Technology

Elements of Computer Concepts - Grades 6, 7, and 8

Course No. EL14 Semester

Computer Applications is a semester course that includes word processing, data base applications, telecommunications, and publishing. Changes in computer technology will be studied and new software packages will be examined. Using Windows and other programs, students will develop skills in applying technology to word processing, spreadsheets, applications, data bases, graphic information, manuscripts, and reports. Students will also acquire an understanding of Microsoft Word, Power Point, Microsoft Publishing, Pegasus, and Netscape.

NOTE: Students should pair this course with another middle school semester course.

 

Exploring Computer Programming - Grades 6, 7 and 8

Course No. EL31 Semester

Prerequisites: Pre-Algebra or concurrent enrollment in Pre-Algebra This course provides students opportunities to pursue the logic, concepts, instruction and sequence that formulate basic computer language. Students will be creating computer programs. Some specific topics include: input and output of data, assignment to variable and mathematical operations, screen formatting, looping, high resolution graphics and modular programming and subroutines. NOTE: Students should pair this course with another middle school semester course.

Exploring Computer Publishing and Presentations -

Grades 6, 7 and 8

Course No. EL32 Semester

This course provides students opportunities to create and design slide presentations, desktop and web publications. Students will expand their knowledge and application of computers. Some specific topics include: creating computer presentations through the use of PowerPoint software, creating desktop publications through the use of Microsoft software and designing Web pages. NOTE: Students should pair this course with another middle school semester course.