Computer Application High School Course Outline

Computer Application Course Outline (1.0 Credit)


This course will help students learn essential computer applications and Internet technology skills for personal, academic, and professional success. Students will effectively use a current Windows operating system and appropriate file management resources; develop and refine keyboarding skills on computers for speed and accuracy; apply word processing and desktop publishing functions to create, edit, manipulate, format, cite resources, print, and store common personal and business documents; apply spreadsheet functions to solve financial, mathematical, and statistical problems in business; create and edit charts and graphs to interpret spreadsheet data; design and create databases to extract, sort, calculate, and report business data; design, create, and execute an artistic and professional PowerPoint presentation which includes appropriate text formatting, graphics, animation, and public speaking skills, and use the Internet in an ethical manner to research, communicate, collaborate, and efficiently retrieve information.

This Online Elective Course features an employment unit designed to help students explore their career interests, set career goals, analyze and develop their workplace skills, complete online employment applications, develop interviewing techniques, prepare resumes and other employment documents useful in assembling a career portfolio. Many other hands-on projects integrating multiple office applications are also highlighted within the curriculum.


1- Introduction

  • Introduction

  • Understanding Plagiarism

  • Course Description

  • Course Links

  • MLA Formatting MSWord 2007

  • MLA Documentation updates

  • MLA Citation

  • MLA Incorporating Sources

2- Computer Basics

  • Introduction

  • What is a Computer?

  • Descriptions

  • Descriptions II

  • Essay: Computers Then and Now

3- Application’s Overview

  • Introduction

  • Word Processing

  • Word Processing Continued

  • Desktop Publishing

  • Spreadsheet

  • Database

  • Types of Databases

  • Queries

  • Graphics

  • Presentations

  • Features

  • Communications

  • Browser

  • Web Pages

  • E-Mail

  • Project Management

  • Quiz: Quiz Chapters 2 & 3

4- Windows

  • Working with Windows

  • The Window

  • Window Parts

  • Toolbar

  • Document Toolbar

  • Mouse

  • Pointer Shapes

  • Startup

  • Shut Down

  • Choose Correct Command

  • Control Mouse

  • Click and Drag

  • Mouse Properties

  • Double-Click

  • Control the Window

  • Move the Window

  • Change Window Size

  • Windows Basics

  • Context Menus

  • Dialog Boxes

  • Dialogs: Date/Time

  • Display Properties

  • Screensaver

  • Appearance

  • Windows Help

  • Help Tools

  • Find/Search

  • Summary

  • Quiz: Quiz Chapter 4

  • Worksheet: Review Questions

5- Word Processing

  • Objectives

  • Removable Storage

  • Word Processing Programs

  • Basic Skills

  • Multiple Documents

  • Document Views

  • Normal View

  • Master Document

  • Full Screen

  • Navigating Documents

  • Keys

  • Managing Toolbars

  • Standard Toolbar

  • Standard Cont’d

  • Standard Cont’d

  • Formatting Bar

  • Formatting Bar

  • Fonts

  • Status Bar

  • Ruler

  • Task Pane

  • Sample Panes

  • Search Panes

  • Managing Panes

  • Smart Tags

  • Custom Smart Tags

  • Open Word

  • Open Word

  • MS Office

  • Word Settings

  • Window Display

  • Help Topics

  • Auto Format

  • Dialog – AutoCorrect

  • Auto Correct

6- Word Processing: Formatting

  • Intro to Word Video

  • Word Instructional Videos

  • Word Formatting Documents Videos

  • Formatting

  • Design Tips

  • Default Styles

  • Format Lines

  • Select a Line

  • Format Lines

  • Multiple Lines

  • Format Words

  • Format Painter

  • Existing Document

  • Spaces

  • Shading

  • Borders

  • Handout: Formatting Exercise

  • Handout: Grand Opening Flyer Assignment

  • Handout: Practice Handout- Orientation

  • Handout: Practice Handout- Handbook

  • Worksheet: Review Questions

  • Assignment: Formatting Exercise

  • Assignment: Grand Opening Flyer Assignment

7- Word Processing: Auto Tools

  • Objectives

  • Add Text

  • Insert Text

  • Delete Text

  • Modify Text

  • Move Text

  • Formatting

  • Bullets

  • Margins & Breaks

  • Section Break

  • Change Margins

  • Modify Bullets

  • Columns

  • Create Columns

  • Final Edit & Print

  • Handout: Tax Business Flyer

  • Assignment: Correct & Format Ex.

