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Greensburg Community High School 2009-2010 Course Syllabus Introduction to Computer Applications Mr. Miller Course Description-This course is designed to familiarize students with some of the programs available with Microsoft Office. Students will learn and work with features in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Students will also learn computer basics and be exposed to different operating systems and some of their features. Many of the different internet features associated with these programs will be explored. Course Objective-students will demonstrate mastery of all of the skills mentioned in the objective list at the beginning of each project. Grading-students will demonstrate their mastery of skills through daily work, written tests and quizzes, and production tests. Daily work will be worth 10 to 20 points per assignment. Written tests will be worth 50 or 100 points. Production tests will be worth 50 or 100 points. Each student will also have a participation grade worth 5 points per class period. This is based on items such as care of the computer and effort in staying on task. Students will have their daily work graded nearly every day and will have written and production tests at a rate of approximately one every two weeks. The school grading scale will be used to determine all letter grades. Class Schedule Day 1 Introduction to class, keyboarding review, intro to computers Day 2 Buying and setting up computers, general tasks, vocabulary Day 3 Operating systems, Windows 98 exercises Day 4 Office 2000 general information and exercises Day 5 File management Day 6 Written test Day 7 Begin Project 1 in Word-intro, vocab, operations Day 8 Continue Project 1-tutorial, exercises Day 9 Project 1 Day 10 Finish Project 1 and review Day 11 Project 1 written test and production test Day 12 Library research for Project 2 Day 13 Project 2-discussion and exercises Day 14 Project 2-working on actual research paper Day 15 Finish Project 2 Day 16 Project 2 written test and production test Day 17 Word-Internet activities-web pages, etc. Day 18 Introduction to Excel, begin Project 1 Day 19 Excel Project 1 Day 20 Finish Excel Project 1 Day 21 Project 1 written test and production test Day 22 Intro Excel Project 2-vocab Day 23 Excel Project 2 Day 24 Excel Project 2 Day 25 Finish Project 2, review Day 26 Project 2 written test and production test Day 27 Special project-Excel and the internet Day 28 Intro PowerPoint-vocab and demo Day 29 PowerPoint Project 1 Day 30 PP Project 1 Day 31 Finish PP Project 1, review Day 32 Project 1 written test and production test Day 33 Intro PowerPoint Project 2 Day 34 PP Project 2 Day 35 PP Project 2 Day 36 Finish Project 2 and review Day 37 Project 2 written test and production test Day 38 Remainder of semester-PowerPoint projects, certification, review For semester exam. Computer Lab Rules and Expectations 1. You will treat the computer equipment with great care at all times. You will be liable for any intentional damage to any equipment. 2. There will be no food, candy, or soft drinks. 3. If you are in the lab 7th or 8th period, you need to shut your computer down. 4. You will not print anything other than class assignments without permission. 5. The chairs are not to be used as a mode of transportation. Your chair should stay at your desk. Push your chair in when you leave.
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