • Calc
    • Spreadsheets
    • Enter Data
    • Formulas and Functions
  • Impress
    • Set Up a Presentation
    • Add Text
    • Add an Image
    • Giving Presentations
  • Blogging
    • Blogs
    • Create a Blog
    • Design Your Blog
    • Create a Blog Post
  • Wrap Up
    • Teamwork and Leadership
    • History of Technology

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