8- Word Processing: Images

  • Images

  • Microsoft

  • Clip Gallery

  • Clip Art

  • Resize Image

  • Fit to One Page

  • Header/Footer

  • Create Header

  • Spell Check

  • Grammar Check

  • Status Bar

  • Review: Spelling

  • Page Setup

  • Print Preview

  • Footer Preview

  • Verify Formatting

  • Printer Settings

  • Printer Properties

  • Print

  • Printing Process

  • Printer Window

  • Summary

  • Handout: Images

  • Handout: Wording

  • Quiz: Quiz

  • Assignment: Images Exercise

9- Word Processing: Brochures

  • Objectives

  • Create & Link

  • Size Textbox

  • Link Text Boxes

  • Is it Linked?

  • What is Linked?

  • Break Link

  • Format Text Boxes

  • Change Auto shape

  • Brochure

  • Two-Sided Document

  • Document as Template

  • Remove Temporary Text

  • Paragraph Dialog

  • Spacing

  • Cover Panel

  • Bottom Border

  • Add Picture

  • Brochure Back

  • Format Text Box

  • Character Spacing

  • Kerning

  • Brochure Styles

  • Style Text Boxes

  • Style Normal

  • Apply Styles

  • Modify a Style

  • Insert Border around Image

  • Summary/Glossary of Terms

  • Handout: Brochure Instructions

  • Handout: Group

  • Handout: Bergman Ave. Picture

  • Handout: Moose Creek Picture

  • Handout: Rim Way Picture

  • Handout: CB Cropped Picture

  • Handout: Logo

  • Handout: Moose Way Picture

  • Handout: Organizations Brochure

  • Assignment: Brochure Assignment

  • Quiz: Quiz Chapter 11

  • Assignment: Organizations Brochure

10- Desktop Publishing

  • Desktop Publishing Videos

  • Handout: Publisher Review Questions

  • Assignment: Cantina Flyer

  • Assignment: Review Questions

  • Assignment: BBQ Flyer Assignment

  • Assignment: Birthday Card

11- Speadsheet Software

  • Intro to Excel

  • How to Use Excel

  • College Project Intro

  • Research Help Videos

  • Spreadsheet Sheet 1 Help Video

  • Spreadsheet Sheet 2 Help Video

  • Submitting Final Assignment

  • Handout: Excel Review Questions

  • Handout: Franklin Tours

  • Handout: Tour Prices

  • Handout: Tours

  • Handout: College Budget Coversheet

  • Handout: College Budget Part 1 Instructions

  • Handout: College Budget Part 2 Instructions

  • Handout: College Budget Part 3 Instructions

  • Handout: College Budget Research Help Form

  • Handout: College Budget Spreadsheet

  • Assignment: Excel Review Questions

  • Assignment: Franklin Tours Assignment

12- Presentation Software

  • Intro to PowerPoint Video

  • Advanced Presentation Skills

  • Handout: All About Me Instructions

  • Assignment: All About Me PowerPoint

13- Computer Ethics

  • Email Ethics

  • Cyber Ethics

  • Handout: Email Etiquette

  • Handout: Cyber Ethics

  • Handout: Cyber Ethics Assignment

  • Assignment: Cyber Ethics Assignment

14- Glossary of Terms

  • Glossary A-C

  • Glossary – D-F

  • Glossary G-M

  • Glossary N-P

  • Glossary R-S

  • Glossary T-Z

15- Course Survey

  • Course Survey

  • Handout: Course Survey

  • Assignment: Course Survey