This course covers the basics of many of the commonly used productivity tools for improving job skills and increase confidence with technology. Word processing skills such as tables and mail merge in Word, OpenOffice, and Google Docs; spreadsheet skills such as managing a database and creating formulas in Excel, OpenOffice, and Google Spreadsheets; creating presentations for lesson introduction or review games using PowerPoint, OpenOffice, and Google Presentation.
Google Apps for Education
This course introduces those new to Google Apps for Education or increase skills for those with experience. We will cover creating documents, sharing documents and file management; creating forms in Google Spreadsheets, including a self-grading multiple choice exam; creating a website, blogging and Googlios (online portfolios), and Classroom.
This course introduces those new to the iLife suite of applications or increase skills for those with experience. We will import photos into iPhoto, arrange, edit, and publish pictures; import video and stills to assemble a simple movie, import a sound track, and edit and share a movie; record and share a podcast in Garageband. Familiarity with the basics of the Mac OS is a prerequisite.
There are a wide variety of free technology tools available online; tools which enable you to do everything from editing photos, creating online slide shows, and sharing bookmarks. We hear about these great tools but we rarely have an opportunity to learn these tools and evaluate how they would be helpful.
21st Century Skills
This course covers basic computer skills such as file management, setting preferences and accessing resources. We will also cover internet safety laws, tools and resources to understand these laws. Information literacy will go along with the internet safety component, with researching skills, website evaluation, and copyright laws.