Computer/Technology Department

7th Grade Computer & Careers 700 1 Semester

This course will concentrate on computer literacy, word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications and review of keyboarding skills. Students will be exposed to the most recent advances of hardware, software, and online search engines. The first part of our Careers curriculum is integrated within the Computers 7 course. Student discover their work values, interests, skills, aptitudes, and personality types- through the Meyer-Briggs Personality Survey. Additionally, we will address the tenets of digital literacy and citizenship within the themes of cyber-bullying, plagiarism, and safety & security in the digital world, as put forth in the Common Sense Media curriculum.

8th Grade Computer Technology 701 1 Semester

Students will master the preparation of various types of documents using Microsoft Office. They will create PowerPoint presentations utilizing video streaming/downloading and proficient use of the internet for educational research. They will learn to access and utilize information obtained online. They will be taught the ethics of research, and will develop skills intended to create lifelong learners. Through the use of the Common Sense Media Curriculum, students will continue to explore the role of digital media in their lives, and learn how good digital citizens harness these tools responsibly.

Computer Repair/Networking 798 Full Year 0.5 Unit OTG 10, 11, 12

This course is designed to give students the knowledge needed to maintain, support, and repair computer systems. Students will be taught basic computer networking. As members of the ND Tech Squad, these students will assist in assuring that the school network and computers are maintained daily and will assist both students and teachers by supporting an informal “help desk.” Admission is by invitation only. Interested students should see the technology teacher within 2 weeks of receipt of the directory.