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Computer Applications

  • Overview
  • Activity 1
  • Activity 2
  • Activity 3
  • Activity 4
  • Activity 5
  • Activity 6
  • Activity 7
  • Activity 8
  • Activity 9
  • Activity 10
  • Extra Credit
After successfully completing the Computer Applications Module, students will be able to do the following:

• Have a basic understanding of Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Demonstrate how the operating system and the applications work.
• Demonstrate multitasking on the computer.
• Identify careers associated with computers.
• Describe how to use the Start menu and the taskbar.
• Explain what Paint is and how to use it.
• Explain what the Calculator is and how to use it.
• Demonstrate the use of Windows Explorer.
• Add and resize graphics to a document.
• Save work in Microsoft Word.
• Correct spelling errors using spell check in Microsoft Word.
• Describe how to use the thesaurus in Microsoft Word.
• Define memo and how to create one.
• Create a résumé using a template in Microsoft Word.
• Select and view various toolbars in Microsoft Office.
• Create a budget using Microsoft Excel.
• Create and copy formulas.
• Use the fill handle in Microsoft Excel.
• Explain how to work with tiled windows.
• Generate charts and graphs using Microsoft Excel.
• Create a newsletter using Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Demonstrate how to cut and paste from different documents.
• Use Microsoft PowerPoint to create a presentaion with text, graphics, and sounds.

 

Objectives:  After successfully completing Activity 1, you will be able to do the following:

1. Identify different computer applications.
2. Open Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
3. Use the taskbar to complete a multitasking operation.
4. Use the mouse device to click, drag, and resize program windows.
5. Use the Start menu.

Worksheets:  None
 

Objectives:  After successfully completing Activity 2, you will be able to do the following:

1. Use the calculator.
2. Copy and paste data from the calculator to Excel and Word.
3. Create, name, rename, and delete a folder.
4. Use a shortcut to rename and delete a folder.

Worksheets: None

Objectives:  After successfully completing Activity 3, you will be able to do the following:

1. Create graphic images in Paint.
2. Copy and paste a graphic image into a Word document.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:  After successfully completing Activity 4, you will be able to do the following:

1. Create a document using Microsoft Word.
2. Format a document.
3. Add graphics to a document.
4. Save the document.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives: After successfully completing Activity 5, you will be able to do the following:

1. Spell check a document.
2. Use the thesaurus.
3. Create a memo.
4. Create a résumé.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives: After successfully completing Activity 6, you will be able to do the following:

1. Define spreadsheet and list its uses.
2. Set up a household budget in a spreadsheet.
3. Create and copy formulas in a spreadsheet.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives: After successfully completing Activity 7, you will be able to do the following:

1. Enter data in a spreadsheet.
2. Balance a budget using a spreadsheet.
3. Analyze a budget.
4. Work with multiple sheets.
5. Create and format a pie chart.
6. Interpret data in a pie chart.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives: After successfully completing Activity 8, you will be able to do the following:

1. Create a newsletter using the drawing tools in Microsoft Word.
2. Cut from one document and paste to another.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:  After successfully completing Activity 9, you will be able to do the following:

1. Explain the uses of PowerPoint.
2. Create a slideshow using PowerPoint.

Worksheets:  None

Objectives:  After successfully completing Activity 10, you will be able to do the following:

1. Demonstrate your knowledge of computer applications by taking the Post-Test.
2. Complete any unfinished activities.

Worksheets:  None

Activity 11: Problem SolvingCrossword Puzzle, Vocabulary Quiz (Found in Workbook)
Activity 12: Challenge (Found in Workbook)
Activity 13: Open-Ended Challenge (Found in Workbook)
Activity 14: Careers
Activity 15: Internet Activity (Found in Workbook)

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