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VLA Technology Course Descriptions (Grades 9-12)

Computer Applications (1/2 credit)

1 Semester: 18 Units

Who invented the computer? This may seem like an easy question, but the answer may be a surprise. In this course, students will explore the evolution of the computer. They will investigate the role that early inventors played in the development of the personal computers used today.

Digital Skills

1 Semester: 18 Units

This course focuses on the skills that students will need to be successful as digital citizens in a global economy. The topics that this course will cover have been selected to give the student an understanding of technology and the ability to use productively use technology in their daily lives. Students graduating from high school today will need to have the ability to analyze a problem, and then apply the appropriate technological approach to solving that problem. This will be the case in most fields that students will be entering. Additionally, some students will need the ability to use technology to create. In this course, students will be asked to create original works using various technologies. After completion of this course, students will be more prepared to compete and thrive in an increasingly digital and global economy.

Digital Citizenship

1 Semester: 18 Units

Students in Elementary Digital Citizenship – Part I will explore ways to become a good digital  citizen in today's world. In each unit students will be introduced to various digital citizenship elements:  Digital Literacy, Digital Access, Digital Rights and Responsibilities, and most importantly Digital  Safety. Throughout this course students will have opportunities to watch videos, listen to sound clips, and complete activities. 

Introduction to the Internet

1 Semester: 18 Units

Students in Introduction to the Internet learn to use the Internet for school and personal reasons. They learn where the Internet came from and become experts at finding just what they are looking for. They use online study tools, find people, download useful software, and use the Internet to help plan for their futures. When students are finished with this course, they will have visited many websites and know how to organize those sites so they can use them in the future. Students learn to avoid viruses and hoaxes and how to stay safe while they are online. Students spend time becoming web experts!

Microsoft Excel 2007

1 Semester: 18 Units

This course has been designed to help students learn to use the main features of Microsoft’s Excel software. Excel is an electronic spreadsheet software that helps present data in an organized and graphical format. A spreadsheet is a document which helps organize data in rows and columns of cells. Each cell can contain words, numbers, or a formula that may be calculated accurately or sorted in an organized way. The Excel chart wizard is used to create colorful graphs of the data. Spreadsheets were originally created as "number crunchers", programs to handle manipulating and calculating large amounts of numerical data.

The textbook for this course isMicrosoft Office Excel 2007 Illustrated Introductory, CourseCard Edition, by Reding and Wermers. It is broken into eight different topics which will be covered in eighteen different units and unit reviews.
**Required Course Fee

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007

1 Semester: 18 Units

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 is a computer program that is used to create visually compelling presentations. With PowerPoint 2007, students can create individual slides and display them as a slide show on a computer, video projector, or even via the Internet. In this course students will learn to create presentations, speaker’s notes, handouts, outlines, and web presentations using PowerPoint 2007. Students will work with text, graphics, charts, animations, sounds, and templates.

The textbook for this course isMicrosoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Illustrated Introductory, CourseCard Edition, by Beskeen. It is broken into eight different topics which will be covered in eighteen different units and unit reviews.
**Required Course Fee

Microsoft Word 2007

1 Semester: 18 Units

This course has been designed to teach personal computer skills, as well as get students started on acquiring valuable job skills. Microsoft Office Word 2007 is a computer program that makes it easy to create a variety of professional-looking documents, from simple letters and memos to newsletters, research papers, blog posts, business cards, résumés, financial reports, and other documents that include multiple pages of text and sophisticated formatting. This software has many powerful tools that will be used for editing text, formatting pages and spell-checking a document. In addition, this software will help communicate your thoughts more effectively.

The textbook for this course isMicrosoft Office Word 2007 Illustrated Series, CourseCard Edition, Introductory Editionby Jennifer Duffy. The Illustrated Series is designed to help students see a picture of what they are learning. It is perfect for the beginner because of the descriptive pictures and extra information in the margins and at the bottom of some pages.
**Required Course Fee
 
 
 

 

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