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Ms. Starr > 6th Grade Computer

Course Description

Today, people need keyboarding skills more than ever since each of us are composing at the computer, sending e-mails, and surfing on the Internet. The proper "touch system" of keyboarding is most important since it determines our speed and accuracy. Virtually all jobs for today's students will require some degree of computer expertise. Keyboarding skills are a definite asset for profession as well as personal goals.

Students in this course will continue instruction on keyboarding skills. We want to reach students wanting to improve their technology using the comptuer keyboard.

This course is intended to increase student keyboarding skills through drill practice and reinforcement of correct techniques using Students enter the course with timed-typing level competences recorded by the teacher (10-15 wpm on average) and are then expected to improve keyboarding speed and accuracey, ultimately typing at least 20 words a minute with no more than 5 errors.

Students will use Microsoft Word skills to create and format a minibook about themselves.  Inserting clipart, wordart, and tables are just some of the things learned in the Microsoft Word section of 6th grade computers.  Students will learn some PowerPoint skills so they will be able to present their projects in a slide show format. Students will learn a little about Microsoft Excel.

This course will prepare all students for future use on a computer in high school, college, and their careers


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