Basic technology skills have become a necessary part of our lives. In addition to being tools that we can use to make our lives more productive, computers and technology have become vitally important to academic success. This course will teach students how to use these tools and how to appropriately apply them to tasks that they will be facing outside of the classroom.
Students will begin by learning proper keyboarding skills, which is crucial for succeeding in today’s world. After that they will learn some of the ins and outs of basic computer use, including shortcuts that can make help students navigate faster and easier. Much of the emphasis will be on learning the basic functions of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, since these are the two most frequently used programs in high school and college. Additionally, important facts and safety precautions will be discussed concerning internet use.