Digital Literacy is year long course that establishes the student's basic understanding of computer technology across various operating systems and including standard computerized office operations. Students must acquire the ability to identify and operate computer components in addition to other 21st Century Skills.
There are six components to this proposed course.
The Computer Literacy portion of this course provides a scholar with basic information regarding the structure and functionality of modern computer technology. Scholars are prepared to function on multiple computer platforms and within multimple software titles.
|What are the common characteristics of a computer?|
|How do computer components communicate?|
|How is a computer network created?|
|What kinds of files are stored within a computer?|
|How are applications installed?|
The Digital Presentations portion of this course focuses on providing scholars with instruction on how to create effective slide presentations. Whether using Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint scholars are taught how to conceive content and create multiple kinds presentations.
|How can presentations be used?|
|How is data organized for a presentation?|
|How are templates used?|
|How to apply a theme?|
|How to insert media into a presentation?|
|How to automate a presentation?|
|How to publish a presentation?|
The Word Processing portion of this course focuses on providing scholars with typing skills and word processing knowledge. Scholars are taught basic principles of word processing and page layout. Scholars are responsible to create multiple types of documents to demonstrate their skills.
|Why is word processing important?|
|How to start a word processing document?|
|How format text? (Size, style, alignment)|
|How to utilize columns?|
|How are tabs used?|
|How to insert images?|
|What are Smartart graphics?|
|How to format headers and footers?|
|How to publish word processing documents?|
The Spreadsheets version of the course allows scholars the opportunity to learn and exhibit accounting skills in a digital format. Scholars build original unique spreadsheets, create charts and publish mathematical applications using spreadsheet applications like Microsoft Excel.
|Why is accounting necessary in every business?|
|What are the three parts of a spreadsheet?|
|How to adjust the layout of a spreadsheet?|
|What are the three kinds of information inputted into cells?|
|How to build a function?|
|How to select split cell ranges?|
|How do absolute and relative references differ?|
|Why are different kinds of charts needed?|
|How to create charts?|
|How to select split cell ranges?|
|How to link multiple documents?|
|What is the difference between embedding and linking?|
|How to publish a spreadsheet?|
The Web Design portion of the course exists to introduce scholars to the process of programming. Scholars will learn HTML5 and CSS to create electronic portfolios that will document their accomplishments throughout their time in the Digital Communications sequence.
The final unit of instruction focuses on preparing scholars for certification exams related to soft and digital skills that have been at the core of instruction throughout the year. Scholars are also taught the components and goals of effective communication. These concepts are constantly revisited throughout the instructional sequence. Through structured project based learning activities scholars hone their skills in preparation for certification.
|Why is coding important?|
|How can coding lead to post-secondary success?|
|What is HTML?|
|How to build a static webpage with HTML?|
|How does CSS enhance HTML?|
|How to create a responsive webpage?|
|What is a website?|
|What is the difference between static and dynamic sites?|
|How to create a blog?|
|What is a content management system?|
|How to upload a website?|